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"My son has for a long time enjoyed your museum. He started Scouting. Of the 150 merit badges [available], he recently completed his first merit badge which was aviation. I enrolled him in your course and HE LOVED IT! He has not stopped talking about how much fun it was and what he learned."
         - Donn, parent

Boy Scout Merit Badge Programs

Special one-day programs for the Aviation and Weather Merit Badges are offered throughout the year at the Hiller Aviation Museum. Scouts may complete all requirements for their Aviation Badge in a single day. Scouts joining the Weather Badge program will need to complete a week of weather observations using a weather station built during the program and submit the results to the Museum by mail to complete the last requirement. Both programs include the following:
  • Admission to the Hiller Aviation Museum
  • Advanced lab activities in aerodynamics and meteorology
  • Content presentations and workshops in an aviation-themed environment
  • Flight Simulation missions in the Flight Sim Zone
Aviation Badge candidates build and fly model gliders, inspect the Museumís Cessna Cardinal airplane, and complete an Air Traffic Control simulation in addition to their other activities. Weather Badge candidates experiment with lightning and tornado formation, construct a working weather station, use a planetarium starfield to observe seasonal variation in the Sunís position and more.

Open registration is available on the following dates:

Program Dates 2014-2015

Aviation Merit Badge Workshops
$43 per Scout
Date Time Available
Saturday, October 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM YES
Saturday, November 7, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM YES
Saturday, December 12, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM YES
Saturday, January 9, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM YES
Saturday, February 6, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM YES

Weather Merit Badge Workshops
$48 per Scout
Saturday, October 3, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM YES
Saturday, November 28, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM YES
Saturday, December 19, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM YES
Saturday, January 30, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM YES
Saturday, February 27, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM YES
Saturday, March 5, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM YES
Saturday, April 9, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM YES
Saturday, May 7, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM YES

Astronomy Merit Badge Workshops
$53 per Scout
Saturday, November 21, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM YES
Saturday, January 16, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM YES
Saturday, February 20, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM YES
Saturday, March 19, 2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM YES

Registration and Fees

A registration fee must be paid at the time of enrollment of $43 per Scout (Aviation), $48 per Scout (Weather) or $53 per Scout (Astronomy) and pre-registration is required. Space is limited and all registrations are subject to confirmation. Download the Merit Badge Registration Form and return to the Museum by mail, fax or in person:
    Hiller Aviation Museum
    Attn: Merit Badge Program
    601 Skyway Road
    San Carlos, CA 94070

    Fax (650) 654-0220

Online Registration

To register online with a VISA, MasterCard or American Express, use our online registration system. Please note that online registration is only available for programs open to new enrollment. To be listed on a waiting list for a full program, email your name, Scout's name, daytime phone number and email address to education@hiller.org.

Aviation Badge

Scouts enrolled in an upcoming Aviation Merit Badge program may wish to review the Aviation Badge Worksheet prior to their program date. Scouts enrolled in an upcoming Weather Merit Badge program are encouraged to review the Weather Merit Badge Worksheet prior to the program.

Weather Badge

Weather Badge applicants must use a weather station constructed during the program to complete seven consecutive days of weather observation. These observations may be recorded on the Weather Observation Log and compared to observations reported on television, radio or internet sources such as the Hiller Aviation Museum's live weather data. Completed logs may be returned by mail to the Museum together with each Scout's Blue Card to complete Requirement 9A and receive the final endorsement for the Weather Merit Badge.

Parental Permissions

Parents must complete a Scout Information and Medical Form and present it to their Scout's counselor upon sign in at the beginning of each program. Please do not turn in Scout Information and Medical Forms ahead of time.


Please note that no food service except for limited snacks and drinks are available at the Museum. Scouts must have written permission from apparent or guardian to leave the Museum during lunch to eat at an offsite location (such as the Burger King restaurant near the Museum).

More Information

Group rates and additional dates are available for Scout groups of 12 or more. Contact the Education Department at (650) 654-0200 x 222 or education@hiller.org for more information.

To learn more, download our Merit Badge Program Flyer. Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to earn a Merit Badge at the Hiller Aviation Museum!



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