Museum of Flight
Type: Family Friendly, History Museums, Museums
Hands-on informational and historical exhibits distinguish this museum, which appeals to aspiring pilots and to those whose feet have never left the ground. Displays in the Red Barn, where Boeing's... Read More
Hands-on informational and historical exhibits distinguish this museum, which appeals to aspiring pilots and to those whose feet have never left the ground. Displays in the Red Barn, where Boeing's first planes where constructed, chronicle the history of flight up to the late 1930s. In the six-story Great Gallery, more than 20 planes hang from the ceiling and cause guests to gape in amazement. Additional sights include a mock air traffic control center, an early Air Force One presidential plane, and a Blackbird, the fastest plane ever built. Furthermore, the outdoor airpark lets visitors explore some of the museum's largest planes. Other amenities include complimentary guided tours, a variety of free films, a cafe and a museum store.
- Museum: Daily 10am-5pm
- Airpark: Daily 11am-4:30pm
- Adult (18-64) $15; Senior (65+) $13; Military $11; Child (5-17) $8; Child (4 and under) Free
- Things to Do with Kids: "Learn about other nearby Seattle Southside attractions, from family-friendly beaches to eateries, by visiting seattlesouthside.com. King County mandates currently dictate that The Museum of Flight requires all visitors aged 12+ to show proof of vaccination upon entry, and those aged 5+ must wear a mask at all times while indoors."
- Museums: "Check out new exhibit, "Stranger Than Fiction: The Incredible Science of Aerospace Medicine." Be sure to also visit the website for the museum's latest mandates on masks, vaccination proof, timed tickets, etc."
- Family-Friendly Museums: "Admission is free after 5 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. (Any day, discounted tickets are available for those with AAA, Boeing employees and active military members.)"
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Hands-on informational exhibits prove highlights of the Museum of Flight, which appeals to aspiring pilots and to those whose feet have not left the ground.
- Best for Museums Because: The Museum of Flight offers hands-on and historical exhibits that dazzle crowds of all ages. Wander a massive outdoor airpark, too.
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: The Museum of Flight offers hands-on exhibits, and the Kid's Flight Zone proves a huge draw for visiting youngsters.
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