We're ready to share the love of flight with you again!
We have a lot of updates and improvements to help make your visit healthy and safe.
When we decided to temporarily close the Museum on March 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we didn’t know how long our closure would last, what the future might look like or what a reopening might entail. What we did know then, and now, is that any steps we would take towards reopening would be taken with the safety of our community and our staff as our absolute first priority.
We are very excited to say that we are ready to welcome you back to the Museum.
Check the website for updates often! We will be so happy to see you.
Getting to this point has been a tireless journey; every member of our Museum team has worked together, drawing from expert advice of the medical community, to business leaders around the world to create and implement new operational guidelines for the safety of all concerned. Part of the Museum’s commitment to providing an outstanding visitor experience includes making sure you, our visitors and guests, know what to expect in this new environment.
When you visit the Museum, you will still be greeted by our friendly staff and enjoy our spacious galleries and outdoor exhibits. In fact, the Museum has more square footage than any museum of its kind on the west coast and one of the largest open-air aviation pavilions in the world! You will also notice a series of safety protocols we have implemented for your well-being. These include timed tickets for admittance, screening for illness upon entry, frequent sanitization of all high-touch surfaces, face coverings as a requirement, directional guidelines and physical distancing reminders throughout our campus so guests can physically distance themselves from other parties.
Please read our visitor guidelines below; we hope you will come visit us soon.
We will be here with open wings to welcome you!
CEO & President
Timed-tickets available now!
Buy Your Tickets Online
All visitors must purchase a timed entry ticket online before arriving at the Museum.
The Museum is limiting visitor capacity, so buying in advance will ensure your timely entry.
Museum Members and Connections members will need to reserve a timed entry ticket in advance as well.
Please maintain a minimum distance of six feet (2m) from those outside your group.
6ft spacing markers will be on the ground in the screening line, ticketing lines and throughout the galleries for easy reminders.
Upon entry, all guests will undergo a brief, contactless health screening consisting of a few questions about COVID-19 symptoms, which may include a temperature check.
No information will be kept or recorded. Visitors may opt-in to provide their personal information for contact tracing purposes, but it's not required.
Face Coverings Required (age 5 and up)
Face coverings are required for anyone entering the Museum. Bandanas, gaitors/buffs and face shields are not permitted. If you do not have a face covering, the Museum will provide one for you. Please see our Visitor Disclaimer for clarification.
If a visitor or member of your group does not wear one, they will not be allowed in the Museum and will be asked to visit another time. More information about face coverings can be found here: coronavirus.wa.gov
Use Hand Sanitizer Stations
and Wash Hands Frequently
We have placed additional hand sanitizing stations throughout the Museum for your use. Please use them and the hand washing stations in our public restrooms.
Protect Our Most Vulnerable
We are eager to see everyone again, but those in high-risk populations (defined as older adults and people of all ages with underlying medical conditions) may want to consider visiting us at a later date after the CDC provides such guidance. For a complete description of high-risk populations, please visit: https://coronavirus.wa.gov
Feeling Sick? Stay Home!
If you are not feeling well, please enjoy The Museum of Flight at Home and plan to visit another day.
What to Expect When You Visit
We’re Ready for You
The Museum staff have been trained in new procedures to ensure the safest and most comfortable visitor experience, and undergo daily health screenings upon arriving at the Museum.
Time Your Arrival
Plan to arrive at the Museum close to the entry time on your ticket. This will reduce lines and crowding at the entrance.
Single Point of Entry
Enter the Museum through the East main entrance. See Map.
We ask that you please follow guidance for our new one-way paths and queuing areas.
Some Things Are Closed
Please note that some areas are closed for safety, this may include indoor and outdoor experiences.
Temporary closures include: Tower Exhibit, Flight Zone, Great Gallery Cockpits, French Farmhouse (WWI Gallery), Space Shuttle Trainer - Crew Compartment & Rear Theater, Aviation Pavilion Kidport, Pavilion Café, Simulators (i360, 4DX and Spacequest VR) and the Alaska Airlines Aerospace Education Center.
List of Aircraft Closures:
Concorde and 727
(747 closed every Saturday at 3:00 PM)
We have increased our already aggressive cleaning and disinfection procedures, with a particular focus on frequent cleaning of all high-touch surfaces.
Modified Exhibit Flow
Most exhibits now follow a specific one-way flow and include floor markings to aid with social distancing.
Take The Stairs If You Can
Stairs offer open spaces and no buttons to push! Elevators are reserved for those who need them. Once inside the elevator, please limit to 2 persons in an elevator at any one time, except for those in a family or social group, and please stand as far apart as possible from others.
Have questions? Please contact us:
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