The Force is with the Museum of Flight on Star Wars Reads Day

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:50am
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Star Wars characters seek peace under the Museum’s Blackbird spyplane. COURTESY PHOTO, Ted Huetter/The Museum of Flight.

On Saturday, Oct. 7, the Museum of Flight welcomes friendly visitors from all galaxies, no matter how far, far away, as it participates in Disney Publishing Worldwide’s Star Wars Reads Day.

Star Wars characters will be roaming the galleries. Family activities include arts and crafts under the Blackbird spyplane and story telling in an Ewok village. All are encouraged to wear their favorite intergalactic garb. Events are included with admission to the museum, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Tukwila.

Empire Writes Back! Creative Story Writing Contest open for submissions

In conjunction with Star Wars Reads Day, the Empire Writes Back! creative story writing contest is open to students in second through eighth grade. The contest calls for fictional stories of all kinds between 100 and 1000 words; submissions are due by midnight Sept. 30. Winners in the contest will read their story before an audience at the Museum on Star Wars Reads Day, Oct. 7. Official Empire Writes Back! rules and entry form are available online.

For more information about the Museum of Flight, visit

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