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“Time well spent!”

Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour
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Morning Tour of Boeing Factory from Seattle
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Mukilteo
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Located approximately 25 miles north of Seattle, The Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour is the only public tour of a commercial jet assembly plant in North America. Explore the interactive exhibits and displays in our 28,000-square-foot Aviation Center Gallery; then take a 90-minute tour of the Boeing plant where you can watch 747s, 777s, or 787 Dreamliners being assembled right before your eyes. There is a minimum height requirement of 4 feet (122 cm) for children participating in the Boeing Tour. To avoid disappointment please make sure to check height before purchasing tickets. This restriction is strictly enforced. ADA accessible tours are offered twice daily. Call in advance to ensure proper accommodations. In the Future of Flight Aviation Center Gallery, the Family Zone is home to a number of different activities, all designed around a theme of aircraft manufacturing and assembly. Activity carts let visitors build a simple aircraft model, or use our Lego (and Lego-compatible) pieces to express new ideas about aircraft design. A kid-sized airport and aircraft allow future pilots of all ages to practice their take-offs and landings. Currently, the Family Zone is also home to a highly engaging, hands-on nanotechnology exhibit, and our new Bernoulli Table, an exciting interactive experience that teaches the relationship between the velocity of air and the pressure it exerts. Coloring and reading activities are also available, and drop-ins are welcome. Admission is free for ticket holders and for Future of Flight Foundation Members.
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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“Time well spent!”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Time well spent and an enjoyable and informative tour for anyone. More so, it is definitely a great place to take your children and/or grandchildren to let them see for themselves what happens when imagination and ideas become a reality. Exposure to success is truly meaningful to our children especially when related to the fact that it just doesn't happen without skilled and well trained personnel under the supervision of dedicated, enthusiastic and result oriented leadership. Great job Boeing!

Visited August 2014
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“Fascinating, well organized, fun!”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Loved the visitors center, the factory tour. And ask if the knowledge and fun trivia provided by Zack, our guide. A must see!

Visited August 2014
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“Even if you're not into planes, it's really interesting!”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

My daughter and I begrudgingly went on the tour with my husband and son (I know, so stereotypical) but I am really glad we went. We learned so much about how 747, 777, and the newest 787 Dreamliners are made, and saw various steps in the production process in the massive factory. The tour is very well run and 90 minutes long and starts with an interesting film. You then board a coach bus that takes you to and from various parts of the factory. Everything is timed very efficiently, and there was time for a few questions along the way. Our tourguide was extremely knowledgeable and projected her voice very well, which allowed us to hear and learn a lot. Unfortunately, there are no cameras, purses, backpacks, cellphones allowed on tour, so you cannot take any pictures.

Best to book your tickets online in advance if you don't want to have to wait. And if you do have to wait for a bit, there is the Alderwood mall about 15-20 mins away, and it's a great mall, that included an American Girl store, which made my daughter very happy!

Visited August 2014
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“Like nothing you've ever seen!”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Airplanes are impressive machines but their manufacture is even more impressive! You (literally) get a birds eye view of the whole process! You stand on a viewing balcony in the gigantic Boeing manufacturing center (the biggest, by volume, in the world!) and get to see each phase of their manufacture. The tour guide we had (Tim) was knowledgable and entertaining. This is well worth the trouble and the fee is more than reasonable!

Visited August 2014
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“It's average. ”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Visited with the family 5 (2 kids) total $90. The tour is about 20 min in total and it's very fast. You have to run after the tour guide and no time to ask questions. You are rushed from point A to point B. We paid for the children who are just over 4 feet and they were not able to see all of the factory rushed tour. Too many people in the tour. You are crammed into an elevator full of people and rushed in and out of the factory. The tour guide had knowledge about the history however, no interpretation is provided. Tourists need to bring family members to interpret. The company is a world wide company, it should have information for people in their own language and it should be a service provided to visitors, since the company is profiting from tourism. From what it saw in the tour, the company is not diverse.

I would not go again. It's a one time deal.

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