The Museum of Flight is conveniently located off Interstate 5, just south of downtown Seattle and 8 miles north of SeaTac Airport, on Boeing Field (King County International Airport). The Museum of Flight Research Center, containing The Harl V. Brackin Memorial Library, The Museum of Flight Archives, and the Dahlberg Reading Room, is on the west side of the Museum campus next to the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery and Aviation Pavilion.

For more information, contact 206-764-5874 or

Dahlberg Reading Room Hours

The Dahlberg Reading Room is open Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

NOTE: Due to staff shortage, we may not be able to accommodate all drop-in requests to the Dahlberg Reading Room. Advance appointments are strongly recommend. Please call 206-764-5874 or email to arrange an appointment.

We are closed for major holidays and every second Friday of the month for collections care activities. Please contact us ahead of time to ensure we will be open during your visit and see our FAQs page for more information about scheduling appointments, which are highly recommended for all researchers.

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The Museum of Flight Research Center
9303 East Marginal Way South
Seattle, WA 98108


Free parking is available in the lot nearest the entrances to the Dahlberg Reading Room and Charles Simonyi Space Gallery next to the Aviation Pavilion. You may also park in the main Museum lot on the east side of the campus and reach the Reading Room by walking through the Museum Lobby and across the pedestrian bridge to the west side of the Museum campus. The Dahlberg Reading Room can be accessed through the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery.

Please see an attendant in the gallery for directions to the entrance door. Paid admission is not required to visit the Research Center.

Public Transit

King County Metro Transit route 124 stops near our building on East Marginal Way. To reach the Dahlberg Reading Room from the bus stops, enter at the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery entrance and let the staff know you are visiting the Reading Room. They will direct you to the Dahlberg Reading Room entrance.

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