Ways to Give

Ways to Give

If you need assistance in making a contribution, or would like to discuss contributing to The Museum of Flight, please contact the Development Office online or by one of the following options:

The Museum of Flight
Attn: Development Office
9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle, WA 98108 




There are several ways to make a gift to The Museum of Flight. Some of the methods are more commonly used, but all can be used to make an outright gift to the Museum or to make a planned gift through one's will or through a trust.


The method most frequently used to make a gift to the Museum is a personal check. Checks should be made payable to Museum of Flight.

Credit Card

The Museum can accept gifts and pledge payments made with a credit card by mail, by telephone, by fax or online. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Gifts of Securities

Publicly traded securities, shares of stock in closely-held companies, bonds and government issues may be given to the Museum. 

Gifts of Real Estate

The Museum may accept gifts of real estate--including homes, condominiums, commercial properties, farmland, rental properties and undeveloped land--after a thorough review of several factors, including an appraisal, a marketability assessment and an environmental assessment. Gifts of this nature normally take 60 to 90 days to complete. If considering such a gift, please allow for the appropriate time to complete the transaction.

Gifts of Tangible Personal Property

The Museum may accept gifts of tangible personal property, including aircraft, manuscripts, books, works of art and other collections, etc. that are in line with the Museum’s mission and collection policies, either as additions to the permanent collection or for resale to support the Museum. To accept gifts of this nature, the Museum may require donors to also make a cash gift for an endowment to underwrite the maintenance and/or display of the property.

See our donating artifacts page to fill out a brief questionnaire and read more about the donation process.

Planned Giving

When you include the Museum in your estate plans, your love of aviation endures even after your gone. A planned gift is a way to extend your support of the Museum beyond your lifetime, and this kind of long-term support ensures that the Museum will be here to share the thrilling stories of flight with generations to come. Read more on our Planned Giving page.  

Non-traditional Gifts

The Museum may accept gifts of non-traditional investments, such as partnership interests, after a thorough review of several factors, including the nature of applicable restrictions.