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Experience Music Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (EMP)

The brainchild of Microsoft co-founder, Paul G. Allen, Experience Music Project (EMP) is dedicated to exploring creativity and innovation in American popular music, from rock 'n' roll, to jazz, soul, gospel, country, blues, hip-hop, punk and other genres. The Frank O. Gehry-designed, 140,000-square-foot museum features artifacts from a collection of more than 80,000 artifacts, including the world's largest collection of Jimi Hendrix memorabilia.

The Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame opened June 2004 and is co-located with the Experience Music Project on the Seattle Center grounds. With seed money provided by Founder Paul G. Allen, this one-of-a-kind collection of artifacts and memorabilia include works by Isaac Asimov, Ursula Le Guin, H.G. Wells, George Lucas, Gene Rodenberry, James Cameron and Steven Spielberg and other luminaries of the genre.

The museums are open daily from May 24 to September 3, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Between September 4 and May 23, hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; first Thursday of every month open until 8 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame

The Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame is co-located with the Experience Music Project on the Seattle Center grounds. With seed money provided by Founder Paul G. Allen, this one-of-a-kind collection of artifacts and memorabilia include works by Isaac Asimov, Ursula Le Guin, H.G. Wells, George Lucas, Gene Rodenberry, James Cameron and Steven Spielberg.

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Jimi Hendrix Backstage at the Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA, February 12, 1968
Jimi Hendrix Backstage at the Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA, February 12, 1968

   
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