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Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site - Tetrahedral Kite Workshop

Calendar Icon July 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022
Dollar Icon 10.25

559 Chebucto St



Update: Due to COVID-19, the visitor experience at Parks Canada-administered places may be different than it has been in the past.
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After coming to Cape Breton and experimenting with kites, Bell discovered the tetrahedral form. By putting three equilateral triangles together he could form a four-sided figure that he called a tetrahedral cell. By placing tetrahedrons together he could build bigger and bigger kites, and he envisioned a day when tetrahedral kites with motors would be able to carry people through the air.

In our Tetrahedral Kite Program, see if you have what it takes to build your own tetrahedral kite! All materials are supplied for this family activity. Children ages 12 and under may require adult assistance.


July 1 to August 31, 2022

Offered alternating days with our Come Fly a Kite program at 3:30 p.m.

30 minutes

$10.25 per kite



For the best experience, we recommend reserving your spot in advance and checking our website and social media for the most up to date information when planning your visit. For more information or to book your spot contact us at [email protected] or 902-295-2069. 

Note that some promotional images depict visitor experiences pre-COVID 19

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