• New Space Gallery Opens with Big Bang of Special Programs for Families and Space Fans Dec. 10

New Space Gallery Opens with Big Bang of Special Programs for Families and Space Fans Dec. 10

Monday, December 5, 2011

 

Half-price admission for visitors bringing food donations to Northwest Harvest  

 

SEATTLE, Dec. 6, 2011--Saturday, Dec. 10 marks the public opening of the Museum's new Space Gallery. To celebrate, there will be space-related videos, family programs and speaker programs in the Gallery and in the Museum's main building all day. The dramatic new Space Gallery will be the future home of the NASA space shuttle Full Fuselage Trainer and entirely new exhibits devoted to the history and future of human space flight. The building opens with displays previewing the attractions that will fill the Gallery beginning in summer 2012.   

All events are free with admission to the Museum. And as a holiday treat, the Museum is partnering with the Northwest Harvest food bank to offer half-price admission to Museum visitors who bring a non-perishable food item to the Museum on Saturday, Dec. 10.

 

Dec. 10 Schedule of Events

In the Museum Main Building

10 a.m.           

Film Documentary: "Can We Make It to Mars?"  

Noon              

Amazing Skies Theater presents A Salute to the USO - A History of Service

3 p.m.             

Film Documentaries:

"Black Sky: The Race for Space"

"Winning the X Prize"

11 a.m. and 1 p.m.    

Bank of America Weekend Family Workshop: Airships

 

In the Space Gallery

10 a.m.           

Gallery opens.

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.      

Family Program: Flying Strawcers

11 a.m.           

Planetarium Show

11:30 a.m. to 1p.m.

Family Program: Robot Garage

1 p.m. 

Planetarium Show

2 p.m. 

Presentation and lecture: "The Last Shuttle Project - How to Document an America Icon," with photographer Dennis Biela

3:30 p.m.       

Planetarium Show

3:30 to 5:00 p.m.       

Family Program: Robot Garage


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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 Airpark includes outdoor displays with the first jet Air Force One, a Concorde airliner, and the first Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The Museum aeronautical library and archival holdings are the largest on the West Coast. The Education Office offers weekend family programs, programs for students and educators, and overnight camps for children. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site.

 

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 $16 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 for active military, $9 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

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Ted Huetter

PR and Promotions Manager
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Tara Cashman
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