The Museum of Flight Celebrates 50th Birthday with Public Party

. September 4, 2015

SEATTLE, May 19, 2015–On Sept. 19, the Museum celebrates the big five-o with an all-day birthday party and 50-cent admission (the original ticket price). Visitors are encouraged to dress for the party’s 1960s theme. Festivities begin at noon with a nod to the the Museum’s artist-designed astronaut statue program, Astronauts on the Town. Next will be a 60’s costume and fashion contest that is open to all visitors (the audience chooses the winner). Family activities throughout the day include a Scavenger hunt, and a design-your-own-astronaut coloring project. A Museum archivist will also be on hand to answer questions about preserving family photos and other personal treasures.

Astronaut on the Town Contest
The astronaut artworks have been on display all summer in the Seattle area, with an associated Instagram contest (prizes include two tickets on Alaska Airlines). Contest winners and the final results from the Astronauts on the Town online auction will be announced at the noon ceremony. All 25 of the statues will be back at the Museum and in formation below the M/D-21 Blackbird.

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