Boeing Future of Flight
Boeing Future of Flight
4.5
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Boeing Future of Flight in Mukilteo, is one of Washington State’s premier aerospace attractions, located 25 miles north of downtown Seattle. Boeing Future of Future is the gateway for the Everett Factory Tour. Tour operations run Thursdays through Mondays. Tickets are available online and on-site. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended as tours sell out weeks ahead of dates. The Factory Tour is an 80-minute guided experience which provides an inside look at the Boeing Everett Factory and 777/777X assembly line, with opportunities to learn about Boeing. Our Gallery includes many family-friendly STEM activities, experiences and exhibits. The Sky Deck offers expansive territorial views of the Everett Factory, Cascade mountain range, and active Seattle Paine Field International Airport provide exciting photo opportunities for aviation enthusiasts and global travelers alike. Explore the flagship Boeing Store for models, apparel, STEM toys and more.
Mukilteo, Washington

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GobalTravelwFamily
Denver, CO41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
three adults and one child (age 8) enjoyed this tour. We went on a weekday and the factory floor was in full swing. I loved being able to see the different planes being put together. What an engineering feat! The tour is really informative and kept my son engaged the whole time. It is a 90 minute tour and includes a little walking and various displays. The highlight for sure, was just being able to see the planes and plane parts in various stages. It is north of seattle, so you will want to plan for a half day excursion if you are coming from seattle (don't forget about traffice). Also after the tour, there is a nice musuem display that we spent about 45 minutes exploring before our growling tummies said it was time to eat.
Written February 16, 2020
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GazPerth
Duncraig, Australia127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Its important to know that when visiting the Future of Flight, all you're really doing is walking into a couple of huge hangers. Unlike say the Ford F150 assembly line in Dearborne, you wont see much action here. But the size of the place is something to behold and just seeing 747's and 787's in various states of build, is amazing. Our Tour Guide was very informative and the 90 minutes went very fast. Note you cant take photos inside, so no happy snaps of a great experience I'm afraid.
Written January 31, 2020
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Larry S
Newton, MA27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I, myself, have visited the Boeing Assembly Plant in Everett, WA, twice. And it was just as fun, interesting, and enjoyable each time. I mean, where else in the country can you see jumbo jets being built?

The facility, just north of Seattle, is a city within itself. The plant houses planes in various stages of assembly, a full runway, restaurant, hospital, fire house, sleeping quarters, fitness center, movie theater, museum, gift shop, etc.

The one hour tour explains how the plant itself is designed and you can watch 747's and 787's being built by factory workers in real time. It is fascinating! I have sent many friends and family members who visited Seattle to the Boeing plant and they all thanked me for suggesting such an amazing activity. Perfect for adults, teens, and children over 5 years.
Written February 13, 2020
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Nhfoodiemom
Osprey, FL10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I'm sure this was amazing pre-COVID but spending $80 for a family of 4 to watch a very boring 60 minute video mostly about the history of Boeing was not worth it. There is NO live tour even though their website doesn't clearly state that, there is NO actual tour. Save your money and time and go to the Museum of Flight instead.
Written June 11, 2022
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FiftyFifty5050
Montgomery, UK872 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I feel rather sorry for Boeing because, let's face it, if you are thinking about visiting a company as iconic as Boeing, you want to go on the factory tour and, for whatever reason, although Covid is a likely candidate, the tours are not currently being run.

So you have two options, to just go around the Future of Flight Exhibition or to also pay an extra charge to see a video presentation, called the Boeing Backstage Pass which, as I understand it, tells you the history of the company.

The blurb on the website, coupled with reviews, didn't convince us that we wanted to part with $27 between us (adults $15, seniors $12) to watch a video presentation so we just paid our $11 (adult $6, senior $5) to go around the exhibition.

It is all nicely laid out, entering either in a lift or down a long ramp, which gives you a good view from the top of a tail fin from a jumbo jet and a capsule from the space station.

There has been a good attempt to make the exhibits child friendly, with a 'Scavenger Hunt' (treasure hunt quiz on paper) to find answers and a sticker badge as a prize at the end, if you complete it. There is also drone flying available and programming robots.

But there still remains a lots of reading to do in order to get the full picture and, after a while, I found myself skimming (or just reading the bits I needed to in order to answer my Scavenger Hunt questions!).

There weren't even that many photographic opportunities, although we did take the lift up to the flight deck, where you could go outside onto the flat roof of part of the building, from where you get a good view of the runway at the Boeing factory and it is rather pot luck as to whether you have anything taking off whilst you are there.

The coffee shop / cafe was closed, with just a vending machine available. The gift shop was well stocked, with something for all ages - get the children some techie toys or 'I'm going to be an astronaut' type clothing, or buy your other half his own Top Gun jacket!

All in all, I am sad to say it was rather disappointing. We were in the area anyway but, had we travelled up from our base in Seattle, I think we would have been even more disappointed.

I do hope that the factory tour starts up again soon, and I can see that other reviewers thought that it might be as soon as next month because, without it, there is definitely lacking in this experience.
Written March 28, 2023
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Inori30
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Hey hey
Any aviation fan and also Boeing FAN?
If you are!
You have to come and visit!!!
Inside of the hangar no electrical devices are allowed.
Which means that you will experience something that only people who went their will know what you are talking about!
If you have a chance you can watch or talking pictures from the sky deck of aircraft taking off!
(By the way I saw the Dream lifter taking off! Lol)
The tour guide was a passionate person he answered most of our questions (some are secrets so you couldn’t answer it...)
Preferably use an Uber or rent a car to access the place.
At the end of course Boeing shops a lot of goods with reasonable price!
Any way I had a GREAT GREAT experience!!
Written February 15, 2020
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Claire F
Taunton, UK1,595 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
This has always been on my bucket list since I first heard about it.

We booked our tickets well in advance to guarantee a visit. We took an Uber up to Payne Field from downtown Seattle where we were staying. It wasn’t overly expensive and it was the easiest way in our opinion.

Once at the Future of flight you are advised to leave all belongings inc phones in the lockers provided. No phones allowed on the tour.

The tour starts and you’re shown a video of Boeing. You then head over to the factory floor by bus. We started on the 767/747 floor and get guided around (aerial view) you then gather back on the bus and are taken over to the 777/787 floor again an aerial viewing.

At the end of the tour you end up in the gift shop and are able to collect your belongings.

Loved all aspects of the tour especially the 747, however I do feel the guide lacked a little knowledge when walking around the 777 floor I queried the 777 with rolls Royce engines and was told that I’m getting mixed up with the 787’s, given I used to work both 777s with GE and RR engines I wasn’t but she wasn’t having none of it. So boring tour guides........gen up so if you’re asked a question you can answer it, and if you can’t answer it politely explain that you’ll find out!
Written January 29, 2020
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Leigh R
Palisades, NY7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
My father (a private pilot) and I visited Future of Flight and the Boeing tour on Friday, Feb. 28, on the 2:00 tour with Frankie. She was incredibly knowledgeable and a great ambassador for the brand and Boeing's philosophy. The tour depends on the personality and insight of the guide because otherwise, it would just be a lot of trying to figure out what's happening on the massive factory floor. But Frankie was an ideal interpreter for what we were seeing, what we weren't and what Boeing has planned for the future.
I flew home to New York the next day and, as a nervous flyer, I was pleasantly surprised at how knowing more about Boeing and the 737-800 that I was flying helped with some of my nervousness.
I recommend this experience for anyone interested in aviation, industry, manufacturing or history. Also, don't hesitate to ask for accomodation if someone in your group can't do stairs. You won't miss a thing.
Written March 5, 2020
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tm
Durango, CO12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Needs a newer better format film talking about the history and innovations of Boeing. We weren’t really interested in the history of the directors of Boeing, really wanted to see more about the engines and aircraft.
The displays were not interesting for us, maybe for students but not for us.
We think the tickets at $16 each was too expensive and will not recommend to anyone, especially considering how far we had to drive.
Written October 24, 2022
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Marco W
Seattle, WA1,742 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples

They told us it was the world's largest building by volume and it seemed likely!

In 90 minutes, we saw two different production lines from a 4th floor viewing platform.

We went on a rainy winter weekend and there were only 12 on our tour.we were 7 of them.

The tour guide made an effort to make it interesting and humerous while telling us about the history of the Boeing company and their planes.
Written January 11, 2020
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