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Museum of Pop Culture

325 5th Avenue North, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109-4630
+1 206-770-2700
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“star trek” (672 reviews)
“jimi hendrix” (504 reviews)
“sci fi” (325 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
325 5th Avenue North, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109-4630
+1 206-770-2700
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Reviewed yesterday

The Star Trek exhibit was the only thing I felt was worth seeing. We paid extra for the Jim Henson section, but not worth it. There were many interactive areas but crowded with young children

Thank Kelly187
Reviewed yesterday

This museum is so much fun and has something for everyone - legendary guitars from the likes of Eric Clapton and Pete Townsend, an entire exhibit devoted to Star Trek, another floor of exhibits related to sci-fi movies and shows, a room devoted to the...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The second time we went I didn't enjoy the exhibits they had on as much. My son was excited to see the horror movie exhibits but it was closed. It's such a cool place that is always changing. The restaurant was pretty good too

Thank SMK1972
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The structure itself is one of its best features. We ended up paying $60 something dollars for two adults (including student discount, plus Jim Henson exhibit), insert bulging eyes emoji. A bit overpriced I felt for how small the exhibits were and how little there...More

Thank Ashley R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not a large museum but big enough if you like the topics this museum focuses on such as Sci Fi, Star Wars and David Bowie (Ziggy Stardust era). Billionaire Paul Allen (Microsoft) is owner and you have to admire how he must have made a...More

Thank familywith3boys
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a neat place to check out. Also on the City Pass so highly recommend getting this if you want to see multiple attractions. During our visit they had a Jimmy Hendrix exhibit, along with a popular horror movie exhibit..which was awesome!! Definitely recommend...More

Thank txtrvlrs
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been here several times over the years as the exhibits change and of course from when it was called the "EMP" Museum. Always something interesting to see, most everything displayed being circa post mid to late 20th century. Great nostalgia for anyone my age...More

Thank lamronby
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In town for a conference a few friends and I started our free day with a trip to the Space Needle. After buying tickets for the next earliest time and realizing. We would have 90 minutes to wait we stumbled upon Museum of Pop and...More

Thank DaSteeler1
Reviewed 3 days ago

With changing exhibits and a relatively manageable number of them at any given time, this is my favorite museum in Seattle. The PNW music exhibit is traveling right now and definitely missed (though the Bowie exhibit in its place right now is awesome), but each...More

Thank SophistiCateTraveler
Reviewed 3 days ago

This structure is unique and very attractive; the exhibits are fabulous. There are several decades of music and cultural history and many items of historical interest.

Thank Srbellee
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18 August 2017|
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Response from 1Bubba2015 | Reviewed this property |
Saw a huge guitar and an array of guitars, but nothing regarding Nirvana. Also watched a music video on their huge screen. A bit disappointing and understaffed(?).
Patricia H
7 July 2017|
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Response from 99Jerry | Reviewed this property |
We were there for several hours and I never saw anyone with any kind of animals. But I'm not sure if they are allowed or not.
20 June 2017|
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Response from char7777 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know what special exhibit will be there but we did find parts of it enjoyable and I am over 65. Some parts were more interesting than others.