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Oct
13
Sun
2019
Flight Simulator Rally
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Flight Simulator Rally

Flight Simulator Rally

Sunday, October 13 – Boeing Factory Flyby
Sunday, November 17 – Formation Flying

30-minute sessions begin every half hour between 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM.  Event concludes at 4:00 PM.

Take up the challenge in the Flight Sim Zone!

The Flight Simulator Rally, held monthly in the Hiller Aviation Museum’s Flight Sim Zone, presents participants with a specific mission in simulated flight.  Each 30-minute session provides ample time for participants to learn a particular flight, then ends with a challenge flight to achieve the best possible results!

The Flight Sim Zone features a full lab of high-fidelity flight simulators, each equipped with realistic flight controls, high speed graphics processors, and dramatic widescreen-format monitors.  Using state of the art flight simulation software, the Flight Sim Zone provides an exceptional recreation of flight suitable for non-flying novices and veteran aviators alike.

Pilots ages 8 and up are welcome to join each month’s Flight Simulator Rally.  The event is included with Museum admission, but space is limited.  Participants must secure a timed ticket from the Admissions counter in the Museum Gift Shop on the day of each program.

Las Vegas Lights

Take a slow flight over the famed Las Vegas Strip at dusk and enjoy a spectacular show of lights.

Boeing Factory Flyby

Depart Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for a scenic flight over historic Boeing Field and on to Everett, Washington, birthplace of widebodied Boeing airliners.

Formation Flying

Take on the challenge of slow flight while matching airspeed with an airborne blimp!

 

Oct
19
Sat
2019
Way Up High Benefit Gala @ Hiller Aviation Museum
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Way Up High Benefit Gala @ Hiller Aviation Museum

Way Up High

15th Annual Benefit Gala

Featuring keynote by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr., USN (Ret.), Annenberg Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, and Chair of the National Space Council Users’ Advisory Group

With ABC 7 News Meteorologist Sandhya Patel as Master of Ceremonies

Your support nurtures the bold visions that inspire youth to pursue their own dreams of aviation, science and engineering. The Way Up High Benefit Gala will be a spectacular evening of interactive Museum activities, fabulous food and drink, and exciting live and silent auctions. Help fund the future of Hiller Aviation Museum! 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Available Now

$15,000 ∙ $10,000 ∙ $5,000 ∙ $3,500

 

Individual Tickets: $300

Available Now

Highlights from last year’s Benefit Gala

2019 Gala Committee

Eileen DiGiorgio

Glenna Eaton

Aanchal Jain

Brenna O’Boyle

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For more information, contact: Rebecca Duran, VP of Development, at 650-654-0200 ext. 203 or duran@hiller.org.

Oct
26
Sat
2019
Halloween Haunted Weekend
Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Halloween Haunted Weekend

Don’t miss the two best Halloween events for Families on the Peninsula!

Haunted
Hangar Party

Saturday Night
OCT 26th 5:30 – 9 PM

The best Family Costume event
on the Peninsula!

Kids’ Carnival
& Pumpkin Drop

Sunday Morning
OCT 27th 10 AM – 12 PM

Super fun Halloween event
for younger kids and families!

Haunted Hangar Party

Saturday, Oct 26th 5:30 – 9 PM

Who says Halloween is just for kids? Fright takes flight at the Museum! Join ghosts, skeletons, witches and warlocks as darkness decends on the Museum on October 26. The Museum is transformed into a spooky (but not too spooky for the younger goblins) haunted hangar with creative Halloween decorations at every turn. Grab a drink or delicious dinner from Bone Yard BBQ and dance to the DJ music underneath the aircraft.

  • TWILIGHT HELICOPTER PUMPKIN DROP
  • NO HOST BAR
  • DANCING IN THE MUSEUM GALLERY
  • COSTUME CONTEST
  • CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES
  • PERFECT EVENT FOR A FRIENDS AND FAMILY HALLOWEEN MEET UP (No planning or clean up, just fun)

Put on a costume and come to party. Little goblins are welcome too! Bring the whole family, invite your friends. Free to museum members.

Don’t miss the best Halloween Party on the SF Peninsula!

Schedule

5:30 PM Museum opens for the event
5:30 PM – 8 PM Halloween craft activities

6:15 PM

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Twilight Helicopter Pumpkin Drop

Trick-or-Treat

8:00 PM Halloween costume review

9:00 PM

Museum closes

Food

T-Mo Food Truck available for purchase

Drinks

Non-Hosted Full Bar to quench your ghoulish thirst

DJ Music

Dance to music in the creepy museum gallery

Kids Goodie Bag

Eventbrite Online ticket purchase exclusive
First 500 kids get a Hiller Goodie bag to fill at trick-or-treat stations throughout the museum.

Online Ticket Bonus:
Buy your tickets online and avoid the line. Plus the first 500 kids get a Hiller Goodie bag to fill at trick-or-treat stations throughout the museum!

Admission:
Adults $18
Youth (5-17) & Seniors (65+) $11
Children 4 and under FREE
Museum Members free admission.

Must be 21 years old to purchase and consume alcohol.
Advanced ticket purchase recomended on Eventbrite

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? The museum has FREE parking. You are also welcome to park at the hotel next door to the museum or in any of the airport parking lots down Skyway Rd. Better yet – Take Uber or Lyft.

Kids’ Carnival
& Pumpkin Drop

Sunday, Oct 27th 10 AM – 12 PM

Visit the Hiller Aviation Museum this October for a frightful treat! Come in costume and see the Gallery decked out in its spooky Hallloween decorations. Join the creepy carnival games to earn special prizes, meet our flying witch and sign her special Halloween pumpkin.

  • HELICOPTER PUMPKIN DROP
  • CREEPY GAMES AND PRIZES
  • MEET THE WITCH AND SIGN HER SPECIAL HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN
  • PAINT THE MUSEUM’S PAINT-APLANE ORANGE AND BLACK

Join a spooky honor guard to accompany the witch to her helicopter before she takes off and splats the great orange gourd across the landscape below in a festive salute to the Halloween spirit! Event included with Museum admission.

Schedule

10:00 AM                              Halloween craft activities, paint-a-plane, witch’s reception and pumpkin signing.
11:45 AM Halloween costume review and witch salute.

12:00 PM              

Helicopter take-off and pumpkin drop
   
   

Admission:

Adults $18
Youth (5-17) & Seniors (65+) $11
Children 4 and under FREE
Museum Members free admission.

Advanced tickets purchase recomended on Eventbrite

Oct
27
Sun
2019
Halloween Haunted Weekend
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Halloween Haunted Weekend

Don’t miss the two best Halloween events for Families on the Peninsula!

Haunted
Hangar Party

Saturday Night
OCT 26th 5:30 – 9 PM

The best Family Costume event
on the Peninsula!

Kids’ Carnival
& Pumpkin Drop

Sunday Morning
OCT 27th 10 AM – 12 PM

Super fun Halloween event
for younger kids and families!

Haunted Hangar Party

Saturday, Oct 26th 5:30 – 9 PM

Who says Halloween is just for kids? Fright takes flight at the Museum! Join ghosts, skeletons, witches and warlocks as darkness decends on the Museum on October 26. The Museum is transformed into a spooky (but not too spooky for the younger goblins) haunted hangar with creative Halloween decorations at every turn. Grab a drink or delicious dinner from Bone Yard BBQ and dance to the DJ music underneath the aircraft.

  • TWILIGHT HELICOPTER PUMPKIN DROP
  • NO HOST BAR
  • DANCING IN THE MUSEUM GALLERY
  • COSTUME CONTEST
  • CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES
  • PERFECT EVENT FOR A FRIENDS AND FAMILY HALLOWEEN MEET UP (No planning or clean up, just fun)

Put on a costume and come to party. Little goblins are welcome too! Bring the whole family, invite your friends. Free to museum members.

Don’t miss the best Halloween Party on the SF Peninsula!

Schedule

5:30 PM Museum opens for the event
5:30 PM – 8 PM Halloween craft activities
6:15 PM Twilight Helicopter Pumpkin Drop
8:00 PM Halloween costume review
9:00 PM Museum closes
Food

T-Mo Food Truck available for purchase

Drinks

Non-Hosted Full Bar to quench your ghoulish thirst

DJ Music

Dance to music in the creepy museum gallery

Kids Goodie Bag

Eventbrite Online ticket purchase exclusive
First 500 kids get a Hiller Goodie bag to fill at trick-or-treat stations throughout the museum.

Online Ticket Bonus:
Buy your tickets online and avoid the line. Plus the first 500 kids get a Hiller Goodie bag to fill at trick-or-treat stations throughout the museum!

Admission:
Adults $18
Youth (5-17) & Seniors (65+) $11
Children 4 and under FREE
Museum Members free admission.

Must be 21 years old to purchase and consume alcohol.
Advanced ticket purchase recomended on Eventbrite

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? The museum has FREE parking. You are also welcome to park at the hotel next door to the museum or in any of the airport parking lots down Skyway Rd. Better yet – Take Uber or Lyft.

Kids’ Carnival
& Pumpkin Drop

Sunday, Oct 27th 10 AM – 12 PM

Visit the Hiller Aviation Museum this October for a frightful treat! Come in costume and see the Gallery decked out in its spooky Hallloween decorations. Join the creepy carnival games to earn special prizes, meet our flying witch and sign her special Halloween pumpkin.

  • HELICOPTER PUMPKIN DROP
  • CREEPY GAMES AND PRIZES
  • MEET THE WITCH AND SIGN HER SPECIAL HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN
  • PAINT THE MUSEUM’S PAINT-APLANE ORANGE AND BLACK

Join a spooky honor guard to accompany the witch to her helicopter before she takes off and splats the great orange gourd across the landscape below in a festive salute to the Halloween spirit! Event included with Museum admission.

Schedule

10:00 AM                              Halloween craft activities, paint-a-plane, witch’s reception and pumpkin signing.
11:45 AM Halloween costume review and witch salute.

12:00 PM              

Helicopter take-off and pumpkin drop
   
   

Admission:

Adults $18
Youth (5-17) & Seniors (65+) $11
Children 4 and under FREE
Museum Members free admission.

Advanced tickets purchase recomended on Eventbrite

Kids’ Carnival
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kids’ Carnival

Sunday, September 29, 10 AM – 12 PM (Bubble Mania)

Sunday, October 27, 10 AM – 12 PM (Halloween Event)

Sunday, November 24, 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 Eventbrite
(Select the date you would like to attend)

Kids’ Carnival Activities

Outdoor Kids’ Carnival
Through October 2019

 

  • Paint a Plane (Not Available Sept 29)
  • Bubble Mania – SEPTEMBER 29 ONLY
  • Penguin Airplane Assembly
  • Build a Glider
  • Airplane or Helicopter Cockpit Checkout
  • Vertical Wind Tunnels

Indoor Kids’ Carnival
November 2019 – February 2020

 

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

Sunday, September 29

Bubble Mania

 

Float with the wind with an amazing assortment of bubbles!  The Museum’s rear ramp becomes the stage of an enormous bubble lab, providing a unique opportunity to build spectacular bubbles of all shapes and sizes. 

Sponsored by

Oct
28
Mon
2019
Aero Design Challenge 19
Oct 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aero Design Challenge 19

Aero Design Challenge

Grades 5-12

School Groups
October 28-30 & November 4-6, 2019

General Public
Saturday November 2, 2019 & February 22, 2020

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM (10 AM – 1 PM October 28)

October 29 & 30 and November 5 & 6 FULL

 

Aero Design Challenge is an exploration into design and engineering.   Each 3-hour program explores concepts in aeronautics that challenges participants to construct a working prototype.

Each student in the Aero Design Challenge participates in a series of discovery experiences in the Hiller Aviation Museum’s main gallery, including:

  • Wind tunnel experiments
  • Examination of full-scale aircraft
  • Flight simulation
  • Model helicopter flight tests

Following the exploration period, students join a small team to construct, test, improve and present a model helicopter able to satisfy the design requirements.

Held annually since 2013, the Aero Design Challenge is part of the Bay Area Science Festival and celebrates the design thinking process in the world of flight. Offered at no cost to participants through the generous support of sponsors and the engagement of scores of volunteers from local technology businesses and universities,  the Aero Design Challenge has engaged over 3,000 participants since its inception.

Rocket Challenge

For this year’s Aero Design Challenge, participants investigate rocket propulsion while designing, building and flying an air powered rocket capable of attaining an altitude goal and landing as close as possible to the center of a target zone!

Aero Design Challenge participants work in teams of up to 4 students, accompanied by a volunteer mentor, to investigate vertical flight.  Discovery stations include the Invention Lab, Wind Tunnel and Flight Simulator Lab and the Museum’s collection of historic air and spacecraft.

How to Register

Aero Design Challenge programs are provided to participants at no charge, but space is limited and pre-registration is required.  School groups may complete a field trip reservation request using the Museum’s convenient online request system.  Individuals and small groups may enroll using the Aero Design Challenge registration portal.

All Aero Design Challenge participants will receive a confirmation email and additional information regarding the program approximately one week prior to program date.  Make your plans now to join an exceptional hands-on aerospace engineering experience.

Exciting News!

The California Association of Museums and State Superintendent’s Office of Public Instruction have awarded the Hiller Aviation Museum the Excellence in Museum Education Award for its Aero Design Challenge.

Click here for more information.

Oct
29
Tue
2019
Aero Design Challenge 19
Oct 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aero Design Challenge 19

Aero Design Challenge

Grades 5-12

School Groups
October 28-30 & November 4-6, 2019

General Public
Saturday November 2, 2019 & February 22, 2020

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM (10 AM – 1 PM October 28)

October 29 & 30 and November 5 & 6 FULL

 

Aero Design Challenge is an exploration into design and engineering.   Each 3-hour program explores concepts in aeronautics that challenges participants to construct a working prototype.

Each student in the Aero Design Challenge participates in a series of discovery experiences in the Hiller Aviation Museum’s main gallery, including:

  • Wind tunnel experiments
  • Examination of full-scale aircraft
  • Flight simulation
  • Model helicopter flight tests

Following the exploration period, students join a small team to construct, test, improve and present a model helicopter able to satisfy the design requirements.

Held annually since 2013, the Aero Design Challenge is part of the Bay Area Science Festival and celebrates the design thinking process in the world of flight. Offered at no cost to participants through the generous support of sponsors and the engagement of scores of volunteers from local technology businesses and universities,  the Aero Design Challenge has engaged over 3,000 participants since its inception.

Rocket Challenge

For this year’s Aero Design Challenge, participants investigate rocket propulsion while designing, building and flying an air powered rocket capable of attaining an altitude goal and landing as close as possible to the center of a target zone!

Aero Design Challenge participants work in teams of up to 4 students, accompanied by a volunteer mentor, to investigate vertical flight.  Discovery stations include the Invention Lab, Wind Tunnel and Flight Simulator Lab and the Museum’s collection of historic air and spacecraft.

How to Register

Aero Design Challenge programs are provided to participants at no charge, but space is limited and pre-registration is required.  School groups may complete a field trip reservation request using the Museum’s convenient online request system.  Individuals and small groups may enroll using the Aero Design Challenge registration portal.

All Aero Design Challenge participants will receive a confirmation email and additional information regarding the program approximately one week prior to program date.  Make your plans now to join an exceptional hands-on aerospace engineering experience.

Exciting News!

The California Association of Museums and State Superintendent’s Office of Public Instruction have awarded the Hiller Aviation Museum the Excellence in Museum Education Award for its Aero Design Challenge.

Click here for more information.

Oct
30
Wed
2019
Aero Design Challenge 19
Oct 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aero Design Challenge 19

Aero Design Challenge

Grades 5-12

School Groups
October 28-30 & November 4-6, 2019

General Public
Saturday November 2, 2019 & February 22, 2020

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM (10 AM – 1 PM October 28)

October 29 & 30 and November 5 & 6 FULL

 

Aero Design Challenge is an exploration into design and engineering.   Each 3-hour program explores concepts in aeronautics that challenges participants to construct a working prototype.

Each student in the Aero Design Challenge participates in a series of discovery experiences in the Hiller Aviation Museum’s main gallery, including:

  • Wind tunnel experiments
  • Examination of full-scale aircraft
  • Flight simulation
  • Model helicopter flight tests

Following the exploration period, students join a small team to construct, test, improve and present a model helicopter able to satisfy the design requirements.

Held annually since 2013, the Aero Design Challenge is part of the Bay Area Science Festival and celebrates the design thinking process in the world of flight. Offered at no cost to participants through the generous support of sponsors and the engagement of scores of volunteers from local technology businesses and universities,  the Aero Design Challenge has engaged over 3,000 participants since its inception.

Rocket Challenge

For this year’s Aero Design Challenge, participants investigate rocket propulsion while designing, building and flying an air powered rocket capable of attaining an altitude goal and landing as close as possible to the center of a target zone!

Aero Design Challenge participants work in teams of up to 4 students, accompanied by a volunteer mentor, to investigate vertical flight.  Discovery stations include the Invention Lab, Wind Tunnel and Flight Simulator Lab and the Museum’s collection of historic air and spacecraft.

How to Register

Aero Design Challenge programs are provided to participants at no charge, but space is limited and pre-registration is required.  School groups may complete a field trip reservation request using the Museum’s convenient online request system.  Individuals and small groups may enroll using the Aero Design Challenge registration portal.

All Aero Design Challenge participants will receive a confirmation email and additional information regarding the program approximately one week prior to program date.  Make your plans now to join an exceptional hands-on aerospace engineering experience.

Exciting News!

The California Association of Museums and State Superintendent’s Office of Public Instruction have awarded the Hiller Aviation Museum the Excellence in Museum Education Award for its Aero Design Challenge.

Click here for more information.

Nov
2
Sat
2019
Aero Design Challenge 19
Nov 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aero Design Challenge 19

Aero Design Challenge

Grades 5-12

School Groups
October 28-30 & November 4-6, 2019

General Public
Saturday November 2, 2019 & February 22, 2020

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM (10 AM – 1 PM October 28)

October 29 & 30 and November 5 & 6 FULL

 

Aero Design Challenge is an exploration into design and engineering.   Each 3-hour program explores concepts in aeronautics that challenges participants to construct a working prototype.

Each student in the Aero Design Challenge participates in a series of discovery experiences in the Hiller Aviation Museum’s main gallery, including:

  • Wind tunnel experiments
  • Examination of full-scale aircraft
  • Flight simulation
  • Model helicopter flight tests

Following the exploration period, students join a small team to construct, test, improve and present a model helicopter able to satisfy the design requirements.

Held annually since 2013, the Aero Design Challenge is part of the Bay Area Science Festival and celebrates the design thinking process in the world of flight. Offered at no cost to participants through the generous support of sponsors and the engagement of scores of volunteers from local technology businesses and universities,  the Aero Design Challenge has engaged over 3,000 participants since its inception.

Rocket Challenge

For this year’s Aero Design Challenge, participants investigate rocket propulsion while designing, building and flying an air powered rocket capable of attaining an altitude goal and landing as close as possible to the center of a target zone!

Aero Design Challenge participants work in teams of up to 4 students, accompanied by a volunteer mentor, to investigate vertical flight.  Discovery stations include the Invention Lab, Wind Tunnel and Flight Simulator Lab and the Museum’s collection of historic air and spacecraft.

How to Register

Aero Design Challenge programs are provided to participants at no charge, but space is limited and pre-registration is required.  School groups may complete a field trip reservation request using the Museum’s convenient online request system.  Individuals and small groups may enroll using the Aero Design Challenge registration portal.

All Aero Design Challenge participants will receive a confirmation email and additional information regarding the program approximately one week prior to program date.  Make your plans now to join an exceptional hands-on aerospace engineering experience.

Exciting News!

The California Association of Museums and State Superintendent’s Office of Public Instruction have awarded the Hiller Aviation Museum the Excellence in Museum Education Award for its Aero Design Challenge.

Click here for more information.

Nov
3
Sun
2019
Starlab – Free Event
Nov 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Starlab - Free Event

Starlab Planetarium

Special 30-Minute Star Shows
For Adults and Children Ages 5 and Up

Ages 3-5 welcome at 10:30 AM

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday & Thursday, August 6 & 8
11:30 AM

Sunday, November 3
10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Each show runs 30 minutes.

 

Explore the Stars and Planets

Enter the amazing dome of a Starlab planetarium and see the glittering stars of the night sky projected overhead. Discover the brightest constellations visible each night and the stars used by pilots, sailors and others to navigate across vast and featureless oceans.

Age Restrictions

Children ages 5 and up are welcome with an accompanying adult at any presentation time. Children ages 3-5 may attend the first scheduled presentation each day, with one accompanying adult required for each child. Children age 2 and under are not recommended. Participants must craw through a short tunnel with reduced lighting to access the inside of the Starlab dome and remain seated throughout the 30-minute presentation.

Starlab Ticketing

Starlab is included with Museum admission.  Space for each presentation is limited, and a separate Starlab ticket is required for each participant in addition to Museum admission. Tickets are available at the Admissions counter in the Gift Shop on the day of each program.