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Seattle Attractions--Museums

 

 

Cylon Warrior from Battlestar Gallactica

 

Cylon Warrior from a Battlestar Gallactica Exhibition

 

 

 

 

INDEX OF EMP INFORMATION

 

 

 
PAGE SUBJECT
1 Introduction
1 The Architecture
2 The EMP Museum
3 Science Fiction Exhibits
3 Museum Location
3 When to Visit
3 Phone Number
3 Museum Stores
3 Cafe
3 Museum Web Site
3 Admission
3 Summary
4 Photo Gallery Page 1--Exterior Shots
5 Photo Gallery Page 2--Interior Shots
6 Photo Gallery Page 3--The Roots and Branches Sculpture
7 Photo Gallery Page 4--Sky Church

 

SCIENCE FICTION MUSEUM AND HALL OF FAME MUSEUM

Gort Statue Science Fiction Museum

Gort from the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still

 

 

Science fiction exhibits  were added to the EMP in 2004 to enhance the EMP museum's appeal and to build up attendance.  The bulk of the science fiction holdings came from Paul Allen's extensive science fiction collection.

 

Science Fiction Exhibitions

 

The museum has continuing exhibitions that feature the Paul Allen's family collection and other subjects.  Please check the museum's web site for the current exhibitions.

 

Science Fiction Museum Store

 

This is a delightful store to check out.  Sci-Fi lovers will savor it and can certainly spend a while browsing the inventory. 

 Maschinemensch from Metrolpolis

Machinenmensch Sculpture

 

 

 

A Must See for Science Fiction Fans

 

One really cool science fiction artifact is the art work mounted on the wall of the science fiction store that features Maschinenmensch, the famous machine/human from Fritz Lang's 1927 science fiction movie masterpiece Metropolis. 

 

VISITOR INFORMATION

 

MUSEUM LOCATION

The EMP is in Seattle Center and is adjacent to the Space Needle and the Seattle Monorail Station. The EMP Museum building houses the EMP Museum and the Science Fiction Museum.

 

WHEN TO VISIT

The EMP is open daily except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

 

HOURS

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Fall/Winter/Spring 

10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Summer Season from Memorial Day through Labor Day

 

 

PHONE

 

(206) 770-2777

 

MUSEUM STORES 

The EMP has two stores--a larger one on the Main Level for music items and some science fiction materials.

A science fiction store is located on the Main Level.

REVOLUTION CAFE 

The museum has a cafe on the ground floor.

   

 

 

EMP AND SCIENCE FICTION MUSEUM WEB SITE

 

Click here to go to the museums' web site.

 

 

 

ADMISSION AND SAVING MONEY WITH THE SEATTLE CITYPASS

Please click here to go to the Museum's web site visitor page to see current admission prices.

The Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum is an attraction covered by the Seattle CityPASS.  Please click on the image below to find out about the money-saving Seattle CityPASS.

 

City PASS

 

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

This museum is a visual and auditory sensation.  Plan on spending at least a couple of hours to see and do everything in the museum.  If you have several children, you probably will need to spend more than a couple of hours.

The building itself is an amazing architectural attraction.  At the very least, take a walk around the perimeter of the building to enjoy its dramatic curves. 

A visit inside the museums is dramatic just surveying the curves in the interior walls.  The interior is a reflection of the wild curves on the exterior. 

The EMP museum will certainly entertain anyone that likes Jimi Hendrix and rock music history.  The interactive music exhibits are a lot of fun to play with.

For the science fiction fan, the Battlestar Gallactica exhibition, the Avatar exhibtion, and the museum store offer visual treats. 

In conclusion, this is an enjoyable place to visit and offers a lot for the visitor.


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