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Olympic Flight Museum Olympia

Where is it at?

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Olympic Flight Museum
7637 Old Highway 99 SW # A
Olympia
WA
98501
Tel: 360 705 3925

Directions

-From I-5, take exit 101 Tumwater Blvd (originally Airdustrial Way SW) -Head East on Tumwater Blvd -Follow Tumwater Blvd to the 2nd stop light (corner of Tumwater Blvd and Capital Way) -Turn Right on Capital Way and the road name will change to Old Highway 99 SE -Follow Old Highway 99 SE to the first stop light at Henderson Blvd -Turn Right onto Henderson Blvd (towards the airport) -The museum is on the Right, 7637-A Old Hwy 99 SE, Olympia, WA 98501

Where are we going today?

Kids - have you ever been on a plane, high up in the sky, taking you somewhere pretty cool? Planes are part of our world now, but they had to come from somewhere, and that's where the Olympic Flight Museum comes in.

The Olympic Flight Museum are dedicated to preserving the history of those aircraft that paved the way for the aircraft we know today!

This non-profit organization started to bring people together over the love of history, as well as the accomplishments of those within the aviation industry. They have created a museum where people can get excited about all things aviation, from the sounds, sights, and smells of flights.

As soon as you step into their impressive hangar, you will experience their collection or working vintage aircraft. How amazing is that!? There are historic exhibits from all eras, so it's great to enjoy some history lessons as you walk around.

The Olympic Flight Museum is great fun for kids too, as they can even climb inside a restored T-28 Trojan trainer, as well as enjoy an interactive experience with the UH-1 Huey Helicopter mobile where it will test their pilot skills!

The museum is also a great way for kids to learn about the people behind the aircraft. There are some pretty special men and women who paved the way for how we know aviation today, and it might inspire kids to do something great too!

Aviation fun for the family at this Washington museum. Come fly with me, come fly, let's fly away!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$7
  • Children$5 (Ages 7 to 12)
  • Free Under: 6 years
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

11am to 5pm daily. Closed Mondays Oct - Dec

May to Dec. Jan to April by appt only. Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas

Teachers corner

They offer group tours anytime with advance reservation. Normal tour days are Thursdays and weekends..

I'm Hungry!

It's a good idea to grab something before your visit in the local area, then you can focus on the planes and not those rumbling tummies!.

Healthy Eating!

Keep some bottled water in your bag so kids don't get de-hydrated.

Any Top Tips?

They often have events across the year, so check the website so you don't miss out!.

Need a little extra help?

Speak to staff about accessibility of the museum if you have any concerns!.

Can I get one of those?

The Olympic Flight Museum gift shop is a great place to pick up those aviation related items, from CDs, DVDs, books and fun items. .

More information

Hours can change due to events, so it's best to call ahead when you want to visit just to make sure they are open.

What people are saying?

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    Superb...a must see

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    Friendly people who care about the history of flight. Amazing aircraft. This is one of our kids favorite stops.

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