We made a trip to the Museum of Flight near Seattle Washington and it was a great experience. The huge museum includes flight simulators and real artifacts from the history aviation with the Wright Brothers. Best yet – the gallery is filled with actual airplanes – some of which you can sit inside and pretend to fly.
Together with the wild and crazy flight simulator – our favorite exhibit (with movie) was the “car plane”. There was a real car that could magically convert to a mini airplane and back. Supposedly, the car-plane was a huge hit in limited manufacturing until the fuel crisis of the 1970’s began to hit the United States.
The Museum of Flight is located at Boeing Field – just south of the city of Seattle, Washington. It’s a cool place for adults interested in airplanes and the perfect place for kids to run around without breaking things. There are both vintage planes and modern planes – we found it to be both extremely cool and unique.
9404 E Marginal Way S
Tukwila, WA 98108
- Take exit 158 from I-5.
- Go west.
- Turn right at the first light (E. Marginal Way S.)
- The Museum is on the right, 1/2 mile.
The Museum of Flight is open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. On the first Thursday of each month, the Museum remains open until 9:00 p.m. and admission is free (call to confirm) from 5pm to 9pm on the first Thursday of each month.
See more of our photos and story for the Museum of Flight here.