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Mar
26
Sun
2023
Glider Discovery Day
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Glider Discovery Day

Upcoming dates:

Wednesday, January 18, 3 PM – 4 PM
Sunday, January 22, 11 AM – 12 PM
Sunday, February 19, 11 AM – 12 PM
Sunday, March 26, 11 AM – 12 PM
Wednesday, July 12, 11 AM – 12 PM

 

Event included with Museum admission. Free for Museum Members.

Event dates and/or format subject to change if required by public health orders.

Advanced tickets available on VBO Tickets

Discover the world of flight in a special outdoor family event!

Learn the names of the different parts of the airplane, then join in the fun the help build a full-size Penguin airplane!  Then, assemble a balsa wood glider and join a fun festival of flight outdoors in the museum’s Courtyard.  Each child receives a glider to take home!

Event is included with Museum admission.

 

Apr
2
Sun
2023
Water Rocket Rally
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Water Rocket Rally

Upcoming dates:

Sunday, April 2, 11 am – 12 pm
Sunday, April 30, 11 am – 12 pm
Wednesday, June 21, 11 am – 12 pm
Wednesday, July 26, 11 am – 12 pm

Event included with Museum admission. Free for Museum Members.

Advanced tickets for Sunday events available on VBO Tickets

Discover the world of rockets!

Bring along a recycled 1- or 2-liter soda bottle or purchase a new water rocket body in the Museum’s Gift Shop ($1.50/bottle) and join the rocket workshop!  Use a variety of common craft materials to convert a bottle into a high performance rocket vehicle, then test fly it across the Museum’s Courtyard on a fountain of compressed air and water.

Event is included with Museum admission.

Participants must bring a clean, empty soda bottle (water bottles are not suitable for this activity), or may purchase one in the Museum’s Gift Shop on the day of the event.

Apr
22
Sat
2023
E-Waste Recycling
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
E-Waste Recycling

E-Waste Recycling

Saturday, April 22

10 am – 1 pm

The Golden State Hauling and Demolition truck will be under the big Hiller Aviation Museum sign.

Delete all sensitive data from devices before recycling. Please note that full-size appliances will not be accepted.

This is a free event sponsored by the Rotary Club of Peninsula Starlight, the San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce, Hiller Aviation Museum, and Jessica Govea, owner of Golden State Hauling and Demolition.

 

Apr
23
Sun
2023
Kids’ Carnival
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kids’ Carnival

Sunday, January 15, 10 AM – 12 PM
Sunday, February 12, 10 AM – 12 PM (Football Fun Fest Day)
Sunday, March 12, 10 AM – 12 PM (Leprechaun Leap Day)
Sunday, April 23, 10 AM – 12 PM

Event included with Museum admission. No charge for Museum Members.

 

Join the excitement with special activities just for kids!  Aircraft checkouts, cockpit exploration, glider and helicopter construction and more are just some of the activities available at each Kids’ Carnival.

Advance tickets available on VBO Tickets

Kids’ Carnival Activities

Outdoor Kids’ Carnival
March – November 2023 (February 2023 Weather Permitting)

 

  • Paint-a-Plane Cessna Cardinal
  • Scorpion Helicopter Checkout
  • Paper Helicopter Construction
  • Penguin Airplane Assembly
  • Open Cockpit Aircraft

Indoor Kids’ Carnival
December 2022 – February 2023

 

  • Vertical Wind Tunnels
  • Paper Helicopters
  • Scorpion Helicopter Checkout
  • Glider Construction
  • Penguin Airplane Assembly
  • Rig-a-ma-Jig Construction

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Apr
30
Sun
2023
Water Rocket Rally
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Water Rocket Rally

Upcoming dates:

Sunday, April 2, 11 am – 12 pm
Sunday, April 30, 11 am – 12 pm
Wednesday, June 21, 11 am – 12 pm
Wednesday, July 26, 11 am – 12 pm

Event included with Museum admission. Free for Museum Members.

Advanced tickets for Sunday events available on VBO Tickets

Discover the world of rockets!

Bring along a recycled 1- or 2-liter soda bottle or purchase a new water rocket body in the Museum’s Gift Shop ($1.50/bottle) and join the rocket workshop!  Use a variety of common craft materials to convert a bottle into a high performance rocket vehicle, then test fly it across the Museum’s Courtyard on a fountain of compressed air and water.

Event is included with Museum admission.

Participants must bring a clean, empty soda bottle (water bottles are not suitable for this activity), or may purchase one in the Museum’s Gift Shop on the day of the event.

May
21
Sun
2023
Scout Day Event
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Scout Day Event

Scout Day

Scout Day Dates 2022-2023

Sunday, January 8, 2023
Sunday, May 21, 2023

No admission charge for Scouts in uniform!

 

The Hiller Aviation Museum provides complimentary admission to all BSA Scouts and Girl Scouts in uniform on Scout Days!  Visit the Museum’s collection of over 50 different historic aircraft, discover flight with a range of interactive exhibits, and join the fun with hands-on explorations in the Invention Lab, Drone Plex and Flight Sim Zone (additional fee applies for flight simulation and some Drone Plex activities).  Explore historic airplanes and helicopters and find out more about the special programs offered at the Hiller Aviation Museum for BSA Scouts and Girl Scouts throughout the year.

No reservations are necessary, simply arrive in uniform for an exciting day of aviation discovery.  Adult leaders in uniform or with Scout ID are also admitted at no charge.  Standard admission fees apply for parents and siblings (no charge for Museum Members and children ages 0-4).  Don’t miss the chance to join a high-flying adventure!

 

Jun
14
Wed
2023
Happy Birds
Jun 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Happy Birds

Happy Birds

Upcoming dates:

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Saturday, July 22, 2023
Wednesday, August 9, 2023

11 AM

Event included with Museum admission.

Online tickets available Click Here

 

Join a feathered frenzy with the Happy Birds!  This elite team of parrots, macaws and cockatoos takes wing for a dazzling performance featuring wild and trained behaviors of all sorts.  Arrive early for best seating and take flight on the wild side with these popular parrots and their friends.

These avian performers have been featured on The Tonight Show, Pet Star and The Ellen Show. Their repertoire includes: animal impersonations, singing opera, crying like a baby, and even a song called Clementine!

You will see fantastic birds showing incredible skills, including:

  • RIDING A BIKE
  • THE SHELL GAME
  • RIDING A SCOOTER
  • TALKING AND SINGING SONGS
  • PLAYING BASKETBALL
  • ANIMAL IMPERSONATIONS
  • RAISING THE FLAG
  • 360 DEGREE SWING
  • SKATEBOARDING
  • FLYING TRICKS
  • OPENING DRINKS
  • AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
  • AND MUCH MORE!
Jun
21
Wed
2023
Water Rocket Rally
Jun 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Water Rocket Rally

Upcoming dates:

Sunday, April 2, 11 am – 12 pm
Sunday, April 30, 11 am – 12 pm
Wednesday, June 21, 11 am – 12 pm
Wednesday, July 26, 11 am – 12 pm

Event included with Museum admission. Free for Museum Members.

Advanced tickets for Sunday events available on VBO Tickets

Discover the world of rockets!

Bring along a recycled 1- or 2-liter soda bottle or purchase a new water rocket body in the Museum’s Gift Shop ($1.50/bottle) and join the rocket workshop!  Use a variety of common craft materials to convert a bottle into a high performance rocket vehicle, then test fly it across the Museum’s Courtyard on a fountain of compressed air and water.

Event is included with Museum admission.

Participants must bring a clean, empty soda bottle (water bottles are not suitable for this activity), or may purchase one in the Museum’s Gift Shop on the day of the event.

Jun
28
Wed
2023
Paper Airplanes
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Paper Airplanes

Upcoming dates:

Wednesday, June 14, 11 AM & 1 PM
Saturday, July 8, 11 AM
Wednesday, August 16, 11 AM & 1 PM

Event included with Museum admission.  No charge to Hiller Aviation Museum Members.

Event dates and/or format subject to change if required by public health orders.

Online tickets available Click Here

Everyone loves paper airplanes. We turn into test pilots just by folding sheets of paper. We make them to see how fast they will go or how far they will fly, we even try to do aerobatics with them.

One of the top paper airplane makers in the country (and world record holder), John Collins, will join us for an expert demonstration of the wonder, delight and aeronautic capabilities of hand made paper gliders. John is world distance paper airplane record holder and a master paper airplane builder. John has written a number of books on building paper airplanes that will be available at the event and John will make sure he personalizes it just for you.

John’s discussions and demonstrations will last approximately 45 minutes. No reservations are required and the event is included with your museum admission.

John’s creative designs include planes so light that simply holding it above your hand and walking makes it fly. He has planes that perform unique aerobatics and even planes that become two when thrown in the air.

Jul
5
Wed
2023
Happy Birds
Jul 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Happy Birds

Happy Birds

Upcoming dates:

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Saturday, July 22, 2023
Wednesday, August 9, 2023

11 AM

Event included with Museum admission.

Online tickets available Click Here

 

Join a feathered frenzy with the Happy Birds!  This elite team of parrots, macaws and cockatoos takes wing for a dazzling performance featuring wild and trained behaviors of all sorts.  Arrive early for best seating and take flight on the wild side with these popular parrots and their friends.

These avian performers have been featured on The Tonight Show, Pet Star and The Ellen Show. Their repertoire includes: animal impersonations, singing opera, crying like a baby, and even a song called Clementine!

You will see fantastic birds showing incredible skills, including:

  • RIDING A BIKE
  • THE SHELL GAME
  • RIDING A SCOOTER
  • TALKING AND SINGING SONGS
  • PLAYING BASKETBALL
  • ANIMAL IMPERSONATIONS
  • RAISING THE FLAG
  • 360 DEGREE SWING
  • SKATEBOARDING
  • FLYING TRICKS
  • OPENING DRINKS
  • AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
  • AND MUCH MORE!