The EMP museum creates one of the most interesting stops in Seattle. It is a 140,000 square foot music museum at the Seattle ... More
The EMP Museum
The EMP museum creates one of the most interesting stops in Seattle. It is a 140,000 square foot music museum at the Seattle Center. The museum takes you through music history by immersing you in nearly 80,000 artifacts including photos, sound archives, costumes, and musical instruments from notable artists. The Science Fiction Museum & Hall honors the greatest minds in the genre. Here viewers can pay homage to the celebrities of science fiction and participate in interactive and educational exhibits.
My daughter and I were fortunate enough to visit this awesome museum in the summer of 2003. This was our first real vacation together, Seattle seemed the perfect place to go. Growing up around classic rock tunes, I was very familiar with all the various rock groups & learned alot of other intriguing information that is displayed throughout the museum itself. When I happened to visit EMP that summer the 'Beatlemania' display was there & being a Beatle fan, the exhibit excited & thrilled me. I'm pretty sure I easily spent as least 2 hours just reading all & everything there was about the Beatles! You get a chance to read & see things about a famous rocker any average person wouldn't otherwise be able to see. Going into the guitar section & seeing one of the actual guitars Eddie Van Halen played made me feel like a kid in a candy store & excited, even though I wasn't able to touch or capture the image with my camera, it was still pretty cool to see in person.
The only thing I'd probably change is the price. If you have a a family of 4 you will be paying about $100 & that might deter anyone from going & checking this place out, which overall would be a shame to miss out on such an 'experience' due to the price. I'm speaking about the music part of the museum, the science fiction part does need some work! That to a degree was pretty ridiculous & wasn't very impressed with that part of the museum. It felt much like a big dork convention honestly.
When you're in Seattle & if you're a huge music fan I strongly recommend going to see it for yourself. Hopefully you'll love it as much as we did!
Heather & Sarah
I really loved this Experience. It was amazing. My friends and I made a music video and played around upstairs with the instruments. We all loved the floor to ceiling structure of instruments, it was deffinetly a nice touch to the place. Inside and outside, amazing! The information and real live stuff really helped me get a feel for the place and the music. I had a wonderful time with the Karaoke room. I would go back again as soon as I could! This trip to EMP was so cool and was totally worth the time spent there. You should try to go to emp. Take a large group and have a blast, and take lots of pictures. You may see the price and think that it is waste of time, but seriously can you put a price on music and the people who make it possible.
I can't think of a better museum showcase for rock music. My family went to Seattle and ran the Marathon. After going to Pike Place shopping we visisted the EMP. Should have allowed much more time to take this in.
The hands on music booths/sound rooms were so coool, especially like "come as you are". I will visit many more times.
Hats off to whoever put this together.
I was frustrated because some of the "interactive" items weren't working and there was no control over how long people could take over an item and when crowded you couldn't get near any of the working items.
The EMP has something for everyone - go check it out! Their feature exhibit changes from time to time, so check their website to see whats going on before you visit. The mere size of the EMP's music memerobilia collection is worth the trip alone!
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