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Jul
21
Sat
2018
Eurowest Trains
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Eurowest Trains

Belgian Trains and Railways

22nd EuroWest Model Train Show

Saturday, July 21, 2018 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, July 22, 2018 10 am – 4 pm

Event included with Museum admission.

One of the Bay Area’s premiere model train expos.

  • Operating European Model Train layouts
  • Clinics and Lectures
  • Fun Contests for Young and Old
  • Sales Tables
  • Children’s Activities
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Manufacturer and Distributor Displays
Jul
22
Sun
2018
Eurowest Trains
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Eurowest Trains

Belgian Trains and Railways

22nd EuroWest Model Train Show

Saturday, July 21, 2018 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, July 22, 2018 10 am – 4 pm

Event included with Museum admission.

One of the Bay Area’s premiere model train expos.

  • Operating European Model Train layouts
  • Clinics and Lectures
  • Fun Contests for Young and Old
  • Sales Tables
  • Children’s Activities
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Manufacturer and Distributor Displays
Kids’ Carnival
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Kids' Carnival

Kids’ Carnival

Sunday, June 24, 10 AM – 12:30 PM
Sunday, July 22, 10 AM – 12:30 PM
Sunday, August 26, 10 AM – 12:30 PM

Event included with Museum admission.

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

June 24

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

July 22

  • When Pigs Fly – Meet a Pig in a Plane!
  • Paint a Plane
  • Paper Copters
  • BD-5 Airplane

Sponsored by

Jul
25
Wed
2018
Water Rocket Rally
Jul 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Water Rocket Rally

Water Rocket Rally

Upcoming dates:

Wednesday, June 13, 11 AM – 12 PM

Wednesday, July 25, 11 AM – 12 PM

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.

Jul
28
Sat
2018
Nano Drone Workshop – PM
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Nano Drone Workshop

Drone workshops ages 10 – adult

presented in partnership with:

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

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.

Jul
29
Sun
2018
Aero Workshop
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Aero Workshop

Aero Workshop

Grades 3-8

Sunday, May 20
Water Rockets
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sunday, June 17
Mars Landers
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sunday, July 29
Distance Gliders
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

 

 

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!

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.

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

 

Members-only Aviation Party
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Members-only Aviation Party

Birthday Bash

Members-only Aviation Party

Sunday, July 29, 1 – 3 pm

 

Free to Members!


Come Celebrate With Us!
  • Jumbo Bounce House
  • Games & Prizes
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Animals
  • Sweet Treats (while supplies last)
  • 25% off in the Flight Shop

For more information about Museum Membership, please visit our Membership page.

Aug
1
Wed
2018
Kids’ Air Fair
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kids' Air Fair

Kids’ Air Fair

Wednesday, August 1, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Event included with Museum admission.

Aviation professionals bring their aircraft to the Museum for a special show-and-tell session.  Local emergency services organizations display their aircraft and surface vehicles, San Carlos Airport flight schools bring training aircraft, and local aircraft builders show off their experimental aircraft.  Kid-friendly activities abound, including balsa glider construction, face painting, open cockpit opportunities and more!

Kids’ Air Fair Participants

Emergency Service Aircraft and Vehicles

  • US Coast Guard Helicopter
  • California Highway Patrol Aircraft
  • California Highway Patrol Cruiser
  • Sheriffs Department Cruiser
  • San Carlos Airport Rescue Truck
  • Redwood City / San Carlos Fire Department
  • AMR Ambulance

Private Aircraft

  • Charger – Experimental Bi-Plane
  • Cessna 152 / 172 Student training aircraft
  • Cessna 177 Cardinal
  • Enstrom Helicopter

Kids’ Activities

  • Open Cockpits (737, 747, HU-16 Albatross, L-39 Jet)
  • Exhibit Scavenger Hunt
  • Drone Demonstrations
  • Glider Construction Station
  • Author Karen Morss Book Station
  • Whirly-Twirly Construction Station
  • Penguin Build-a-plane
  • Imagination Playground
  • Face Painting
  • Bounce House
  • San Mateo County Bookmobile
Kids’ Air Fair Sponsored by
Aug
5
Sun
2018
Drone Meet
Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drone Meet

Drone Meet

Event Schedule

Sunday, June 10, 1 PM – 4 PM
Precision Landing

Sunday, July 8, 1 PM – 4 PM
Loop-the-Hoop

Sunday, August 5, 1 PM – 4 PM
Relay Race

All competitors must be at least 8 years old to fly at the Drone Meet.

Fly a multi-rotor drone in one of several different skill-specific competitions held in the Hiller Aviation Museum Drone Plex.

Join a Drone Competition!

Fly with the best of the best in a thrilling series of multirotor competitions.  Each Drone Meet event focuses on a different skill in quadcopter flight, and utilizes the Hiller Aviation Museum’s Drone Plex facility.  Drone Meet events include:

  • Preflight briefing
  • Practice with a drone flight simulator
  • Competition using a Museum-provided Drone appropriate for the event

Each Drone Meet features rounds at 1, 2 and 3 PM.  Events are included with Museum admission, but space for each round is limited.  Competitors must register at the Invention Lab (10 AM – 1 PM) or Drone Plex (1 PM – 4 PM) on the day of competition.

Event Descriptions

Precision Landing:  Master low-speed hovering and precise multirotor flight.  Practice landing on a designated target, then complete by flying to and landing within the smallest possible distance from the target in the time available!

Loop-the-Hoop:  Take on the challenge of flying up to, around and through an obstacle!  Learn the maneuvering needed to pass safely through a target loop, then race the clock to cleanly fly a loop routine in the shortest possible time!

Relay Race:  Fly like the air racers of old, completing a circuit around pylons spaced around the Drone Plex.  Fly in teams to complete the race without crashing ahead of the competition!

 

Aug
8
Wed
2018
Happy Birds
Aug 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Happy Birds

Happy Birds

Upcoming dates:

Wednesday, June 20, 11 AM

Wednesday, July 18, 11 AM

Wednesday, August 8, 11 AM

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!