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Jun
19
Wed
2019
Happy Birds
Jun 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Happy Birds

Happy Birds

Upcoming dates:

All Shows Begin at 11 am

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Event included with Museum admission.

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
23
Sun
2019
Aero Design Challenge – PM
Jun 23 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Aero Design Challenge - PM

Aero Design Challenge

Grades 5-8

Monday-Tuesday, October 29-30
Monday-Wednesday, November 5-7
Sunday, May 12
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Sunday, June 23
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

 

 

Aero Design Challenge is an exploration into design and engineering.   Each 2.5-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.

Now entering its sixth year, 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 2,000 participants since its inception.

Aero Design Challenge generously sponsored by:

Helicopter Challenge

For this year’s Aero Design Challenge, participants investigate lift and aerodynamics while designing, building and flying a helicopter capable of remaining in flight the longest possible time!

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; the Drone Plex’s flight enclosure will be used for experimental helicopter flights.

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.

Jun
26
Wed
2019
Paper Airplanes
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Paper Airplanes

Paper Airplanes

Upcoming dates:

Sunday, May 26, 11 AM (National Paper Airplane Day)

Wednesday, June 26, 11 AM & 1 PM

Saturday, July 6, 11 AM

Wednesday, August 14, 11 AM & 1 PM

 

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.

Jun
29
Sat
2019
Happy Birds
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Happy Birds

Happy Birds

Upcoming dates:

All Shows Begin at 11 am

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Event included with Museum admission.

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!
Jul
3
Wed
2019
Open Cockpit Day
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open Cockpit Day

Open Cockpit Day

Upcoming dates:

Saturday, May 11, 2019 10:00 am – 2:00 am

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Event included with Museum admission.

Online tickets available on Eventbrite

Join us for a unique opportunity to gain a pilot’s eye perspective on many of the Hiller Aviation Museum’s aircraft. The McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, Boeing 747 and Hiller H-12 cockpits are always open, but on Open Cockpit Days the doors and canopies of many additional aircraft in the Museum’s collection swing open to allow visitors a special chance to sit inside and explore the controls and instruments needed to fly these aircraft.

Sit in the cockpits of the following aircraft:

  • Grumman HU-16 Albatross
  • Aero Commander 500U
  • Boeing 737-100
  • Boeing 747
  • Cessna 177 Cardinal
  • Aero L-39 Albatross
  • Bell 47D

Sponsored by

Jul
6
Sat
2019
Paper Airplanes
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Paper Airplanes

Paper Airplanes

Upcoming dates:

Sunday, May 26, 11 AM (National Paper Airplane Day)

Wednesday, June 26, 11 AM & 1 PM

Saturday, July 6, 11 AM

Wednesday, August 14, 11 AM & 1 PM

 

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
10
Wed
2019
Discover Drones
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Discover Drones

Discover Drones

Upcoming dates:

Sunday, May 26, 11 AM (National Paper Airplane Day)

Wednesday, June 26, 11 AM & 1 PM

Saturday, July 6, 11 AM

Wednesday, August 14, 11 AM & 1 PM

 

Explore the amazing world of remotely operated aircraft with an interactive demonstration!  Join drone pilots from the Hiller Aviation Museum and its partners in a showcase of modern robotic aircraft.  Learn about the history of robotic flight while observing a series of small remotely piloted aircraft fly freely in the Museum’s Atrium.  Participants will be invited to fly a multirotor flight simulation for a brief foray into the brave new world of autonomous aviation.

Discover Drones includes approximately 30 minutes of lecture and flight demonstrations, followed by 15 minutes of flight simulation.  The event is included with Museum admission, no additional ticket is required.

Jul
13
Sat
2019
Steampunk Extravaganza
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Steampunk Extravaganza

Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Hermes Jr. Avitor Steam Airship at the Hiller Aviation Museum’s Steam Punk Extravaganza.

Entertainment

Wear your best Steam Punk Finery while being entertained by Franklin Beau Davis and Brassworks and dancing with Dance Masters Jim and Marilyn Letchworth! There will be Victorian inspired entertainments and maker opportunities!

Food and Drinks

No Host bar and food available for separate purchase.

Parking

Free parking and a super convenient location make this the best Steam Punk Extravaganza on the Peninsula.

Steampunk Extravaganza

$25 Adult
$18 Youth (5-17) & Senior (65+)
Kids 4 and under FREE

Vendors:

The Volcano Lady
From the pleasantly deranged mind of T.E. MacArthur – Steampunk, Fantasy, Paranormal Author
Click here for website

Michael Schulkins
Humor and sci-fi novels of phantasmagorical fun!
Click here for website

Steamy Tech
Gears, gears and more gears. Steampunk gears cut by laser and 3-D printers
Click here for website

Jul
14
Sun
2019
Kids’ Carnival
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kids’ Carnival

Sunday, June 16, 10 AM – 12 PM

Additional Dates July 14 & August 25

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

Kids’ Carnival Activities

Outdoor Kids’ Carnival
June 16, July 14, August 25

 

  • Paint a Plane
  • Penguin Airplane Assembly
  • Build a Glider
  • Airplane or Helicopter Cockpit Checkout
  • Vertical Wind Tunnels

Sponsored by

Jul
17
Wed
2019
Water Rocket Rally
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Water Rocket Rally

Water Rocket Rally

Upcoming dates:

All Rallies 11 am – 12 pm

Wednesday, June 12

Wednesday, July 17

Wednesday, August 7

Event included with Museum admission.

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/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.