We invite you to 'Touch the Sky!'

Experience our aircraft through the sense of touch. We offer curated tours for our Museum guests who are blind or low-vision. Specially trained Docents will take you right next to planes on exhibit to learn about aircraft shapes, lines, designs and features by touching airplane models and real aircraft in our collection. The Docent also tells the histories and provides visual descriptions of the artifacts on display in the gallery.

Docents will highlight a selection of the following aircraft: 

  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis
  • Canadair CL-13B Sabre Mk. 6
  • McDonnell F-4C (F-110A) Phantom II
  • Bell UH-1H Iroquois (Huey)
  • Curtiss JN-4D Jenny Reproduction
  • Goodyear FG-1D Corsair

Tour is recommended for ages 12 and up. Participants under age 14 are required to have a parent or guardian present.
At this time we are unable to provide tours for the Deaf-Blind, but we are working towards a solution.

Please Note: Tour participants are provided with and required to wear nitrile gloves for protection of the artifacts.

Tour Details

Tour Length: 90-minutes
Cost: Free with Museum Admission; Advance reservations are required.

Tour Group Size: There is a limit of six (6) tactile participant spots available for each tour. Support persons or family members are able to join the tour as well, but cannot participate in the tactile portion.

Tour recommended for age 12 and up. Participants under age 14 are required to have a parent or guardian present.


Tours for the Blind are offered twice a month; once on a weekday and once on a weekend. If any of the listed dates and times below do not work for your schedule, please inquire and we'll do our very best to accomodate your request.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Thursday, May 9 at 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, May 25 at 11:00 AM
  • Friday, June 14 at 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, June 23 at 11:00 AM
  • Thursday, July 11 at 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, July 27 at 11:00 AM
  • Friday, August 9 at 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, August 25 at 11:00 AM
  • Thursday, September 12 at 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, September 28 at 11:00 AM
  • Friday, October 11 at 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 27 at 11:00 AM
  • Thursday, November 14 at 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, November 23 at 11:00 AM
  • Friday, December 6 at 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 12 at 11:00 AM

Tour Reservations

Please click the button below to make a reservation for your preferred tour date and time. Paid Museum admission (or a Museum membership) is required to participate in the tour and must be purchased separately for the same date.

Please Note: Our ticketing website is not screen reader-friendly. If you require assistance with booking your tour, please call 206-768-7108 Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and a staff member will assist you. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a detailed voice message and we'll get back to you as soon as we are able.

Reserve a Tour

Have questions? Please contact us at Admissions@museumofflight.org.