Today, Nov. 11, please join the Museum in recognizing the contributions of America's veterans at our annual Veterans Day Ceremony, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Side Gallery. Medal of Honor recipient, retired Army Maj. Gen. Pat Brady will be the keynote speaker. The ceremony will be complemented with a performance by the Boeing Employees' Concert Band.
Celebrate the Apollo missions as the Seattle Symphony Pacific Northwest Orchestra and the Boeing Band perform the opening bars of Also Sprach Zarathustra; Dvorak's 9th symphony, 4th movement; and Mars from Holst's The Planet. Performance conducted by the Seattle Symphony's Gerard Schwarz. Performance is on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. in the Side Gallery.
Also on Saturday, at 2 p.m., a panel of flyers who saw action in the skies over North Vietnam, including helicopter pilots Mike Brown, Pat Staeheli and Steve Vermillion, as well as B-52 pilot Jim Farmer. The panel will be moderated by Greg Pierce.
Girl Scout Day, a one-day event featuring a variety of educational activities for elementary-age Girl Scouts (Brownies, 2nd and 3rd graders and Juniors, 4th and 5th graders) will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. To register, call 206.764.1384. For more information e-mail Stephanie Jones-Gunn at email@example.com.
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.
Science Fiction and Science Fact--Journey to the Stars Nov. 14 and 15
See some of the beautiful rocket designs artists have created for magazine covers, television and movies, then make a star cruiser space ship to travel to distant stars!
Trailblazers in Aviation: Amelia Earhart
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.
Join the Museum in recognizing the contributions of America's veterans in our annual Veterans Day ceremony. A performance from the Boeing Employees' Concert Band complements the ceremony. On Veterans Day, all U.S. veterans and current U.S. military personnel are admitted to the Museum free of charge.
Girl Scout Day |Brownies and Juniors
Saturday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
A one-day event featuring a variety of educational activities for elementary-age Girl Scouts (Brownies, 2nd and 3rd graders, and Juniors, 4th and 5th graders.) Contact Stephanie Jones-Gunn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.768.7152 for more information. To register, call 206.764.1384.
Celebrate the Apollo missions the Seattle Symphony Pacific Northwest Orchestra and the Boeing Band perform the opening bars of Also Sprach Zarathustra; Dvorak's 9th Symphony, 4th movement; and Mars from Holst's "The Planet." Performance conducted by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra's Gerard Schwarz.
A panel of flyers who saw action in the skies over North Vietnam, including helicopter pilots Mike Brown, Pat Staeheli and Steve Vermillion, as well as B-52 bomber pilot Jim Farmer. Panel moderated by Greg Pierce.
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.