325 Fifth Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98121
Seattle Center & Queen Anne
Memorial Day to Labor Day daily 10am-7pm; Labor Day to Memorial Day Wed-Mon 10am-5pm (until 8pm 1st Thurs of each month)
NileGuide Expert tip:
First Thursday of the month is free admission!
A glance at the two joined buildings tells you these are museums like none you've ever visited. Experience Music Project is an interactive music museum that started out as a tribute to Hendrix, but grew to include everything from doo-wop to Seattle grunge. If the kids are in tow, bring them upstairs to the interactive rooms, where they can play and learn on real electronic drums, turntables, keyboards and guitars – they can even get "on stage" to play for a crowd!
When your inner rocker is appeased, give your inner geek a peek at costumes and props from Star Wars, Star Trek, and any other movie or TV show that explored other galaxies over at the Science Fiction Museum. Permanent exhibits include a weapons unit (from lightsabers to Klingon daggers) and wall-sized computer-generated computer generated images of sci-fi cities from The Jetsons, The Matrix and more.