The Tower's interactive exhibits engage visitors in the many ways air traffic controllers keep air travelers safe in the busy skies. Visitors can learn how pilots communicate and work with people on the ground to navigate through traffic at airports and stay safely separated from other airplanes. Visitors can view the King County International Airport (KCIA) airfield from the best vantage point in the Museum. They can also hear the KCIA air traffic controllers and pilots as they approach and land at the airport.
In addition to exhibits about air traffic control, four exhibits about flight are featured on the bridge leading to the Tower. These exhibits highlight current ideas about the evolution and biomechanics of animal flight, basic concepts of physics applied to flight, the history of human flight and our planet’s weather and how it affects flight.
The flight path visualization artwork at the entrance to the Tower is Flight Patterns by Aaron Koblin.