Since yesterday’s post on free plane rides for kids 8 and up was a popular one, I thought I’d remind you about another great, ongoing freebie for airplane fans.
It’s Free Night at the Flight Museum, and it’s every first Thursday all year round from 5:30-9. Hey, guess what tomorrow is? While the museum is a bit further north than the area I usually cover, it’s well worth the trip, and has Tons of outstanding exhibits for kids. We’ve been on a free night before and didn’t find it too crowded at all. Many other Seattle area museums also offer free admission on first Thursdays. You can see a whole list of them here from Sia of Centsible in Seattle. You’ll note this is a whole different week than Tacoma’s free night, which is on the third Thursday.
If you’d like more flexibility, you can also use passes from your library to go to many museums in the area for free any time (sadly, the flight museum isn’t one of them).
If this isn’t your neck of the woods, another area option is the Olympic Flight Museum in Olympia. While it’s smaller, the admission is very reasonable. I haven’t been here before, but we have a visit planned later this month, and I’ll be sure to report back to you.
Finally, while you’ll find a whole different kind of transportation featured here, I can’t resist giving a plug for the always free and totally outstanding, Naval Undersea Museum in Bremerton.
Do you have kids obsessed with things that go? Mine both went through a serious train phase.