Kite Week

Apr 17 10:00 am

Join us at the Owls Head Transportation Museum for free April School Vacation Kite Week activities.

All workshops begin at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM each day. Registration is required.

Kite Week has been a Museum favorite for years! Each day features a different type of kite, and a variety of skill levels and ages are accommodated throughout the week. These fun educational workshops are free to the public and materials are provided (suggested donation: $5). Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as seating is limited. There are two sessions each day Monday through Thursday, one at 10:00 a.m. and one at 1:00 p.m., and one session on Friday at 10 a.m. All children participating in vacation week activities must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration for Household members and above begins on Monday, March 27.
General registration opens on Monday, April 3.

Kite Week at the Owls Head Transportation Museum is proudly sponsored by E.L. Spear in Rockland, Maine.


Monday, April 17: Butterfly Kite

The simplest of all of the kites. If you can use scissors, you can make this kite. Construction of this kite takes 30 minutes, including decorating.

Tuesday, April 18: Sled Kite

This kite is a fairly simple, short project that requires almost no knot tying. The duration of this workshop is 30-45 minutes.

Wednesday, April 19: Diamond Kite

Build a traditional diamond shaped kite, like Charlie Brown’s, only yours will actually fly! This workshop includes several knots and lots of string to construct the frame of the kite. Workshop duration is approximately 60 minutes.

Thursday, April 20: Delta Kite

Almost no knot tying is involved; however, this kite does involve a bit of puzzle solving skill. Construction takes approximately 60 minutes. The Delta Kite is the easiest kite to fly for a first time kite builder.

Friday, April 21: Box Kites

This kite provides a great introduction to more complex kites. The Box Kite requires 60–90 minutes to complete. This workshop is recommended for older children (ages 8 and up). Due to the length of the program, there will be a 10:00 class only.

After building their kites, participants are welcome to decorate them with crayons and markers provided by the Museum or bring their own art supplies. The Museum provides ample outdoor space for participants to test newly built kites.

For more information or to register for a workshop session, please call the Owls Head Transportation Museum at (207) 594-4418.

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