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Hours of operation:

10am-5pm, 7 days a week

Occasionally, hours are extended to allow for special activities, or the museum is closed to the public to accommodate scheduled events.  Please see our online schedule or call the museum to confirm a specific date.

Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

* Adult $15.00 Save $1 - click for coupon
* Seniors (Age 65+) $10.00
* Youths (5-17) $10.00
* Children (4 and under) Free! (with Paid Adult)


Special events may have alternate pricing schedule.  See Online Schedule for details. 

Free Parking!

Credit cards:

MasterCard®, Visa®, and American Express® welcome.

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Group Visits:

Discounted pricing is available for groups of 12 or more visiting the Museum together. Advance reservations must be requested and confirmed at least two weeks prior to the visit, and certain restrictions apply. Availability permitting, a guided tour is provided at no additional charge to groups visiting with an advance reservation.

School Groups of students Pre-K through 12th grade must make a field trip reservation request online or by phone.

Scout Groups, including Boy and Girl Scouts of all ages, may also request a field trip reservation subject to special conditions. Separate Badge and Patch Programs are also offered periodically throughout the year.

Adult groups, including college/university classes and senior groups, may make a Public Tour Request. All eligible participants in the group will receive a $1 discount off the regular admission price for adults, children or seniors.

The Hiller Aviation Museum is centrally located in the San Francisco Bay Area at the San Carlos Airport.

The Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Rd.
San Carlos, CA 94070
Phone: (650) 654-0200
Fax: (650) 654-0220

From San Francisco: Take Hwy 101 south to Holly Street/Redwood Shores Pkwy exit. Go east onto Redwood Shores Pkwy.  Turn right onto Airport Road.  Turn right onto Skyway Road.

From San Jose: Take Hwy 101 north to Holly Street/Redwood Shores Pkwy exit. Go east onto Redwood Shores Pkwy.  Turn right onto Airport Road.  Turn right onto Skyway Road.

By Train: Train users must walk from Caltrain Station to Hiller Aviation Museum (approximately 1 mile). Take Caltrain to the San Carlos station. Walk along the station generally northward toward San Francisco (parallel to the tracks).  Turn Right at the Holly Street crossing and continue eastward along the road crossing over Hwy 101 (You can see the museum on your right from the overcrossing).  Turn right at Airport Road and continue right onto Skyway Road continuing to the museum. Schedules are available online from Caltrain.

By Bus: SamTrans provides bus service over the El Camino corridor with connections to other transit systems throughout the bay area.  Take any bus to the San Carlos stop (very near the CalTrain train station) and follow the directions listed above for train users.  Schedules and system information is available from SamTrans. There is no direct bus service to the airport.


Available courtesy of Google Maps.

Flying to the Museum:

After clearing the runway contact the Ground Frequency and ask for the Northwest Transient parking. There is a walkthrough gate that leads out behind the Izzy's restaurant. It is a short walk past the Fairfield Hotel to the museum. (Remember the gate code).

If you park at the airport terminal, proceed into the airport office. The airport may provide a shuttle or you can call the museum. Also, it is a short walk around the outside airport perimeter.


SQL Frequencies:

ATIS - 125.9
Tower - 119.0
Ground - 121.6

Current Weather Conditions

Food Options:

Both fast food and full service restaurants are within walking distance of the Hiller Aviation Museum.    <More info...>

Gourmet food trucks visit the Museumís front parking lot each Wednesday from 11 AM to 2 PM, featuring a wide range of cuisines.†    Schedule of upcoming food trucks and more info...>

People With Disabilities:

The museum is wheelchair accessible. You can pick up and drop off passengers at the main entrance to the museum.

The museum's aircraft collection is viewable from the ground level and the mezzanine level, accessible by elevator.

The Flight Sim Zone is designed to be fully wheelchair accessible.

Additional visitor information for the San Carlos area:

City of San Carlos Web Site
San Mateo County Visitor's Bureau

Links to external sites are provided as a courtesy since they contain additional information relevant to this page.  Hiller Aviation Institute does not review or control the content of information available through these resources. If you discover that a link is broken, no longer contains information relevant to this page, or seems to contain misleading or erroneous information, please email us and describe the problem (include the Hiller page name and the name of the link).



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