SEATTLE, Aug. 28, 2017--Girl Scouts in grades 4-5 can earn a Playing the Past badge by participating in the Museum's Living History Experience program on Sept. 9. During this 4-hour program, Scouts will assume the character of a person who served as a World War II Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP). Each Scout will learn about her life and create a costume piece to take home. The program also includes planning a flight in an airplane that their character flew, and each Scout will fly that plane in one of the Museum's professional-grade flight simulators.
Participants will receive a Playing the Past badge, program materials and free admission to the Museum. The Living History Experience fee is $18, with a minimum of one chaperone per five Girl Scouts (free admission for one group chaperone, additional chaperones $10 each). Programs will begin at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Image: Women Airforce Service Pilots during World War II.
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Ted Huetter/Senior Public Relations Manager
About The Museum of Flight:
Founded in 1965, the independent, nonprofit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, serving more than 560,000 visitors annually. The Museum's collection includes more than 160 historically significant airplanes and spacecraft, from the first fighter plane (1914) to today's 787 Dreamliner. Attractions at the 20-acre, 5-building Seattle campus include the original Boeing Company factory, and the only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer, and the only display of engines that launched Apollo astronauts to the Moon. With a foundation of aviation history, the Museum is also a hub of news and dialogue with leaders in the emerging field of private spaceflight ventures. The Museum's aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 150,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum's onsite and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field halfway between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum admission for adults is $23.00 on-site and $21.00 online. Youth 5 through 17 are $14.00 on-site and $13 online, youth 4 and under are free. Seniors 65 and over $19 on-site and $18 online. Groups of ten or more: $21.00 per adult, $13.00 per youth, Thanks to Wells Fargo, on the first Thursday of every month, admission is free from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. And parking is always free. There is a full lunch menu café in the Museum and a limited menu café in the Aviation Pavilion, both operated by McCormick & Schmick's. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org