Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Smithsonian Museum Day, Hispanic Heritage Month program, and the return of the 'Cats!

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Members-- don't forget to check out the special offers for Museum of Flight Members at the CINERAMA screening of "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines" and Tacoma Film Festival screening of "Breaking Through the Clouds: The First Women's National Air Derby." For more information on both offers, click here.

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September Events

The 'Cats are back! Come down and see the Grumman F7F Tigercat and F8F Bearcat fly-bys at 10:30 a.m. The planes will be on static display in the parking lot until 4:30 p.m.

Smithsonian Museum Day
Saturday, Sept. 24
Hosted by Smithsonian Media, participating museums across the country open their doors for free to those with a Museum Day ticket. Get your free admission for two at  
Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture:The Latin American Connections in The Museum of Flight Collections
Saturday, Sept. 24, 21 p.m. Allen Theater

Senior Curator, Dan Hagedorn, talks about the Museum's airplanes that flew for air forces and airlines in Latin America before finding new homes and new colors in the United States.

October Events

Free First Thursday, sponsored by Wells Fargo
Thursday, Oct. 6, 5 to 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.

Astronomy Day
Thursday, Oct. 6, 5 to 9 p.m.
Special programs and family activities looking up to the deep sky. Meet with local astronomy clubs and marvel at the wonders of the night sky in our portable planetarium. Free.

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2 p.m., Allen Theater
One of only 24 astronauts to have traveled to the moon, Al Worden will talk about his experiences as an Apollo astronaut.

"Top Gun" with Actor Tom Skerritt
Saturday, Oct. 15, 1 p.m.
Join us for a screening of the 1986 hit film "Top Gun" with a special appearance by the man who played "Viper"-- actor Tom Skerritt.

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2 p.m.
Local author Ted Huetter discusses the exciting flight test programs of the '50s and '60s that took place at the legendary home of "the right stuff"--Edwards Air Force Base.

The Museum of Fright
Friday, Oct. 28, 4 to 8 p.m.

Admission: $5/adults, $3 youth 5 to 17, free for children 4 and under
Fun and "dead"-ucational Halloween activities for the whole family.

Friday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m. to Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m.
Members: $35/ youth, $15/adult
Non-Members: $40/youth, $20 adults
Call 206.764.1384 or e-mail to reserve your space.
Includes a flashlight tour of the WWI and WWII galleries and special Halloween activities. For ages 7 to 13. Space is limited. No adults admitted without child supervision.

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