Future of Flight Aviation Center and the Boeing Tour
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. Known as the "Boeing Everett" facility, it is actually closer to the city of Mukilteo (see map below).
Future of Flight Aviation Center (staff photo)
The Aviation Center, located at Paine Field, is where tickets for the tour are purchased, and bus loading begins.
The building also features interactive exhibits and displays in the 28,000-square-foot Aviation Center Gallery.
A limited quantity of same-day, non-reserved Boeing tour tickets are sold onsite through ticketing kiosks, beginning at 8:30 a.m. each day. Tickets tend to sell out rapidly June through September.
To ensure admission, it is best to reserve your ticket and tour time in advance online or by phone.
The tour lasts about 90 minutes, and a short movie is shown before boarding the busses. There is strict adherence to rules that forbid cameras, cell phones and other electronic devices, as well as food and drink. Height requirements are also enforced.
The opportunity to see actual assembly of Boeing 747, 777 and 787 airliners is unique, and well worth the time to take the tour.
Future of Flight Aviation Center Admission, Parking and Hours
We highly recommend a visit to the Aviation Center, and the Boeing Tour, for aviation enthusiasts, and the general public.
A cafe and two gift shops are available onsite.
Parking is free, and an admission fee is charged. Phone 425.438.8100, or toll-free 888.467.4777 for detailed information, or visit the official website of the Future of Flight - Tour reservations can be made online. See map below for location and driving directions.
Looking for Photos of the Boeing Plant and Recently Built Airliners?
We highly recommend visiting Paine Airport ... A great website and blog about happenings at Paine Field and the Boeing plant in Seattle, run by Skyline Photography.
Photo Highlights of the Future of Flight Aviation Center in May, 2013
Entrance area to the Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour in Everett, Washington
Future of Flight Aviation Center, starting point for the Boeing Tour
View of the Boeing Everett assembly plant area across the runway from the Future of Flight Aviation Center
View of the Boeing Dreamlifter used to carry 787 Dreamliner parts, seen from the Future of Flight Aviation Center
Area Map of the Future of Flight Aviation Center in Seattle
The map below shows the location of the Future of Flight in Seattle. It is physically located at 8415 Paine Boulevard, Mukilteo, WA 98275. Phone 425-438-8100, or Toll-free 888-467-4777, or visit the official website of the Future of Flight for detailed information and ticket and tour reservations.
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