SEATTLE, April 5, 2018--April 14 is droid day at the Museum as The Pacific Northwest R2-D2 Builders Club and their robot friends attend their first Museum Expo. The robots will roaming the galleries from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to greet visitors, and the builders will be on hand to share their insights into building the diminutive droids. At 2 p.m. there will be special presentation about R2-D2's colorful history as a Hollywood star. Free with admission to the Museum.

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About The Museum of Flight:
Founded in 1965, the independent, nonprofit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, serving 600,000 visitors annually. The Museum's collection includes more than 160 historically significant airplanes and spacecraft, from the first fighter plane (1914) to today's 787 Dreamliner. Attractions at the 20-acre, 5-building Seattle campus include the original Boeing Company factory, the NASA Space Shuttle Trainer and the only exhibit of the rocket engines used to launch Apollo astronauts to the Moon. With a foundation of aviation history, the Museum is also a hub of news and dialogue with leaders in the emerging field of private spaceflight ventures. The Museum's aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 150,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum's onsite 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 halfway between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum admission for adults is $24.00 on-site and $22.00 online. Youth 5 through 17 are $15.00 on-site and $14 online, youth 4 and under are free. Seniors 65 and over $20 on-site and $19 online. Groups of ten or more: $22.00 per adult, $14.00 per youth, Thanks to Wells Fargo, on the first Thursday of every month, admission is free from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. And parking is always free. There is a full lunch menu café in the Museum and a limited menu café in the Aviation Pavilion, both operated by McCormick & Schmick's. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org.