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Aug
12
Mon
2019
Sports Basement Discount Shopping Event
Aug 12 – Aug 18 all-day
Sports Basement Discount Shopping Event

Sports Basement Discount Shopping Event

In-store and online special discounts for Hiller Aviation Museum members and supporters!

Monday, August 12 through Sunday, August 18

How to Save and Support Hiller Aviation Museum:

  • Use these Hiller Aviation Museum discount codes (print flyer below or show on your phone) to get 20% off your in-store or online purchases. Then apply your Basementeer discount to increase your discount to 28%!
  • Super Sale: Discounts stack on top of any in-store deals!
  • Please select Hiller Aviation Museum as your Basementeer nonprofit charity so a portion of your purchase is donated to Hiller Aviation Museum.
  • Free sign up for the Basementeer Program at the new Redwood City store located at 202 Walnut St, Redwood City, CA 94063.

 

Gear up for team sports, camping, biking, running, swimming, travel, snow, and more!

Back-to-School Shopping Season!

Support your local Museum!

20% or more off your purchases!

Aug
18
Sun
2019
Water Rocket Rally
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Water Rocket Rally

Upcoming dates:

All Rallies 11 am – 12 pm

Wednesday, August 7

Sunday, August 18

Sunday, September 15

Event included with Museum admission. Free for Museum Members.

Advanced tickets available on Eventbrite
(Select the date you would like to attend)

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.

Aug
21
Wed
2019
Happy Birds
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Online tickets available on Eventbrite
(Select the date you would like to attend)

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!
Aug
25
Sun
2019
Kids’ Carnival
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kids’ Carnival

Sunday, August 25, 10 AM – 12 PM

Sunday, September 29, 10 AM – 12 PM

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
  • 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

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Sep
8
Sun
2019
Flight Simulator Rally
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Flight Simulator Rally

Flight Simulator Rally

Sunday, September 8 – Las Vegas Lights
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!

 

Sep
11
Wed
2019
Library Concert Event
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Library Concert Event

Concert Sponsored by San Mateo Public Library

Wednesday, September 11 2019

Sponsored by San Mateo Public Library

Jennings & Keller

Join folk fusion artists Dana Keller and Laurie Jennings Oudin for a special exhibition of their uniquely distinctive music.  Offered in conjunction with the San Mateo County Libraries Bookmobile, Jennings & Keller perform at the Hiller Aviation Museum as part of their tour of multiple libraries and other venues across the western United States during Summer 2019.

 

Sep
14
Sat
2019
Scout Saturday Event
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Scout Saturday Event

Scout Saturday

Scout Saturday Dates 2019 – 2020

September 14, 2019
November 9, 2019
February 1, 2020
May 2, 2020

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!

 

Sep
15
Sun
2019
Water Rocket Rally
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Water Rocket Rally

Upcoming dates:

All Rallies 11 am – 12 pm

Wednesday, August 7

Sunday, August 18

Sunday, September 15

Event included with Museum admission. Free for Museum Members.

Advanced tickets available on Eventbrite
(Select the date you would like to attend)

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.

Sep
21
Sat
2019
Smithsonian Museum Day
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Smithsonian Museum Day

Smithsonian Museum Day Live

Saturday, September 21, 2019

FREE ADMISSION!

Smithsonian Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine. On Saturday, September 21, 2019, visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket at the Hiller Aviation Museum will gain free museum admission for two.

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Sep
22
Sun
2019
Drone Meet
Sep 22 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Drone Meet

Drone Meet

Event Schedule

Sunday, August 11, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Precision Landing

Sunday, September 22, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Code & Fly

Sunday, November 10, 1:30 PM – 4:00 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:  Fly a small multirotor aircraft and land it as close to the target as possible before time expires!

Code & Fly:  Use drag-and-drop programing to code a simple flight routine for a Parrot Mambo drone.  Launch the aircraft and watch it complete its mission autonomously!

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!