• The iconic first flight of the Wright brothers in their 1903 Wright Flyer

    Wright Brothers

    National Memorial North Carolina

For Kids

Park ranger and Junior Ranger standing in front of First Flight photograph.

Junior Ranger earns patch.


Wright Brothers National Memorial has many activities designed especially for kids.

Check out the park schedule for "Especially for Kids" programs available at the visitor center.

kite flying at the Wright Brothers National Memorial

Kite flying demonstration at Wright Brothers National Memorial


One favorite is "Kite Flight" where kids can see a kite building demonstration and then join in the fun of flying a homemade kite (or bring your own). Come test the winds of Kitty Hawk just like Wilbur and Orville.

Check the Schedule of Events page for a listing of times this program is being offered.

Did You Know?

The glider with Big Kill Devil Hill in 1902

In 1902, the Wrights made 250 glides in just two days and tallied more than 1,000 glides in one month. From the hills, they perfected the art of soaring and control of the aircraft.