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Airport tours

Free* narrated tours of King County International Airport are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays only with a minimum of two weeks’ notice for scheduling. Airport tours are appropriate for school-age children or adults. The tours last about one-and-a-half hours and cover the airport’s history and current operations, providing a unique “airside” perspective of general aviation businesses and activities.

A bus tour will accommodate up to 18 people, and a van tour will accommodate 12 people. You may also transport larger groups of students or adults in your own bus or van (with escort).

To schedule a tour, please contact Public/Community Relations Manager Leslie Barstow at least two weeks in advance by email (leslie.barstow@kingcounty.gov) or phone (206-296-7431).

Tours are subject to cancellation or change due to inclement weather or other factors related to airport operations.

*There is no charge for tours of King County International Airport.

The Museum of Flight now offers airport tours for individuals on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information or to book a weekend tour, visit www.museumofflight.org/boeing-field-tours or call 206-764-5700.

Related facilities

Your group may also wish to visit one of these nearby aviation facilities in conjunction with its tour of the airport:

  • Museum of Flight (on the southwest side of the airport)
    For information, visit www.museumofflight.org or call 206-764-5700. Note: there is an admission charge. Pilots planning to fly to the airport to visit the Museum of Flight must pre-schedule aircraft parking with Museum Security by calling 206-764-5710.
  • FAA Air Traffic Control Tower (on the west side of the airport)
    Groups of up to six may tour the control tower. Young visitors must be at least 10 years old and accompanied by an adult. Those 18 and older must be U.S. citizens with photo identification. Non-citizens, please see the FAA website for tower visit procedures.
    To arrange a tour of the control tower, please call 206-658-6400.
photo: north-facing aerial view of airport

Aerial view King County International Airport/Boeing Field, facing north.

children on tarmac

Children watch a plane take off during an airport tour.

children with firefighter

Youths participating in the Museum of Flight ACE Camp learn about airport firefighting from a firefighter at King County International Airport.

children wearing adult-size fire suits

Young visitors learn first-hand about fire protection gear an airport open house. Photo by Amanda Freeman

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