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Museum of Flight Winter Family Fun Event Dec. 26-31

Special family activities from planetarium programs and storytelling to robot building

SEATTLE, – The Museum’s Education Department will be offering “Winter Family Fun” activities during the week between Christmas and New Year’s–December 26-31. Drop-in programs include Robot Garage–where families can build robots, and Paper Planet–a brief lesson in making paper creations that really fly. Astronomy fun includes tours of the solar system inside the Museum’s inflatable planetarium, and The 15-Minute Universe–a dazzling and entertaining presentation in the Murdock Space Exploration Theater. Families can also relax with a little story time in the Magic Flying Carpet Storybook area, where tales are told of flight from around the world.

Activities will be between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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 $15 for adults, $13 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for active military, $8 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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