Family Fun Day Celebrates Wilbur’s 146th Birthday At Wright National Memorial

Posted By on April 10, 2013

Wilbur Wright’s 146th  birthday celebration will be a “fee free” Family Fun Day at Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills on Tuesday, April 16, from 10am to 4pm.

Professional kite flying demonstrations will be part of Wilbur Wright's 146th birthday celebration on April 16 at Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills

Professional kite flying demonstrations will be part of Wilbur Wright’s 146th birthday celebration on April 16 at Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills

Wilbur Wright was born near Millville, Indiana on April 16, 1867.  He and his younger brother Orville were the first to fly on that historic morning of December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

Read on for the complete schedule of events happening throughout the day!

9am to 5pm – Junior Flight Ranger Program: Earn your Junior Ranger badge! Designed for kids ages 5-13. Pick-up a Junior Ranger booklet at the visitor center information desk.

10am – Flight Room Talk: Learn how the Wright brothers solved the problems of human flight as a park ranger tells the story of their triumph at Kitty Hawk.  Visitor Center Flight Room Auditorium (30 min).

10am to 2:00pm – Lets Go Fly a Kite: There will be fun for the whole family kite building and kite flying demonstration by Kitty Hawk Kites.  Centennial Pavilion and park grounds

11am – Fun in Flight: A family activity designed for the kids. Experience the fun of building a gliding machine.  Design and construct a paper airplane and test the winds of the Outer Banks, just like the Wrights.  Centennial Pavilion (30 min).

12pm – Flight Room Talk: Learn how the Wright brothers solved the problems of human flight as a park ranger tells the story of their triumph at Kitty Hawk.  Visitor Center Flight Room Auditorium (30 min).

2pm – Fun in Flight: A family activity designed for the kids. Experience the fun of building a gliding machine.  Design and construct a paper airplane and test the winds of the Outer Banks, just like the Wrights.  Centennial Pavilion (30 min).

4pm – Flight Room Talk: Learn how the Wright brothers solved the problems of human flight as a park ranger tells the story of their triumph at Kitty Hawk.  Visitor Center Flight Room Auditorium. (30 min).

Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills is open daily from 9am to 5pm daily.

Park fees will be waived for this event.

Wright Brothers National Memorial

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Posted by Matt Artz

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