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September Events at The Museum of Flight

Date: 
08/02/2010
SEATTLE, Aug. 2, 2010
 
Wells Fargo Free First Thursday
Thursday, Sept. 2, 5-9 p.m.
Once a month, the Museum stays open late-for free! Enjoy the Museum's Great Gallery, Personal Courage Wing, Space: Exploring the New Frontier exhibit and more from 5-9 p.m., courtesy of Wells Fargo. Museum Store and Wings Café will also remain open for the extended hours on this night.
 
Bank of America Weekend Family Workshop -
Spirit and Opportunity: Robots on Mars
Saturdays and Sundays
Sept. 4, 5, 11, 12
11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Spirit and Opportunity are two of the most famous and successful robotic rovers in the history of the United States space program. Learn about their missions to Mars. Then design your own Martian explorer!

Battle of Britain Remembrance Day Programs
Saturday, Sept. 18, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., North View Lounge
In remembrance of the 70th anniversary of history's first major battle to be decided purely in the air-the Battle of Britain-The Museum of Flight presents a day of special presentations on Sept.18, with two additional programs on Sept. 19. Presenters include Museum of Flight aviation historians and experts on the history and aircraft of the Battle of Britain. General admission to all of the Sept. 18 Battle of Britain Remembrance Day programs is $10, ($5 for Museum members), and does not include admission to Museum galleries. Sept. 19 programs are free with admission to the Museum. Seating is limited on Sept. 18, early registration is encouraged.
For reservations contact:
Sandra Ewing at 206.768.7221, sewing@museumofflight.org
Mike Lavelle at 206.768.7162, mlavelle@museumofflight.org

Bank of America Weekend Family Workshop -
Comets and Asteroids!
Saturdays and Sundays
Sept. 18, 19, 25, 26
11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Comets and asteroids are some of the oldest objects in our solar system. Learn about these unique objects and then make your own comet model!

Battle of Britain Remembrance Day Program
Sunday, Sept. 19
"Tip to Tail Tours" of Battle of Britain Aircraft
11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Personal Courage Wing World War II Collection
Museum docents give a personal tour of the types of aircraft flown in the Battle of Britain.
 
Battle of Britain Remembrance Day Program
Sunday, Sept. 19
Amazing Skies Theater - The Battle of Britain: One Family's Story
2 p.m., William M. Allen Theater
The Museum's resident acting troupe, Amazing Skies Theater, presents the great air battle from the perspective of a family whose lives are forever changed by it.
 
Smithsonian Museum Day
Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Museum Day is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Media in which participating museums across the country open their doors for free to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. As a Smithsonian affiliate, The Museum of Flight honors Museum Day tickets for free admission to the Museum on Sept. 25.
The Museum Day ticket provides free admission to one person, plus a guest.
· One ticket per household.
· A ticket will gain entry in only one museum and only participating museums.
· Only an official Museum Day ticket is eligible for free entry. Official tickets can be found on the Museum Day website.
Read more: http://microsite.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/index.html#ixzz0vBWjDYYl
For tickets: http://microsite.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/admission.html?2010
 
Hispanic Heritage Month Program
Women Fly! ¡Las Mujeres Vuelan! - Women Pilots of South America
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2 p.m., William M. Allen Theater
The Museum pays tribute to the rich legacy of Latin American women pilots with a special program featuring Chilean Air Force pilot Lt. Karina Miranda, the first women to fly fighter jets for the Chilean Air Force, and pilot Ruth Morlas, an Ecuadorian immigrant and Boeing Company engineer.

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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 J. Elroy McCaw Personal Courage Wing displays 28 World War I and World War II aircraft from the United States and other countries including Germany, Russia, and Japan. Over 30 aircraft representing the first century of aviation are displayed in the all-glass T.A. Wilson Great Gallery. The evolution of space flight and a look into the future are presented in the exhibit, Space: Exploring the New Frontier. The Airpark includes outdoor displays including the first jet Air Force One, a supersonic Concorde airliner and the prototype Boeing 747 jumbo jet. Interactive displays in The Flight Zone provide educational and entertaining activities for young children. The Museum's aeronautical library and archival holdings are the largest on the West Coast. More than 140,000 students are served annually by the Museum's on-site and outreach educational programs--the most extensive museum-based youth aviation and space education program in the country. The Museum is the only air and space museum in Washington State that is both nationally accredited with the American Association of Museums and a Smithsonian affiliate.
 
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 $15 for adults, $13 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for active military, $8 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 www.museumofflight.org.
PR and Promotions Manager
206.768.7105
Tara Cashman
PR Assistant
206.768.7128