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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.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
325 5th Avenue North, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109-4630
325 5th Avenue North, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109-4630
+1 206-770-2700
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Reviewed yesterday

Incredible architecture at Seattle Center, MoPop is worth the visit even if you don't go in. Two of us visited during a specific horror film exhibit and it was very interesting. If you like sci-fi, this is a great museum to check out.

Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 2 days ago

we bought tickets and got lost in here for hours so much to see and do and great exhibitions don't miss the towel of guitars. well worth the time a must see.

Thank woebetide
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a little different to what I imagined it would be but it was in with the City Pass so I thought I'd give it ago. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good museum with lots to see, it’s just not really my genre....More

1  Thank VikkiBee
Reviewed 3 days ago

A fantastic museum! Beautiful building to look at, amazing architecture! The exhibits inside are so interesting, and you could spend a whole day here.

Thank DSpad
Reviewed 4 days ago

2nd visit here and this time there was an excellent Jim Hensen exhibit added, so worth seeing if you grew up with Sesame Street, Muppet Show, Dark Crystal, and Labrynth. Very well done. Also saw the Mick Rock Photography exhibit of David Bowie, fabulous. Husband...More

Thank Emily K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Outstanding - beautiful building inside and out, interesting exhibits. Wolfgang Puck’s Culture Kitchen serves up excellent food. A must while you’re in town.

Thank kkc318
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were looking forward to this spot, but it was just ok. Some cool props from movies. I was hoping great music would be pumping thru the exhibits (Hendrix, Bowie), nope. One visit was enough for us.

Thank TEEK2012
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A great place for the entire family as decades of popular culture in music, television and movies are available. MoPOP is highly engaging and interactive with multiple displays and activities to entertain everyone.

Thank Hawkeye4077
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum with excellent permanent exhibits as well as a wide variety of special topic exhibits which change on a regular basis. These may cost extra but are worth it. December - Jim Henson. Currently, Bowie! Elevators allow for easy access to the varied building...More

1  Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went for the music side and didn't really look at the other exhibits. The interactive stuff was pretty fun and probably worth the trip alone. I would have liked to have seen more music-related exhibits.

Thank Kenny S
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Jaci H
29 December 2017|
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Response from spearitmom | Reviewed this property |
Check Groupon for a deal, it was a gift for my husband and myself so I did not purchase it... daughter got the tickets on groupon,
Maribel F
11 November 2017|
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18 August 2017|
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Response from Debbie B | Reviewed this property |
Jim Henson and Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie were the only exhibits at this time. It is a small venue, quirky but fun. They also have regular ongoing exhibits.