Free admission for dads with Dunn Lumber coupon, special programs all day, new exhibits, aviation book signing event
SEATTLE, June 3, 2011--The Museum of Flight will be filled with family activities in celebration of Father's Day, June 19. Admission is free for all fathers with a coupon available at Dunn Lumber retail outlets, or online at www.dunnlumber.com. The day's events are sponsored by Dunn Lumber and the Master Builders Association.
Activities include tours of the Museum's Navy Grumman A-6 Intruder Jet Fighter at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., balsa wood glider crafting and flying, and unlimited Lego™ building with Trainbuilder Productions "Family Lego™ Experience" with "Lego Man" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Museum is hosting an all-day book signing party with some of Northwest's top aviation writers, including Steve Ellis and Ed Davies, authors of "Seattle's Commercial Aviation"; Mohan Pandey, author of "How Boeing Defied The Airbus Challenge"; Ted Huetter, author of "Edwards Air Force Base"; novelist Karl Friedrich, author of "Wings: A Novel Of World War II Flygirls"; and novelist Paul Byers, author of "Catalyst." The books will be available for purchase.
New exhibits on view at the Museum since last year's Father's Day include a 1950s Lockheed Super Constellation airliner, a 1960s Coast Guard helicopter, a World War I Curtiss Jenny, the world's highest-flying glider (almost 10 miles high) and a new collection of 153 intricately-crafted World War I model aircraft.
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The non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest independent air and space museums in the world. The Museum's collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the William E. Boeing Red Barn® -- the original manufacturing facility of the Boeing Co. The Airpark includes outdoor displays with the first jet Air Force One, a Concorde airliner, and the first Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The Museum aeronautical library and archival holdings are the largest on the West Coast. The Education Office offers weekend family programs, programs for students and educators, and overnight camps for children. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site.
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 $16 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 for active military, $9 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. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit
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