• Father's Day Celebration at The Museum of Flight

Father's Day Celebration at The Museum of Flight

Tuesday, May 25, 2010
 
Bartell Drugs sponsors free admission day for dads

SEATTLE, May 25, 2010--Dads get free admission to The Museum of Flight on Fathers Day with a coupon from Bartell Drugs. Treat dad to all of the special programs and activities on Sunday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to  5 p.m. Coupons are now available at participating Bartell Drugs stores in Western Washington. Regular admission prices apply for additional family members.   Fathers Day is one of the busiest and most popular days at the Museum. This year's event features rides and tours of World War II aircraft. Other family activities include free space shuttle flight simulators; watching an assortment of flying machines in the entertaining "Flying Gizmo Show," Lego® building with the official Lego®Man, and making edible airplanes. There will also be a souvenir photo booth and special tours inside of the Museum.
 

Father's Day activities include:
 
Bank of America Weekend Family Workshop: The Incredible Edible, Candy-Dandy, Wonderful Wible Plane and High Flying Father's Day Fun Flyer Fest!
11 a.m. -  2 p.m., Side Gallery

Yes, a delectable, edible airplane! Make your dad a version of the "sweetest" plane in our collection, the Wible Plane. This is a plane that you have to see and taste to believe. Special thanks to Wings Aloft for their support with the edible airplane supplies. Help dad recapture his youth with some old-fashioned paper airplane building fun! Together you can make our Delta Wing Super Flyer, Amazing Flying Ring, and other great flying gliders.

Family LEGO® Experience
All Day, Great Gallery

Immerse yourself in the world of LEGO® with hands-on activities and a special display by the official "LEGO®Man."

Tip-to-Tail Tour: Boeing WB-47E Stratojet
11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Outside of the Museum's main entrance

Museum docents will lead personal tours of the Museum's B-47 bomber. The B-47 Stratojet remains one of the most important aircraft ever designed by The Boeing Company. More than 50 years ago, the B-47 emerged as the world's first large multi-engine swept-wing airplane--a design configuration that became the standard for all modern jetliners.  

Flying Gizmos Show
Noon, William M. Allen Theater

Celebrate flight at the Museum's Flying Gizmos Show! The Flying Gizmos Show is a fun and engaging demonstration of all kinds of little flying machines. This presentation is designed to help youth discover the science, engineering and history of flight through fun flying toys and models. The show begins with the invention of the kite more than 2,000 years ago, and continues through the age of space vehicles with a real flying saucer!

Biplane Rides
Experience flight in open cockpit airplane. The Museum is home base for Olde Thyme Aviation, offering scenic rides in classic, vintage biplanes over Seattle and Puget Sound. Rides vary in length from 15 to 90 minutes with a choice of seven routes.  

Souvenir Photos, Provided by Bartell Drugs
All Day, Great Gallery
Take home a special souvenir of your day with dad. There is a $1 donation request for photos, with proceeds benefiting the Museum's Aerospace Camp Experience Summer Camp.

                   

 

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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.

 

Ted Huetter

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    Tara Cashman
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