The $5.8 million project included work to preserve and restore significant architectural features of the 58-year-old building and renovate mechanical and electrical systems, according to a news release from the National Park Service.
The center was one of many constructed during Mission 66, a 10-year endeavor to build new park facilities nationwide for the 50th anniversary of the National Park Service in 1966.
In addition to the renovations, a $1.5 million exhibit overhaul takes a closer look at why Wilbur and Orville Wright chose Kitty Hawk for their experiments, their successes and setbacks, and demonstrates daily life there leading to the first flight in December 1903.
Exhibits also tell stories about those who helped the Wrights, such as their sister Katharine Wright, aviation pioneer Octave Chanute and locals Bill and Addie Tate. A 16-screen video wall features images of Wilbur and Orville, Wright flying machines, inspirational quotes and select scenes of flight.