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Experience Music and Much More at EMP Museum!

February 25, 2016

The following exhibits are found at the EMP Museum, which is open daily from 10am to 5pm.

We still love the overall grunge aesthetic of the Nirvana exhibit with band mementos and letters, the Jimi Hendrix exhibit with his costumes, guitars, and concert posters over the years, and the guitar gallery which allows you to observe the evolution of the modern guitar, but musical excursions aren’t the only joys you can experience these days at EMP Museum.

EMP Museum

On the second floor is the Indie Game Revolution room. Here, you can play many different games made my independent videogame companies. Explore caves by using echolocation, experience life as a housekeeper during a military coup, or beautify the landscape and allow plants to grow by cleaning up trash. This room is full of dynamic, unusual graphics and unique plotlines where anyone could spend hours exploring.

You can also spend days ogling over the props from movies and TV shows on the lower floor. These feature Sci-Fi phenomenon like Star Wars, Dr. Who, and Battlestar Galactica, fantasy series like The Princess Bride and Game of Thrones, and Horror films including Alien and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Prepare to fangirl. For the Hawks fans out there (we know we are) there is the We Are 12 exhibit featuring the Vince Lombardi trophy and Seahawks accounts of winning the Super Bowl.


You can’t miss watching music videos in the dynamic and beautiful Sky Church, or the “If VI was IX” self-playing guitar sculpture as well, before finishing up the day at the classic Sound Lab on the top floor. Here, programs will not only teach you to play guitar, bass, keyboard, and drums, you can also jam with your friends and learn how to record, mix, and remix your tracks. This is the ultimate room for aspiring rock stars to come jam and improve their musical talents.


Don’t miss the Supercute World of Hello Kitty exhibit either, open until May 16th. EMP Museum is open 10am-5pm daily.