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Visit The Museum of Flight for free

When I was a kid, my mom used to take me to every museum in every city we would visit. She believed that museums were an important and enriching part of a child's life.

Taking your children to a museum or an art gallery can be very beneficial. Interactive displays and visual exhibits make it easier for kids to learn and retain information.

For many children, museum visits are associated with boredom ( or punishment...in my case). However, you'll find this not to be the case with The Museum of Flight. Even if you ( or your kid) aren't an airplane enthusiast, this is a must see attraction that guarantees lot's of family fun and won't make you go broke !

That's right, every first Thursday of each month, The Museum of Flight is open to the public free of charge from 5 pm-9 pm ( with ample parking space , which is also ...free).

I am not easily impressed ( the famous "BODIES…The Exhibition" or EMP in Seattle Center ? Sucks...). But this museum ? Impressive !

With more than 150 historic air and spacecrafts, the Montgolfier Brothers' Balloon, Land the Apollo lunar modules, The Top Gun Flight Simulator,the Airpark across the street that features the Concorde, Air Force 1 and the first 747 (unfortunately, during my visit it was closed) there is something for everyone to experience in this great museum. Younger kids will enjoy the Blue Angel that they can "ride" in, and the "Flight Zone," where they can strap into a harness for a hang gliding simulation or ride in a hot air balloon basket.

Don't forget that children, generally , are more receptive to learning when they can have fun; not to mention the fact that these are children and they just plain need to have fun.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Looks like a great museum; and I'm sure the kids love it; big and small. Me, I'm just a big kid!