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Museum of Pop Culture

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Address: 325 5th Avenue North, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109 (Formerly EMP Museum)
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+1 206-770-2700
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Visit a museum like no other on earth. EMP Museum, located next to...

Visit a museum like no other on earth. EMP Museum, located next to Seattle’s historic Space Needle, houses some of the world’s most legendary pop culture artifacts. Test your DJ skills in Sound Lab, take over the spotlight in On Stage, and get the scoop on the world’s most mesmerizing producers of pop culture. Hands-on experiences, iconic artifacts, and award-winning exhibitions featuring luminaries in the fields of music, literature, television, and film make EMP a destination unlike any other.

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The music saves the visit

The Hendrix and nirvana exhibits were worth it. The sci fi, horror and fantasy exhibits are only fun if you are going w 10 year old boys.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Hendrix and nirvana exhibits were worth it. The sci fi, horror and fantasy exhibits are only fun if you are going w 10 year old boys.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I cant tell you how many times my jaw hit the floor in this place. From the Nirvana exhibit, to the Sci Fi movie dungeon on the lower levels, to the swirling guitar tornado in the main entry. This museum did NOT disappoint.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The sheer volume of iconic, original movie/tv/music costumes, props, and artifacts can only be rivaled by the Smithsonian Institution. Even then, this museum houses THE most definitive Star Trek exhibit, hands-down. The Star Trek exhibit boasts artifacts from all of the various TV/Movie permutations of this iconic franchise, with a heavy emphasis on the Original Series, although there is great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The architecture of the building is notable. I visited a second time and had fun both times. It is a spacious area so walking shoes would be suitable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorites, every part of the museum is a peace of art and creativity and is all about the music, totally worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I didn't know what to expect from this museum but glad I went (it was part of the city pass). I enjoyed seeing the pop culture memorobilia that was on display and the historical look into Seattles connection to pop culture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of engaging exhibits on topics related to music including an exhibit taking you through Jimi Hendricks' short and spectacular music career, an exhibit about computer gaming and lots more. Many of their exhibits are interactive. During our visit they were having visitors go on a stage and sing (karaoke) to experience what it feels like to perform in front... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After years of wondering what was behind that uniquely shaped building I finally found out. Not much. Both my wife (a musician) and I (writer, artist) were underwhelmed. Sure it was kind of fun to see guitars played by well known stars; but, at the end of the day, they were guitars hanging on the wall. The Nirvana room was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really well maintained museum. Loved all the exhibits. Lots to see. Take your time and spend hours. Extremely clean facility. Great exhibits. Lots of interactive fun also.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I could spend hours here- or maybe even days. I came here on a previous visit and had to return when I was back in Seattle. Good collection of artifacts and exhibits, stuff for film fanatics, sci-fi geeks, and musicians alike. My personal favorites were the Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Star Trek Exhibits. The Star Trek exhibit costs $5 extra, but... More 

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