Thursday, April 7, 2011

Upcoming Events at The Museum of Flight

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There's a lot happening at the Museum in the next few weeks. A complete calendar is included below, but here are some of the highlights:
Our annual Hops and Props event is this Saturday, April 9. Tickets to the event have been sold out for weeks, but we will offer the $30 Designated Driver tickets in the store the night of the event. A huge thank you to this year's sponsors, The Boeing Co., Full Throttle Bottles, Odom Corporation, and Puget Sound Energy, our VIP event host Charlie Finkel from Pike Brewing Co., and all of the participating brewers!
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human in space and the 30th anniversary of the first space shuttle flight, STS-1 Columbia, we're hosting several programs on April 12. Activities include tours of our Space: Exploring the New Frontier exhibit and a screening of "First Orbit" a new film shot entirely in space to celebrate the Yuri's pioneering first orbit of the Earth. The screening is part of a special global premiere of the film. 

April 12, is also the day that NASA is expected to announce where the retiring space shuttle orbiters will go; a decision we've been eagerly awaiting for months. If you haven't yet, please check out to sign our petition and find out why "There's no better Space on earth" than The Museum of Flight to be the home of one of the orbiters.

Educators are invited to an evening open house at the Museum on Thursday, April 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Walk among fabulous flight attendant fashions in our Style in the Aisle exhibit, meet Senior Curator Dan Hagedorn, tour the Aviation and Challenger Learning Centers, try your hand at mechanics in the Robot Garage and much more! Space is limited. To RSVP, e-mail
Finally, we have two public programs the weekend on April 16-17. On April 16, Sam Howe Verhovek, author of  "Jet Age: The Comet, the 707 and the Race to Shrink the World" joins Boeing 707 test pilot Brien Wygle, 707 training instructor Peter Morton and Boeing Company Historian Mike Lombardi for a 2 p.m. presentation in the Allen Theater. And on April 17, Museum Docents will present a "Tip-to-Tail" discussing the beginning of human space flight in our Space: Exploring the New Frontier exhibit. The tours will begin at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  
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April  2011 Events

Free First Thursday, Sponsored by Wells Fargo
Thursday, April 7, 5-9 p.m.
Once a month, the Museum stays open late--for free! Enjoy Museum exhibits and galleries from 5 to 9 p.m., courtesy of Wells Fargo.

Hops and Props 2011
 Saturday, April 9, 7-10 p.m.
The Museum's annual gourmet brew fundraiser has become one of Seattle's most anticipated events! Tickets are sold out. Designated driver tickets will be available at the door the night of the event.

Celebration of Human Space Flight
 Tuesday, April 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Museum celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first human in space and the 30th anniversary of the first space shuttle flight with a day of space-themed activities including a screening of the new film "First Orbit."
Educator Open House
Thursday, April 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Educators are invited to an exclusive open house, where they can meet senior curator Dan Hagedorn, tour the Museum's galleries with our world-class Docent corps, and see the great education programs the Museum has to offer. Space is limited. Please RSVP to by April 8 if you would like to attend.

Jet Age: The Comet, the 707, and the Race to Shrink the World
 Saturday, April 16, 2 p.m., Allen Theater
Featuring author Sam Howe Verhovek, Boeing 707 test pilot Brien Wygle, 707 Training Instructor Peter Morton and Boeing Company Historian Mike Lombardi.

Tip-to-Tail Tour: The Beginning of Human Space Flight
Sunday, April 17, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Space Exhibit
Join Museum Docents for a Tip-to-Tail Tour of the Space: Exploring the New Frontier exhibit.

"Rosie the Riveter" by the 5th Avenue Theatre
 Saturday, April 23, 2 p.m., Allen Theater
Seattle's acclaimed 5th Avenue Theatre brings its Adventure Musical Theatre Touring Company to the Museum for a special performance of its new musical, "Rosie the Riveter," telling the story of the heroic women of the WWII workforce.

Flight Attendant Day
Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
In honor of the first flight attendant, Ellen Church, and 81 years of flight attendant service, admission to all current and former flight attendants is free! Just bring proof of profession--badge, wings, or even wear your uniform!

Style in the Aisle Panel Discussion
Saturday, April 30, 2 p.m., Allen Theater
Current and former flight attendants tell their stories of the exciting early days of serving the public and seeing the world. An audience question-and-answer session will follow the discussion.

A Note From Membership...

Annual Meeting
Tuesday, April 26, 4 p.m., Allen Theater
Museum members are invited to join us in the theater for our Annual Meeting.

Weekend Family Workshops

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