Museum of Flight
NO CHECK-IN LINES! NO GATE HOLDS! NO LOST LUGGAGE!
Let your dreams and imagination soar as the wonder of flight comes to life at the largest air and space museum in the West – The Museum of Flight. This 12-acre cultural landmark includes more than 85 historic air and spacecraft, interactive exhibits, flight simulators, family and educational activities. Located on Boeing Field only 10 minutes south of downtown Seattle.
Discover the Great Gallery where 30 incredible aircraft are suspended overhead in a spectacular, glass building. Visit the William E. Boeing Red Barn and learn about the birth of commercial aviation; built in 1909, it is the original manufacturing facility of the Boeing Airplane Company. Experience stories of World Wars One and Two surrounding over two dozen aircraft in the Personal Courage Wing. Explore the first jet Air Force One, the West Coast’s only supersonic Concorde, the Mach 3 Blackbird spy plane and even a car that flies!
Visit the space age in the SPACE: Exploring the New Frontier exhibit. From the birth of rocketry to the future of commercial space travel, take off on an out-of-this world experience where you can land the Space Shuttle, fly a lunar lander to the Moons surface, and climb into a full size version of the International Space Station’s Destiny Module. See Moon rocks, an Apollo space capsule, a Martian lander and Carl Sagans turtleneck sweater!
Enjoy the best views on Boeing Field from the Museums Tower. Watch aircraft come and go while listening to live conversations between pilots and air traffic controllers. Monitor their flights and enjoy the sight of Mt. Rainier, too!
The Museum of Flight has something for everyone and is recognized as one of the foremost educational air and space museums in the world.
The Museum of Flight is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
- The original Boeing manufacturing facility
- SPACE: Exploring the New Frontier exhibit
- The first Air Force One
- The West Coast’s only Concorde
- Military fighter aircraft from the first in World War I to the F-14 Tomcat
- Rare commercial aircraft including the prototype 747 jumbo jet
- Deli lunches and beverages at Wings Caf
Plenty of free parking!
Dreams depart daily at The Museum of Flight, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.