Update: They only offer Connections Program Sign-Ups a few times a year now. So mark your calendars for this one!!
Sign up for the Connections Program on Thursday February 6th, 2020 from 5:00 – 8pm at the Free First Thursday event. This is a free night to visit the museum & then you can also sign up for the Connections event. (It also says there will be a Connections Sign Up event in October 2020, so there may only be 2 a year now, so mark your calendars to try to go to this one if you can!)
Children must be present to sign up for this program!
Do you all remember a few years ago that we told you about an awesome program that the Museum of Flight offers for students. It was a free admission program for kids ages 5 – 18 plus one guest to accompany them through the Connections Program. This program was SO popular that they had to close the program for awhile back in April 2016, since they had over 18,000 people sign up for the program in about 2 months timeframe. This program has been closed to new applicants until just recently and has opened up again, but this time it’s a bit different.
This museum free admission program for kids is not just good for the year but until the child turns 18!! Wow! If you have signed up your kids in the past & received the email with the boarding pass (search your email for Museum of Flight Connections to confirm),then you do not need to sign up for the program again. You just need to bring the boarding pass with you when you go to the Museum or if you can’t find it, they can look up your child in the system (I’d suggest doing this ahead of time to make sure you did actually sign up). I confirmed this information about it being available until the child turns 18 when I called & talked to someone in their education department. It does not state that on the website.
Connections Program open for Enrollment Again thru Special Events:
The good news is that the Museum of Flight has now opened their Connections program back up for students if you missed it previously, but in order to sign up for the program, you must attend one of their specific educational events which offers new enrollment for the Connections program.
On Thursday February 6, 2020, is another opportunity to sign up for a FREE Connections pass for your kids during the Free First Thursday Event. You can visit the Museum of Flight from 5 – 8pm on this evening & while you are there, you can sign up for the Connections programs with your kids (they do need to be present to sign up). This event is totally free.
Keep an eye on the Museum of Flight Education Facebook page as they will post events when you can sign up for the Connections program on their facebook page. They try to do a new event with Connections Enrollment every other month. This is the only way to sign up for a new enrollment to the Connections Program right now is by attending an event in person.
Here’s what the Connections Membership includes::
- Unlimited FREE visits to the Museum for students 5-18 years old and one guest – this is not just for one year, but until that student turns 18!! Is this not amazing??!! Wow! The guest can be an adult or another child and it does not have to be the same person, so you can have dad take them one time & grandma take them another visit.
- Invitations to exclusive events & opportunities
- Unlimited access to the Alaska Airlines Aviation Education Center & the educational support tools
- Personalized information & recommendations based on your interests.
- Early registration for select Museum education programs.
This Connections program is not a standard museum membership, so you will not receive the same discounts & other opportunities that come with a standard membership (such as reciprocal admission at other museums, etc). But this is still a fantastic deal!
If you signed up for this program last year, you should have received an email from the Museum of Flight Connections Program & they had a boarding pass that they sent for each of your children. If you cannot find that email, I would call & ask them to check if your child is signed up in the program to confirm before you arrive.
Review & Ways to Save at Museum of Flight:
Make sure to check out Sia’s visit to the Museum of Flight with a review of the museum and ways to save while you’re there!
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