Activities & Resources
The Museum of Flight451in Seattle, WA 98108
about The Museum of Flight:
In the steel and glass Great Gallery, the history of flight soars past, with more than 30 full-size aircraft fixed in formation, from the ground level to as high as six stories above. Aviation enthusiasts and future pilots can sit in the cockpit of a real SR-71 Blackbird or F/A-18 Hornet. In the Museum's Airpark, visitors can board America's first Air Force One and the West Coast's only Concorde. The Museum is host to special public programs nearly every weekend and families can check out hands-on Weekend Family Workshops and fly-ins. See our calendar for event listings.
The Museum also hosts six different flight simulators, from on-screen-only to full-motion, and a space jet pack simulator with which you can dock with the Hubble Telescope.
The Museum's collection of WWI and WWII planes and artifacts is displayed in the Personal Courage Wing. With three-stories and 88,000-square-feet of exhibits, the PCW highlights stories of courage, dedication, and heroism of those involved in World War I and World War II fighter aviation. The exhibit presents the history, aircraft, and memorabilia behind the human stories.
Kids can discover how Mission Control works to keep astronauts safe, bring the Space Shuttle in for a safe landing at Kennedy Space Center, see the only Mars Viking Lander left on Earth and more in the Museum's newest permanent exhibit Space: Exploring the New Frontier.
The Museum's Red Barn offers the opportunity to explore the birthplace of The Boeing Company in its original manufacturing plant. The Red Barn includes rare artifacts, a recreated factory workshop, and exhibits on the early history of the pioneers of the American aerospace industry.
Three theaters show a variety of film programs daily; consult the readerboard outside the William M. Allen Theater in the lobby for daily schedules.
The Museum offers summer and holiday camps for kids that focus on flight and space themes. The Aerospace Camp Experience is a summer day camp for kids in grades one-nine and is accredited by the American Camp Association. Contact the Museum for an updated schedule and information.
The Museum of Flight is both a CityPass and a Go Seattle attraction.