This is one of my favorite places to visit in Seattle! As a musician, I am crazy for anything music, and this is one of the best places to celebrate music. Specifically, this museum has an amazing collection of Jimi Hendrix memorabilia. But where other collections stop, Search for Experience Music Projects begins, looking at how Hendrix's music revolutionized music for generations to come. It is a groundbreaking exhibit that truly captures the essence of Hendrix.
The museum has a rotating collection in addition to a house collection so no trip to this museum is the same. Currently, the Experience Music Project is featuring a Battlestar Galactica exhibit. It's collection is unlike anything you have seen anywhere else. The EMP is also a leader in events. They hold dance parties, concerts, and classes. Their website is a great resource too. The location is excellent for a visit while exploring Seattle, as it's right next to the Space Needle.
This museum is a great date stop for residents of Seattle and visitors to the city. There are so many things that get you talking, discussing. From music theory to the evocative Brave New Worlds exhibit, this museum makes you think. The Music Project lives up to its reputation as cutting edge, innovative challenging and FUN. It is a must see in Seattle!
Experience Music Project address and hours
EMP is located in the landmark Frank Gehry building at the base of the Space Needle
325 5th Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
Open daily 10 am to 7 pm in summer. The cafe is open betwen 11 am and 5 pm.
Adult tickets are $18, or $15 online.
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