Museum scares up free family fun

SEATTLE — Every year near Halloween, The Museum of Flight becomes The Museum of Fright. This year’s Halloween celebration will take place on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with family activities and low admission prices for all visitors.

Events include face painting, ghost stories, pumpkin bowling, ghost parachutes, spooky flight simulator rides, photo booth, “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” movie and more.

Costumed children 17 and under are free (with adult supervision), $5 admission for children 17 and under without a costume, and $10 for all adults. Admission prices are valid all day.

The non-profit Museum of Flight’s collection includes more than 150 air- and spacecraft, as well as the William E. Boeing Red Barn — the original manufacturing facility of the Boeing Co. The Airpark includes outdoor displays with the first jet Air Force One, a Concorde airliner, and the first Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The museum aeronautical library and archival holdings are the largest on the West Coast.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $17 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 for active military, $9 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo.

For more information: 206-764-5720 or


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