By: Revanche

Friday FunDay: EMP Museum, Seattle, WA

April 18, 2014


I’d never heard of the EMP Museum before our trip to Seattle, but they hosted a great booth showcasing a homebuilt TARDIS and offered a discount on entry when we were there, so of course we had to give it a go!

It was awesome.

I’m not really into music so failed to really appreciate the depth of the Nirvana exhibit but it was very well done, as was the MegaScreen featuring music videos and horror films (above).

My favorites: the Icons of Science Fiction and the Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic exhibits.

The latter was behind a massive wood and iron door, Hobbit-like but for the height and weight of it. It’s a door you can shut, drop an iron bar across, and be safer and more secure behind than any flimsy modern door and bumpable lock. {I want that door.}

Inside the first corrider, some of the great tropes and tools of fantasy were showcased behind glass: Stormbringer, an Invisibility Cloak; beyond these a great dragon lay coiled around a curved “cave”, red eyes glowing, tail chained to the iron bars separating a resting monolith and an admiring public.


Our plan to give it a quick look-see devolved into spending half the afternoon wandering, oohing and aahing, and making up character cards with our faces and attributes on them. As you do.

In the Icons of Science Fiction exhibit, we were giddy over the Star Trek captain’s chair liberally doused with Tribbles; the replica Klingon bat’leth which made this shirt make so much more sense to PiC; the Dalek!

They played a hilarious short movie for the Time Travel category we’d never heard of and now love: Time Freak. You ought to see it, if you can.  It was only ten minutes, but it had us in stitches. Great set up for a hilarious payoff.

Definitely worth the visit. I’d become a member if I were a local and they continued to have exhibits of this caliber.

One Response to “Friday FunDay: EMP Museum, Seattle, WA”

  1. I am SO coming here when I go to Seattle next month! 😀
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