Experience Music Project (EMP), Seattle

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  • "Danger, Danger, Will Robinson!"
    by goodfish
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    Tracey playin' bumper cars
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    by mcm2112

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    Science Fiction Museum/ Hall of Fame: Bad Science

    by goodfish Updated Aug 14, 2014

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    Our tickets to Experience Music Project covered this as well: good thing as it's not worth forking over the green for. The museum is in the EMP complex, and you enter one at the end of the other, or either of them from outside. Maybe sci-fi geeks will get a rush out of it but IMHO there's really very little of interest to see (a bunch of book covers, posters, a few costumes from movies and TV shows, some models of this-and-that) and too much of the memorabilia are reconstructions. And, of course, this has a gift shop too. Yawn. Don't waste your $$ - or a sunny day - unless you want to see EMP.

    I did see one thing that woke me up for a second or two: the robot from "Lost in Space." This was a very corny TV drama series back in the 1960's that used to have my Dad and I in hysterics because it was so terrible. We never missed an episode.

    Unique Suggestions: As I mentioned, do this only if interested in EMP; the best of the two attractions. There are WAY better (and cheaper) things to see and do in Seattle.


    Fun Alternatives: Anything. Really.

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    Seattle center

    by trvlnurse Written Jul 23, 2003

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    Despite the fact it is a simple ploy to attract tourists and their money, I had a great time probably because I am a full grown kid.

    Unique Suggestions: The benefits of the Seattle center include EMP(cool building), the space needle(excellent view of the city on clear days;-)), a mini carnival, a short and sweet monorail that travels to the mall, and a few shops for gifts and food. It is also the home of key arena and the pacific science center.

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    EMP...how much for a ticket....

    by Cabana_Boy Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Although I thought the building's architecture, which was done by architect Frank Gehry (who also did the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain ), was pretty cool; I felt the Experience Music Project (EMP) was somewhat of a tourist trap.

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    The Experience Music Project...

    by mcm2112 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The Experience Music Project was an overpriced joke. Stay away at all costs. Experience Music Project (EMP) is an interactive music museum that Microsoft's Paul Allen built. After shaking twenty bucks out of your wallet, they strap a backpack and this Star Trek device on your waist. (Leave it to a Microsoft guy to make a simple idea complex) A better name for the EMP would be the Jimi Hendrix Experience. The entire first floor is a Hendrix museum. I love Hendrix, but it was a bit overboard.


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    Experience Music Project (EMP)

    by gregoryr1m Written Dec 30, 2003

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    I thought this was a bit of a tourist trap but most of Seattle Center is. Personally I enjoyed spending time there but it's a touristy thing.

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