November Events at The Museum of Flight

Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Special Event
Northwest Historical Miniatures Gaming Society Exhibition
The Museum hosts the Northwest Historical Miniatures Gaming Society for an exhibition of their fascinating hobby, which combines the challenges of fine model-making and sophisticated strategy game-playing. Many games will be demonstrated, including those featuring aerial combat, air racing, hydroplane racing and war games using miniature historical models, landscapes and figurines. Visitors are encouraged to participate. The society members will be on hand to answer questions, while hundreds of models will be on display. The event is free with admission to the Museum.

Sunday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Exhibition
Flyable Model Aircraft Exhibition
A collection of flyable model aircraft will be on display at the Museum on Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The one-day exhibition is sponsored by the Marymoor R/C Club of Redmond, Wash., and represents the craftsmanship of dozens of Northwest model makers. Club members will be on hand to answer questions about the sport and hobby of radio controlled aircraft. This family event is free with admission to the Museum.
For more information, please visit the Marymoor R/C Club website at http://www.mar-c.org/

Thursday, Nov. 7, 5 to 9 p.m.
Wells Fargo Free First Thursday
Once a month, the Museum stays open late – and admission is free! Enjoy the Museum’s Great Gallery, Charles Simonyi Space Gallery 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.
Sunday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Special Event
Southeast Asia Map Dedication and Cessna O-2A Fly-in
A large, bronze sculpture depicting a map of the U.S. Air Force Southeast Asia military theater of operations will be unveiled at the Vietnam War exhibit in the Great Gallery during a 10 a.m. ceremony on Nov. 7. Museum Curator Dan Hagedorn will be the keynote speaker at the event. The 8-foot-tall memorial features the locations of American airbases used from 1959 to 1975, and it is dedicated to the memory of U. S. Air Force Lt. Richard Christy, who was killed in action in 1972 over Vietnam while flying a Cessna O-2A as a forward air controller. The Museum’s Cessna O-2A will be flown in from Everett, Wash. and will be on display all day in the Museum’s east parking lot.

Monday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Special Events
Veterans Day Celebration
The Museum recognizes the contributions of America’s veterans at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony. The events begin on the eleventh hour of the eleventh month with the Boeing Employees’ Concert Band, performing until 1 p.m. The formal ceremony begins at 1 p.m., with Museum President and CEO Doug King and City of Tukwila Mayor Jim Haggerton. On Veterans Day all U.S. veterans and current U.S. military personnel will be admitted to the Museum free of charge.

Thursday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m.
Seattle Meetup Event
Our Universe – Cosmos Screening
The Museum will host a free screening of a selection of Carl Sagan’s Public Broadcasting Network “The Cosmos” episodes, courtesy of the Meetup group, Our Universe Seattle. The program will be introduced by local science experts, who will present on related topics and take audience questions.

Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 to 11 a.m.
Family Activity
Challenger Learning Center Voyage to Mars
The Challenger Learning Center creates simulated space missions using full-scale mock-ups of a mission control facility and a large spacecraft to engage participants in teamwork, communication, problem-solving and critical thinking. Although the space missions are usually designed for large student groups, this weekend mission is geared to families and other smaller groups. The mission is a trip to Mars 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.

Audience: Ages 10 and up. Youth under 16 years old must be accompanied by adult participant. One adult minimum per 5 youth. Pre-requisites: Ability to read at a grade 5 level and have basic computer skills. Familiarity with email. Cost: $8 per participant (Museum admission not included). Pre-registration by Nov. 22 is required: 206-764-1384.

The independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, attracting more than 500,000 visitors annually. The Museum’s collection includes more than 160 historically significant air- and spacecraft, the original manufacturing facility of The Boeing Co., and the world’s only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer. The Museum’s aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 100,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum’s on-site and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

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 $18 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 and older, $15 for active military, $10 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. McCormick & Schmick’s Wings Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org

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