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 (all-new design for 2023!) 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!

Camp Details

Additional Details
June 19-23
June 19-23
July 10-14
July 31-August 4
9 am - 4:00 pm
5 to 10 years old
Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Rd. San Carlos, CA 94070
Includes Friday field trip to rocket launch site – additional $30 field trip fee applies

Air and Space Camp Includes


Program Includes

  • Model Rocket Construction
  • Balloon Cars
  • Straw Rockets
  • Parachutes

Solar System

Program Includes

  • Model Aircraft Construction
  • Navigation and Starlab Planetarium
  • Airport Operations
  • Realistic Flight Simulation, Including
    • Basic Flight Training
    • Vintage and Modern Airliners
    • Aerobatic Aircraft
    • Modern Fighter Jets
  • Preflight Inspections
  • VFR Flight Planning
  • Air Traffic Control Simulation
  • Drones and Autonomous Aircraft
  • And Much, Much More!

Space Exploration

Program Includes

  • Mars Helicopters
  • Exploration Balloons
  • Mars Rovers
  • Spaceplane Gliders
  • Telescopes
  • Starlab Planetarium

Flight Simulation

Program Includes

  • Introductory Flight Training
  • Space Shuttle Simulation


Launch Day

Program Includes

  • Field Trip: Morgan Park
  • Model Rocket Preparation
  • Safety Briefing
  • Rocket Launch and Recovery

Launch Site Information

Model rockets will be launched on the Friday of each 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 1:30 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 before each rocket launch.