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Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour

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Address: 8415 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo, WA 98275-3239
Phone Number: +1 425-438-8100
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Located approximately 25 miles north of Seattle, The Future of Flight...

Located approximately 25 miles north of Seattle, The Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour is the only public tour of a commercial jet assembly plant in North America.

Explore the interactive exhibits and displays in our 28,000-square-foot Aviation Center Gallery; then take a 90-minute tour of the Boeing plant where you can watch 747s, 777s, or 787 Dreamliners being assembled right before your eyes.

There is a minimum height requirement of 4 feet (122 cm) for children participating in the Boeing Tour. To avoid disappointment please make sure to check height before purchasing tickets. This restriction is strictly enforced.

ADA accessible tours are offered twice daily. Call in advance to ensure proper accommodations.

In the Future of Flight Aviation Center Gallery, the Family Zone is home to a number of different activities, all designed around a theme of aircraft manufacturing and assembly. Activity carts let visitors build a simple aircraft model, or use our Lego (and Lego-compatible) pieces to express new ideas about aircraft design. A kid-sized airport and aircraft allow future pilots of all ages to practice their take-offs and landings. Currently, the Family Zone is also home to a highly engaging, hands-on nanotechnology exhibit, and our new Bernoulli Table, an exciting interactive experience that teaches the relationship between the velocity of air and the pressure it exerts. Coloring and reading activities are also available, and drop-ins are welcome. Admission is free for ticket holders and for Future of Flight Foundation Members.

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Toured yesterday with my parents and two teenagers and really enjoyed it. My Mom has creaky knees and was a little concerned about the stairs and walking distances, but didn't... read more

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Petersburg
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This facility is impressive. But the tour left me very frustrated, Oir guide was clearly knowledgeable but he talked in a monotone voice that was hard to listen to, And the group size is much too big for the guide to actually direct your attention to the area in the plant he is talking about, You often cannot even see... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Toured yesterday with my parents and two teenagers and really enjoyed it. My Mom has creaky knees and was a little concerned about the stairs and walking distances, but didn't feel that she needed one of the loaner wheelchairs. No problem-- she could go at her pace and see how it went. When Mom decided midway through the tour that... More 

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Munster, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

To visit an airplane construction firm is probably something you can´t do everywhere. We had a reservation for a tour starting at 10, bit since we were really early, the friendly guy who gave us our tickets changed us to the 9:30 tour. The tour starts with a short film and then we entered the bus. Our guide was friendly... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went on this tour with a friend who lives 5 minutes away. My wife and I enjoyed the tour, BUT we felt that we were constantly rushed to the next area to view the planes being put together. There was not enough time to absorb all of the things that were going on in each area of the factory floor,... More 

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Jasper, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great way to appreciate the aircraft you likely arrived in Seattle in ! A bit of a Boeing commercial but why not ! They have a lot to be proud of and the view into their massive assembly operation is really something g to behold. Worth the visit for sure !

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If nothing else, seeing the size of the factory, and the way the planes are built is incredibly amazing. The size itself impresses a person. 95 football fields. Now that is a humongous space to be standing in. Never realized before it takes about 3,000,000 parts to build a commercial jet. The way they do it, and the safety checks... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Future of aviation was a bit boring and under done but the tour of the plant was great to see how they make those huge planes and get them out the doors.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Boy, you really don't get a sense of what it really takes to build a jumbo jetliner until you tour the factory facilities. Boy oh boy, talk about a gigantic factory facility. We got to see the assembly areas for the 747, 767 and 787 jets. Most impressive was the "moving assembly line" for the 787. A great tour for... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Boeing plant tour is definitely worth the short drive up to Everett. The ONLY reason I did not give it 5 stars is that the tour at times feels a bit rushed. You spend as much or more time getting to the factory floor and moving between buildings on buses as you do actually getting to look out over... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Jumping through their hoops about arrival time, banned electronics, etc. is not fun, but the place is really unique and awesome to see. The 90 minute tour flew by.

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