Sunday, Oct. 25 - Museum transforms for family fun
Saturday, Oct. 31 - Scary story telling
SEATTLE, Oct. 6, 2015--On Sunday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Museum celebrates Halloween family fun as The Museum of Fright. Bigger than any haunted castle, the Museum's spacious galleries provide safe Halloween strolling and treating where every child's imagination takes flight. Children can make and drop ghost parachutes into a pumpkin patch, fly witches on broomsticks through a giant pumpkin, test their gross-o-meter in the mad science lab, touch alien blood and guts, hop and skip through an obstacle course, and fly through a dark and stormy night in one of the Museum's state-of-art flight simulators.
Admission is free for those aged 17 and under and wearing a costume (with adult supervision); $5 for those aged 17 and under without a costume; $10 for adults.
Museum of Fright Presentation: SciFi or SciFact?
Two NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Fellows will share how they make science fiction into science reality. The speakers will be University of Washington professor, Dr. Robert Winglee, and Rob Hoyt of Tethers, Unlimited. Among other things, Winglee is an expert in Rockets, Space and Space Travel, and Space Plasma Physics. Hoyt's Tethers Unlimited's mission is to develop advanced propulsion, power, communications, and robotics technologies for applications in space, sea, earth, and air. Free with admission to the Museum.
World War I Fighters Oct. 31 - Halloween Story Telling: Ghosts in the Air!
Costumed story tellers will be stationed in the dark displays of fighter aircraft to tell aviation-themed ghost stories from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Subject matter may not be suitable for young children.
Free with admission to the Museum.
Images: Ted Huetter/The Museum of Flight, Seattle.
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Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, the independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, serving more than 560,000 visitors annually. The Museum's collection includes more than 160 historically significant airplanes and spacecraft, from the first fighter plane (1914) to today's 787 Dreamliner. Attractions also include the original Boeing Company factory, and the world's only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer. The Museum's aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 150,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum's on-site and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field halfway between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults, $17 for seniors 65 and older, $17 for active military, $12 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org
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