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EMP Museum, Seattle

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.9/5 based on 4,200+ reviews on the web
EMP Museum is dedicated to contemporary popular culture, with exhibits focusing mainly on rock music and science fiction. Inside the unusual building--which resembles a large smashed guitar--you can visit the guitar gallery to learn about the development of one of rock music's defining instruments. The gallery displays 55 vintage guitars from 1770 to the present, including impressive specimens played by musicians such as Eddie Van Halen, Bo Diddley, and Kurt Cobain. Give your own rocking performance in front of a virtual audience with the interactive on-stage exhibit. Walk through the science fiction and fantasy hall of fame to learn about the lives and work of some of the genre's greatest creators and innovators. Purchase your ticket online in advance for a reduced price. With our international travel planner, Seattle attractions like EMP Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The contemporary Museum that focuses on music fans mainly well and film a little. Now the Museum four exposure-main (musical), costume, sci-fi, explanations of fiction films ("the terminator," "alien" and so on), a separate exhibition dedicated to Startreku. The first three are covered by general admission ticket on Startrek ticket should be purchased separately for $ 5. The Museum very much interactivity can play musical instruments or make arrangement.
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  • My husband is a music history buff so we visited and I must admit it was great fun. From Hendrix to you name it, they have must see exhibits and fun for all ages. Our kiddos had a blast too! Super coo...  read more »
  • If you like Nirvana & Seattle Grunge this is THE "Must See" anyways, but this museum offers so much more. When we were there, we went to the exhibition on "Science Fiction Movies", a separate special ...  read more »
  • This was a terrific trip, the entire family form 11-50 enjoyed every part of the museum. The tornado of musical instruments was a sight to behold. The collections from the movies was really cool. We enjoyed it so much we plan to visit the EMP again. Let the adventure begin.
  • Oh I loved this place and I almost didn't wanna go there!! You should give it a shot if you are a movies fan. Give yourself at least 2 hours to see everything. I kinda rushed it and didn't get to see everything. If you go in the morning, you can leave and go back the same day as many times as you'd like. A secret tip, if you didn't have time to see everything before they close, you can ask for a return trip for the next day for FREE! Enjoy!
  • An impressive museum. It's exceptional for entertaining kids. The exhibits were fun but could be more informative for adults. A little more depth and insight would be appreciated. But again, very fun and the production value is top notch.
  • The exhibits had a variety of topics and were well done. That said, they catered more to those who were already fans and weren't the most interesting if you didn't already care. This is a great option with the money-saving CityPass. The large room with the massive screen was quite impressive on its own, but the overall layout was tricky. We found ourselves checking the map and backtracking to make sure we hadn't missed entire exhibits.
  • Nice place to visit. Had a Microsoft sponsored music event, Star trek and modern wearable fashions on display. Need to check the current events Before you go. Fascinating architecture of the building itself.
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