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June Events at The Museum of Flight

Family Activity
Bank of America Weekend Family Workshop: STS Space Shuttle Service
Saturdays and Sundays
June 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 23, 24, 30, July 1, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
What flying machine launches like a rocket, flies like a space ship and lands like an airplane? That’s right – a Space Shuttle! Learn about the stages of a shuttle mission. Then make your own Space Shuttle model!

Wells Fargo Free First Thursday
Thursday, June 7, 5 to 9 p.m.
Once a month, the Museum stays open late – and admission is free. Enjoy the Museum’s Great Gallery, Personal Courage Wing, Red Barn and more from 5 to 9 p.m., courtesy of Wells Fargo. Museum Store and Wings Café will also remain open for the extended hours on this night.

The First Female Marine Corps Aviator: Sarah Deal Burrow
Saturday, June 9, 2 p.m.
Sarah Deal Burrow, the first woman to fly as a U.S. Marine Corps aviator, will talk about the centennial of Marine Corps aviation, her place in this history, and her personal story as a military pilot and a mother.

Special Event
Delivery of the Space Shuttle Trainer Crew Cabin
Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The front section of the Museum’s full-scale space shuttle trainer is delivered to the Museum by NASA via its special, Super Guppy cargo plane. The plane will be flown from Houston by Seattle astronaut Greg Johnson and is scheduled to arrive at 10 a.m. The shuttle trainer section includes the cockpit and crew cabin. The Super Guppy will remain on display in the Museum parking lot for the day. The trailer crew cabin will be moved to the Space Gallery, where over the summer it will be joined by the remaining components of the trainer. The shuttle trainer exhibit is expected to be completed by mid-September.

Artifacts currently in the Space Gallery include a Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft that has flown to the International Space Station and back. The space shuttle trainer is the only one of its kind in the world, and is the simulator in which every space shuttle astronaut trained for spaceflight. When completed, the gallery will tell the story of human spaceflight – past, present and future – with unique artifacts and interactive displays.

Special Event
Father’s Day Celebration
Sunday, June 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free admission for all dads. Family activities throughout the Museum.

Family Activity
Voyage to Mars: Space Travel for Families
Saturday, June 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Be an astronaut for a day! In this mission to Mars, your group is traveling to the Red Planet to replace a crew of astronauts who have been living there for the past two years. In addition to landing on the Martian surface, the team collects and analyzes geologic samples and launches exploratory probes to the two moons of Mars. The excitement takes place in the Museum’s Challenger Learning Center, a facility designed to simulate space missions for large groups using a full-scale mission control center and a spacecraft cabin. Each mission uses hands-on activities engaging participants in teamwork, communication, problem-solving and critical thinking. And it is fun!

Cost (Including museum admission): Member: $7 youth (under 18); $12 adult
Non-member: $10 youth (under 18); $15 adult
Audience: Ages 10 and up. Youth under 16 years old must be accompanied by adult participant. One adult minimum per 5 youth.

Pre-registration is required – 206-764-1384. Pre-register by June 8.

Cancellation policy: A full refund will be made if you cancel at least 3 working days prior to the program. No refund will be made after that date. There are no partial refunds. This program requires a minimum number of participants. You will be notified, and a full refund issued, if this event is cancelled.

Outdoor Event
Fire Department Day
Friday, June 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. East Parking Lot
The King County Fire & Life Safety Association is hosting the 14th Annual King County Fire Department Day at the Museum. On this day, kids of all ages can view fire equipment on display and meet the men and women who serve them. Kids (and adults too) will have the opportunity to climb aboard a fire engine, see how tall an aerial ladder extends, talk with firefighters and department personnel, and learn fire and life safety skills through fun activities. The Safety Zone will teach children safety skills, while providing adults with life-saving information. This exciting summer event is fun and educational!

2012 Seattle Science Festival Event
Luminaries of Space
Friday, June 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This event in the Space Gallery will feature astronauts Dr. Bonnie Dunbar and Dr. George ‘Pinky’ Nelson as well as spaceflight entrepreneur Mark Sirangelo of Sierra Nevada Corporation.

Aircraft Fly-In Event
Wings of Freedom World War II Bomber Tour
Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour lands at Boeing Field, providing Museum visitors the unique chance to experience both of the American heavy bombers that helped win World War II. Flights and ground tours are available on the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress and the Consolidated B-24J Liberator. Flight training is offered in a P-51C Mustang.

For flight reservations, call 800-568-8924 or visit

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 $17 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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