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 visitors through music history by immersing them 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.
The EMP is very interactive, and has great local artist representation. We loved the audio tour and exhibits where you could play instruments, mix, and get 'behind the scenes' info. We hope to get back some day!
I took my daughter there with 2 friends for her 13th birthday present. They had a blast jamming at the On Stage. I like the hands-on experience with all the different musical things. Very much a museum with interaction completely in mind! We will definitely be making a trip back!
Come if you're a music wanna be.
Was the experience fun? yes, if you're a masochist.
Would you recommend it to others? yes, my fellow masochists.
Was it worth the time/money? yes, it's cheaper than most masochist clubs.
To have more fun with it, Start at the Eastlake Shopping Center. Ride the Monorail (when it is not on fire). There you go right through the museum to the Seattle center. Just a hop skip and a jump and you are there!
The museum is always revolving with their exhibits, so keep an eye out on the internet or in the papers. While there try to find something that interest you! I did, an ode to faded flannel! (This exhibit was about Nirvana and the garage band era...) And simply enjoy.
Just one small set back, You have to wait in line for a Personal Tour Assistant (It more like a PDA type computer that sits on your hip with a screen and headphones that tells you about that certain exhibit, and plays some of that bands songs to you!) Small set back but well worth it!
Remember to ENJOY!
EMP is a music lovers dream. All of the memorabilia and the opportunity to play several instruments makes this a very fun way to spend a day. You can learn about the roots of Northwest Rock-and-Roll, or watch a documentary on Hendrix. Even the building is amazing. A highly recommended place for anyone visiting Seattle.
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