Located inside the Experience Music Project, this is another pet project of Seattle's own billionaire nerd Paul Allen. Just as in EMP, this museum is packed with pop-culture icons, in this case from the world of science fiction. With displays of actual props and costumes from such historic sci-fi films and TV shows as Star Trek, Star Wars, Alien, Dr. Who, and Terminator, this place is an absolute must for devoted fans of one of literature's least-respected yet best-loved genres. The museum spends a lot of time chronicling the history of science fiction, including displays of 1930s and 1940s pulp fiction magazines. Other displays focus on the fans themselves (and the conventions they stage), as well as the connections to science. But, for most visitors, it's the movie props that are the real draw. From robots to jet packs to space suits and ray guns, it's all here.
- © Frommer's 2013
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- 325 Fifth Ave. N
- Seattle Center, inside Experience Music Project building
- Seattle, WA 98121
- Memorial Day-Labor Day 10am-8pm; other months Wed-Mon 10am-5pm (until 8pm 1st Thurs of each month)
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