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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)
Phone Number: +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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We live here in seattle and we went kindof on a whim. It was totally worth it! My husband loved it so much we now have an annual membership and go back to see new exhibits. For... read more

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here using the City Pass. Can go to three attractions there - Museum of Glass, Space Needle and here. My out of town guests had a great time and it was easy for me.

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The wearable art exhibit is unbelievable. If you are into style or design or art or the movies or just want to see what very imaginative minds can create this exhibit is a must see! We were not expecting anything like this from MOPOP. It was absolutely the best part of the museum though many sections are also good to... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

one can see and play all sorts of Musical Instruments here. The Guitar Gallery is Excellent. You can try some craft and hang it on the display wall.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is interesting museum in this tourist area. A lot of concentration on Hendrix along with other pop culture areas. The architecture of the museum is unique.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was really cool to see all the music stuff. I really enjoyed all the Grung Music displays and especially the Jimmy Hendrix Exhibits. This alone was worth the price of admission. Then, you throw in the other stuff like; scifi area, dress area, Seahawks area, and all the music stations. I think you could easily spend 3 hours screwing... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is both a wonderful viewing as well as hands on museum. The current changing exhibit featured fashion mixed with dance and music. The mesmerizing video is enhanced by the display of the actual costumes (outfits) seen in a video which repeats about every 20 minutes. The musical instrument displays, photos and histories of current and past mega stars, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum can satisfy lots of people. From music lovers, to Star Trek fans, from Jimi Hendrix to AVP fans, everybody can find something interesting for them here. Worth the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We live here in seattle and we went kindof on a whim. It was totally worth it! My husband loved it so much we now have an annual membership and go back to see new exhibits. For movie, indie/folk music and video game buffs especially, this museum is awesome. Ever wanted to see a wall size collection of men in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was shocked at how much I enjoyed this. We started out having lunch at Wolfgang Puck's "Culture Kitchen" in the lobby of the EMP. It was very good and reasonably priced; a great way to start the museum. As a huge Seahawks fan I was excited to see there was a Seahawks museum right in the lobby as well.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As we age, sometimes we look back to earlier times in our life with fond memories. The Museum of Pop Culture allows you to do that very effectively. Their collection of original Star Trek TV series memorabilia and other props from science fiction movies and TV shows is impressive. Nicely displayed with detailed descriptions adds much to each exhibit. Furthermore,... More 

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