Emp Museum, Seattle

Emp Museum, Seattle - Address, Ticket Price

Address: 325 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Ticket Price: 22 USD

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

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About Emp Museum, Seattle

Inside its bizarre and vividly colored building (21000 individual stainless steel pieces), the museum's homage to the greatest of contemporary pop culture is the greatest tribute to its kind. Describing the experience of this museum is difficult, so just consider the following highlights.

  • The Guitar Gallery: 256 guitars, most of them played by legends of music such as Eddie Van Halen and Kurt Cobain.
  • Sound Lab: Basically a soundproofed musically creative playroom with state of the art infrastructure.
  • On Stage: Practice your stage skill in front of a simulated live audience.
  • IF VI WAS IX: a sound sculpture composed of 500 musical instruments and 30 computers.
  • Sky Church: concert, cinema and dance hall for 800.
  • On The Wall: Vote for your favourite music and see how it affects the rankings on the gigantic video wall.
  • Culture Kitchen: A full service cafe with seasonal food.
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame: The greatest authors in the genre, honored.

The museum's special exhibitions focus a lot more on science fiction and tech, exploring mythical worlds, examining the lure of horror, discussing the success of indie gaming - and that's just in 2016.

If you want to explore the world of contemporary pop culture, then there is a place in Seattle which will suit your taste. The Emp Museum in Seattle is a vividly coloured museum which exhibits everything from science fiction and tech, exploring mythical worlds to examining the lure of horror and also discussions the success of indie gaming. You can get the Emp Museum tickets from the ticket counter. You can also book the Emp Museum tickets, well in advance. You can also book the Emp Museum tour tickets to get a guided tour of the museum and enhance the overall experience.

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Emp Museum Information

  • Lots of street parking in the surrounding area.
  • Wheelchair accessible.

Emp Museum Ticket Prices

  • Adults, Senior (65+), Students (with ID): $22
  • Military(with ID): $19
  • Youth (5-17): $16
  • Children (4 and younger) and members: free admission

Emp Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • For two days after Thanksgiving: 10am-7pm

Cafe timings:

  • Daily 10:00am–7:00pm
  • Happy Hour (Thursday-Saturday) 5:00pm–7:00pm

How To reach Emp Museum by Public Transport

  • Buses 3, 4, 82 stop 5th Ave N & Broad St.
  • Drive to here or take a taxi.
  • Seattle Center Monorail stop 370 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109

Restaurants Near Emp Museum

  • Sky City Restaurant and Bar
  • Sport Restaurant and Bar
  • Skillet Counter

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  • Very cool and engaging experience. I feel like I could spend the entire day in the musical instrument section alone! Totally worth your time and money, but minus one star for not being able to experience many of the interactive exhibits on the day of my visit due to computer malfunctions.

  • O,my God. Why did I miss this museum before? Its perfect for teens. Or for kids elder than 8yo, I think so. And for parents too. Hendricks hall - guitars, guitars and music sarround. Movies - the best ones, like star trek. Videogames. And the best part (which is available for free no matter, even if you're not coming to the museum)- one of the best playground in the city for kids elder than 6.

  • Went here back in spring, the last week of the Nirvana exhibit. Just with that alone I was soo pleased. As a HUGE Kurt/Nirvana fan, I was so grateful to see such an amazing exhibit. So many neat original props and photos, I felt a chill just going through it all. The rest of the museum was very fascinating too. I loved really enjoyed the horror exhibit and the rock n' roll guitars. It was such a huge museum that we didn't get to check out the video game exhibit. I will def. be going back here tho. Thanks MoPop!

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  • I feel bad that as a long-time Seattle resident, this was my first trip to MOPOP (what used to be the EMP). The building (interior and exterior) is obviously stunning but I was also really impressed by the number and scale of exhibits! I will note that a fair amount (probably a majority) of the 'pop culture' references are ones that probably the 35+ crowd would understand better. I still enjoyed it but do I think my dad would take twice as long going through the museum? Absolutely. (For reference, it took my friends and I probably 3 hours). Highlights of this visit: Star Trek Exhibit, Fantasy Book Exhibit (takes you through elements and examples of fantasy books) and Horror Movie exhibit (I don't even like horror movies but it was really interesting).

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  • Truly an epic journey into American pop culture. There is an extensive interactive exhibit on Star Trek with many original items from the various TV series and movies. A must see for Trekkies of all ages. Also a huge collection of pop music, focused on Jimmie Hendrix. Look for a Groupon offer for discount tickets.

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