Now, when you drive to the Boeing Everett manufacturing facility, you can experience more than an airplane factory tour. The new Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour is an interpretive center that will let you experience the marvel of commercial jet aviation and production.
The newly-constructed 73,000-square-foot facility at Paine Field in Everett will feature:
- An Aviation Gallery with interactive exhibits and displays
- A rooftop observation deck overlooking Paine Field
- A new tour center for the nearby plant in which Boeing assembles its 747, 767, 777 and soon 787 airplanes
- Conference space for 250 people; special event space for groups of up to 700 people
- Aviation education programs for children K-12th grade
- A 240-seat theater
- A 125-seat restaurant
- The Future of Flight Store and Boeing Store
The Future of Flight center offers interactive exhibits and displays designed to provide visitors with an understanding and appreciation of technology as applied to the science of flight. For example, you can design your own jet, and then pick up a print of it in the Future of Flight Store to take home. You can try out the next generation of in-flight entertainment systems, touch the high-tech "skin" of the new Boeing 787, or learn how technology and aviation connects people and cultures across the globe.
The new Aviation Center also includes a new, much larger educational facility, where you can spend time before taking a shuttle bus to tour the nearby Boeing commercial jet assembly plant. The Boeing Tour has expanded to seven days a week, now including Saturdays and Sundays. The tour itself hasn't changed - you'll get the chance to walk through the largest building in the world (by volume) to view the amazing assembly of Boeing jets and to learn how "all the pieces come together."
The Future of Flight Center is located in Everett, approximately 30 miles north of Seattle. The Center occupies the northwest corner of Paine Field at the intersection of 84th St. and Paine Field Blvd.
Note: Aviation enthusiasts may want to check out The Flying Heritage Collection, also located at Everett's Paine Field.