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What to do in Seattle with Kids – Part 2

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From Vancouver to Seattle to spend another wonderful weekend,  filled with family, turkey and… Space Shuttles! Really!

Saturday morning we headed to the Museum of Flight in Seattle where now everyone can be an astronaut! Our group consisted of 3 adults, a 12 year old, a 4 year old and an 18 month old baby. Our initial plan was to do the Shuttle Trainer Crew Compartment Connections Tour. However,  this tour is designed for 10 year old kids or older and reservations are a good idea…there was just one space left for the 11:00 am tour. The tour itself sounds a bit pricey:  Adults $30 – Children (age 10+) $25 with a $5.00 discount if you are a member. This is on top of the regular admission of $17.00 per adult and $9.00 for youth 5-17. Children under 5 are free. We opt out of the tour portion of our visit,  which would have run us around $US200.00 for the day, plus lunch and simulator flight rates. (Although there are some free options for the simulators)

Having said so, the museum itself without the Shuttle Trainer Tour is more than worth it! The big spaces were a great ground for the baby to wobble around, the 4 year old to let out some steam and ask some interesting questions and the 12 year old to explore and learn.

With the general admission ticket you are allowed to go see the pace Shuttle Trainer  and get on board. You just don’t have access to the Crew Compartment.

For those of you planning to have an activity packed weekend, consider buying a CityPass, where you get 6 different attractions at a discounted price. Please be aware that the ticket voucher is good up to nine days only. Attractions include: Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, Pacific Science Center, EMP Museum, Woodland Park Zoo or The Museum of Flight.

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Flight Simulator 1 – In action
So, what do you do @ the museum? Besides learning a lot about space flight, space toilets, astronauts suits and more, the kids can go on different kinds of simulators to try to land airplanes or experience space flight. There is a little kids zone as well with many interactive displays and all sorts of games. Kids will enjoy getting inside F18, and will wonder at the World War II airplanes and history. 
Checking Out the Astronaut Suit

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There is so much to see and explore,  this could be a whole day program and believe me, you won’t get bored! (Great plan for a rainy day as well!)

 
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Flight Simulator 2 – Getting Ready
 
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Looking @ the Model Airplanes from WWII
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Boeing – Early Days
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Ready for Take off!
 
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 The Museum of Flight is a private non-profit air and space museum at King County International Airport, south of downtown, Seattle, Washington. It was established in 1965 and is fully accredited by the American Association of Museums. Address: 9404 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA 98108, United States

Phone: (206) 764-5720