Museum of Flight anniversary
What: The renowned flight museum will celebrate its 50th anniversary with special programs and discounted admission.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 19.
Where: Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5.
Anniversary events: Activities for the day will include an anniversary-themed scavenger hunt, a ’60s throwback costume contest, and a design-your-own-astronaut coloring project. A museum archivist will also be on hand to answer questions about preserving family photos and other personal treasures. Visitors will also be able to see the 25 models that were set up around the Seattle area for the Astronaut on the Town contest.
About the museum: The museum began as the Pacific Northwest Historical Aviation Foundation, which began Sept. 14, 1965, in some small offices near the Space Needle at Seattle Center until 1979. The museum is now one of the largest air and space museums in the world, attracting more than 560,000 visitors a year. The collection includes more than 160 historically significant airplanes and spacecraft, from the first fighter plane (1914) to a modern-day 787 Dreamliner. Other attractions include the original Boeing Company factory and the world’s only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer.
Admission: 50 cents a person, which was the original ticket price.
Information: 206-764-5720, museumofflight.org.
Jeffrey P. Mayor, email@example.com