Attention lovers of airplanes like we are, The Museum of Flight should certainly be on your list of destinations to check out if you visit Seattle, Washington. The drive from our home was about 90 minutes due to a little bit of traffic in Tacoma, but otherwise it is very easy to find! I really wish we would have taken a flight for how long it takes us to get to Seattle sometimes.
Check out our Mini Video of our Experience!
Parking & Getting There
The entrance to the museum is on the backside from the main street! There are two parking lots and both of them were not full! Great news! The parking is FREE! I love free stuff. Note: There is disabled parking! I decided to park in the additional parking lot.
The Museum has SEVERAL different areas! They have the main area and the other portion across the street which can be accessed from the bridge. There are elevators and stairs for those that have strollers and wheelchairs. We also enjoyed being able to tour planes like we were able to when we visited the Technik museum in Speyer, Germany. The Dreamliner 787 was my absolute favorite. The engine on this plane is magnificent and the sheer size of it is astounding! I really enjoyed the IMAX movie about the Aircraft Carriers. It was beautifully done and I learned some amazing details and I love how we are part of an international fleet.
The kids compared to a #dreamliner787 engine! Those things are massive in size! Wow! The plane is on another level. I wish they had one seat that wasn’t covered so you could at least pretend for one you could afford first class. Just a suggestion. #themuseumofflight #Seattle #washingtonstate #kidslovetravel #seattlekids #washingtonkids #exploreyourstate
Where to Eat
If you have a grumbling tummy there are two areas where you can satisfy your hunger: Wings Cafe and Pavilion Cafe. Unfortunately I didn’t bring our lunch (like we usually do) I went ahead & bought the kids and I some lunch at the Wings Cafe. Note: If you are vegetarian both areas have options! It was about $30 for the 4 of us to eat and I must say sitting outside watching the planes land and take off was the best part of our lunch. I think I could sit there all day long watching. My kids really enjoyed watching the different size planes from military grade, commercial, private planes, seaplane and even a single prop. If you did bring your lunch there are picnic tables out front to enjoy your lunch!
Where to Play
What I really enjoyed about this museum is that they had two play areas for the kids to play. There is a play area in the main area. Kids can play pretend they are in several different airplanes, hot air balloon and learn about planes. The outdoor play area was my children’s favorite it was like going to the airport with check-in, security and boarding included. You can see what it looks like in the video below!
Museum of Flight
9404 E Marginal Way S,
Seattle, WA 98108
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