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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  • Nazimul H
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates129 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 8 August 2023
  • sorcha010
    Auckland Central, New Zealand57 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 October 2023
  • Lisa W
    Dallas, Texas70 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 October 2023
  • Felicity C
    36 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 October 2023
  • TerrasTravels
    Las Vegas, Nevada2,688 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
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 October 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 November 2023
  • msa23_2000
    Chino Hills, California1,421 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
    Travelled on business
    Written 25 January 2024
  • slarson127
    Dover, New Hampshire302 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 April 2024
  • azroyalsfan
    Phoenix, Arizona350 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Place!
    One of the best museums I have visited! I'm embarrassed that it took me so long to get here! Do not forget to cross the bridge and visit the outside Hangar! So many things to see that I would recommend 2 visits. They give you a "return visit" discount with your original ticket. I look forward to returning!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 April 2024
  • Kitman
    Oxnard, California940 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Airplanes! - March 2024
    What's not to like about aviation and aerospace! Came here on a rainy Friday. It was good way to avoid the weather, but limited what I could see as some aircraft displays were outside...and I wasn't going to expose myself to that. Admission is cheap. I had a few hours before a flight out of SeaTac and this was a great choice. Free parking and just 7 miles away. There's a good number of displays to check out and read about. There's a lot of aviation history here. This aviation museum isn't as large as others I've been to, but it is, still pretty cool!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 May 2024
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BarryandJackie
Berkeley, CA1,151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Yikes, we didn't realize how big and grand the museum was, and accordingly hadn't allotted sufficient time to enjoy it. Our fault, but consequently a bit rushed. Also, exhibits are somewhat spacious and far apart from one another and, again, with all the information provided with each one, it makes for a long period of standing about. Still, highly recommend for both a casual view as well as for those interested in details and history.
Written 30 May 2024
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Kitman
Oxnard, CA940 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
What's not to like about aviation and aerospace! Came here on a rainy Friday. It was good way to avoid the weather, but limited what I could see as some aircraft displays were outside...and I wasn't going to expose myself to that. Admission is cheap.

I had a few hours before a flight out of SeaTac and this was a great choice. Free parking and just 7 miles away. There's a good number of displays to check out and read about. There's a lot of aviation history here. This aviation museum isn't as large as others I've been to, but it is, still pretty cool!
Written 22 May 2024
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Troonie1
Drouin South, Australia719 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The amazing story of flight is told and displayed across multiple halls. We only had three hours so it was a walk through all areas trying to ‘bring it all together’ Another approach could have been an intensive study of gliders or engines or wing design for high speed flight. So many options if you are able to make a repeat visit. Inspiring but also appropriately acknowledging the tragedies that have occurred.
Written 18 May 2024
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Lonesome_Sparrow
Stuttgart, Germany378 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
This, for me, is #1 to see in Seattle! So many things to read and learn and 6 hours were not enough, so I'll be going again in the next days to capture what I missed the first time,.
Written 10 May 2024
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richardford2017
Exeter, UK373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Having just spent a very enjoyable day at the museum with my wife (yes she enjoyed it too?) and “ticking off” the ‘seen every BA Concorde’ in preservation we enjoyed interacting with so many knowledgeable staff who have a passion for their museum and it’s easy to see why this is the largest collection of military and civilian aircraft on the planet.
To be honest you don’t need to be an aircraft geek to appreciate the vastness of the area. Well, not surprisingly the collection is housed on the old original Boeing production plant and before Seattle had their SeaTac International airport, this was the international airport. It is still used today by private companies and individuals. Boeing still store completed planes here before companies take delivery on their new planes.
We took the bus (number 124) from downtown Seattle and the journey takes about 40 minutes and stops right outside the 2 main buildings. Cost is $2.75 one way per adult. The service runs every 30 minutes and payment can be made on the bus, either credit card or cash.
Would I go back, of course, as I don’t mind how many times I see the magnificent Concorde of the City of Everett 747. Wings restaurant is worth a shoot too, reasonably priced and good quality.
Pictures below were the highlights for me.
Written 30 April 2024
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Patricia R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Loved the way everything was presented. So much information was provided and it was all very interesting. Enjoyed the ability to walk thru the numerous aircraft that were on display.
Written 23 April 2024
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Steven K
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
If you like military planes, space craft, and history you'd probably enjoy it. I'm more into civilian airliners, and although there were some to explore, it wasn't as cool as I expected.
Written 18 April 2024
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azroyalsfan
Phoenix, AZ350 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
One of the best museums I have visited! I'm embarrassed that it took me so long to get here! Do not forget to cross the bridge and visit the outside Hangar! So many things to see that I would recommend 2 visits. They give you a "return visit" discount with your original ticket. I look forward to returning!
Written 17 April 2024
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Rachel S
Crowborough, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really fabulous and informative day. Lots of hands on exhibits as well as getting on Concorde and Air Force one. Whole area is well laid out with so many exhibits. We really enjoyed ourselves!
Written 10 April 2024
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slarson127
Dover, NH302 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
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.
Written 7 April 2024
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