The National Corvette Museum is a 115,000 sq. ft. showcase to America's sports car featuring over 70 Corvettes displayed in periodic settings including a mid-century barbershop, service station and historic race track! See classics in mint condition, one-of-a-kind prototypes that never went into production and modern-day wonders of engineering and design.
With education being a key component for the Museum, two educational driving simulators are available for demonstrations three times each day where drivers of all ages can learn safe driving habits and how to react in hazardous situations. For more in-depth safe driver training the NCM Drivers’ Safety Academy offers classes on the simulators on a regular basis, including pre-driver and new driver classes for teens, international driving classes for people new to the United States and older driver classes as a refresher and way to receive insurance discounts.
The Museum now offers a number of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) camps and workshops for kids in addition to the permanent KidZone area offering hands-on activities and fun for children. Some of the Museum’s educational events for children include Science day camps, Powder Puff Mechanics workshops, Super Saturday seminars and the popular summer Vette Camp.
To involve the local community, the National Corvette Museum hosts several family-oriented community events throughout the year. These events are either free or low cost to participants. Community events that are held regularly include Museum Monster Mash and Sleigh Rides with Santa. The Museum frequently collaborates with the Family Enrichment Center to provide local low-income families the opportunity to participate in these events and other family-oriented activities at no cost.
The NCM offers a seemingly countless number of ways for Corvette enthusiasts to support the organization. Individuals can make annual, outright or planned gift donations, become a Museum Member, donate a Corvette or Corvette memorabilia, purchase Corvette raffle tickets, become an ambassador, volunteer, donate to the educational or restoration endowment, participate in the Flint Wall program, or purchase commemorative walkway bricks or stone benches.
Corvette raffles are the Museum’s largest and most successful fundraiser. These raffles are held nearly every week with tickets as low as $10 each. All raffle winners will also enjoy the benefits and excitement of taking delivery of their new Corvette at the Museum as part of the “R8C Museum Delivery” experience. A VIP tour of the Museum and Corvette Assembly Plant, one-year individual membership to the Museum, hands-on training by a NCM delivery team member, a program decal and a wall plaque are all part of the Museum Delivery. R8C deliveries are viewed world-wide via the Museum’s webcams.
The Museum is also an all-occasion rental facility that creates the perfect atmosphere for all types of educational and social functions, including corporate events, training, meetings, workshops, Christmas parties, retirement dinners, weddings and rehearsal dinners. There are 11 rental spaces available at varying costs and capacities.
Museum guests can enjoy shopping the Corvette Store's wide selection of apparel, collectibles, home and gift items, then dine in the 50's-inspired Corvette Cafe to refuel their engines. The Café is open Monday-Saturday, 8am-3:30pm and Sunday 10:30am-3:30pm serving breakfast, lunch and snacks.
The Museum is located directly across the street from the GM Corvette Assembly Plant, the only place in the world America’s Sports Car is produced. The Museum is open daily, 8am-5pm Central Time but is closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For more information visit www.corvettemuseum.org or call 800-53 VETTE (83883) or 270-781-7973.