Discover the Museum of Flight wheelchair accessible attractions, things to do, tours and activities for disabled travelers. Read our informative review to learn if the Museum of Flight is wheelchair accessible and wheelchair friendly or if Wheelchair Jimmy recommends this attraction be avoided by travelers in wheelchairs.
The independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, attracting more than 400,000 visitors annually. The Museum’s collection includes more than 150 historically significant air and spacecraft, as well as the Red Barn – the original manufacturing facility of The Boeing Co. The Museum’s aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 100,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum’s on-site and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Associations of Museums, and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
Add a personal tour guide to your Museum visit with an AudioGuide. This personal electronic tour will add rich background as you view the inspiring exhibits. AudioGuides are available in Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian and English. AudioGuides rentals are only $5 each and there are discounts available for groups, Museum members and AAA members.
Jim’s Accessibility Comments:
As much as I dislike Boeing and its discrimination against wheelchair travelers, the Museum of Flight is a lot of fun, especially if you enjoy history and aviation, and it’s reasonably wheelchair accessible. Although a few exhibits are not wheelchair accessible (without climbing stairs into old aircraft), the museum is largely accessible and is one of Seattle’s most popular attractions. There is plenty of wheelchair accessible parking, a reasonably easy ramp to the entrance, and wheelchair accessible restrooms.
As you read and watch the history of Boeing, and the ruthless greed for money of its management and their self promotion, it becomes clear why Boeing disregards disabled travelers. A pitiful story of creed overtaking exploration – but a fascinating museum.