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How to Get a FREE Seattle Museum of Flight Membership

How to Get a FREE Seattle Museum of Flight Membership

Got kids between the ages of 5 and 18? Get a FREE Seattle Museum of Flight Membership through the Connections Program! This program provides unlimited free visits to the museum for one child and one adult per Connections boarding pass!

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The Connections program grants free admission to the Seattle Museum of Flight!

Although it isn’t a standard Museum of Flight membership, the Connections Membership includes:

  • Unlimited admission to the Museum for the named student and one accompanying adult. Since each student’s membership gets an adult in free, this means that our entire family can got to the Museum without any admission cost!
  • Unlimited access to the Alaska Airlines Aviation Education Center and all its educational tools
  • Invitations to exclusive events and unique opportunities.
  • Early registration for select Museum programs
  • Connections Newsletter

Please note that since this isn’t a standard membership, Connections participants do not receive advertised members-only discounts or access to members-only events.

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Who can get a free Seattle Museum of Flight membership?

Students between the ages of 5 and 18 can participate in this program. Since the open enrollment period has ended, there are two ways to sign up for this program.

Open Enrollment has ended.

When I signed my family up for Connections, it was as simple as filling out an online form. However, that period of open enrollment has ended. Now, you’ll have to attend an event to sign up.

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Here’s more information from Emily, a representative of the Seattle Museum of Flight:

Our terms didn’t really change, we just closed open enrollment. I don’t think that we will ever allow open enrollment again, but instead, we will host enrollment events throughout the year. The actual terms of the membership are the same. Connections members can still visit anytime with their boarding pass, and come to exclusive events. We just aren’t adding new members unless they attend an enrollment event.

You will need to attend a Connections Event.

To sign up, you will need to attend a Connections Event at the Museum. Each eligible child will need to be accompanied  by their parent or legal guardian.

These connections do fill up fast so you’ll need to register in advance! You can find more information about this program by clicking here.

Your child can participate in an educational program.

Alternatively, your child can attend certain educational programs at the Museum instead of attending a designated Connections event. Eligible programs include:

Siblings can join also.

Siblings can join, too! Any siblings of a current Connections member can also claim a free Seattle Museum of Flight Connections pass. They simply need to visit the museum with their parent or legal guardian any time the museum is open. Stop by the Alaska Airlines Aerospace Education Center to pick up the sibling’s pass.

My daughter at the Seattle Museum of Flight

What is the Seattle Museum of Flight?

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E Marginal Way S in Seattle. It is the largest private non-profit air and space museum in the world and it boasts one of the largest air and space collections in the United States!

At the Museum of Flight, your children will learn about air and space history. They’ll also be able to tour and even sit in a large variety of aircraft. The museum overlooks Boeing Field, so they can also watch airplanes take off and land throughout their visit.

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If you’ve never been to the Museum of Flight, I highly recommend it! It’s one of our favorite museums in Seattle.

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