The Museum of Flight reopens to the general public on Thursday March 4 through Sunday March 7, and will remain open every Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until further notice. Daily attendance to the 23-acre campus will be held to 25% capacity in accordance with Washington state Phase II COVID-19 guidelines. Tickets must be purchased online, with timed admission entry.
“We are very excited to open our doors to the public again—again. We’re cleared for takeoff, glad to fly, and look forward to a wonderful 2021,” said President and CEO Matt Hayes. “We reinvented the Museum experience for online visitors over the last 10 months, but there’s nothing like being here! New operational guidelines are in place for the safety of visitors and staff, and during the phased attendance reductions the galleries will seem even more spectacular.”
All five buildings, including the open-air, 3-acre Aviation Pavilion and the 2-acre outdoor Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park will be available. 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. Smaller galleries, some airplane cabins and flight simulators will be closed for COVID-19 safety measures until further notice. The Air Force One, Boeing 747 and 787 Dreamliner will be open.
The Museum’s main, east-side entrance will be the only point of entry. Face coverings will be required for all visitors (age 5 and up), and a brief, contactless health screening will be asked upon entry to the Museum.