It’s April and the perfect month for kite flying! Did you know the Navy once used kites as part of military operations? Families can make their own kites and learn the basic principles of aerodynamics and what makes kites lift into the air. Kids can take their kites outside the museum to test their creations. Museum educators will lead the workshop, which is limited to 50 participants. All materials provided.

Note: Due to security requirements at the Washington Navy Yard, you will need to be escorted onto the base. If taking metro, get on the Green Line and exit the Navy Yard/Ballpark stop, then walk to the entrance at 11th and O Street SE (about 15 minutes). Plan to arrive at the entrance gate by 10:30am. A museum educator will be at the entrance gate to bring you onto the base and to the museum (Bldg. 76). The last gate pickup will occur at 10:45am. If you need to contact the museum on the day of the program, call our front desk at 202.685.0589.

CAC holders, active duty and retired military members and their dependents do not need to be escorted.

Parking: There is no parking at Washington Navy Yard; however, paid and free parking is located in various areas surrounding the yard.




For more information about this program, email the National Museum of the U.S. Navy at