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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
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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So Fun! An Excellent time.

We were here in February 2017. I haven't been here in years. It has changed a little... the exhibits are so fun! Not necessarily everything music related. The Star Trek exhibit... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm ot sure that Iiked it... Not bad to see how authors made movies. Very a lot you can see about a music, especially about Nirvana. Good for childs and teenagers, because they can try music instruments.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were here in February 2017. I haven't been here in years. It has changed a little... the exhibits are so fun! Not necessarily everything music related. The Star Trek exhibit was super fun well worth the extra $$.

Thank Sheri W
Marbella, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A visit to the MoPop is a great way to spend a (rainy) day in Seattle. It's got exhibits for everyone; whether you're a trekkie, a music aficionado or a movie buff, there's no chance you won't find something interesting in this contemporary museum. I especially enjoyed the indie video game room, where you can try out and play a... More 

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Newberg, Oregon
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Paid $50.00 for this museum, took us about 30 min. to decide to leave. It's all things from movies we've never seen, except Wizard of Oz! Total waste of time unless maybe you're a kid!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place was great. We had planned to stop in for half a day then see some other attractions, but soon found that one day was barely enough time to see everything. There were exhibits on Grunge, Hendrix, History of Guitars, Sci-Fi, Horror, Gaming, and Star Trek. Loved it!

Thank Phillip S
Cedar Hills, Utah
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took a group of 20 international business partners to the Museum to do something different. We were all disappointed. We arrived at 3:45 p.m. and were told that we didn't have much time. We purchased the extra Star Wars tickets for $6 each. Everyone was done in an hour. It seems that this is not a museum of pop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have probably never been this excited. At the Jimi Hendrix exhibition I was thrilled. At the Nirvana exhibition serious shivers went down my spine from all that nostalgia. At the guitar museum I was overwhelmed and wanted to ready every single text there is. At the jamming studios I think I nearly died for a moment from enthusiasm and... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok if you are into Fantasy, Star Trek, hip hop and old rockers. I am not so thought it was a waste of time and money. But that is me. The guitar "tree" was cool, though.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely worth a visit. The museum is located in the Seattle Center, easily accessible by a quick and affordable monorail ride from Westlake Center in downtown. Seattle Center also had a nice food court, the Space Needle, and the Chihuly Garden. The museum is very impressive and funky. A huge screen is in the center playing cool music videos with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the multitude of musical exhibits, particularly those where you could get hands on and make music. Having said that, I think there could be more varied subject matter. The Indie Games section was interesting, but I'd also like to see exhibits covering the explosion of social media.

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