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Oct
27
Sat
2018
Halloween Haunted Hangar
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Halloween Haunted Hangar

Night at the museum takes on a new meaning around Halloween. When darkness falls the museum comes alive on Saturday, October 27. Join ghosts, skeletons, witches, and warlocks for fun and surprises at the Hiller Haunted Hangar Halloween party. Grab a drink, eat some Bone Yard BBQ, dance to Radio Station Q102.1’s DJ Billy Vidal and wonder the creepy museum gallery.

Whether you dress spooky or sexy, dorky or dreadful come party the night away. This event is adult focused, but little goblins are welcome too. The museum gallery has plenty of activities to keep the little ones spellbound.

Don’t miss the best Halloween Party on the SF Peninsula. Close by and free parking.

Schedule

6 PM Museum opens for the event
6 PM – 8 PM Halloween craft activities
7:00 PM DJ Billy Vidal get the party rockin
10:00 PM Halloween costume review and witch salute
11:00 PM Museum closes

Food Bone Yard BBQ & Flamin’ Dogs available for purchase

Drinks: Non-Hosted Full Bar

Music Dance to Q102.1’s DJ Billy Vidal in the creepy museum gallery.

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 tickets available on Eventbrite

Parking is limited. If you drive your car please designate a driver. We strongly recommend Uber or Lyft as great options!

Kids’ Carnival and Helicopter Pumpkin Drop

Sunday October 28

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Schedule of Activities: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Halloween craft activities, witch’s reception and pumpkin signing. 11:45 AM Halloween costume review and witch salute. 12:00 PM Helicopter take-off and pumpkin drop

Halloween crafts, Haunted Hangar and pumpkin drop are included with Museum admission. Age 4 and under admitted at no charge. Come in costume for a festive experience. For more info click here. We’ll see you there!

Oct
28
Sun
2018
Halloween Kids’ Carnival & Helicopter Pumpkin Drop
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Halloween Kids' Carnival & Helicopter Pumpkin Drop

Kids’ Carnival

Sunday, October 28, 10 AM – 12 PM
Sunday, November 25, 10 AM – 12 PM

Event included with Museum admission. No charge for Museum Members

Join the excitement with special activities just for kids!  Paint the Cessna Cardinal, check out in an airplane or helicopter, build a flying craft project and more in a morning of high-flying fun.

Kids’ Carnival Activities

September 23

  • Paint a Plane
  • Build a Glider
  • Scorpion Helicopter Open Cockpit
  • Rig-a-ma-Jig Construction

October 28 – Halloween!

  • Explore the Haunted Hangar!
  • Wear your costume!
  • Helicopter Pumpkin Drop!
  • Imagination Playground
  • Paint a Plane
  • Paper Copters
  • BD-5 Airplane

November 25

  • Penguin Airplane Assembly
  • Paint a Plane
  • Glider Construction
  • Mini Imagination Playground

Sunday, October 28

Halloween Event and Helicopter Pumpkin Drop

 

Sponsored by

Oct
29
Mon
2018
Aero Design Challenge
Oct 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aero Design Challenge

Aero Design Challenge

Grades 5-12

Monday-Tuesday, October 29-30 (October 29 FULL)
Monday-Wednesday, November 5-7 (November 6 FULL)
Friday-Saturday, February 22-23 (February 23 FULL)
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM November 5

Sunday, November 4 (FULL)
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

 

 

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.

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.

Oct
30
Tue
2018
Aero Design Challenge
Oct 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aero Design Challenge

Aero Design Challenge

Grades 5-12

Monday-Tuesday, October 29-30 (October 29 FULL)
Monday-Wednesday, November 5-7 (November 6 FULL)
Friday-Saturday, February 22-23 (February 23 FULL)
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM November 5

Sunday, November 4 (FULL)
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

 

 

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.

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.

Nov
3
Sat
2018
Drone Rangers Workshop
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Drone Rangers Workshop

Drone Rangers

Half-Day Drone Programs Grades K-5

Saturday, November 3

All Programs Meet 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Discover the world of drones with flight simulation, real flight training in the Museum’s Drone Plex, exploration of historical aircraft and more!

Drone Rangers ($69 – $59 Members) Launch an adventure into multi-rotor flight accessible for the youngest aspiring drone aces!  Drone Rangers is designed for children ages 5-10 and includes a range of explorations into remotely operated vehicles.  Each 2.5-hour program includes:

  • Introduction to robotic flight
  • Examination of remotely pilot aircraft in Museum’s collection
  • Hands-on experiments in vertical flight
  • Introductory flight training using drone flight simulators
  • Dual flight instruction and free flight in Drone Plex flight center
  • Complete entry-level drone system including aircraft, radio, battery and charger

Each participant masters the basics of vertical flight with a simple hand-powered helicopter before learning to fly multi-rotor aircraft on the simulators and in the Drone Plex.  All participants will take home a working quadcopter and all support equipment required to fly it.  Aircraft used may vary between programs, but all models used in Drone Rangers are below the weight threshold for FAA certification. Children are checked in to instructional staff for the duration of each program.  Please complete a Student Information and Medical Form and have ready to provide directly to your child’s instructor at the time of check-in.  Parents are welcome to observe but need not be present during the program.

Drone Rangers

Program Dates
Saturday, September 8
Saturday, October 6
Saturday, November 3

Register
Space for all programs is limited to provide the best experience for all participants.

Scout Saturday Event
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Scout Saturday Event

Scout Saturday

Scout Saturday Dates 2018-2019

September 15, 2018
November 3, 2018
February 2, 2019
May 11, 2019

No admission charge for Scouts in uniform!

 

The Hiller Aviation Museum provides complimentary admission to all Boy and Girl Scouts in uniform on Scout Saturday!  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 Boy 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 in Scouting!

 

Nano Drone Workshop – PM
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Nano Drone Workshop

Drone workshops ages 10 – adult

presented in partnership with:

Saturday, August 25, 2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Afternoon Programs 1 PM – 3:30 PM

Learn to fly a tiny, camera-equipped drone using First Person View (FPV) technology in a special workshop at the Hiller Aviation Museum!

Nano Drone Workshop ($199 – $179 Members)

Micro-scale drone racing is the fastest, easiest way to become a drone sports pilot.  This special 2.5 hour program presented by Aerial Sports League and the Hiller Aviation Museum features a tiny but powerful quad-rotor helicopter with integrated camera and FPV googles, a screen system that provides a drone’s eye view of flight to the pilot at the controls.  Each program features:

  • Introduction to drone operations
  • Nano drone systems and flight preparation
  • Flight training using drone flight simulators
  • Progressive flight training in the Museum’s Drone Plex
  • Complete FPV nano drone flight system, including aircraft, camera, radio, goggles and more

Students learn the basic by building their own micro-drone from scratch, with hands-on help and guidance from ASL’s professional pilot instructors.  Students then learn to fly, starting with basic hover-and-land skills to more advanced racing techniques.

Registration includes admission for the participant (minimum age 10) and one guest.  Pilots ages 10-14 must be accompanied by an adult.   All equipment needed to operate the nano drone including, battery and charging equipment, is included.

Nano Drone Workshop

Program Dates
Saturday, May 19
Saturday, June 30
Saturday, July 28
Saturday, August 25

Register
Space for all programs is limited to provide the best experience for all participants.

Nov
4
Sun
2018
Aero Design Challenge – PM
Nov 4 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Aero Design Challenge - PM

Aero Design Challenge

Grades 5-12

Monday-Tuesday, October 29-30
Monday-Wednesday, November 5-7
Friday-Saturday, February 22-23
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Sunday, November 4
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

 

 

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.

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.

Aero Workshop
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Aero Workshop

Aero Workshop

Grades 3-8

Sunday, September 9
Mars Landers
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Sunday, October 7
Distance Gliders
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Sunday, November 4
Aero Design Challenge – Helicopters
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Special Time)

 

 

Put your engineering skills to the test in the Aero Workshop!  Each session is a special 2-hour mini design challenge designed for children ages 8-12.  Each workshop centers on a particular problem in aerospace illustrated by a pair of hands-on experiences.  Participants then work in small teams of 3-5 to design, build and test a working invention, then launching it in a culminating competition.

Mars Lander

Investigate the technologies used to land robots on alien worlds, then construct a device able to protect an instrumented payload from shock damage when dropped from altitude!

 

Water Rockets

Find out about Newton’s Third Law and the science of rocketry, then build and launch a unique water-powered rocket on a mission to achieve maximum flight time!

 

Distance Gliders

Discover the science of long-distance sailplane flight, then construct a flying model glider able to complete long, unpowered flights!

Aero Design Challenge

Join the Museum’s annual celebration of the engineering design process!  Visit the Aero Design Challenge page for more information or to make a reservation.

Program Description

Each 2-hour Aero Workshop is restricted to children ages 8-12.  At least one parent or guardian must accompany children throughout the program.

All programs include the following components:

  • Introduction to day’s Aero Workshop theme
  • Hands-On discovery experiences
  • Invention design/creation time
  • Competition at end of session

Aero Workshop participation is included with Museum admission,

How to Register

Aero Workshop participation is included in Museum admission (no charge to Members).  However, space is limited and advance registration is strongly encouraged.  Register online to reserve your space prior to the day of the event – simply pay applicable admission fees upon your arrival on the day of the program.  Participants should check in at the Hiller Aviation Museum Gift Shop no later than 10 minutes prior to program start time to join each program.

Aero Design Challenge Registration for November 4 – Use Aero Design Challenge page to register.

Limited same-day, walk-on registration is available for each program.  Inquire at the Gift Shop for more information.

 

Nov
5
Mon
2018
Aero Design Challenge
Nov 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aero Design Challenge

Aero Design Challenge

Grades 5-12

Monday-Tuesday, October 29-30 (October 29 FULL)
Monday-Wednesday, November 5-7 (November 6 FULL)
Friday-Saturday, February 22-23 (February 23 FULL)
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM November 5

Sunday, November 4 (FULL)
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

 

 

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.

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.