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EMP Museum

The EMP Museum is now MoPOP Museum of Popular Culture!

This epic museum focuses on music, science fiction and all things pop culture. Current exhibits include NIRVANA: Taking Punk to the Masses, Wild Blue Angel: Hendrix Abroad, 1966-1970, Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic, Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction, Indie Game Revolution and Can't Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film. Open daily 10 am-5 pm, until 7 pm during summer. 

Highlights and Tips:

  • Sports lovers should visit the "We Are 12" exhibit, where you can see the Seahawks Vince Lombardi trophy from the 2014 Super Bowl win.
  • Compare your hands and feet to the hand- and foot-prints of the NFL pros in the exhibit.
  • Visit "Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses" to see Kurt Cobain's green striped sweater from the iconic "Smells Like Teen Spirit" music video.
  • Nirvana's Sub Pop contract is also on view.
  • For movie buffs, the "Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction" exhibit has Luke Skywalker's light saber from "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope," the T-1000 special effects hand from "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" and hoverboards from the "Back to the Future" movies amoung other movie props.


325 Fifth Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109
United States