Community Programming brings the excitement of aerospace to your STEM night or community festival. These community event programs are designed to engage a wide variety of learners.

Additional fees may apply for multiple location visits on a single day. Fees may be applied for travel to sites located more than 40 miles from The Museum of Flight.

If you have questions, please email or call 206-764-0384.

Flying Contraptions

Using portable wind tunnels and wind tables, families and participants over 5 years old can design and test different flying contraptions using basic household materials or use our pre-designed whirligig helicopters. Participants can investigate how changing design and materials can affect the flight of an object.

  • Averages 60 participants per hour
  • Minimum of 2 hours is required to run this program

NOTE: This program requires an indoor space with access to electricity and at least 4 tables provided by the host organization for participants to gather supplies, build and test.

Fee: $200/hour

Please Note: Limited availability for summer dates. Please be prepared with alternate options if your preferred dates are full.

Request Flying Contraptions

How soon can I make my reservation?

Programs must be requested at least two weeks prior to the date(s) you would like to reserve, but sooner is better.

Is Financial Assistance available?

Yes! Please visit our Financial Assistance page to learn more.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellations made more than seven days in advance of the scheduled program date are eligible for a full refund. Cancellations made within seven days of the program date, including no-shows, are eligible for a refund minus a $50 administrative fee.

When is payment due?

Payment is due at least two weeks prior to your program date(s). Payment can be made over the phone by credit card (preferred) or purchase order (PO).

For additional questions, please email or call 206-764-0384