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The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum offers two distinct learning programs: J-Hydro & Victory Education.
The Junior Hydro Program (J-Hydro), is for kids 9 to 16 years of age. Children learn traditional wooden boat building skills while building and rigging their own J-Hydro and race their boat in APBA sanctioned events. The Museum created this “kit boat” to make it affordable for children to learn and participate. The boats are built alongside their family members at our Museum facilities.
Victory Education presents fun, engaging engineering challenges that allow students to apply science knowledge in meaningful ways through the excitement of hydroplane racing, while meeting the Washington State standards for learning.
In addition to introducing students to the excitement of engineering and STEM, the Victory Education Program fosters valuable cognitive skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity, flexibility, persistence, and learning from failure.