SEATTLE, May 10, 2010
Wells Fargo Free First Wednesday
Wednesday, June 2, 5 - 9 p.m.
Please note that the date for our free admission evening is on the first Wednesday instead of the regularly scheduled first Thursday for the month of June. We will return to the regular schedule in July.
Once a month, the Museum stays open late-for free! Enjoy the Museum's Great Gallery, Personal Courage Wing, Space: Exploring the New Frontier exhibit and more from 5-9 p.m., courtesy of Wells Fargo. Museum Store and Wings Café will also remain open for the extended hours on this night.
Bank of America Weekend Family Workshop: Spy in the Skies!
Saturdays and Sundays, June 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 26 and 27, 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Can you keep a secret? You don't need top secret clearance to come to this program...but it would help! Learn about the SR-71, known as the Blackbird--the most amazing spy plane to ever take to the skies. Then make your own Blackbird model.
Honeywell Explorer Lecture with Shuttle Astronaut Steve Robinson -
"Heavy Construction Made Weightless - Building the ISS"
Saturday, June 5, 2 p.m., William M. Allen Theater
Astronaut Dr. Steve Robinson will talk about his February 2010 shuttle mission to the International Space Station. This two-week flight was Robinson's fourth time in space. Robinson served as flight engineer, and EVA-spacewalk-operations officer directing three spacewalks from inside the shuttle Endeavour. He was also the chief mechanic for outfitting the new Tranquility node on the space station. Tranquility is now the life-support hub of the ISS, containing exercise, water recycling, and environmental control systems. During this mission--STS-130--the seven-windowed Cupola viewing-station was also installed on the ISS.
B-17 Hangar Dance Gala
Saturday, June 12, 7 p.m., Clay Lacy Aviation Hangar, Boeing Field
Take a sentimental journey to the Museum's swing-era, hangar dance party celebrating the 75th anniversary of the B-17 Flying Fortress. Jump into the spirit of the '30s and '40s during an exciting evening with big band music by the Jimmy Dorsey and Harry James Orchestras, with vocal accompaniment by The Pied Pipers and The Swing Dolls. Food and no host bar. World War II airplane fly-by. The Museum of Flight's B-17 will also be on view for event. Vintage civilian or military attire encouraged! Located at the spacious Clay Lacy Aviation hangar on Boeing Field. For ticket information call 206.764.5709 or see:http://www.museumofflight.org/gala2010
American Fighter Aces Panel
Saturday, June 12, 2 p.m., William M. Allen Theater
The Museum of Flight is the home of the American Fighter Aces Association, founded to recognize the 1,442 combat pilots that received a special distinction of becoming an ace by destroying five or more hostile aircraft The Association is honored to sponsor a panel of aces and combat pilots to share the stories of heroism from these remarkable men. Panelists include U.S.A.F. Col. Art Jeffrey--with 14 aerial combat victories, and U.S.A.F. Col. C.E. Anderson--with over 16 aerial combat victories. Also on the panel is U.S.A.F. pilot Al Jones, who was a volunteer American pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force, piloting 40 bombing mission for the RAF before flying for the U.S. Air Force.
American Heroes Air Show
Saturday, June 19, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. East Parking Lot
Come to the Museum for a day full of heroes and helicopters. Learn how helicopters play an important role in law enforcement, fire service, public safety, communications, national defense and homeland security. The American Heroes Air Show features static displays, special presentations and entertainment. Representatives from many organizations including local flight schools, Border Patrol, Search & Rescue units and the U.S. Coast Guard will be available to answer questions. See helicopters like the Blackhawk flown by the U.S. Border Patrol, as well as those flown by Airlift Northwest, KING 5 TV and many others. The helicopters will arrive between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. Come early to see them land. For more information on the event, visit www.heroes-airshow.com
Fire Department Day
Friday, June 25, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. East Parking Lot
The King County Fire & Life Safety Association is hosting the 13th Annual King County Fire Department Day at the Museum. On this day, kids of all ages can view fire equipment on display and meet the men and women who serve them. Kids (and adults too) will have the opportunity to climb aboard a fire engine, see how tall an aerial ladder extends, talk with firefighters and department personnel, and learn fire and life safety skills through fun activities. The Safety Zone will teach children safety skills, while providing adults with life-saving information. This exciting summer event is fun and educational!
Father's Day at The Museum of Flight, Presented by Bartell Drugs
Sunday, June 20 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Our friends at Bartell Drugs once again make the Museum the place to take Dad on his special day by sponsoring free admission for fathers all day long! The Museum chips in with a full day of special family activities-after all, Dad wants Mom and the kids to have fun, too! Stop by your neighborhood Bartell Drugs starting in early June to pick up the special coupon for Dad's free admission.
Bank of America Weekend Family Workshop: The Incredible Edible, Candy-Dandy, Wonderful Wible Plane and High Flying Fathers' Day Fun Flyer Fest!
Sunday, June 21, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Visitors can make a version of the "sweetest" plane in our collection, the wible plane. While you may have a difficult time flying an edible airplane, Fathers' Day will still soar at the Museum with some old-fashioned paper airplane building fun! Visitors can make the Delta Wing Super Flyer, Amazing Flying Ring and other great flying gliders.
Wings of Freedom WWII Bomber Tour
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June 25 - 28, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Join the Museum of Flight as the Collings Foundation's "Wings of Freedom" Tour lands at Boeing Field, providing Museum visitors the unique chance to experience both of the American heavy bombers that helped win World War II. Flights and ground tours are available on the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress and the Consolidated B-24J Liberator. Flight training is offered in a P-51C Mustang.
For flight reservations, call 800-568-8924 or visit www.collingsfoundation.org
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.