The Museum of Flight is one of the leading air and space museums in the country.
A short drive or bus ride south of Seattle is well worth the time to experience this high caliber museum. Perched on the perimeter of the county airport, the Museum of Flight is a treat for visitors of all ages.
NASA's Space Shuttle Trainer, a Concorde that you can walk through from tip to tail, and an SR-71 Blackbird suspended from the ceiling in the Great Gallery are just a few of the exhibits that will take your breath away at this captivating museum. Be sure to include time for a docent tour, some led by former pilots and Boeing engineers who now volunteer their time to educate and inspire visitors.
A day at the MOF also includes an interactive flight tower exhibit that allows you to monitor and observe real-time flight traffic at busy King County International Airport (Boeing Field). After you finish satisfying your inner air traffic controller, check out the Red Barn which was the original building where Boeing began their airplane assembly and the exhibit tracks their early years from airmail delivery and boat building to the 707 jetliner.
The Museum of Flight is one of the best ways to spend a day in Seattle, and delights visitors of all ages. Be sure to allow at least a half-day, if not more, to explore this multi-campus attraction and don't forget the fantastic Museum Store. Parking is free and abundant, and there is a cafe on-site that overlooks the airfield. There are few better ways to spend a day indoors than the Museum of Flight!