Hiller Aviation Museum
Air and Space Camp
Explore the final frontier in a hands-on adventure in astronomy and space travel!
Air and Space Camp Details
Air & Space campers investigate Newton’s Third Law of motion with a variety of hands-on experiments in rocketry, then construct a model rocket capable of reaching speeds over 60 miles per hour and altitudes of 250′ or more! Friday features a field trip to John D. Morgan Park in Campbell, where each child launches their rocket safely under the supervision of Hiller Aviation Museum launch staff.
Throughout the week, campers investigate some of the amazing destinations in space that may be explored through rocket propulsion and space travel. Build a model of our solar system, observe the surface of the Sun, use and take home a working refractor telescope, identify constellations in the museum’s Starlab planetarium, command a space shuttle training aircraft in the flight simulators, examine real meteorites and much more in a thrilling exploration of the universe!
Air and Space Camp Includes
- Model Air Rocket Building
- Friday field trip to launch rockets!
- Mars Helicopters
- Exploration Balloons
- Mars Rovers
- Spaceplane Gliders
- Starlab Planetarium
- Introductory Flight Training
- Realistic Scenarios & Situations
Launch Site Information
Model rockets will be launched on the Friday of the Air & Space camp week at John D. Morgan Park in Campbell.
Campers should check in by the regular 9 AM start time at the Hiller Aviation Museum on Friday morning. They will depart the Hiller Aviation Museum via bus at 9:30 AM and return to the Hiller Aviation Museum by 2 PM on Friday afternoon.
Camp activities will continue at the museum until the usual 4 PM pick-up time. Parents are welcome to attend the rocket launch event! Detailed directions to the launch site will be provided to enrolled families during the week of Air & Space camp.