Geeky Hostess suggests: EMP Museum & Battlestar Galactibash

Today, Seattle Pockets welcomes guest blogger, The Geeky Hostess!

The Geeky Hostess here with a public service announcement: Go to the EMP Museum. Whether you’re a fan of music, sci-fi, or just cool things famous people have worn, you’ll find something incredible here.

Photo courtesy of the EMP Wikipedia page.

The EMP Museum houses a vast collection of permanent and traveling exhibits on music and science fiction, with an emphasis on the people and genres that put Seattle on the map. This isn’t your typical museum. Their website says:

With its roots in rock and roll, EMP serves as a gateway museum, reaching multigenerational audiences through our collections, exhibitions and educational programs, using interactive technologies to engage and empower our visitors.

Even if you’re not the museum-going type, the EMP has something for everyone. See what made famous musicians so great, and then go play in the Sound Lab. Once you’ve explored a variety of instruments and learned how to play, go rock out with your own band at the On Stage interactive. Not so into music? Check out their exhibits on Avatar and the Lure of Horror Films.

Their Battlestar Galactica exhibit (which closes March 4th) is a must for fans. Haven’t seen the show? Heed the advice of Dwight Shrute and Portlandia and start immediately. After you finish, you can join me and the rest of Seattle’s biggest fans at the Battlestar GalactiBash on February 17th. We’ll be partying it up in the Sky Church while re-living our favorite moments of the series with actors from the show.

Have you been to the EMP? What’s your favorite part? What genres do you hope they explore in the future?

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