Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Experience Music Project & Science Fiction Musuems, Seattle, WA

Today we visited the Experience Music Project (EMP) Museum. It is located in downtown Seattle at the foot of the Space Needle. The EMP contains rare musical artifacts, instruments, and galleries devoted to Jimi Hendrix and Seattle's own rich history of musicians and rock 'n' rollers. If you are a Hendrix fan then this museum is a must. In addition, the EMP has many hands-on exhibits where one can actually play an electric guitar, play a set of drums, experiment with a mixing board, and participate in each aspect of recording a song in a studio. We enjoyed this area of the museum the most. In one studio, Suzanne and I were the lead vocals on a Nirvana song and in another studio we had a jam session with Suzanne on electric guitar and me on drums. I couldn't keep up with her guitar licks.

Included in your admission, you also can tour the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame which is connected to EMP. So to give our fingers a break, we went and did a quick tour. Science Fiction is not our deal, but we found it interesting to see all the exhibits containing the captain's chair from the television series Star Trek and other props from the Star Wars movies. We were amazed how cheap the props seemed in person, but how effective they were in their respective movies.

The Revolution restaurant inside EMP was very good. It offers a diverse lunch menu including a full bar. Parking is right across the street and cost us $6. Everything you need for a fun and enjoyable afternoon is conveniently located and well done. One final note - every person we met who worked at the the museums and the restaurant was friendly and professional - this only added to our experience.

Tip: The admission fee is $15 per adult, and there are $3 off coupons for each person up to four to be found in the Favorite Seattle Attractions Pamphlet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i can just imagine you and suzanne rocking out in the museum. did you take pics? probably couldn't, huh. funny post.

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