Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Museum of Flight

We hadn't been to The Museum of Flight for about seven years, so when I heard about Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live's free admission day, and saw that The Museum of Flight was on the list of museums, we jumped at the opportunity to visit it again.

The museum has a wonderful collection of airplanes!

And even though my kids are turning into "big kids," they still enjoyed the educational area that is technically intended for those a bit younger.

In the main building is a small section devoted to space exploration, but if you want to see more,...

... you can cross the bridge at the back of the building that leads to another of the museum's buildings.

Admission to this building is included.

Inside this Space Gallery is a full-scale model of a Space Shuttle, rocket science exploration, and other activities. My kids participated in a timed LEGO building activity where they needed to build a satellite, rocket, and launch pad which met certain requirements. It was tougher than they thought!

If you have an interest in airplanes or space exploration, this museum is a must see!

Cost: $12-$20, 4 and under free
What to see: Air Force One, The Blackbird, World War I & II Fighters, space exhibits, The Boeing Story and so much more

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