Museum of Flight Fact Sheet

FOR GENERAL RELEASE

Media contact: Irene Jagla

Content Marketing Manager

206-768-7113

ijagla@museumofflight.org

Location:

9404 East Marginal Way S.

Seattle, WA 98108

The Museum is located approximately ten minutes south of downtown Seattle on the southwest corner of Boeing Field/King County International Airport. Take Exit 158 from Interstate 5 or Metro Bus Route 174. Auto parking is free of charge. Limited fly-in parking is also available by prior arrangement. Call Museum Security at 206-764-5710 with aircraft type and estimated time of arrival.

Hours:

Museum galleries are open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on the first Thursday of every month until 9:00 p.m.

Admission:

Adults (ages 18–64), $21.00

Seniors (age 65 and over), $18.00

Youths (ages 5–17), $13.00

Children under age 5 are free. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free to all from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month courtesy of Wells Fargo.

For more info, visit:  https://tickets.museumofflight.org/Info.aspx?EventID=9

Tours and Experiences:

3D Movie Theater

Experience the wonder of aviation, spaceflight and more in our 3D theater. We are currently showing SpaceNext, a journey into the future of life in space, and Aircraft Carrier, a look inside what life is like on a city at sea.

Shuttle Trainer Tours

Ever wondered what it’s like to train as an astronaut? Get the full astronaut experience while learning the ropes of astronaut life in the close confines of a space crew compartment.

The Pilot Experience

Join us weekends for a one-hour experience in the Aviation Learning Center to see if you have what it takes to be a pilot!

Flight Simulators

Our flight simulators let you feel the thrill of flight without leaving the ground. Choose your own fighter jet and jump in the pilot’s seat to enjoy a realistic ride that you control.

Learning Centers

Engage in hands-on learning experiences and challenges that are great for team-building or other group events!

Boeing Field Tours

This one hour behind-the-scenes tour of historic King County International Airport, fondly known as Boeing Field, will introduce you to the sights and stories that are rarely experienced by visitors.

Education Programs:

Education is central to the Museum’s mission, and for this reason, the Museum offers the most educational programs for youth and adults of any air and space Museum in the country. For youth, the Museum offers almost twenty formal education programs on site and more than a dozen additional programs on an outreach basis.

All formal Museum youth education programs are aligned with Washington state and national standards for math, science and technology education. To assist teachers in making the optimal use of these programs in their curricula, the Museum offers nearly twenty different professional development workshops for teachers, as well as extending free Museum membership to Washington state teachers.

The Museum also offers numerous informal education programs for youth, including a high-school Museum Apprentice Program and an aerospace-themed summer day camp, Aerospace Camp Experience.

Adult and family audiences are served by public programs ranging from lectures and panel discussions to fly-ins and excursions. A complete calendar of upcoming public programs is available online at www.museumofflight.org.

Private Events:

The Museum has extensive facilities for hosting private meeting, receptions, banquets or other special events. Space and rate information is available by calling 206-764-5706.

Membership: 

The Museum offers five levels of family membership: Navigator ($75 annually), Aviator ($100 annually), Captain ($135 annually), Flight Leader ($275 annually) Barnstormer ($500 annually) and Barnstormer Gold ($1,000 annually).

All members receive unlimited free admission, two adult membership cards and youth cards, bimonthly subscriptions to the nationally syndicated Flight Journal and the in-house Museum of Flight News, and a 15% discount on Museum Store purchases. Aviator, Captain, Barnstormer and Barnstormer Gold members enjoy additional benefits, including guest passes and invitations to special Museum openings and events. Membership details are available at 206-764-5711.

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