Hiller Aviation


Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Rd.
San Carlos, CA 94070

(650) 654-0200


10 am – 5 pm, 7 days a week

Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Smithsonian Museum Day
Smithsonian Museum Day
Water Rocket Rally
Build and launch a water rocket.
Drone Rangers Workshop
Drone Rangers Workshop
Nano Drone Workshop – PM
Nano Drone Workshop - PM
Celebrate a unique German festival, Oktoberfest!
Drone Meet
Drone Meet
Compete in a flight competition!
Flight Sim Zone
Take the controls of a simulated airplane in a flight over the Bay.
FMX Flight Simulator
Fly a realistic, full-motion flight simulator.
Grumman HU-16-RD “Albatross”
Grumman HU16-RD "Albatross"
Invention Lab
Use tools of science to explore aviation and technology.
L39C “Albatross”
L39C "Albatross" Jet
Scout Programs

The Museum’s Dazzle

The Hiller Aviation Museum’s new look for our 20th anniversary features a design called “dazzle.”  The paint scheme is not exactly camouflage but was applied to war ships so they would present a confusing silhouette to prowling submarines and surface vessels. The design was also applied to aircraft to thwart easy identification.  The museum now presents a provocative and intriguing visage. We are certainly in less danger of being sunk by U-boats than at any other time in the museum’s history.

For creative design and final execution we thank HGA Architects, William F. Rossi Painting and The Signworks.

Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.

― Leonardo da Vinci

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.

— Mary Kay Ash

You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky.

— Amelia Earhart

Science, freedom, beauty, adventure: what more could you ask of life? Aviation combined all the elements I loved.

— Charles Lindbergh

Regular Features

Field Trips
Museum Shop