Field Trips and Tours
The World Kite Museum & Hall of Fame’s purpose is about education. The Museum presents specialized opportunities for groups to participate. Some include a discount because of the larger numbers. Others focus on a special aspect of kites that are of interest. Below is a description of options.
Each year the Museum prepares several educational programs to help school classes meet educational goals. Two different types of programs have been developed. One is using the kite as an art project. Usually the kite material is tyvek and acrylic paints are used. The materials and kite sticks costs need to be provided by the school. The Museum provides instruction in the necessary techniques not only in painting but also in kite making. Planning between the school and Museum is required. Several days are usually necessary.
Not only schools but youth groups plan Museum visits. One of the most successful is a visit focused on the kite as a tool. The charge for this varies on the amount of involvement and number of kids attending.
Because of requests from families planning reunions on the Long Beach Peninsula for a group tour, the Museum has created two options, now available all year round.
A group, to get the dollar off each ticket, must have 10 or more individuals to qualify. There are two different time opportunities:
- The extended family members arrive together at an appointed time. A brief presentation about what they will see and do is given by the Museum and a program is handed out. Either individuals can pay or the admission can be done as a whole.
- A three-hour afternoon schedule is set up and the family members can arrive anytime during that schedule. Each person will pay admission individually.
For information on these field trips or group outings contact Kay Buesing at (360) 642-4020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.