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

    Wright Brothers

    National Memorial North Carolina

Family Fun Free Day April 16 2012

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Date: April 11, 2012
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111

Wilbur Wright's 145th Birthday Celebration: A Family Fun Day - Events Taking Place Throughout the Day at Wright Brothers National Memorial

Monday, April 16, 2012 will be a Family Fun Day at Wright Brothers National Memorial from 10 am to 4 pm as the National Park Service celebrates Wilbur Wright's 145th birthday. 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.

 

9 am to 5 pm - Junior Flight Ranger Program:Kids . . . don't forget to ask about the Wright Brothers Junior Ranger Program!Pick-up a Junior Ranger booklet at the visitor center information desk.

10 am to 2 pm - 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 (45 min).

11 am - 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).

12 pm - 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).

2 pm - 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).

4 pm - 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.

 

Wright Brothers National Memorial is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm daily.Park fees will be waived for the event.

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.