"Furlough Friday" admission half-price for JBLM employees through September,
Blue Star Museum program extended for military

SEATTLE, July 17, 2013--The Museum of Flight offers half-price admission discounts to furloughed civilian employees of Joint Base Lewis-McChord from July 19 through September 30, 2013. The Museum's "Furlough Friday" program honors the JBLM civilian employees impacted by a Pentagon-mandated plan requiring base employees to take one unpaid day off per week - usually Friday - from July 8 through September. The Furlough Friday program grants half-price admission to JBLM civilian employees plus one guest any day of the week. Civilian employees must present their Department of Defense identification card for the discounts. The summer Blue Star Museum program offering free admission to active military and their family has been extended to the end of September.

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The independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, attracting more than 500,000 visitors annually. The Museum's collection includes more than 160 historically significant air- and spacecraft, the original manufacturing facility of The Boeing Co., and the world's only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer. The Museum's aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 100,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum's on-site and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 and older, $15 for active military, $10 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org

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