• Annual Scale Modelers Show Depicts "History in Miniature" Feb. 13 - 14

Annual Scale Modelers Show Depicts "History in Miniature" Feb. 13 - 14

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Everything from dinosaurs to star ships in largest model show in the Northwest
 
SEATTLE, Feb. 2, 2010--Museum of Flight visitors can experience the world in-miniature at the NorthWest Scale Modelers Show Feb. 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Themed "History in Miniature - From T-Rex to Star Trek," this year's show will feature a walk through world history with everything from models of dinosaurs and cavemen to sailing ships, early aircraft, vintage cars, modern tanks and futuristic space vehicles. The event displays hundreds of meticulously detailed scale model aircraft, cars, tanks and trucks and more. It is the largest model show in the Pacific Northwest. The show is free with admission to the Museum.
 
NorthWest Scale Modelers Club members will be on hand all weekend to answer questions about the fascinating hobby of plastic scale modeling. Children age 6 and up are invited to learn the art of modeling during free "Make and Take" workshops sponsored by Galaxy Hobby and Skyway Model Shop. NWSM members will be on hand to help children build a scale aircraft model to take home. Workshops are on both days and are first-come, first-served. Each child should have an adult helper. 
 
Image: Courtesy of The Museum of Flight.
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The non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest independent air and space museums in the world. The Museum's collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the William E. Boeing Red Barn® -- the original manufacturing facility of the Boeing Co. The J. Elroy McCaw Personal Courage Wing displays 28 World War I and World War II aircraft from the United States and other countries including Germany, Russia, and Japan. Over 30 aircraft representing the first century of aviation are displayed in the all-glass T.A. Wilson Great Gallery. The evolution of space flight and a look into the future are presented in the exhibit, Space: Exploring the New Frontier. The Airpark includes outdoor displays including the first jet Air Force One, a supersonic Concorde airliner and the prototype Boeing 747 jumbo jet. Interactive displays in The Flight Zone provide educational and entertaining activities for young children. The Museum's aeronautical library and archival holdings are the largest on the West Coast. More than 140,000 students are served annually by the Museum's on-site and outreach educational programs--the most extensive museum-based youth aviation and space education program in the country. The Museum is the only air and space museum in Washington State that is both nationally accredited with the American Association of Museums and a Smithsonian affiliate.
 
The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for active military, $8 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. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org
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