SEATTLE —The Museum of Flight’s Airpark will be closed beginning Monday, Oct. 12, and will reopen on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The Charles Simonyi Space Gallery will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 17.
There will be no visitor access to the airpark’s popular Air Force One, Concorde and 787 Dreamliner during the entire time, and on Oct. 17 there will be no access to the Space Shuttle Trainer in the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery.
The 787 Dreamliner will remain closed to the public until the Aviation Pavilion opens in July 2016, museum officials note.
The closures are necessary because the Boeing 787 and the Boeing B-17 in the Airpark will be moved to the new Aviation Pavilion that is under construction across the street from the Airpark. The two airplanes will be moved at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 17.