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Dec
31
Sat
2022
Imagination Playground
Dec 31 @ 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.

Noon Year’s Eve
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Noon Year’s Eve Celebration!

SOLD OUT!

Saturday, December 31
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kids and parents, come celebrate the New Year with music, activities, face painting and a countdown to THREE GIANT balloon drops at noon!

This event begins at 10 am and ends at 1 pm.  Museum will be open to the general public at 1 pm until 5 pm.

This event is SOLD OUT.

Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. 

Members can sign up on a waiting list and will be contacted Saturday morning prior to the event if there is space available.  If you are interested in becoming a member and entering this event and many others throughout the year for free Click Here.

Members, Email duran@hiller.org to sign up on the waiting list.  Please include your name, membership number and how many members would like to attend.

No passes or other discount coupons accepted at this event.

The event will follow San Mateo County mandates for Covid-19 rules at the time of the event.

Museum opens at 1 pm for regular admissions.

Schedule of Activities:

10:00. Lori & RJ Welcome
Former Kids Club Hosts from KTVU Fox and WEB20 Kids will have you dancing and moving to the beat.

10:30 Sing with Bella
Popular 9-year-old YouTuber.  Music for kids that is inspiring and fun.

11:00  Peninsula Ballet Theater
Peninsula Ballet Theatre strives to continue its long tradition as the artistic and cultural hub of San Mateo County. Ballet at its best.

11:15  Marionette Show
The Puppet Company and its imaginative shows will delight the whole family.

11:45 Get ready for Countdown to NOON YEAR’S with everyone on stage.

NOON BALLOON DROP

12:00  Germar the Magician
Award winning magician, author, and writer.  Get ready to be mesmerized.

12:40   Broadway Babies & Kids – A musical revue you won’t want to miss.
Westlake School for the Performing Arts – Be inspired with these dancers.

1:00  END

*Schedule subject to change

Stage Entertainment

Lori & RJ – Cotton Candy Express Music
Broadway Babies & Kids
Dance Schools
Puppet Show

Event Activities

Face Painting
Obstacle Course (weather permitting) 
Jump House (weather permiting)
Drone flying in the Drone Plex
Imagination Playground
Flight Sim Zone
Invention Lab

Exhibitors and Food

Verso Hair Braiding and Sand Bottle Artwork.

Food: Nob Hill Pizza & Hot Dogs

Sponsored by:

Drone Plex
Dec 31 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Drone Plex

Drone Plex

Every Saturday and Sunday

Regular Schedule
Saturdays & Sundays
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Also open select weekdays 11:00 am – 3:00 pm December 26 & January 2

Drone Demonstrations and Drone Simulation

All Drone Plex activities included with Museum admission.

Demonstrations suitable for all ages.  Children must be 5 years of age or older to use drone simulators, and 8 years of age or older to fly drones.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Open only when Hiller Aviation Museum open to the public.

Drones are one of the most significant advances in aviation of the 21st century. Observe flight demonstrations conducted in a safe arena with an instructor who will show you techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and “do’s and dont’s” practices for responsible drone flight.

Discover the fun and challenge of drone flight!. Observe drone demonstrations and experience the adventure of autonomous aviation!

FAA Drone Safety Video

Flight Sim Zone
Dec 31 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Flight Sim Zone

Flight Sim Zone

Open Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Also Open Monday, May 29

Take a virtual flight across the Bay and see the world from the unique perspective of a pilot.

Pass Required.

  • $5 per Pass (in addition to museum admission).
  • Pass is free for Members.
  • Two people can fly on one Pass (pilot and co-pilot).
  • Obtain Passes at museum Gift Shop.
  • Each Pass good for up to 30 minutes of flight time.
  • Seating is limited.

Flight Sim Zone workstations consist of the following:

  • large 4K screen, 3,840 x 2,160 pixel display
  • Logitech/Saitek flight yoke and throttle quadrant
  • Saitek rudder pedals
  • X-Plane 11 simulation software

How Sessions Operate

We follow a flight instruction model. Each session begins with an introductory demonstration.  Our instructors are real pilots and they will show you how to properly control an aircraft, like the Beechcraft Baron 58, including the all-important landing procedure. Once proficiency has been achieved in basic procedures, enjoy a sightseeing flight around the Bay!

The Flight Sim Zone is wheelchair accessible.

FMX Flight Simulator
Dec 31 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
FMX Flight Simulator

FMX Flight Simulator

Hours:  Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 2 pm

Purchase your flight ticket at our gift shop.
$10 for 10-minute flight.
$8 for museum Members.

Additional discounts offered to Museum members at the Pilot, Barnstormer, and all Premium levels.

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.
Invention Lab
Dec 31 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Invention Lab

Invention Lab

INVENTION LAB OPEN WEEKENDS

Activities Available 11 AM - 3 PM Saturdays & Sundays

Also Open Monday, May 29

Included with Museum Admission

Complete amazing hands-on projects in flight!

Weekend Invention Lab Activities

May 6-29

Build-an-Airplane

Use kid-sized fun tools to bolt together and then disassemble a whimsical table-top airplane!  Recommended ages 2-7.

Welcome to Sector 33

Use a unique Air Traffic Control simulation developed by NASA to guide airliners through a checkpoint and on to their destination.  Recommended ages 8+.

 

 

Jan
1
Sun
2023
Imagination Playground
Jan 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.

Drone Plex
Jan 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Drone Plex

Drone Plex

Every Saturday and Sunday

Regular Schedule
Saturdays & Sundays
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Also open select weekdays 11:00 am – 3:00 pm December 26 & January 2

Drone Demonstrations and Drone Simulation

All Drone Plex activities included with Museum admission.

Demonstrations suitable for all ages.  Children must be 5 years of age or older to use drone simulators, and 8 years of age or older to fly drones.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Open only when Hiller Aviation Museum open to the public.

Drones are one of the most significant advances in aviation of the 21st century. Observe flight demonstrations conducted in a safe arena with an instructor who will show you techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and “do’s and dont’s” practices for responsible drone flight.

Discover the fun and challenge of drone flight!. Observe drone demonstrations and experience the adventure of autonomous aviation!

FAA Drone Safety Video

Flight Sim Zone
Jan 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Flight Sim Zone

Flight Sim Zone

Open Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Also Open Monday, May 29

Take a virtual flight across the Bay and see the world from the unique perspective of a pilot.

Pass Required.

  • $5 per Pass (in addition to museum admission).
  • Pass is free for Members.
  • Two people can fly on one Pass (pilot and co-pilot).
  • Obtain Passes at museum Gift Shop.
  • Each Pass good for up to 30 minutes of flight time.
  • Seating is limited.

Flight Sim Zone workstations consist of the following:

  • large 4K screen, 3,840 x 2,160 pixel display
  • Logitech/Saitek flight yoke and throttle quadrant
  • Saitek rudder pedals
  • X-Plane 11 simulation software

How Sessions Operate

We follow a flight instruction model. Each session begins with an introductory demonstration.  Our instructors are real pilots and they will show you how to properly control an aircraft, like the Beechcraft Baron 58, including the all-important landing procedure. Once proficiency has been achieved in basic procedures, enjoy a sightseeing flight around the Bay!

The Flight Sim Zone is wheelchair accessible.

FMX Flight Simulator
Jan 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
FMX Flight Simulator

FMX Flight Simulator

Hours:  Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 2 pm

Purchase your flight ticket at our gift shop.
$10 for 10-minute flight.
$8 for museum Members.

Additional discounts offered to Museum members at the Pilot, Barnstormer, and all Premium levels.

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.