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The Force is for Families on Star Wars Reads Day at the Museum of Flight

SEATTLE – The Museum of Flight joins thousands of Star Wars Reads Day celebrations around our planet on Oct. 13. Star Wars activities at the Museum include family arts and crafts under the Blackbird spyplane, plus storytelling in an Ewok village. Winners in the Empire Writes Back! story writing contest (entry deadline Oct.1) will also be announced. Visitors to the Museum are encouraged to wear their favorite intergalactic outfits as they will surely be meeting some Star Wars characters already roaming the galleries.

Star Wars Reads Day is a nationwide celebration of reading and Star Wars, with events at libraries and bookstores nationwide featuring Star Wars authors, artists, contests, costumed characters, and lots more.

Empire Writes Back! Creative Story Writing Contest for Grade School Students
Empire Writes Back! is a creative story writing contest for students in grades 2-8. The contest calls for fictional stories all kinds between 100 and 1000 words; submissions are due by midnight Oct. 1. Winners will receive free admission to the Museum and must be present on Oct. 13 to collect their prize.

The Empire Writes Back! rules and entry form are online.

For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit

Museum visitors at Star Wars Reads Day 2017. Photos Ted Huetter/The Museum of Flight.