SEATTLE, July 15, 2020—The Museum of Flight is partnering with Bloodworks Northwest to conduct a Pop-Up Donor Center at the Museum on July 29, 31 and Aug. 1. Blood donors during this drive will receive a 50 percent discount on a future admission to Museum, plus a 10 percent discount on in-store purchases at the Museum Store. The Museum of Flight galleries are temporarily closed to the general public due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in Washington state; the Museum Store will be open during the Pop-Up.

"The Museum of Flight has been a proud part of the community for 55 years," said Museum President and CEO Matt Hayes, "and partnering with Bloodworks Northwest is another way we are happy to play a part in giving back, especially during these tough times. I signed up as a donor and look forward to giving my pint!" Hayes will be donating blood between 1-2 p.m. July 29.

This Pop-Up Donor Center helps Bloodworks Northwest brace for a severe summer blood shortage that could limit local trauma centers access to blood. Donation appointments must be scheduled with Bloodworks Northwest in advance. Curt Bailey, President and CEO for Bloodworks Northwest says, “Chronic shortages of blood we face every summer make partnerships like the one we have with the Museum of Flight and its supporters so important. And because I’m a former helicopter pilot I couldn’t pass up the chance to see this much local aviation history.”

Wednesday, July 29, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, July 31, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 1, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Media Alert:
Wednesday, July 29, 1-2pm
Matt Hayes, President and CEO The Museum of Flight will be donating blood.
The Museum Astronaut character—in full spacesuit—will be donating blood.
Also on hand:
Curt Bailey, President and CEO for Bloodworks Northwest (former USMC helicopter pilot)

What’s a Pop-Up Donor Center
A Pop-Up is a temporary center that has the required space to ensure we can properly distance our staff and donors safely and per the CDC and FDA requirements. They are at least 1000 square feet and allow for our equipment to remain set up overnight for generally 4-6 weeks. Pop-Up Donor Centers have been hosted by T-Mobile Park, CenturyLink Field, Cheney Stadium, Angle of the Winds Arena, and The Paramount Theatre.

About Bloodworks Northwest
About Bloodworks Northwest is an independent, non-profit organization harnessing donor gifts to provide a safe, lifesaving blood supply to more than 90 Northwest hospitals. Patients depend on us. Our physicians are specialists in transfusion medicine, and provide care for patients with bleeding disorders and other conditions. Our labs offer diverse testing services to support organ and tissue transplantation as well as patient care. Our research institute makes scientific breakthroughs to help people live longer and healthier lives – locally, and around the world. Backed by more than 70 years of history (and previously known as Puget Sound Blood Center) we are a cornerstone of healthcare in the Northwest.

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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. 2019 Museum admission for adults is $25. Youth 5 through 17 are $17, youth 4 and under are free. Seniors 65 and over $21. Groups of ten or more: $19 per adult, $12 per youth, $17 per senior. Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission is admission plus $10. 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

COVID-19 Phased Operations

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Museum will be operating under special guidelines for visitors and operate with reduced capacities, and some attractions will be closed or otherwise limited until further notice. Please check the Museum website for current guidelines and operations.