Given that almost every aviation museum around the globe is currently shuttered due to the pandemic, some of them have been looking for ‘virtual’ ways to remain open online. The Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington is one such museum, and has just made the following announcement for how to access its state-of-the-art 3D tours in its newly-unveiled Virtual Museum. Read the press release below and click on the links to see more! Stay safe and be well…
The Museum of Flight is Now in Your Home
Website opens the doors to exciting ways to explore the Museum and enjoy activities at home
SEATTLE, March 27, 2020—Today The Museum of Flight at Home opened its doors. This dynamic new website offers the full range of the Museum experience for everyone from families and students to aviation and space fans. The site features the best of the Museum’s exciting videos, virtual tours, blogs and collections; plus surprising new ways to explore one of Seattle’s top tourist attractions.
State-of-the-art 3D tours in the Virtual Museum Online allow visitors to deeply explore the Museum’s top 12 aircraft, including favorites like Air Force One, Concorde, B-17 and the Space Shuttle Trainer. For the bigger picture, photos and info about every plane and spacecraft in the Museum’s renowned collection are also on view.
Entertaining new videos are being produced every week for our social media channels. They are all front and center on The Museum of Flight at Home, including lively new stories with Matthew Burchette, the Museum’s Senior Curator and host of the popular PBS video series, Behind the Wings. Now enjoy him in Curator on the Loose!, new short-form videos and Facebook Live events showing off the Museum’s coolest planes and spacecraft in his distinctive footloose style.
The vault door swings open and the Museum’s Digital Collections reveals a vast aerospace photo and print media archive. Search and browse some truly remarkable historic photographs, letters, journals, flight logs, military records, oral histories and other media that can’t be seen anywhere else.
As the world’s largest educational air and space museum, its on-staff educators have developed at-home family and student activities that are fun and focused for all grade levels. Dozens of activities are now available on-line, including new contests and challenges, with more in the pipeline.
The Museum of Flight at Home, don’t stay home without it.