EIN 91-0785826

Museum of Flight

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Museum of Flight is the largest independent, non-profit air and space museum in the world with over 175 aircraft and spacecraft, tens of thousands of artifacts, millions of rare photographs, dozen of exhibits and experiences and a world-class library.
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Museum of Flight Foundation

Program areas at Museum of Flight

The Museum of Flight in seattle, wash., one of the world's largest private nonprofit air and space museums, hosted more than 640,000 visitors from around the world in 2019.in working toward the vision of being the "foremost educational air and space Museum in the world" the Museum reaches more than 166,000 on-site and outreach student participants each year, including connections members, focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math (stem) disciplines. The Museum is a smithsonian affiliate and is also accredited by the american alliance of museums. With a mission to "acquire, preserve and exhibit historically significant air and space artifacts, which provide a Foundation for scholarly research, and lifelong learning programs that inspire an interest in and understanding of science, technology and the humanities" the Museum displays over 175 air- and spacecraft, along with artifacts showcasing aerospace history. In addition to the many permanent exhibits covering the breadth of aerospace history, the Museum provides several temporary exhibits each year on a wide range of subjects. The Museum also hosts more than 50 public programs each year and opens its doors one evening a month, free of charge, to any visitor as part of its community outreach. In addition to the aircraft on view, the Museum maintains the largest aeronautical library and archives open to the public on the west coast, where more than 2,500 teachers, scholars, authors and filmmakers conduct research each year. The Museum also has many aircraft in various stages of restoration, toward which volunteers contributed over 15,000 hours in 2019. In all areas of the Museum, volunteers contributed in excess of 100,000 hours of service in 2019. The Museum's educational programs support both state and national standards, Washington state science learning standards and common core state standards. The Museum's educator professional development programs are certified to provide clock hour credits for teachers. More than 20 programs are offered, and include the american camp association accredited aerospace camp experience (ace) summer camp, the nationally acclaimed challenger learning center (clc), the museum-designed aviation learning center (alc), and a wide range of distance learning programs. The Museum also hosts the Washington aerospace scholars (was), a competitive, collaborative program with nasa is privately funded and intended to keep the nation at the forefront of technical competitiveness. Additionally, the Museum's campus is home to raisbeck aviation high school, part of the highline school district with 400 students and a stem-based curriculum.

Form 990s for Museum of Flight

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-04-02990View PDF
2018-122020-02-18990View PDF
2017-122019-03-15990View PDF
2016-122018-01-18990View PDF
2015-122017-04-05990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

Who funds Museum of Flight

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Aldarra FoundationPortable Classrooms$300,000
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...and 34 more grants received

Grants made by Museum of Flight

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Washington Aerospace Scholars FoundationTo Support Organization Purpose$241,653

Financials for Museum of Flight

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$6,525,545
Program services$12,814,321
Investment income and dividends$675,511
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$792,909
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$4,808,992
Net income from fundraising events$-336,508
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$1,601,783
Miscellaneous revenues$1,517,035
Total revenues$28,399,588

Personnel at Museum of Flight

Matthew HayesPresident and Chief Executive Officer$298,465
Clark MillerVice President Operations$136,182
Lynda KingVice President Finance$134,709
 Subscribe to viewVice President Marketing and Sales$172,708
 Subscribe to viewDirector Exhibits$111,339
...and 5 more key personnel

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9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle, WA 98108
Metro area
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
Website URL
(206) 764-5700
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A57: Science and Technology Museums
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
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