We've gone several times over the past few years- and would be going this year if we didn't have plans for a WNBA game that night. Yes, it gets crowded at the Museum, but the place is so enormous that it's really not bad. And I'm super-sensitive to crowds, so if I say something's usually not bad, you can believe me :)
Father's Day Presented by Bartell Drugs
Sunday, Jun 20, 2010: 10:00am-5:00pmEvent Type
The Museum of Flight Father's Day 2010 Presented by Bartell Drugs
Our friends at Bartell Drugs once again make the Museum the place to take Dad on his special day by sponsoring free admission for fathers all day long! The Museum has a variety of special activities planned that are fun for the whole family. Stop by your neighborhood Bartell Drugs in early June to pick up a special coupon for Dad’s free admission.
Father's Day activities include:
Bank of America Weekend Family Workshop: The Incredible Edible, Candy-Dandy, Wonderful Wible Plane and High Flying Father's Day Fun Flyer Fest!
11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Side Gallery
Yes, a delectable, edible airplane! Make your dad a version of the "sweetest" plane in our collection, the Wible Plane. This is a plane that you have to see and taste to believe. Special thanks to Wings Aloft for their support with the edible airplane supplies. Help dad recapture his youth with some old-fashioned paper airplane building fun! Together you can make our Delta Wing Super Flyer, Amazing Flying Ring, and other great flying gliders.
Family LEGO® Experience
All Day, Great Gallery
Immerse yourself in the world of LEGO® with hands-on activities and a special display by the official "LEGO®Man."
Tip-to-Tail Tour: Boeing WB-47E Stratojet
11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Outside of the Museum's main entrance
Museum docents will lead personal tours of the Museum's B-47 bomber. The B-47 Stratojet remains one of the most important aircraft ever designed by The Boeing Company. More than 50 years ago, the B-47 emerged as the world's first large multi-engine swept-wing airplane--a design configuration that became the standard for all modern jetliners.
Flying Gizmos Show
Noon, William M. Allen Theater
Celebrate flight at the Museum's Flying Gizmos Show! The Flying Gizmos Show is a fun and engaging demonstration of all kinds of little flying machines. This presentation is designed to help youth discover the science, engineering and history of flight through fun flying toys and models. The show begins with the invention of the kite more than 2,000 years ago, and continues through the age of space vehicles with a real flying saucer!
Biplane RidesExperience flight in open cockpit airplane. The Museum is home base for Olde Thyme Aviation, offering scenic rides in classic, vintage biplanes over Seattle and Puget Sound. Rides vary in length from 15 to 90 minutes with a choice of seven routes.
Souvenir Photos, Provided by Bartell Drugs
All Day, Great GalleryTake home a special souvenir of your day with dad. There is a $1 donation request for photos, with proceeds benefiting the Museum's Aerospace Camp Experience Summer Camp.