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Mar
30
Thu
2023
Imagination Playground
Mar 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.

Mar
31
Fri
2023
Imagination Playground
Mar 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.

Apr
1
Sat
2023
Imagination Playground
Apr 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.

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

Flight Sim Zone

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

Flight Simulator Closure
Sunday October 8, 2023

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

FMX Flight Simulator

Hours:  Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 2 pm

Limited October Dates
Monday October 9, 2023
Saturday October 22, 2023
Sunday October 29, 2023

 

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
Apr 1 @ 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 September 9, 2023

Included with Museum Admission

Complete amazing hands-on projects in flight!

Weekend Invention Lab Activities

October

Morse Code
Use Morse Code as a method of communicating a message using light patterns!
Recommended ages 8+

 

Apr
2
Sun
2023
Imagination Playground
Apr 2 @ 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.

Flight Sim Zone
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Flight Sim Zone

Flight Sim Zone

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

Flight Simulator Closure
Sunday October 8, 2023

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
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
FMX Flight Simulator

FMX Flight Simulator

Hours:  Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 2 pm

Limited October Dates
Monday October 9, 2023
Saturday October 22, 2023
Sunday October 29, 2023

 

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
Apr 2 @ 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 September 9, 2023

Included with Museum Admission

Complete amazing hands-on projects in flight!

Weekend Invention Lab Activities

October

Morse Code
Use Morse Code as a method of communicating a message using light patterns!
Recommended ages 8+