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Organization: National Corvette Museum
Description of program:
GM began production of the esteemed Corvette in Bowling Green in 1981, and the facility has remained the exclusive home of the Corvette for over 30 years. Known around the world as America’s sports car, the Corvette exemplifies the definition of innovation. The Corvette is the world’s longest-running, continuously produced passenger car. When the first Corvette rolled off the line over 60 years ago, it was born an icon.
Corvette didn’t always call Kentucky home, however. In 1953, the first 300 were built by hand in Flint, Michigan, just after General Motors unveiled the Corvette as a “dream car” in the Motorama show in New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel. The following year, production moved to St. Louis. In June of 1981, Corvette production transferred from St. Louis to Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Discover why the Corvette is ‘America’s Sports Car.’ See over 70 Corvettes from past to present as well as mint classics, prototypes and one-of-a-kind cars. Enjoy hands-on activities like our trivia kiosks and test your strength lifting a ‘Vette frame! At the Corvette Cave-In exhibit relive the drama of the Skydome sinkhole when eight Corvettes were swallowed up following a cave roof collapse in the Museum. This immersive experience offers loads of hands-on interactives and educational audio visuals.
Students will tour the production facility that spans one million square feet – equivalent to 22 acres or 17 football fields. The Corvette is the world’s longest-running, continuously produced passenger car with more than 1.6 million produced. Every Corvette made in the world today is produced in Bowling Green. Here you can see the step-by-step production of America’s favorite sports car.
Check the website for what to wear and bring (and what to leave behind – like cell phones!), and for the Minor Liability Release, which must be completed for each student. Please contact Debbie Eaton, Group Tour Coordinator, to book and for more information by calling 270-467-8808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New career focused tours are available at the Museum. *Plant tours will not be available after June 16, 2017 for a yet to be determined timeframe.*
Plant Tours: 1 hour
Museum Tours: Can be tailored for any length. One hour is optimal for a school group.
$10 per student (museum and plant combo) or $5 per student (plant tour only or museum tour only). One free teacher for every 10 students. Bus drivers are free.
One per school per semester.