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S C H O O L    F I E L D    T R I P S


  How to Schedule your Field Trip
1.    Select tour and program topics.

2.    Determine at least two possible dates for your field trip.

3.    Use our online field trip request system or call the Hiller Aviation Museum at (650) 654-0200 at least two weeks in advance of your requested date to make a reservation.

Confirmation information is distributed via email within three business days. Review confirmation information carefully upon receipt.

Return to School Field Trips main page.


“I really enjoyed learning about aviation history! Thank you for teaching us about the different kinds of planes and who flew them.”
         - Brandon, 4th grader
“I really liked my trip to the Hiller Aviation Museum…In the simulator, I loved riding the airplane with a remote control…it was challenging.”
         - Mia, 4th grader
“The Redwood City Police Activities League (PAL) is honored to consider the Hiller Aviation Museum a friend and partner. We want to thank you for your generous support of our summer education program…making it possible for our youth to visit the museum and participate in the Amazing Aircraft program.”
         - Heather Landeros, PAL Program Director


School Field Trips
Reservations available for 2015-2016 School Year

Field trip experiences at the Hiller Aviation Museum provide explorations in science, technology, math and history for public and private K-12 schools, pre-schools and home school groups of 12 or more students. Conveniently located just off the 101 Freeway in San Carlos, the Museum provides easy access to an amazing aerospace experience for your students.

Basic Information
  • Advance reservations are necessary for all field trips. Two weeks' notice is required for tours and programs. Earlier booking is encouraged to provide the best selection of dates and times.
  • Minimum group size is 12 students and 2 adult chaperones.
  • 1 adult teacher or chaperone is required per 8 students.
  • Schools that have already booked a field trip may review our Welcome Letter.
  • Both indoor and outdoor spaces are available to eat lunch at the Museum. Bring your own lunch; limited snack and drink items are available for purchase.
  • Plentiful free parking for cars and buses is available at the Museum.
Mondays at the Museum
  • Any K-12 school group may visit the Museum at no charge on select Mondays, September 2015-May 2016. 
  • All regular field trip policies listed above apply.
  • Mondays at the Museum field trip admission includes a guided tour and one basic hands-on program per child (see program sections at Mondays at the Museum web page.
  • Additional programming may be scheduled at regular field trip prices.
  • Transportation reimbursement is available to qualified schools through the Hiller Aviation Museum’s Financial Assistance program (see below).
  • Visit the Mondays at the Museum web page for a list of available dates and more detailed information.
  • Museum admission for field trip groups is $3.50 per student and $7 for adults Monday-Friday, September through May. One adult is admitted free of charge for every eight students.
  • Museum admission for field trip groups is $7 per participant on Saturdays and Sundays, and on all days during June, July and August.
  • All field trips must pay as a group to receive the discounted admission price. Individual admissions must be paid at the general admission rate.
  • Museum Tours are included with all group admissions at no additional charge. Advance reservations are required.
  • Hands-on Programs require an additional program fee that varies by program topic. Advance reservations are required.
  • Admission and program fees must be paid upon arrival by cash, check or credit card. School Purchase Orders are not accepted.
  • A valid credit card is required to complete a reservation. A $25 cancellation fee will be charged for any field trips cancelled fewer than three days in advance.

Any school group may visit the Hiller Aviation Museum at no charge on Mondays at the Museum.  Visit the Mondays at the Museum web page for a list of available dates and additional information.

Financial Assistance
Qualified public schools may apply for fee waivers and/or transportation reimbursement through the Museum’s Field Trip Assistance Program.  Awards are issued based on financial need and availability of funding.
All awards are for field trips completed between September 1st, 2015 and June 30th, 2016.
Scout, Home School and Small School Groups
Scout and Home School groups may be booked as field trip groups and may be admitted at field trip admission rates so long as they have at least 12 students, make a reservation at least two weeks in advance, and pay as a group upon arrival.

Scout units may be eligible to participate in special Scout programs held periodically at the Museum that earn a specific badge or patch. Visit the Scout Programs Page for more information.

Home School students not attending with a group, and extremely small Scout and school groups, may attend the Museum at field trip rates on Home School Mondays. No reservations are necessary, and tours and hands-on programs are available.



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