Experience Learning Community
ABOUT EXPERIENCE LEARNING COMMUNITY: Located in Seattle, Washington, Experience Learning Community (ELC) developed and operates two of the country’s most innovative museums: Experience Music Project (EMP) and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (SFM).
Opened in 2000, EMP is the only museum of its kind: a museum of popular music that encourages visitors of all ages and backgrounds to experience the power and joy of music in its many forms. Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, opened in June 2004, immerses visitors into science fiction’s “alternative worlds” and inspires new generations to reach beyond the present, imagine the future, and explore the infinite possibilities of the universe. In addition to sharing the landmark Frank O. Gehry-designed building located at the Seattle Center, EMP and SFM also share several other attributes: a world-class collection of artifacts, exciting technology-driven interactive exhibits, and a single leadership team and staff.
Within its annual visitor base of approximately 500,000, the Experience Learning Community serves over 40,000 school children, representing the largest school group museum destination in Seattle. ELC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.