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.
We loved both the EMP & the Sci Fi Museum. --So much detail for whatever interests you. -- Entertaining and also a great learning experience. I need to go back one day to see all the exhibits in depth.
My wife and I have different tastes, but she's a Rock and Roll lover and I'm a sci-fi geek, so this place was awesome for us. I don't really remember how much they charge since we got the city pass, but the used outfits, such as the space suit used by Spock in star trek the motion picture and the time machine part from Red Dwarf, it was perfect.
Both the EMP and the adjoining Science Fiction museum impressed me greatly. The EMP features a look at modern music history from the fifties up to the nineties with special focus on Jimi Hendrix. The guitars on display provide a wide range of background for the non-musically inclined.
The Science Fiction museum had a ton of memorabilia from the wide spectrum of science fiction books, movies and tv shows. While I was visiting they had a special exhibit on robots which was very neat.
Also while visiting, make sure to walk around the building and view it from a few blocks away (the top of the space needle works too), the architecture is incredible and unlike anything I have ever seen before.
Being married to a musician and being a classical musician made this place a 'MUST VISIT' on our recent trip to Seattle. The sound booths and the 'jam' areas are fantastic...we had so much fun. It's good for advanced and beginners, much better than stuffy and expensive music lessons! The history of the guitar was amazing as well with everything from steel Hawaiians to stand-up eletric bass! The other exhibits weren't as impressive. The heavy metal section was a bit odd-kept focusing on bands no one had heard of. There was some other historical segments with 'Hard Rock Cafe'-type memorabilia. Hardly any mention of Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Nirvana...thought that was a bit odd. The price of admission was really high, probably to keep all those interactive instruments working!?!?
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