• 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?

Sculpture of John Daniels taking the picture

John Daniels, who was employed at the Kill Devils Hills Life-Saving Station in North Carolina was asked to take the now famous photograph of the first flight. Daniels had never operated a camera until the morning of the flight.