EMP Museum opened in 2000. Since, it has welcomed more than 5 million visitors, and has been a key economic driver among Seattle nonprofit arts and culture organizations, with institutional expenditures and audience-member spending resulting in more than $6 million of local economic impact. Through dynamic programs, cutting-edge technology, and interpretative, interactive exhibitions focused on American popular culture, EMP seeks to engage museum visitors in critical thinking about creativity in contemporary society by educating and inspiring a range of visitors of different ages, interests, and experiences.
EMP is a leading-edge, non-profit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. With its roots in rock and roll, EMP serves as a gateway museum, reaching multigenerational audiences through the collections, exhibitions and educational programs, using interactive technologies to engage and empower visitors. At EMP, artists, audiences and ideas converge, bringing understanding, interpretation and scholarship to the popular culture of our time.