Boeing Museum of Flight is one of the largest aviation museum in the world at King County International Airport (Boeing Field), south of downtown Seattle, Washington. It was established in 1965 and is fully accredited by the American Association of Museums. As the largest private air and space museum in the world, it attracts more than 400,000 visitors annually.
The museum serves more than 140,000 students yearly through both its onsite programs: a Challenger Learning Center, an Aviation Learning Center, and a summer camp (ACE), as well as outreach programs that travel throughout Washington and Oregon.
The Museum's collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, including an Air Force One, a Concorde, a M-21 Blackbird, the Lunar Rover, the Apollo Command Module, and also hosts the largest K-12 educational programs in the world. The Red Barn®—the original manufacturing facility of The Boeing Co., is also part of the museum. From the first primitive glider designed by the Wright brothers to the stealthy "Blackbird" capable of Mach 3 and an 80,000 ft ceiling - the museum has assembled a massive collection of flying machines.
Overall a great museum for young and old. Definitely worth the drive and the cost of admission. This is a definite "Do Not Miss" item for your next Seattle itinerary.
Visit The Flying Heritage Collection Today!
- The entry cost is as follows...
- $17 for adults,
- $14 foe seniors,
- $9 for youths ages 5-17
- free for 4 years and under.
- Museum admission is free of charge on the first Thursday evening of every month from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The official web site of the Meseum is www.museumofflight.org
- This musem is open from every day from 10 am to 5 pm.
- This musem is closed on Thanksgiving and December 25.
9404 East Marginal Way S
Seattle, WA 98108
- Exit I-5 at Exit 158. Go west, and turn right at the first light onto E. Marginal Way S. The Museum of Flight is on the right, 1/2 mile away. Parking is free at the Museum of Flight.
- Using public transportation, take METRO Bus #174 from downtown Seattle or the Sea-Tac Airport. The trip to the Museum of Flight will take over half an hour each way.