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Sasquatch Flys-In to Greet Visitors at the Museum of Flight

SEATTLE – On Dec. 16 at 11 a.m., Sasquatch will arrive at the Museum via helicopter to headline a new art-themed celebration of wintertime, Solstice with Sasquatch. The internationally famous furry friend from the forests will be flown directly to the event by the Washington Department of Natural Resources in its UH-1H Huey helicopter. “Sasquatch is excited beyond words to visit the Museum,” said their publicist. “They also have a special affinity with aviation. Family legend says that over a hundred years ago, Sasquatch’s great grandother personally helped Bill Boeing and his team select the finest woods in the Northwest forests for making their first aircraft. The rest is history.”

Solstice with Sasquatch
Solstice with Sasquatch is a new art-themed celebration of wintertime. Events include live holiday music, free hot cocoa, poster prizes, free pet portraits, felt bracelet workshops, family art activities, a presentation about the Sun and solstice by Arvin Ash, and surprise visits everywhere with world-famous Sasquatch. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The public is invited to greet Sasquatch as their helicopter lands at the Museum tarmac. Admission is free for the landing. Indoor Solstice with Sasquatch events are free with Museum membership and included with general admission.

Cozy Solstice Hot Cocoa Lounge, catered by Seattle Ice Cream Catering
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Relax and enjoy free hot cocoa and cookies (while supplies last).

Meet the Wright Brothers’ Sister
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In celebration of the 120-year anniversary of the Wright Brothers first powered airplane flight on Dec. 17, a Museum Volunteer will engage with visitors while dressed in the vintage style of Wilber and Orville’s sister Katherine.

Sasquatch Helicopter Arrival
11 a.m.
Everyone is welcome to watch the dramatic Huey helicopter arrival of Sasquatch.

Felt Bracelet Workshops with artist Flóra Carlile-Kovács
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Artist Flóra Carlile-Kovács will guide participants during a 30-minute workshop as they design and make their own felt bracelets to keep. All materials will be provided for free.

Sasquatch Photo Hunt
12 to 4 p.m.
Snap a camera photo of Sasquatch at the Museum and win a prize. Visitors need only show their photo to the Photo Hunt table in the lobby to receive a gift.

Department of Natural Resources Info Table
12 to 4 p.m.
Department of Natural Resources personnel will be next to the Museum’s vintage Huey helicopter to answer questions and talk about their services.

Boeing Employee Concert Band live performance
12:30 p.m.

5-Minute Pet Portraits by the artist Dozfy
1-3 p.m.
Dozfy will sketch adorable portraits of visitor’s pets from their photos (please do not bring your pets to the museum). Pet-less visitors can get a portrait of Sasquatch.

Complimentary gift wrapping for in-store purchases
1-4 p.m.

Northwest Swing live performance
2 p.m.

Science of the Sun lecture and presentation
2 p.m.
Learn all about the science of the Sun with engineer and science educator Arvin Ash. Ash will use fun and simple ways to explain the inner workings of the Sun, its role in life on Earth, how solstices work and the Sun’s cultural significance to human societies through history.

Solstice with Sasquatch is part of the Museum’s six-month Art+Flight project (6/23-1/24).

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

Image: Sasquatch at The Museum of Flight. Sean Mobley/The Museum of Flight.