Due to snow advisories, the 747 celebration and tours scheduled for Saturday February 9 and Sunday February 10 were cancelled and moved to April 27 and April 28.
If you have reservations for upper-deck access on either date, you have already received an email regarding the status of your reservation.

Weekend Events

Saturday, April 27

Special Presentations

1:00 PM
William M. Allen Theater

Check out a free screening of Boeing First Flights: The Jet Age, which features a panel of the first crew of the 747 recounting the design and development of the Queen of the Skies. 747 Former Marketing Manager and Boeing Vice President Peter Morton will take questions following the screening.

2:45 PM
William M. Allen Theater

Join us for a discussion with Jay Spenser, former Museum of Flight curator and author of 747: Creating the World’s First Jumbo Jet. Jay co-authored this book with Joe Sutter, who is widely considered to be the “father” of the 747. Jay will speak about Sutter, as well as the design and development of the Queen of the Skies. Free with Museum admission.

Sunday, April 28

Upper Deck Access

10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Aviation Pavilion

Public tours and access to 747 upper-deck lounge (reservation required). Buy admission online for Sunday, April 28, and choose 747 First Flight Anniversary add-on under Available Options before checkout. Ages 10+ only.

Additional Reservations are Now Available!

Reserve Upper Deck Access

The Boeing 747 first took flight on February 9, 1969, and we’d like to invite you to join us as we celebrate this history-making 50th anniversary event with two days of activities. Walk on board the very first 747, named the City of Everett, and see how the plane looked as it was flown for the very first time.

To take our celebration up a notch, we will offer exclusive access to our jumbo jet’s upper-deck lounge for a lucky few. This area of the plane is usually closed to visitors, but during our anniversary celebration you may get to walk up the spiral stairs to experience the most talked-about cabin of the Jet Age.

After visiting the Queen in her hangar, enjoy music from 1969, mingle with Pan Am flight attendants, and chat with aviation experts about the history of the 747.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Reserve a place in line when purchasing your online admission; limited availability. Tickets may also be available at the Museum depending on availability. First come, first serve.

NOTE: Stairs to the upper deck of the 747 are steep and for the safety of all, children under 10 years old will not be allowed.

Photo courtesy of The Boeing Company