For Kids

WILBEAR cartoon on a green background with flat rangers in gray shirts, green pants and brown flat hats.

Hey Kids!

Calling all Flat Stanleys!

- Wilbear Wright wants YOU to visit
Dayton's National Park.

Are you looking for a great destination to send your Flat Stanley? Then look no further than Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. We're the national park that tells the stories about two brothers that invented the airplane and a young African American poet who went from an elevator operator to international stardom.

By sending Flat Stanley to Dayton's National Park you'll be guaranteed your little friend will get the red-carpet treatment as he explores our park and Dayton.

It's ALL FREE so send your Flat Stanley to Dayton's National Park today. Simply send Flat Stanley with your name and address to:

Wilbear's Friends
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
16 South Williams Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

In cooperation with the Flat Stanley Project.

Two caricature rangers, one on left with a guitar and a bird on his hat and a ranger on the right holding a play helicopter.
Click the pic to see what Nature Quest programs are coming up!

Nature Quest!

Check out our annual series of programming geared towards kids and nature. This program will help kids learn about the outdoors, natural science and interacting with nature. Visit the Nature Quest page for information on program dates and times. There are no fees to participate in this program!

Logo showing kids playing outside with Every Kid Outdoors written underneath them
4th Graders, click the logo above to take the quiz!

Every Kid Outdoors

Attention all 4th graders! Have we got a deal for you and your family! Get out and visit your National Park Service sites this summer, for free! That's right, for free! Visit and take the short online quiz. Once you complete the quiz, you'll receive a voucher that you can print out and bring to any national park site in the U.S. for free entry to that site! You can exchange your voucher for a hard plastic Every Kid Outdoors card so you can show it off with pride. Not only will this card get you and your family access to all of the national park sites, it will also get you and your family free entry to thousands of other federal recreation sites across the country! So, what are you waiting for? Get started NOW! Visit and take the quiz.

Call ahead to the park site you will be visiting to make sure they have a supply of the Every Kid Outdoors card. Due to overwhelming demand, some parks may be temporarily out but others will likely have it. Visit for more information.

Last updated: December 31, 2019

Park footer

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

16 South Williams Street
Dayton, OH 45402


937 225-7705

Contact Us