A young visitor designs her own kite at the Kites of Asia Family Day, an annual event at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. The event is made possible by the generous support of the Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Every year, the Smithsonian holds a huge Kite Festival on the National Mall.  The weekend prior to the festival, the National Air and Space Museum has a Kite Family Day where kids and their families can make their own kites, learn how to fly them, and watch indoor kite flying demonstrations. I often search the web to find out what visitors are filming, photographing, blogging and tweeting about the Museum.  I found lots of images and videos of the outdoor Kite Festival, but one of our educators found this great YouTube video which captures the fun of the indoor Kite Family Day in 2008.

We are so glad our friends at Wings Over Washington created this! Did you attend the Kite Family Day or the Smithsonian Kite Festival this year?  Leave a comment and tell us about it! P.S. Keep sharing your thoughts about the National Air and Space Museum using your favorite social media outlet. We just might blog about it! 

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