This sheet-metal fever dream of architect Frank Gehry is like a rock ’n’ roll Guggenheim, home to interactive and innovative exhibits that span music, sci-fi and fantasy, animation, video games and other scrambled bits of pop culture. A hands-on studio lets kids and grownups mess with real instruments and studio hardware. Adult entrance costs $25, with some temporary exhibitions costing extra.
Seattle Center's most well known attraction is, of course, the Space Needle. Yet make sure you mark out plenty of time in your day to stroll over to its young, brash neighbor: the EMP Museum. This sheet metal fever dream of Frank Gehry is home to a museum of rock and roll, sci-fi, and other scrambled bits of pop culture. A hands-on studio lets kids and grownups mess with some real, live instruments and studio hardware.