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One ticket booklet that saves 47% on admission to
EMP Museum and 4 other must-see Seattle attractions

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IF VI WAS IX

More than 500 instruments and 30 computers were used to create IF VI WAS IX.

created by Seattle artist Trimpin

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Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses

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Spectacle: The Music Video

Pictured: Macklemore’s jacket and hat from Can’t Hold Us. Photo courtesy of EMP staff.

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Block by Block: Inventing Amazing Architecture

Chrysler Building. Photo credit: Norton Museum of Art

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Jimi Hendrix

The inspiration for EMP, there are traces of the Hendrix experience throughout the museum.

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On Stage at EMP

A virtual concert experience complete with bright lights and screaming fans. You can even purchase a poster or DVD of your performance.

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Guitar Gallery: The Quest for Volume

The history of guitar amplification from the 1770's to today

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Sky Church at EMP

View music performances and light shows on a mammoth indoor HD LED screen.

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Sound Lab

Sound Lab offers soundproof rooms where groups can come together to play as loud as they want, rehearse original work, or perform a personal rendition of a classic.

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  Child ages 4–12 $82.40 $44

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EMP Museum

Explore some of the most significant moments in rock music, science fiction, and popular culture in EMP Museum’s colorful Frank Gehry designed building! Get your Hendrix fix, play an instrument or jam with friends, and tour exciting interactive exhibits. Special exhibitions include: Fantasy: World of Myth and Magic; Hear My Train a Comin’: Hendrix Hits London; and Icons of Science Fiction. Plus much, much more!

CityPASS Admission

General admission to EMP Museum at Seattle Center located just steps from the Space Needle. Explore some of the most significant moments in rock music, science fiction, and popular culture.

325 5th Avenue N.
Seattle, WA 98109

At Seattle Center, near Space Needle

(206) 770-2700

empmuseum.org

Summer (May 24-Sep 2): Open daily, 10am-7pm

Winter (Sep 3-May 23): Open daily 10am-5pm

Seasonal hours may apply; see details.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Highlights

  • EMP is a leading-edge, nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture.
  • Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic gives you the chance to experience hands-on installations that include world building, mapmaking, and a life-sized animatronic dragon; gaze upon legendary artifacts from literature, video games, and comics; and see celebrated costumes from TV and the silver screen including The Princess Bride, The Wizard of Oz, Xena: Warrior Princess, and Labyrinth.
  • Be a star at On Stage, a virtual concert experience where you’re under the bright lights, in front of screaming fans.
  • Watch music performances and light shows in Sky Church, featuring a mammoth HD LED screen.
  • Explore the spectrum of cinematic horror in Can't Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film.
  • Iconic sci-fi artifacts on display include an Imperial Dalek from Doctor Who, the Star Trek command chair, and Neo's coat from The Matrix Reloaded.

CityPASS Entry

Present CityPASS booklet at the admission desk to obtain an admission receipt or to any gallery entry to obtain a museum sticker. Exchange vouchers for a CityPASS booklet at the main admissions desk.

Special Exhibits Included with CityPASS

Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses
EMP is proud to present the world's most extensive exhibition of memorabilia celebrating the music and history of Seattle grunge luminaries, Nirvana. The exhibit features rare and unseen artifacts and photography from the band, their crews and families.

Hear My Train a Comin’: Hendrix Hits London
Featuring lyrics, personal instruments, original photographs, outrageous outfits, and rare concert footage, Hear My Train a Comin': Hendrix Hits London invites viewers to discover how Hendrix achieved prominence across the pond.

Spectacle: The Music Video
The first museum exhibition to celebrate the art and history of the music video through sight and sound. Discover the black and white musical Soundies of the 1940s featuring big band, jazz, and swing stars, and the French-made Scopitones of the 1960s. Relive MTV masterpieces and witness how megastars like Madonna, David Bowie, and Michael Jackson shaped—and re-shaped—their creative identities. Step into super-sized cinematic productions of today such as Steriogram’s Walkie Talkie Man directed by Michel Gondry, the crowdsourced Johnny Cash Project, and a special section dedicated to Seattle’s own Macklemore & Ryan Lewis—winners of four GRAMMY® awards including Best New Artist.

Block by Block: Inventing Amazing Architecture
LEGO® technology has been used by scientists to create more efficient solar panels and reduce cell phone waste. Kids have been using bricks to build imaginative creations since LEGO® was invented in 1949. See these famous bricks all grown up in an exhibit that features model skyscrapers of some of the most noteworthy landmarks on earth built by former LEGO® certified professional artist Dan Parker and his Seattle-based TrainBuilder Productions, LLC.

Advice for Visitors

  • Conveniently located at the Seattle Center alongside several other attractions including the Space Needle and Pacific Science Center.
  • EMP is easily accessible by many bus routes, or hop on the historic Seattle Center Monorail, which departs every 10 minutes from Westlake Center downtown and from Seattle Center.
  • Parking is convenient with a lot adjacent to the museum, and a multi-level covered garage across the street on 5th Avenue.
  • Check out Jimi Hendrix performance videos and more all day in JBL Theater.
  • Enhance your museum experience by purchasing an Audio Guide at the ticketing desk on your way in.
  • Get $5 off purchases of over $35 at EMP stores, plus a free set of limited edition EMP guitar picks; see coupon in booklet.

On-site Services

Parking: On-street parking and Seattle Center lots nearby. For more information, visit Seattle Center transportation website or call (206) 233-3989.

Dining: POP Kitchen + Bar

Accessibility: Fully accessible to disabilities; on monorail line.

Gift Shop: EMP Stores

Checkroom: Complimentary guest bag and coat check.

Getting There

Metro Transit: EMP is served by many Metro bus routes including 3,4, and 16 with frequent connection to downtown and surrounding areas. Also very accessible by Monorail.

Group Requirements

Groups of 15 or more: Call (206) 770-2766.


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