The Museum of Flight, Seattle

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Walk through the cabins of a British Airways Concorde and the “flying Oval Office” of four presidents at The Museum of Flight, the largest private air and space museum in the world. The museum's world-class collection of nearly 150 aircraft includes a B-17F Flying Fortress bomber, a Lockheed M-21 Blackbird, and a Lockheed model like the one Amelia Earhart piloted when she disappeared over the Pacific. Other highlights include the world's first fighter plane, built in 1914, and one of only two remaining airworthy Douglas DC-2s. Within the museum is the restored “Red Barn,” Boeing’s original manufacturing plant. To take advantage of discounts offered to returning visitors, consider purchasing a "return trip" ticket, valid for up to seven days. Use our Seattle tour itinerary tool to arrange your visit to The Museum of Flight and other attractions in Seattle.
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  • Most interesting tour and a very efficient guide. However the process was a bit rushed - 90 minutes exactly. There is plenty time afterwards to see the Museum and the excellent shop, full of informati...  more »
  • Lots of planes to see and history to learn. Enjoyed seeing the many groups of young people there to experience this history. Many things for all ages to see and do.  more »
  • I've been to many aviation museums over the last 40 years and this one gets my vote. There is a very good and wide variety of aircraft of aircraft. I was extremely pleased to see how well the first ha...  more »
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  • We purchased an annual membership to the museum of flight. In 2017, this ran us $79 for two adults. Kids 5 and under are free. While, the museum is fascinating and staffed with very knowledgeable folks, the displays aren’t updated enough to merit going back again and again. In the year that we were members, we went 2x. This was enough to cover the annual fee. We have a toddler that truly enjoys the play area and the activities that they hosted around this area. I’m not sure if we will renew again. I would definitely take my kid and visitors here but most likely will pay the daily fee.
  • A fantastic museum even of your not big into planes. The static displays are amazing and with the all the windows in the main hall it really gives the illusion of flight. There was a great kids play area and the ability for the kids to get into some of the cockpits really adds to their excitement. We covered most of the areas in the museum and then enjoyed a nice lunch outside while watching planes take off and land on the Boeing runway.
  • With no more then my shirt and pants (yes of course everything in between), I have come to a flight to be remembered. The Museum of Flight is not just a product it is also a community of young and older people who live aviation or just want to see the planes. You have so many types of plane to choose to see let alone coming in for a landing or take off. If you have not been here before, what is there to lose? Come see for yourself of the beauty of aviation. It will guide you to the heavens. Remember the sky is not our limit, but we can make it one of our destinations. God Speed.
  • Great place to visit for the family. They do offer discounts. Military personnel can go in for free (ID required). The gift shop also offers a discount, military. Since I'm Navy l, I got in using my ID. I don't know if they offer anything for seniors, but they don't have anything for students. All in all it's a great place to visit for the family.
  • Great location for learning about all aspects of flight. There are some interactive displays, but the bulk are non-interactive; that said the main draw is the showcase of actual planes curated by the museum. The day is not long enough to see all the events, especially since it's house in separate locales; depending on the era of flight. (Modern/Early), but be mindful of the age of your audience, as smaller kids, will be less interested unless you can get them interested in the actual presentation, or you are willing to narrate for them the display.
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