Museum of Flight Opens New Education Center on May 7

. April 28, 2015

SEATTLE – On May 7, the Museum opens its new, $2.5 million Alaska Airlines Aerospace Education Center. The 5 to 9 p.m. event coincides with the Museum’s Space Day celebration and Free First Thursday.

Children check out the airplane controls in the Alaska Airlines Aerospace Education Center at The Museum of Flight. Photo: Ted Huetter/The Museum of Flight

Children check out the airplane controls in the Alaska Airlines Aerospace Education Center at The Museum of Flight. Photo: Ted Huetter/The Museum of Flight

The Center will be open every day and staffed with an education professional to provide guidance about not only Museum educational programs, but science, technology, engineering and math opportunities everywhere. The facility’s scope and personalized service sets a new standard in worldwide museum educational programs, with attention to both families and students of all ages. Services are free with admission to the Museum.

The Education Center staffers help visiting families get started on any number of on-site fun educational activities around the Museum, including robotics, scavenger hunts and flight simulations. Staff can provide college counseling, and the Center is equipped with visitor computer stations for accessing academic scholarships and career data.

Museum Education Services Specialist Samantha Geltz describes her job at the Center, “I am trying to create an area with as much information about college, scholarship, grant, and internship opportunities as possible. If I had this information before I went to college I would have had a completely different experience.”

Space Day
The Museum celebrates Space Day – an internationally recognized educational event – on May 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. during Free First Thursday. Local science and astronomy clubs will be at the Museum to share their telescopes with the public. Viewing opportunities will include solar activity and the night sky. NASA Solar System Ambassador, Dr. Ron Hobbs, will deliver a 7 p.m. presentation about the Hubble Space Telescope.

For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org

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