• Lecture / Presentation

Lecture / Presentation

Saturday, February 1, 2014 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Leland Melvin, a veteran space shuttle astronaut, former NFL football player and current associate administrator of NASA's education programs, will deliver a family-friendly presentation at The Museum of Flight on Feb. 1 at 2:30 p.m. Melvin flew on two shuttle missions, and is responsible for the development and implementation of NASA's education programs. With his engaging and friendly style, Melvin has spoken to thousands of students to inspire interest in science and technology and raise public awareness about NASA goals and missions. His Feb.

Saturday, March 15, 2014 -
8:30am to 4:00pm

The Museum of Flight will host a two-day symposium about aviation archaeology on March 15-16.  The “Before It’s Too Late” symposium will bring together an international team of experts on aircraft recovery and crash-site preservation. Their presentations will explore all aspects of aviation archaeology, with amazing stories of recovery operations from forests, frozen lakes and beneath the sea. The event begins with a live hook-up with the Royal Air Force Museum in England. Hours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $20 for both days ($15 Museum Members).

Saturday, April 26, 2014 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Join us for a special look at the heretofore secret history of the infamous "Area 51" in the Nevada desert. A day of presentations and tours about the infamous top-secret aircraft facility including our very own M-21 aircraft!


10-11am—Book Signing by author Peter Merlin in the Museum Lobby


11am-12:30pm—Presentation by author Peter Merlin on Area 51


1:30-2pm—Historical Tour of the Museum’s M-21 Blackbird in the Great Gallery


Thursday, January 23, 2014 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for a very special free lecture, sponsored in partnership between the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center, the Seattle Times, and the Museum of Flight. In recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27), the Museum and WSHERC have once again partnered to present a free lecture for the Puget Sound community by an expert on the Holocaust.

Saturday, January 11, 2014 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Join us as renowned author and Aviation Film expert Mark Carlson discusses the history of aviation-themed feature films! Author of "Flying on Film: A Century of Aviation in the Movies, 1912-2012," Mr. Carlson will discuss various feature films, whether blockbusters and lesser-known features, and will focus on how films have generated and reflected the interests of audiences in aviation history and development. Mr. Carlson will also be available to sign copies of his book, which can be purchased in the Museum Store.

Sunday, February 9, 2014 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Come and see Master Builders Bob Jacobsen and Cole Horton with their beautiful R2 units R2-D2 and R2-M5. Learn about some of the robot movie making and special effects from the Star Wars universe and what it took to build these amazing replicas, sometime from the Droids themselves! Are they really fusion powered? How much do they weigh? How do they travel to the Museum? All of your questions will be answered. Fun and informative for all ages. There will time to meet the builders and get pictures with the Droids afterward in this all new presentation.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Presented by Town Hall in partnership with the Museum of Flight and University Book Store as part of The Seattle Science Lectures:

Saturday, November 9, 2013 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

On November 9, for the second year in a row, the Museum of Flight will be presenting a program with Angel Flight West, the second-largest volunteer pilot organization in the US (behind the Civil Air Patrol) and one committed to helping people in need.

Friday, September 20, 2013 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Please join us on Friday, September 20, 2013 from 7:00-8:00pm for a special space exploration lecture featuring Chris Voorhees, Vice President of Spacecraft Development at Planetary Resources, Inc.  Mr.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Join us at the Museum of Flight for the STEM Back-to-School Day, generously sponsored by the Honeywell Corporation. Learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Educational opportunities and how you can help your student succeed.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Honeywell, we will be giving away school supplies & other educational toys. All programs, activities & giveaways this day are free with admission to the Museum.