Space Day Observed on Thursday May 5 at the Museum of Flight

. April 27, 2011 . 1 Comment

Free admission, space-related family activities 5 to 9 p.m.

The Museum of Flight
SEATTLE – On May 5 from 5 to 9 p.m., the Museum will offer space-related activities in observance of Space Day. Events include planetarium shows. Since 1997, Space Day has celebrated the achievements, benefits and opportunities specific to the exploration of space. This year the Museum’s celebration of Space Day coincides with the 50th anniversary of the day NASA astronaut Alan Shepard became the first American to fly into space. The Museum offers free admission from 5 to 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, courtesy of Wells Fargo.
The Museum’s exhibits, Airpark, Museum Store and Wings Café will also remain open for the extended hours on May 5.
The non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest independent air and space museums in the world. The Museum’s collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the William E. Boeing Red Barn® — the original manufacturing facility of the Boeing Co. The Airpark includes outdoor displays with the first jet Air Force One, a Concorde airliner, and the first Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The Museum aeronautical library and archival holdings are the largest on the West Coast. The Education Office offers weekend family programs, programs for students and educators, and overnight camps for children. McCormick & Schmick’s Wings Café is on site

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 for active military, $9 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo.

For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit

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  1. As the author of the Alan Shepard biography, Light This Candle: The Life and Times of Alan Shepard, America’s First Spaceman (and a Seattleite), I’m happy to see the Museum of Flight commemorating the 50th anniversary of Shepard’s Freedom 7 launch – and fifty years of American space exploration.
    Wish I could be there, but I’ll be speaking at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Ohio.
    Neal Thompson

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