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Jul
14
Tue
2020
Hiller at Home
Jul 14 – Sep 30 all-day
Hiller at Home
Explore the world of flight from the comfort of your own home!  Check out the links below to access at-home activities in flight for kids, information about aircraft on exhibit at the Hiller Aviation Museum, a virtual tour of the main exhibit Gallery and even an at-home Mars rover simulator!

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 upcoming schedule for specific dates and times.

Free of charge!

Sponsored by…

Dave was originally a doctor. But after completing medical school and residency he applied to the US Air Force. He omitted that he was a doctor to ensure he went to pilot training just weeks before reaching the age limit of 30. He went on to serve as a B-52 operational test pilot and eventually convinced the service to let him to work as a flight surgeon too. After 13 years on active duty as one of only nine pilot-physicians, he left for business school at Stanford in 2017. His story is a remarkable example of a person ignoring all perceived limits in following ambitious dreams.

Click here to register on Zoom.

Virtual Invention Lab

Join a live Zoom session with Hiller Aviation Museum educators broadcasting from the Invention Lab!  Learn about an exciting topic in flight and participate in a flight-themed activity.  Sessions available Tuesday and Thursday afternoons – no pre-registration required!

Virtual Invention Lab

Aviation Trivia Quiz

Challenge your aviation knowledge with a short, fun quiz!  Participants may enter their contact information at the end of the quiz to have their name and score posted on the scoreboard, or simply select “skip” to complete the quiz anonymously.  Good luck!

Airliner Identification

Activities from Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and NASA

Coloring Books, Puzzles and Mazes

Aircraft Stories

Each aircraft in the Hiller Aviation Museum’s collection has a unique story of its own!  Visit our Aircraft on Display page for a complete list, or check out the links on some of the Museum’s most popular air vehicles below!

Virtual Tour

Explore the Hiller Aviation Museum’s collection of innovative and historic aircraft without leaving home!  The virtual tour puts each visitor in command with the ability to move through the collection and visit exhibits of interest.

 

Virtual Tour

NASA Simulations

Program and drive a simulated Mars rover, control the powerful antennae of NASA’s Deep Space Network, or manage a resupply mission to the International Space Station!  No download required, simply visit the NASA web pages linked below for immersive and interactive simulation experiences.

 

Hiller at Home generously sponsored by

Provident

Videos

Color and Share

Join the Hiller Aviation Museum community in a fun, shareable at-home project!  Download, color, return and share a special aircraft!  Print and color at home or use an electronic painting app to make a creative design, then review a gallery of collected artwork!

Coloring Contest

Museum Closed Temporarily
Jul 14 – Sep 30 all-day
Museum Closed Temporarily

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Upcoming dates:

Wednesday, July 6, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wednesday, August 31, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Event included with Museum admission.

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Sep
27
Sun
2020
Imagination Playground
Sep 27 @ 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.

FMX Flight Simulator
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
FMX Flight Simulator

FMX Flight Simulator

Temporarily Closed.   The tight quarters in the cockpit and close proximity of pilot and instructor makes 6-foot social distancing unachievable in FMX.   Keep checking back for information about the reopening of the FMX flight simulator.

Purchase your flight ticket at our gift shop.
$10 for 10-minute flight.
$8 for museum Members.
Fly with a pilot instructor in an FAA approved full-motion flight simulator, the kind typically seen only in flight schools and training academies used in real world flight training. The cockpit is fully functional and the sensations of flight are amazing. This is the most realistic experience possible short of flying a real airplane!

Try Flying!

This is a 10-minute flight that gets you into the fun and challenge of aviation. Put your feet into the rudder pedals, take the controls and get ready to fly! Accelerate down the runway at San Carlos Airport and lift off in your Cessna 172. Climb out over the Bay, maneuver in the traffic pattern and then land at San Francisco International Airport.

The FMX flight simulator’s fully functional cockpit features the latest in “glass cockpit” avionics technology, the Garmin G1000, including a Primary Flight Display (PFD) and Multi-Function Display (MFD) with integrated autopilot.

  • 6 screen “wraparound” windshield display.
  • Full simulator movement in yaw, pitch and roll.
  • Force feedback flight yoke and throttle quadrant.
  • Rudder pedals.
  • Simulation software: Lockheed Martin Prepar3D.
For Museum Members Only

Museum members can reserve 30-minute blocks of FMX time in advance.

Contact the simulator reservationist via email (jeff@hiller.org) requesting reservation privileges. Provide your name, Museum Member number, contact phone number and email and we will get back to you with instructions including a personal login and password.

Invention Lab
Sep 27 @ 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

During the current COVID-19 situation, the Invention Lab (and the Hiller Aviation Museum) is closed.

Click here for our response to Novel Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19)

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.

Sep
28
Mon
2020
Imagination Playground
Sep 28 @ 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.

Sep
29
Tue
2020
Imagination Playground
Sep 29 @ 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
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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 Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 PM.  

Each session runs 30-35 minutes and includes an introduction, hands-on activity, and exploration of an aircraft or aircraft replica in the Hiller Aviation Museum.

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

Virtual Invention Lab topics Fall 2020

  • Straw Rockets / SpaceShipOne (September 29-October 1)
  • Cosmic Comets / L-39 (October 6-8)
  • Amazing Aircraft / Penguin (October 13-15)
  • Mars Helicopter / XH-44 (October 20-22)
  • Halloween Ghosticopter / Scorpion (October 27-29)

Free of charge!

 

Current Activity

September 29 – October 1

Straw Rockets

Investigate Newton’s Third Law of action and reaction while constructing and launching a simple air-powered rocket, then get an up-close look at rocket-powered vehicles in the Hiller Aviation Museum’s collection!

30-minute craft activity begins at 2 PM.  Spacecraft exploration and question/answer session follows at approximately 2:30 PM.

Supply List – Straw Rockets

Straw Rocket Template

Zoom Link

Zoom Link

Zoom link active only during scheduled Virtual Invention Lab sessions.

October 6-8

Cosmic Comets

Learn about the giant, dirty iceballs that haunt our solar system and build a fun comet model, then check out the L-39 jet trainer!

30-minute craft activity begins at 2 PM and is repeated at 3 PM.  Aircraft exploration and question/answer session follows at approximately 2:30 and 3:30 PM..

Supply List – Comets

  • Scissors
  • Tinsel or Streamers
  • Clear tape

Zoom Link

Zoom Link

Zoom link active only during scheduled Virtual Invention Lab sessions.

Sep
30
Wed
2020
Imagination Playground
Sep 30 @ 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.

Oct
1
Thu
2020
Imagination Playground
Oct 1 @ 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.