It’s so much more than airplanes and rockets: It’s about the young girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut and discovering new worlds; the war hero sharing stories of the B-17 with his grandkids; the little boy mesmerized by the speed of the Blackbird; the teenage engineer who just built his first robot. It’s about discovery and inspiration, about daring to dream bigger than ever before. It’s The Museum of Flight.
The Museum of Flight is thrilled to announce that as of January 1, 2017 the Inspiration Begins Here! Campaign has reached its fundraising goals – and then some! The generosity of nearly 950 individuals, companies and organizations within our community and around the world has enabled the Museum to raise over $77 million for more programs, exhibits, facilities upgrades and events. Visit the Museum today and see your support in action!
It only takes one spark of inspiration to ignite a child’s ambition to learn and explore.
The Museum of Flight provides as many “spark” opportunities as possible to encourage the next generation of engineers, pilots and astronauts to dream big. Inspiration Begins Here! puts our visitors at the center of everything. Every new program that we add, every event we host, every renovation and improvement – it’s all to give our community the best Museum experience that we can provide.
Thanks to The Museum of Flight’s education programs, thousands of young men and women can pursue their interests in science, technology, engineering and math to find the perfect fulfilling, stimulating career.
DR. LAUREN EDGAR
U.S. Geological Survey
This campaign will allow the Museum to not only tend to our most fragile and historically important aircraft, but will also build an endowment to protect the collection during economic downturns, acquire important artifacts when opportunities arise, and present our curatorial treasures in a way that will continue to spark imaginations for generations to come.
The Museum of Flight is where many children first develop a love of learning. With everything from robots and planets, to nanotechnology and launching rockets – it’s a whole world of discovery and fun for all ages.
Aerospace Camp Experience (ACE) Camper
The Museum of Flight knows how important it is to instill the next generation with a lifelong love of learning. That’s why the Inspiration Begins Here! campaign will expand the scope of our entire spectrum of educational programs for students of all ages. From an Aerospace Camp Experience (ACE) that focuses on basic robotics, to a personal visit from the portable planetarium – the Museum will provide even more opportunities for students to explore their passions and interests.
The Museum of Flight gives students the tools to continue developing their skills long after they graduate. With programs that provide resources for entering and excelling in the work force, students have everything they need to succeed in a STEM career!
RAHS Student and
Michael P. Anderson Scholar
For fifty years, The Museum of Flight has restored and preserved aerospace history unlike any other institution. With more than 150 iconic aircraft, 4 million unique images and countless artifacts, the Museum is able to tell the fascinating story of mankind’s captivation with the skies. From the original papers of the Wright brothers’ first business venture to the latest technology that will propel us further into the cosmos, The Museum of Flight safeguards our heritage so that future generations may learn from it and be inspired.
Our visitors and community are at the heart of everything we do at The Museum of Flight. This comprehensive campaign is already creating more opportunities for the next generation of pilots, astronauts and engineers to learn and discover. With your help, we can celebrate the history of human ambition and soar to new heights.
The Museum of Flight is proud to honor everyone who has been a part of our first 50 years of aerospace excellence. As part of the Inspiration Begins Here! campaign, the Museum offers both permanent and multi-year recognition opportunities for generous donors.
Gifts of $5,000 or more will be recognized on the permanent campaign donor wall.
Inspiration Begins Here! is grateful to the guidance, oversight and fundraising efforts of its volunteer leadership:
Keep track of the latest Inspiration Begins Here! news with The Museum of Flight’s campaign newsletters and donor reports.
A lot of exciting events are happening here at The Museum of Flight as part of our Inspiration Begins Here! Campaign – and people are noticing!
February 22, 2017: ‘Destination Moon’: Museums and science centers plan for Apollo 11 exhibit (Collect Space)
February 8, 2017: Museum of Flight gets intact moon rocket engine to go with beat-up Apollo artifacts (GeekWire)
February 6, 2017: Museum of Flight seek Blue Origin’s New Shepard space rocket for exhibit (Puget Sound Business Journal)
January 5, 2017: Seattle Space Race Exhibit to Feature Jeff Bezos’ Recovered Moon Rocket Engines (Space.com)
November 6, 2016: Get an exclusive video tour of the Museum of Flight’s Apollo moon rocket artifacts (GeekWire)
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If you have any questions, or would like information on a specific program or campaign project, let us know!
Vice President of Development
The Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle, WA 98108
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