Membership Frequently Asked Questions

How do I purchase a membership?

  1. Online at www.museumofflight.org/new-member
  2. In person at the Membership Desk, Admissions Desk, or Museum Store.
  3. Call the Membership department at 206.764.5711. 
  4. Fax membership applications to 206.764.5707.
If you purchase a membership online and would like to visit the Museum before your membership cards are issued, please bring a copy of your online receipt during your visit. If you are purchasing a membership that includes guest passes and would like to use your guest passes immediately, please purchase your membership at the Museum. 
 

How many membership cards will I receive?
All membership levels receive two permanent membership cards, one with the primary member’s name and the second personalized with another person’s name or “Guest of (primary member’s name).” If the second card is personalized, then only that specified person can use the card. If the second card is a “Guest of” card, then a different person can use it for each visit. Membership cards are non-transferable.
 

I am a member and my guest wants to visit the Museum but I am unable attend. Can my guest still get in by themselves if they use my guest membership card or one-time-use guest pass?
Yes; they will receive free admission if they bring an active membership guest card or one-time-use guest pass.
 

How can I get replacement membership cards?
If you have a current membership and have lost your card, replacements can be obtained by filling out the replacement card request form or by calling the Membership department at 206.764.5711. Please note all replacement cards will be paper cards, not the new plastic ID cards. It takes 4 weeks to fulfill replacement card requests.
 

How does the one-time-use guest pass work?
The back of the pass needs to be filled out by the visitor in order to be redeemed for free admission. There is no expiration date for the guest pass.
 

Will lost/stolen one-time-use guest passes be replaced?
We are unable to replace guest passes. Please keep your guest passes in a safe place.
 

Why do I have to show a photo I.D. when I use my membership card to enter The Museum of Flight?
As a security measure and to prevent the use of lost or stolen membership cards, we require members to present photo I.D. upon entering the Museum.
 

If I forget to bring my membership card, can I still visit the Museum for free?
Yes; just present your photo I.D. the Membership Desk or Admissions Desk so that they can verify your membership in our database.

Do you offer an educator membership?
Yes. Educators receive a 20 percent discount on memberships purchased on-site. Valid educator ID required.

If your class will be participating in a Museum of Flight education program, you may also be eligible for a complimentary one-year Aviator membership. Contact the Education Programs Reservation Office at educationreservations@museumofflight.org for more details. 
 

When will I receive my membership cards?
After signing up for membership, you’ll receive your cards by mail in approximately 4 weeks. Processing may take longer during busy seasons. Please feel free to contact the Membership department at 206.764.5711 to check your status.

Can I apply my Museum of Flight admission to a membership?
Yes. A portion of your receipt can be applied toward membership dues. Please bring your admission receipt to the Membership Desk, or call us at 206.764.5711. Transaction ID number on receipt required for phone orders. Offer is valid for 30 days after day of visit.

Can I use my Museum of Flight membership at other museums?
Yes; please visit the Partner Museums section of our website for more information.
 

I am a Boeing employee or retiree. Do I receive a special discount on my membership?
Yes; in recognition of the generous support of The Boeing Company, the Museum offers discounted memberships to those who have retired from or are currently employed with Boeing. If you were a Museum member during your time at Boeing, your renewal notices will reflect the Boeing discount. If you were not a Museum member when you were a Boeing employee, please bring proof that you are a Boeing retiree to the Museum, and sign up for membership onsite. 
 

Is membership tax-deductible?
The Museum of Flight is a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. A portion of your membership may be tax deductible. 

 

Can I purchase a membership through a donor advised fund or family foundation?
No. If you would like to give through a donor advised fund or family foundation, the funds must be a full donation (i.e. no benefits received) to the Museum of Flight. Please purchase your Membership through a personal account to ensure that you receive all of the benefits Museum Membership has to offer. 

 

Does my company match my donations to The Museum of Flight?
Many companies will match the tax-deductible portion of your membership and other donations made to The Museum of Flight. Please call the Membership department at 206.764.5711 or your Human Resources department to see if your company participates in this program.
 

Does the Museum donate memberships for fundraisers?
The Museum donates admission passes for fundraisers. Please see our donation policy page for more information.  
 

We appreciate your support!
Please contact the Membership office at 206.764.5711 or membership@museumofflight.org if you have any further questions regarding Museum of Flight membership. The Membership office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST; closed weekends and holidays.