If Seattle takes credit for the birth of the grunge movement and thus leading garage bands into what is now all-star rock fame, then it only serves as fair that the museum dedicated to all things rock and roll be located in Seattle’s boundaries. For a city that loves music, the Experience Music Project was a foregone conclusion. Attached to and now incorporated with the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, a trip to the EMP Museum offers more than an introspective into passing memorabilia – it’s a look at the outreaches of our collective imagination made manifest by rock gods and science fiction greats. Designed by wildly famous architect Frank Gehry and funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the surreal jellyfish-like structure is as much a part of the interest in the museum as the exhibits themselves.
The EMP Museum is located at 325 5th Ave N, Seattle, in the Seattle Center, next to the Seattle Space Needle. The museum is open from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. every day of the week. Tickets to the EMP Museum are $20 at the door, $15 online. (https://estore.empmuseum.org/store/index.asp)