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Press Releases

  • August 26, 2019

Museum Extends Hours Aug. 28-Sept. 2 for Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission Exhibit Final Days

TUKWILA, Wash., Aug. 26, 2019—The exhibition Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission has set attendance records at The Museum of Flight—130,000 visitors since opening April 13—so...

  • August 16, 2019

Science and Art Merge on Space Art Day Aug. 25

TUKWILA, Aug. 16, 2019—Science and art merge during this family-friendly day filled with space-themed activities, art displays, virtual reality experiences, a film screening and...

  • August 16, 2019

Aviation Engine Exhibit Opens Aug. 17

SEATTLE, Aug. 16, 2019—A new exhibit at The Museum of Flight, This Way Up: Aircraft Engine Design, demonstrates the evolution and impact of aviation engine design over the past...

  • August 8, 2019

Aug. 25 Special Screening of Film About the Artist Who Inspired the Space Race Generation

TUKWILA, Wash., Aug. 8, 2019—On Aug. 25 there will be a special screening of the acclaimed documentary film, Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future, with its director Douglass...

  • August 6, 2019

Museum’s HangarFest 2019 Offers Big Party with Big Planes

SEATTLE, Aug. 6, 2019—The Museum’s Aug. 24, 7-10 p.m. HangarFest is a big outdoor party surrounded by large classic airplanes under a towering three-acre roof. Centered in the...

  • July 2, 2019

The Museum of Flight Welcomes Matthew R. Burchette as its New Senior Curator

SEATTLE, July 2, 2019—After an extensive two-year search, The Museum of Flight today announced that Matthew R. Burchette will assume the role of its Senior Curator effective Sept....

  • June 26, 2019

July 4 Free 5 to 9 p.m. and Destination Moon Exhibit Only $10

TUKWILA, June 26, 2019—On July 4, Museum visitors can celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest American achievements—the first Moon landing—while the Museum is free...

  • June 14, 2019

Space Expert Presents Children’s Book About Space Race

SEATTLE, June 14, 2019—On June 23, down-to-Earth space journalist and broadcaster Sarah Cruddas will talk about her new children's book The Space Race, which covers our journey to...

  • May 28, 2019

Summer Celebrations of Moon Landing Topped with a Concert with ABC’s American Idol® Top 10 with Season 2 Winner Laine Hardy

TUKWILA, May 28, 2019—The Museum aims to be the world’s best destination to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing with an extravagant three-day, July 19-21 weekend...

  • May 16, 2019

Sunday May 19 Speaker Aims to Save the Moon Landing Sites

SEATTLE, May 16, 2019—Michelle Hanlon of For All is working to ensure the six Apollo and other early lunar landing sites are recognized for their value and are...

  • May 9, 2019

France Awards Legion of Honor to Three Washington State World War II Veterans at Museum May 10

SEATTLE, May 9, 2019—On May 10 the Museum will host a presentation ceremony for the French Legion of Honor medal to four Washington-resident World War II veterans. The recipients...

  • May 7, 2019

Spaceflight Author’s Presentation Recalls Apollo 10 on May 18

SEATTLE, May 7, 2019—Fifty years ago this week, NASA’s Apollo 10 mission flew almost to the surface of the Moon as a “dress rehearsal” for Apollo 11’s landing a few months later....