In 2004, the Science Fiction Museum Seattle moved into the same building with Experience Music Project. It also houses the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. One entrance fee gets you into both EMP and the SFM.
If you are a Trekkie, a Star Wars junkie, or a fan of science fiction you'll like this museum. My daughter is not a sci-fi fan - she's seen the Star Wars movies and that's about it. When she and I visited, she took a cursory sweep through the place and was ready to go in less than two minutes!
I am not a hard core science fiction fan, but I loved Star Wars and grew up watching Lost in Space, The Twilight Zone, and Star Trek. I love all the Star Trek movies, too. Some of the items I enjoyed seeing...
The Science Fiction Museum Seattle also has a huge collection of weapons, helmets, books, comic books, paintings, etc, from science fiction movies and shows ranging from Planet of the Apes and My Favorite Martian to Dune, Star Wars, and Blade Runner.
The sci-fi museum also hosts temporary exhibitions throughout the year. They usually feature artwork, costumes, props, and some very cool interactive displays. Some past exhibits included
Experience Music Project was founded by Paul Allen, who was co-founder of Microsoft. The building was designed by Frank Gehry who refers to electric guitars as his inspiration. It also turned out to be a very appropriate building for a museum of science fiction! To find out more about this very unique building, see my page on Experience Music Project.
For more information about the collections, exhibitions, member
news, programs, events, and store at Experience Music Project and
Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame:
EMP/SFM at Seattle Center
325 5th Ave. N