SEATTLE, Dec. 9, 2009 WHAT
Celebrating the Wright brothers first powered flight on Dec. 17, 1903, The Museum of Flight's annual Wright Spirit Holiday event features aviation- and space-themed family activities. Wright Spirit activities are free with Museum admission. The Museum offers free admission to youths 17 and under from Dec. 1 - 20, through a generous grant from the Norman Archibald Charitable Foundation. Bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots and drop it off in the Museum gift shop.
Saturday, Dec. 12, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (Exit 158 off I-5)
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Santa's Reindeer and Elves
Visit with a live reindeer from Cougar Mountain Zoo and Santa's elves.
Santa Claus Arrival by Helicopter-Courtesy Classic Helicopter Corp.
Santa Claus will arrive by helicopter at 10 a.m. (weather permitting). Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet children in the Museum's Great Gallery until 2 p.m.
Holiday Concert Performance by the Seattle Lutheran Bell Choir
12:30 p.m. Boeing Employees Concert Band
Hear traditional and contemporary holiday melodies performed by the Seattle Lutheran Bell Choir at 11 a.m., and the Boeing Employees Concert Band at 12:30 p.m.
11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Bank of America Weekend Family Workshop: Wright Flyers
They are the most famous brothers in the history of aviation: Wilbur and Orville Wright, the inventors of the airplane. Visitors will learn how the Wright brothers solved the problem of controllable flight and will have the opportunity to make a model of one of their aircraft designs.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wright Spirit Scavenger Hunt
Explore the Great Gallery, Kids' Flight Zone and Space: The New Frontier exhibits to find the answers and to win a special prize!