EMP Museum/Seattle 

Music Sci-Fi Pop Culture

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If your hicup profile skews toward pop culture interests like rock concerts, blues jams and  sci fi movies, do we have a destination museum for you – in Seattle! The EMP is a leading-edge, non-profit museum dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. EMP serves as a gateway museum, reaching multigenerational audiences through its collections exhibitions and education programs, using interactive technologies to engage and empower visitors.inflatable boxing ring

The museum is housed in a 140,000 square-foot Frank O. Gehry designed building that includes EMP buildingmultiple innovative galleries, an interactive Sound Lab and Sky Church – a concert venue with dgfev online casino state-of-the-art sound and lighting that houses the largest indoor LED screen in the worldzorb balls canada.

Current exhibitions include:

Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film

Avatar: The Exhibition


Jimi Hendrix: An Evolution of Sound

Sounds and Vision: Artists Tell Their Stories

Guitar Gallery




Check out the Oral History Live! Exhibits, EMP’s archive of interviews with musicians, authors, filmmakers, producers and other key figures who have profoundly shaped American music, science fiction and popular culture (850 and counting). Interviews include DefJan25 (LL CoolJ, the Beastie Boys & Public Enemy to Ludacris, Kanye West and Rihanna); horror film director John Landis; Mary Wilson of the Supremes; Graham Nash; Krist Novoselic (bassist for Nirvana); El Vez (self-proclaimed Mexican Elvis aka Robert Lopez);  and paranormal/fantasy author Cliver Barker.

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame honors the lives, works and ongoing legacies of Science Fiction’s greatest creators. Founded in 1996, it was relocated from the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas to its permanent home at EMP. Inductees include Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ursula K. LeGuin, Mary Shelley, Isaac Asimov, Gene Roddenberry and Ridley Scott.  

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Seattle Center, next to the Space Needle and Seattle Center Monorail

206-770-2700; box office 206-770-2702


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