June Events at The Museum of Flight

Thursday, March 5 – 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, Personal Courage Wing, and more, courtesy of Wells Fargo. Museum store and Wings Café will also remain open for the extended hours on this night.

Saturday, June 13, 2 p.m.
Lecture and Book Signing with Author John M. Logsdon – “After Apollo? Richard Nixon and the American Space Program”
John Logsdon will discuss the topic of his new book that examines how the Nixon administration impacted post-Apollo space policy. He will sign copies of his books (which will be available at the Museum) after his presentation.

Saturday, June 20, 2 p.m.
Lecture and Book Signing with Author Rob Manning – “Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiosity’s Chief Engineer”
Rob Manning is the Mars Rover Curiosity’s Chief Engineer. His new book is about the challenges of bringing this large and complex scientific instrument to life and sending it to Mars. Manning’s presentation will focus on the creation and exploits of Curiosity. He will sign copies of his books (which will be available at the Museum) after his presentation.

Sunday, June 21, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Father’s Day Free For Dads
The Museum of Flight offers free admission to all dads (accompanied by children) on Father’s Day, June 21. There will be family activities throughout the Museum all day, including Lego building with Dan “The Lego Man” Parker. For the first time, the Museum’s World War II B-17 bomber will open for tours during the summer in the Airpark ($10/$5 Museum Members). The Museum will also be opening earlier than usual, at 8:30 a.m.

Friday-Sunday, June 26-28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (2-5 p.m. on June 26)
World War II Bomber and Fighter Flights with Collings Foundation B-17, B-24 and P-51
Three historic World War II aircraft fly at The Museum of Flight during the last weekend in June. Ground tours and flights will be available in the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator bombers, and the world’s only dual-control P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft. The planes are on the national “Wings of Freedom Tour” sponsored by the non-profit Collings Foundation.

The two-seat TP-51C is the only Mustang with flight controls for the passenger. The Collings Boeing B-17 is one of only about a dozen still flying, and with the Museum’s B-17 on display nearby, the Museum of Flight is the only place to see two of these Flying Fortresses in the same glance. Ground tours are free for World War II veterans.

The aircraft will be stationed at the Museum’s tarmac on Boeing Field. Tours and rides are available Friday, June 26, from 2 to 5 p.m., and June 27-28 weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flights are available on each airplane. For information on flight reservations and costs, call 978-562-9182 or visit www.collingsfoundation.org/cf_flightexperiences

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