Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Boeing Future of Flight: Aviation Center & The Boeing Factory Tour

After the holidays, I was scheduled to visit one of Seattle's favourite attractions, Boeing Future of Flight. If you're fan of aviation, you might be interested visiting the place.


» Boeing Future of Flight «

Boeing, founded in 1916, is one of the largest aircraft manufacturer in the world. 

The Boeing Future of Flight, located in Mulkiteo, Washington, is one of the Seattle's favourite attractions. It is the only commercial aircraft assembly plant in North America that is open to the public. Due to this, there are certain restrictions and it is strictly enforced.


» Admission «

The admission includes Boeing Factory Tour, Aerospace Gallery and Sky Deck admission. The factory tour lasts in 90 minutes. Below are the rates (as of May 2020):

Adult Rate (Ages 16+):        $27

Youth (Ages 16 below):       $17 (children under 4 feet tall is not allowed)

Senior (Ages 65+):               $25

Military (with ID):                $22

Boeing Employee (with ID): $12

» Restrictions «

As I said earlier, the restrictions are strictly enforced. Cameras, mobile phones and electronic devices are not allowed. Purses, bags, and binoculars are also not allowed. 

Photography is only allowed on the Future of Flight Aviation Center but not allowed in the Boeing Factory Tour.

Children below 4 feet are not allowed on the Boeing Factory Tour. They are only allowed to explore the Aerospace Gallery, enjoy the views at the Sky Deck, visit the Boeing Store and have a snack at the Paper Plane Cafe.

» The Experience «

As a traveller, I was thrilled to see how aircrafts are built. I would like to learn more about history of aircraft making and to see the Boeing 7-series.

My scheduled tour was December 26 at 1:00 pm. My uncle dropped me off at the building's entrance. The first thing that I did was to secure my belongings at the free lockers in the Future of Flight lobby. There are no toilets available during the Boeing Factory Tour so be sure do your business before your scheduled time. Don't worry because there are toilets available at the lobby.


At the scheduled time, there will be a professional Boeing employee that will guide you on the factory tour. They will scan first the QR code on the ticket and then take you to a movie theater, where they will brief you on what to expect. After that, they will divide everyone into 2 groups and proceed to the tour bus. Unfortunately, I can't share photos on how wonderful the tour was. It was really an amazing experience indeed. 

Just a piece of advice, be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Be prepared of long walks and lots of walking down and up the stairs.


I ended the tour by visiting the Boeing Store for pasalubongs. 


» Info «

Address:                    8415 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo, WA 98275, United States
Factory Tour Hours:  Daily, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (depending on the season)
Website:                    https://www.boeingfutureofflight.com/
E-mail Address:          futureofflightinfo@boeing.com

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