Group Visits

Reserve group admission in advance to receive special group rates and bypass the admission lines.

EMP was built to be enjoyed by groups large and small, from school field trips to business retreats. Beat The Big Drum in Sound Lab, form an impromptu band and perform before a virtual audience in On Stage, and collectively explore a wealth of hands-on exhibits.

A group reservation includes:

  • Self-guided tour
  • Group entry with designated motor coach drop-off point
  • Discounted group rates

Advance reservations are required for all group visits.

Ticket Prices

Group discounted rates starting at 15% off of the retail price! To purchase tickets and receive a discount, purchasers must visit the museum in groups of 15 people or more.


Advance purchase of tickets is required with one form of payment for the entire group. EMP gladly accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, business checks, or cash.

Please note: Cancellations must be made two weeks in advance of scheduled visit for a full refund.

Group Entrance

For groups of 30 people or more, or for groups arriving by motor coach, please take advantage of the group entrance at the Harrison Street turn-around on 5th Avenue N and Harrison Street.

Please note: Motor coach parking is available at the Seattle Center's 5th Avenue N and Harrison Street parking lot. Please visit the Seattle Center website for more information.

For more information on group sales, please call 206-770-2776 or email your inquires to

For more information on school group visits, please visit the School Groups page.