The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Walk the aisle of JFK's Air Force One and climb aboard the Concorde at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. Built around Boeing’s original factory, it is the world’s largest air and space museum. Here, you can learn everything about the history of aviation, from the Wright Brothers and the exploration of Mars, to revolutionary aircrafts and spy planes. You’ll get to barrel-roll a Mustang, land on the moon, soar over Puget Sound in a simulator, and even sit at the controls of the fastest jet on Earth. Certain days of the month have free entry, so check before you go. – Tripadvisor
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • ECWorld
    Hong Kong, China2,720 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply outstanding
    Just an exceptional museum which covers all aspect of aviation. We went on a rainy weekend and the place was not crowded at all, which added immensely to the fun. Just an incredible number of planes from all era, plus a very interesting collection of models of every plane that flew in WW2. For WW1, a few very rare originals but mostly well made reproductions (perfectly understandable). We easily spent the better part of the day there (and even then we did not have much time to cover the outdoor pavilion and Air Force One parked there). What a treat for those interested in aviation!
    Visited April 2023
    Written May 12, 2023
  • Nazimul H
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates128 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best place to visit
    One of the best places to visit. It takes around 2 hours to complete. Best part is we happen to watch the "Blue Angels" flying and view their landing. History of planes from world war 1 upto the present day Boeings can be evident.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 8, 2023
  • sorcha010
    Auckland Central, New Zealand41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our favourite Seattle experience!
    Easily our favourite Seattle experience, so far. This was such a special visit for my teen and I. We just soaked it all up, seeing favourite aircraft we hadn’t seen before, in person, and learning about Boeing aircraft we had and do regularly travel on. The volunteers/experts on-site are a wealth of lived experience and knowledge so make sure you pause for a chat. We learned a lot and didn’t want to leave! The macaroni cheese in the café was nice, too! Absolutely brilliant visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 8, 2023
  • Lisa W
    Dallas, Texas46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must for air/space enthusiasts
    Went with my aerospace engineer husband and enjoyed the experience much more than I anticipated. The staff includes a lot of veterans who are very engaging and knowledgeable. There were so many kinds of displays, from miniature models to galleries to static aircraft displays. We especially enjoyed going on board the space shuttle trainer and many of the aircraft in the Aviation Pavilion. I was disappointed that the Concorde was closed for repairs the day we visited.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 13, 2023
  • Felicity C
    29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend
    We visited today, it was wonderful having so many knowledgeable people to speak to throughout the exhibits. My husband has been raving about a gentleman he spoke to while my son and I made shadow puppets during the children’s class. It was a great place to go we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 21, 2023
  • TerrasTravels
    Las Vegas, Nevada461 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    MofFlight
    If you love airplanes, you have to check this place out! They have planes from many different years. The people are nice and very helpful! As soon as you walk into the big room, it kind of takes your breath away. You can see the inside of old Air Force One airplanes, as well as older commercial airplanes. Blue Angels, military, and much more! They have a small section for space as well. So cool!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 29, 2023
  • Tom E
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    5 stars! Amazing aviation experience
    An amazing museum! Endless exhibits and aircraft (the Concorde!), could easily spend the whole day here! Very friendly staff and volunteers, very knowledgeable! If in Seattle worth a visit, only a 15 to 20min drive from downtown. Will be back again!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 14, 2023
  • msa23_2000
    Chino Hills, California1,509 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to see planes through the years.
    Not sure of the cost, as this was part of a business trip, but very comprehensive and has an indoor and outdoor experience. Outside are planes you can go in - great to see the different sizes. We took a tour - bless our docent - a nice retired Boeing employee who knew so much about aviation and aircraft’s, but talked a bit too much for us average folks.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled on business
    Written January 25, 2024
  • slarson127
    Dover, New Hampshire306 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A history of flight in one place-what could be better?
    We visited the museum in the pouring rain and it did not dampen our spirits or excitement. Going aboard all of these planes and seeing the inner workings is not available at many museums. The guides are smart friendly and savvy. Few others braved the storm so it was a quiet thoughtful place.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 7, 2024
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ElGuru71
Reno, NV423 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I hadn't been to the Museum of Flight for several years and was pleased with the updates, particularly to the outdoor area. It was great being able to walk through the Concord, Air Force One and the Dreamliner prototype. The WWI and WWII areas are also great, with really interesting information about the development of aviation in battle over the course of the two World Wars.
The price is a bit high at $25/person and a full day is probably more than you need unless you are a complete aviation buff, but overall it was a great experience. I highly recommend it
Written February 10, 2020
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Marg M
Langley City, Canada16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
My husband and I drove down to Seattle to visit the Boeing Plant. We were told by our guide at the plant that if we were enjoying the Boeing Tour (which was amazing), then we would most likely enjoy the Museum of Flight. We decided to take his advice and visit the museum. He was definitely right, the museum was fascinating. There were all sorts of planes and other flying machines. We could sit in the cockpit of several of the planes, and we got to walk into the cargo hold of a huge plane that could carry tanks or even other planes. We would have liked to have seen a little more information about the planes and other machines, or have a guide available, but we enjoyed our over two hour visit.
Written February 16, 2020
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Sammiches
Dallas, TX295 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
The Museum of Flight is a must-do! There were multiple galleries that featured planes from different eras. Plan to spend at minimum 3+ hours taking in all the amazing planes on display and reading the placards.

There is also an aviation pavilion that houses aircraft in a covered outdoor area where you can walk through some of the planes. One of the coolest parts was walking through a CONCORDE!

Definitely worthwhile for anyone interested in aviation and if you do not get through the museum in one go, you can purchase a discounted Return Trip Ticket within 7 days.
Written August 24, 2021
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derinzyj
Calgary, Canada162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is a large museum, in three separate areas. One has great stories of aeronautic pioneers, and also has real aircraft from WWI and WWII. In another area are large aircraft, including the first 747 and a Concorde. They have a space shuttle. And there is a separate B-52 exhibit. A great place to spend about 5 hours.
Written January 13, 2020
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dominic kwong chak
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
If flying on today's commercial airplane flying over 500 miles an hour is fast, then imagine the Concorde flying at 1354 miles an hour while it's passengers enjoyed their meals & drinks.
Imagine how the astronauts go to the bathroom in space with no gravity under zero G condition. They slowly flow into the bathroom, close the door, undress & seat on the toilet, fasten the seat belt ( VERY IMPORTANT ), each astronaut has their own custom fit CUP ! Turn on one suction switch to remove the liquid waste, addition switch to correct the solid waste !!
Want to have a feel for it, go to the Museum of Flight !!!!
Written February 17, 2020
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SunnyandBuster
Seattle, WA791 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Speaking as someone who is not an aviation buff (beyond enjoying air travel) I just can’t say enough what a great museum this is. The planes are displayed in so many different ways and the great hall (planes on the ground, in the air etc) is astounding. There is a terrific information, helpful docents, great programs and more. It is hard to take it all in during one visit. The WW1 and WW2 sections are very informative and able to evoke a mood that gives you a sense of the time. Across the board this is a terrific museum. Great gift shop too.
Written February 23, 2020
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Ronan C
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I had several hours to kill before my flight home, so decided to head to the Museum of Flight. First of all, there are cloak room facilities, so I was able to check my suitcase in and wander around freely, which is an often overlooked facility!

The museum is excellent, with well curated exhibits and incredibly well presented artifacts. I got to see some of my favourite airplanes - I grew up making model kits, and this was truly a day for my inner child! I was in awe at the scale of some, like the Blackbird, and equally excited to see classics like the F14, Intruder, Harrier, and all of the ww2 fighters like the P51 Mustang and ME209!
The spaceflight section was really fascinating, getting to see actual spacecraft and things that been to the moon really made the trip. Standing beside an F1 engine from the Moon missions really brings the scale of that achievement to life.

Highly recommended, and I would not hesitate to return some day.
Written March 2, 2020
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Nikkos
Seattle17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Museum of Flight Premium Experience: Knights of the Air

Fantastic, one of a kind, luxury experience. Our party of 2 (but you could have up to 4) enjoyed a private, after hours tour of the WWI wing of the Museum and lovely French dinner with wine seated amongst the glamorous planes. We had the WWI wing all to ourselves and a great tour guide to explain all the exhibits and share stories. The dinner was delicious and we were not rushed at all. The Museum has similar experience in the WWII wing if you prefer that.

I highly recommend the Museum generally, but this experience was once in a lifetime special. Thanks to our guide Chris and thanks to the Museum!
Written April 26, 2021
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SkykomishBob
Olympia, WA761 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It's been awhile since we've been here, and once again we were blown away. There is so much good stuff to see in this place one could spend several days to do it justice.

On the other hand, whatever it is you do select to enjoy, it will be well presented. It wasn't always easy to relate the written boards to the equipment on display, but we were seldom out of sight of a docent in a blue jacket who could set us straight.

I recommend being strategic about a single visit. There is so much good stuff on display, you'll want to focus your attention on aspects that are of specific interest.
Written January 28, 2020
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CDB051965
Spring, TX94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
If you like airplanes, you'll enjoy this museum. This museum is comparable to the National Air & Space museum in the National Mall in D.C. but this one charges for admission. It's worthy of a visit. The museum has a cafe for lunch. Recharge with drinks, sandwiches, and a cookie then set out for the 2nd half of the museum.
Written July 10, 2022
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