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The Baby Boeing 737 Celebrates Its Big Five-O at the Museum of Flight

The Baby Boeing 737 Celebrates Its Big Five-O at the Museum of Flight

Public birthday party for the Museum’s prototype twinjet features an appearance by Brien Wygle, pilot of the first flight SEATTLE – On April 9, the Museum will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Boeing 737’s first flight. A panel presentation at noon will include maiden flight pilot Brien Wygle, and original 737 engineers Bob Bogash […]

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March is Mars Madness at the Museum of Flight

March is Mars Madness at the Museum of Flight

Weekend presentations and lectures look at our missions to the Red Planet SEATTLE – Mars drives the Museum mad in March with planetary scientists, engineers, space geeks and all manner of people attracted to the Red Planet. Every Saturday in March, the Museum offers lectures from experts in the exploration and study of Mars. March […]

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Smithsonian Selects The Museum of Flight to Exhibit Apollo 11 Spacecraft on the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Smithsonian Selects The Museum of Flight to Exhibit Apollo 11 Spacecraft on the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Historic exhibition will be at the Museum March 16 – Sept. 2, 2019 SEATTLE – The Smithsonian Institution announced at a ceremony today that the Apollo 11 command module Columbia–the only portion of the historic spacecraft to complete the first mission to land a man on the moon and safely return him to Earth–will be […]

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Museum of Flight a Happy Haven for Young Engineering Geeks

Museum of Flight a Happy Haven for Young Engineering Geeks

Families welcome for free Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Contest, Engineering Fair SEATTLE – On Feb. 4 two free, perennial events provide a wonderland and a haven for young geeks when the Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Contest and the Engineering Fair return to the Museum. The remarkably rambunctious Bridge Contest is a great spectacle for families. […]

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Taiwanese Air Force Missions of the Cold War Highlight Feb. 2 Lunar New Year Free Events at the The Museum of Flight

Taiwanese Air Force Missions of the Cold War Highlight Feb. 2 Lunar New Year Free Events at the The Museum of Flight

Free evening family activities, Seattle Chinese Chorus, plus special event with former Republic of China Air Force U-2 and Neptune spy pilots and crews SEATTLE – On Feb. 2, Free First Thursday from 5-9 p.m. the Museum celebrates the “Year of the Rooster” with fun family activities, plus music performed by the Seattle Chinese Chorus, […]

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Smithsonian exhibition exploring the power of Star Wars costumes coming to Cincinnati

Smithsonian exhibition exploring the power of Star Wars costumes coming to Cincinnati

A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY – Iconic costumes from “a galaxy far, far away” are presented in the Smithsonian traveling exhibition Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume. The exhibition will open at Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) on May 25, 2017. Pulled from the collection of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Star Wars and […]

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Astronaut Dr. Michael R. Barratt Featured Speaker at the The Museum of Flight

Astronaut Dr. Michael R. Barratt Featured Speaker at the The Museum of Flight

Family-friendly presentation by inspiring spacewalker and medical doctor SEATTLE – On Feb. 4 at 2 p.m., astronaut Dr. Michael R. Barratt will deliver an inspiring and family-friendly presentation at The Museum of Flight. Barratt was a Flight Engineer for Expedition 19/20 to the International Space Station in 2009, and returned to orbit in 2011 as […]

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Major New Space Race Exhibit Opens May 20 at the Museum of Flight

Major New Space Race Exhibit Opens May 20 at the Museum of Flight

Exhibit features first display of historic Apollo Moon rockets SEATTLE – May 20, 2017, The Museum of Flight will open an exciting exhibit about the American and Soviet “Space Race” to the Moon during the 1960s. It is a story of individuals taming powerful new technologies to fulfill impossible dreams. The exhibit will also be […]

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Children mix art with science at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum – CBMM this February

Children mix art with science at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum – CBMM this February

Each Saturday this February, young mariners ages 4 to 9 are invited to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., to participate in CBMM’s new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Team. Class sizes are limited, with advanced registration needed. Each week, CBMM’s STEAM Team will be led by instructor Martha Hamlyn in […]

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