The Museum's Senior Curator, Dan Hagedorn, is the author of "the definitive history" of the World War II-era training aircraft, the North American T-6. Hagedorn will share his deep passion and extensive knowledge of this classic airplane in a program at the Museum at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21. Weather-permitting, at least one T-6 will be flown to the Museum for display in the parking lot. The presentation is the first in a new series of up-close "briefings" in the Museum's replica World War II Quonset hut located in the J. Elroy McCaw Personal Courage Wing. The program is followed by a question and answer session and book signing.
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a pilot or an astronaut? Here is your chance! The Museum is now offering public missions in our flight and space simulations. For program information and schedule, click here.
Nov. 21, 22, 28 and 29 Learn about Amelia and the aviator gear she wore in her famous flights, then make a pair of aviator goggles and an aviator scarf!
21st Century Airships
Dec. 5, 6, 19 and 20 Overshadowed by the airplane, the airship--a rigid or semi-rigid balloon, powered by engines--has a colorful history. Learn about these fascinating machines and then design your own airship!
Dec. 12 and 13
Learn how the Wright brothers solved the problem of controllable flight. Then make a model of one of their aircraft designs!
Winter Break Blast Off!
Dec. 26 - 30 | Noon - 3 p.m.
Gliders, helicopters or rockets--what will it be? Join us for daily aviation themed activities during the holiday break.
On Aug. 2, 2008, Seattle pilots Mark Schoening and Doug DeVries departed for a 10,000-mile circumnavigation of Canada via the famed Northwest Passage, flying de Havilland Beaver floatplanes. Hear about their exciting adventure during this public program.
Celebrate the Wright brothers' first flight, along with the spirit of the season! Santa arrives by helicopter at 10 a.m. and he and Mrs. Claus visit children in the Great Gallery until 2 p.m. Enjoy holiday music, activities and discounted Museum gift memberships throughout the day.
Naval aviators Capt. Donald "Flash" Gordon, Cmdr. Ralph E. Foltz and Air Force Capt. Everett "Bud" Miller share their stories about World War II air combat in the Pacific and European theaters of the war.