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Members-only Drive-thru Holidays You Missed
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Members-only Drive-thru Holidays You Missed

Drive-thru “Holidays You Missed” Pop-up Experience

Members-only Vehicle Parade

 

Sunday, July 12, 9 – 11 am

RSVP required, limited space available

 

Free to Members!

Due to the pandemic, the museum was unable to hold its usual spring celebrations with the Leaping Leprechaun skydiving to the museum and the Easter Bunny arriving by helicopter and, per county orders, is still unable to host these events in the typical fashion. We understand that these holiday photos can be treasured family moments.
 
We have come up with a creative, safe, and compliant way to still provide a bit of this missed holiday experience!
You may have heard that vehicle-based gatherings are permitted and may have even already participated in one. Hiller Aviation Museum is excited to announce its first-ever “Holidays You Missed” Members-only Drive-thru Experience planned for Sunday, July 12, 2020.
 
More details:
  • A limited number of vehicles will be permitted to participate, and RSVPs are required. Slots are first-come, first-served. On July 12 you will need to bring a copy of your RSVP, which will be emailed to you upon signing up. Please only arrive during your 30-minute window.
  • This special moment will feature the Easter Bunny and Leprechaun, allowing members to take a socially-distanced (but very cool) photo in front of the iconic Boeing 747 aircraft located behind the museum. This is your chance to capture a very special holiday memory. The Easter Bunny and Leprechaun will be 6-feet apart, but prominently featured.
  • Only one family may exit their vehicle at one time, and one person from your vehicle will need to be responsible for taking the photo. (Tripods are OK, but keep it quick.)
  • If you would like to include your vehicle in the photo, you may do so. (Otherwise you will park it out of the photo.) Whether you have a classic car, special vehicle, minivan, etc., you have the option to have your vehicle included.

 

Due to the limited number of vehicles permitted to participate in this experience at one time, this event will be by RSVP only, and signups are first-come, first-served.
 
Options:
  • 9 to 9:30 am arrival
  • 9:30 to 10 am arrival – Almost Full
  • 10 to 10:30 am arrivalFull
  • 10:30 to 11 am arrivalFull
In the event there is more demand than availability, the museum may open a waiting list, additional slots, or host the event again at a future date. Questions may be sent to: museum@hiller.org .

For more information about Museum Membership, please visit our Membership page.

FYI – Museum members also get 25% off in the gift shop at this time!

Imagination Playground
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Temporarily Closed – Alternate Hands-On Exhibits Available

Included with Museum Admission

Exercise your imagination! Create and build large structures using safe and easy-to-maneuver foam blocks. Perfect for young children.

*Imagination Playground closes periodically for facilitated education events.

Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum

Meet Hiller Aviation Museum staff and build an aviation-themed project online in a special Virtual Invention Lab session!

Programs meets Wednesdays at 1 PM, and Saturdays & Sundays at 10 AM.

Presented live via Zoom from the Invention Lab studio!    No pre-registration required, just drop in!

Virtual Invention Lab topics Summer 2020

  • Prepare for Re-Entry (July 15-19, August 12-16)
  • High-Flying Kites (July 22-26, August 19-23)
  • Paper Helicopters (July 29-August 2, August 26-30)
  • Straw Rockets (July 8-12, August 5-9)

Free of charge!

 

Current Activity

July 8-12

Straw Rockets

July 15-19

Prepare for Re-Entry

Straw Rockets

Investigate the science of rocket propulsion and Newton’s Third Law with a simple air-powered rocket!

30-minute activity offered at 10 AM, repeating at 10:30 AM for late joiners.

Supply List

  • Scissors
  • Tape (clear tape works best)
  • Markers
  • Straws (plastic, paper or reusable all OK)

Pattern and Zoom Link

Straw Rocket Template

Space Capsule Template

Zoom Link

Zoom link active only during scheduled Virtual Invention Lab sessions.

Invention Lab
Jul 12 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Invention Lab

Invention Lab

INVENTION LAB REOPENS JUNE 27

Take-and-Make Activities Available 11 AM - 4 PM Saturdays & Sundays

Included with Museum Admission

Take simple materials to build an amazing project in flight!

Virtual Invention Lab

Join the Invention Lab from home!  Broadcasting via Zoom live from the Invention Lab each Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM, the Virtual Invention Lab brings a hands-on experience in flight into your own home!  Basic school supplies and access to a printer required for most activities.  Visit the Virtual Invention Lab page to see the materials list, download the handouts, and join the live Zoom link!

Virtual Invention Lab

Weekend/Holiday Invention Lab Activities

June 27 – July 26

Paper Helicopters

Build a paper helicopter to investigate the science of rotary-winged flight!  Suitable for ages 3 and up, take-and-make from the Invention Lab 11 AM – 4 PM Saturdays and Sundays.

Jul
13
Mon
2020
Imagination Playground
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Temporarily Closed – Alternate Hands-On Exhibits Available

Included with Museum Admission

Exercise your imagination! Create and build large structures using safe and easy-to-maneuver foam blocks. Perfect for young children.

*Imagination Playground closes periodically for facilitated education events.

Jul
14
Tue
2020
Imagination Playground
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Temporarily Closed – Alternate Hands-On Exhibits Available

Included with Museum Admission

Exercise your imagination! Create and build large structures using safe and easy-to-maneuver foam blocks. Perfect for young children.

*Imagination Playground closes periodically for facilitated education events.

Jul
15
Wed
2020
Imagination Playground
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Temporarily Closed – Alternate Hands-On Exhibits Available

Included with Museum Admission

Exercise your imagination! Create and build large structures using safe and easy-to-maneuver foam blocks. Perfect for young children.

*Imagination Playground closes periodically for facilitated education events.

Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum

Meet Hiller Aviation Museum staff and build an aviation-themed project online in a special Virtual Invention Lab session!

Programs meets Wednesdays at 1 PM, and Saturdays & Sundays at 10 AM.

Presented live via Zoom from the Invention Lab studio!    No pre-registration required, just drop in!

Virtual Invention Lab topics Summer 2020

  • Prepare for Re-Entry (July 15-19, August 12-16)
  • High-Flying Kites (July 22-26, August 19-23)
  • Paper Helicopters (July 29-August 2, August 26-30)
  • Straw Rockets (July 8-12, August 5-9)

Free of charge!

 

Current Activity

July 8-12

Straw Rockets

July 15-19

Prepare for Re-Entry

Straw Rockets

Investigate the science of rocket propulsion and Newton’s Third Law with a simple air-powered rocket!

30-minute activity offered at 10 AM, repeating at 10:30 AM for late joiners.

Supply List

  • Scissors
  • Tape (clear tape works best)
  • Markers
  • Straws (plastic, paper or reusable all OK)

Pattern and Zoom Link

Straw Rocket Template

Space Capsule Template

Zoom Link

Zoom link active only during scheduled Virtual Invention Lab sessions.

Food Trucks
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Food Trucks

Food Trucks

Fly Me to the Food!

Every Wednesday
11 am – 2 pm

The parking lot of the museum turns into a food court every Wednesday. Several food trucks serve their fresh eats at this gourmet event. The trucks rotate weekly so come for your favorite truck or try something new!

The event is rain or shine. We have indoor seating when it’s a little cold or outdoor seating under our shaded porte-cochere when the weather is just right.

Schedule of Food Trucks

Food trucks are scheduled for the following dates. Schedule is subject to change due to trucks breaking, scheduling conflicts and yes even traffic.

Food Trucks on Wednesday are temporarily suspended during the COVID-19 situation.

Please check back for updates about when Food Trucks will be returning!

Hiller Hangar Talk @ Hiller Aviation Museum
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hiller Hangar Talk @ Hiller Aviation Museum

Hiller Hangar Talk

Presentations, exploits, research and even some tall tales from aviators and flying enthusiasts. 

Each talk is about 20-30 minutes with time for Q&A.   

Presented via Zoom.    Pre-registration required.

See the “Next Talk” and “Upcoming Talk” schedule for specific dates and times.

Free of charge!

 

Next Talk!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020.  7:00 pm

Ask an Astronomer

with Brian DiGiorgio

What’s it like being California’s on-call astronomer for the Internet?  Discover all of the crazy questions, unique characters, and interesting astronomy that UCSC astronomy PhD student Brian DiGiorgio has found in two years manning the UC’s “Ask an Astronomer” service. Brian will talk about lessons learned from running the website as well as some highlights over the years.   We’ll open up the floor for Q&A with Brian, afterwards. 

Click here to register on Zoom.

Upcoming Talk

Wednesday, July 29, 2020.  7:00 pm

The Red Baron – Manfred von Richthofen

with J.R. Williams

The fascinating story is told of one of the most respected and feared aircraft aces of World War I, the Red Baron.   He was not an exceptional pilot, but a cunning hunter who learned to accommodate to the best possible advantage the strengths and weaknesses of the fragile aircraft he flew.   This talk complements the recent unveiling of the museum’s new custom-built replica of the famous Fokker Dr.1 triplane, flown by the Red Baron.

Click here to register on Zoom.

Look for more Hangar Talks coming in August!

Upcoming Talk

Look for more Hangar Talks coming in August!