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Museum of Pop Culture

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Address: 325 5th Avenue North, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109-4630 (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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6 guys on a football trip visited this Musuem the day before game day. Interesting Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix exhibitions. The sound stage was good. But overall I didn't find that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been to the museum multiple times. Its always fun and has cool exhibits. This year I had family in town and we wanted something to do that we could all enjoy. Plus we wanted to be able to interact - which movies do not allow you to do. So we went to the museum. It was great. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

6 guys on a football trip visited this Musuem the day before game day. Interesting Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix exhibitions. The sound stage was good. But overall I didn't find that there was a lot to keep me interested for more than a couple of hours. I enjoyed it. Beautiful architecture. I wish there was more to see and do.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sorry, we had free tickets for this place. Hendrix section is small, OK. History of the guitar GOOD, Coffee area small and noisy. Pay extra for exhibition, we did not. Guitar sculpture, OK. Best bit was the actual motorbike from Easy Rider. What a shame, I wish I could be more positive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not going to lie, visited just for the Star Trek TOS exhibit. What a wonderful job they did putting this together. Interactive, informative and just plain fun to go thru. I recommend this exhibit to all. Took along my grandson of 13 who really like the whole place, from the Horror exhibit to the Sci Fi, Nirvana, Fantasy Movies etc.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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 5 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 5 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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