Ongoing through March 31, 2013 (excluding December 25, 2012, through January 2, 2013), D23 Members can save on admission to the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour. Members receive $2 off of admission to the museum for access to many exciting exhibits to explore.
Located approximately 25 miles north of Seattle, Washington, 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 their 28,000-square-foot Aviation Center Gallery; then during your tour in the world’s largest building by volume (472,000,000 cubic feet or 13,385,378 cubic meters), go behind the scenes for a 90-minute tour of the Boeing plant where you can watch 747s, 777s, or 787s being assembled right before your eyes.
There is a minimum height requirement of 4 feet (122cm) 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: 1-800-464-1476.
—The Everett factory is like a small indoor city, requiring its own fire department, security force, fully equipped medical clinic, electrical substations, and water treatment plant.
—The Everett factory is so big that when it was first built, it created its own weather. Clouds actually formed near the ceiling. The weather cleared when an air-circulation system was installed.
—There are 1 million light bulbs in the factory.
—Twenty-six overhead cranes cruise along a 39-mile network of ceiling tracks throughout the factory, lifting and moving airplane components and sections.
—There are 2.33 miles of pedestrian tunnels running below the factory.
—The mural on the six factory doors is the largest digital graphic in the world, according to Guinness World Records.
—The rail spur running uphill to the factory from Great Northern Railway’s tracks below is the steepest active standard-gauge railroad in the United States.
NOTE: Members can save $2 on any single admission ticket to the Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour in Mukilteo/Everett, Washington, when they show a current D23 Membership card along with a photo ID at time of ticket purchase. Discount is applicable to any ticket purchased by the D23 Member for themself and their party. Valid October 1 – December 24, 2012, and January 3 – March 31, 2013; not valid with any other offers; advance reservations excluded.