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Apr
10
Sat
2021
Trains and Planes
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Trains and Planes

Trains and Planes

10 am – 4 pm each day

Friday April 9
Saturday April 10
Sunday April 11

Join us for our annual Spring Model Train Show. This year there will be three separate model train layouts set up at the museum.

Advance on-line tickets available HERE (but not required) 

Museum Members FREE and do not need advanced tickets

The Museum has adopted a Health and Safety Plan in accordance with state and County guidelines to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. For more information on the Museum’s Covid-19 response click here.

Sponsored by

Display dates: Saturday March 27 – Sunday April 11

Diablo Pacific Short Line large G-scale modular railroad. They are known throughout the Bay Area and exhibit at regional parks, museums, train hobby shows and community events. They are one of the oldest and largest modular large-scale clubs in the world.

  • Large layouts are low enough for small children to see and be close to the action.
  • See a variety of scenic themes with great detail and animation.
  • Trains represent late 19th century steam locomotives up to 21th century diesel powered engines.
  • Freight and passenger trains.
  • Discover the importance of railroads and railroad history.
  • Learn from knowledgeable hobbyists in woodworking, electrical and scenic construction techniques.

Display dates: Saturday March 27 – Sunday April 11

The Golden Gate Lionel Railroad Club is a group of train enthusiasts that operate three rail O-scale and classic trains on a 20 ft. by 35 ft. hi rail modular layout with three loops of track.

This is the fourth layout they have built since their founding in 1986 by Gerry Bretshneider in San Francisco. It is now one of five Lionel Railroad Clubs in the U.S. The layout is never finished as their many creative members are continually detailing several areas. Look closely!!

For more information about the club, please see their website at www.gglrrc.org.

The BBF&FRR (Bob Burke Family & Friends RR)

Display dates: Saturday March 27 – Saturday April 3

The BBF&FRR (Bob Burke Family & Friends RR) is an O gauge 3 rail layout with many operating accessories. It was designed for family fun and is displayed in an open area for 360* viewing. All the accessories Ice loader, Log loader/unloader, Barrel loader, Culvert loader/unloader, Operating milk car, Operating freight car and Magnetic crane work.

Apr
11
Sun
2021
Trains and Planes
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Trains and Planes

Trains and Planes

10 am – 4 pm each day

Friday April 9
Saturday April 10
Sunday April 11

Join us for our annual Spring Model Train Show. This year there will be three separate model train layouts set up at the museum.

Advance on-line tickets available HERE (but not required) 

Museum Members FREE and do not need advanced tickets

The Museum has adopted a Health and Safety Plan in accordance with state and County guidelines to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. For more information on the Museum’s Covid-19 response click here.

Sponsored by

Display dates: Saturday March 27 – Sunday April 11

Diablo Pacific Short Line large G-scale modular railroad. They are known throughout the Bay Area and exhibit at regional parks, museums, train hobby shows and community events. They are one of the oldest and largest modular large-scale clubs in the world.

  • Large layouts are low enough for small children to see and be close to the action.
  • See a variety of scenic themes with great detail and animation.
  • Trains represent late 19th century steam locomotives up to 21th century diesel powered engines.
  • Freight and passenger trains.
  • Discover the importance of railroads and railroad history.
  • Learn from knowledgeable hobbyists in woodworking, electrical and scenic construction techniques.

Display dates: Saturday March 27 – Sunday April 11

The Golden Gate Lionel Railroad Club is a group of train enthusiasts that operate three rail O-scale and classic trains on a 20 ft. by 35 ft. hi rail modular layout with three loops of track.

This is the fourth layout they have built since their founding in 1986 by Gerry Bretshneider in San Francisco. It is now one of five Lionel Railroad Clubs in the U.S. The layout is never finished as their many creative members are continually detailing several areas. Look closely!!

For more information about the club, please see their website at www.gglrrc.org.

The BBF&FRR (Bob Burke Family & Friends RR)

Display dates: Saturday March 27 – Saturday April 3

The BBF&FRR (Bob Burke Family & Friends RR) is an O gauge 3 rail layout with many operating accessories. It was designed for family fun and is displayed in an open area for 360* viewing. All the accessories Ice loader, Log loader/unloader, Barrel loader, Culvert loader/unloader, Operating milk car, Operating freight car and Magnetic crane work.

Apr
13
Tue
2021
Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum
Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum

Meet Hiller Aviation Museum staff and build an aviation-themed project online in a special Virtual Invention Lab session!

Virtual Invention Lab meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 PM.

Each session runs 30-35 minutes and includes an introduction, hands-on activity, and exploration of an aircraft or aircraft replica in the Hiller Aviation Museum.

Presented live via Zoom from the Invention Lab studio!    No pre-registration required, just drop in!

Virtual Invention Lab topics Spring 2021

  • Cosmic Comets (April 6-8)
  • Parachutes (April 13-15)
  • Star Wheels (April 20-22)
  • Aircraft Identification (April 27-29)

Free of charge!

Virtual Invention Lab Ends April 29

 

Sponsored by the SAGA Foundation

The Hiller Aviation Museum’s Virtual Invention Lab is presented through the generous support of the SAGA Foundation. 

Current Activity

April 6-8

Cosmic Comets

Explore the final frontier and discover the solar system’s oldest inhabitants – the comets!  Participants learn what these cosmic oddballs are made of and the secret behind their strange and spectacular behavior as they journey around the Sun before constructing a fun craft model.  Each session then explores the Hiller Aviation Museum’s SpaceShipOne replica!

Supply List – Comets

  • Chopstick or pencil
  • Ribbons or thin, narrow strips of paper
  • Aluminum foil
  • Clear tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Marker or crayons

 

Zoom Link

Zoom Link

 

April 13-15

Parachutes

Explore air resistance and parachutes with a simple home-made canopy, then check out the Hiller Aviation Museum’s unique powered paraplane aircraft!

Supply List – Parachutes

  • 8.5″ x 11″ paper
  • Scissors
  • Crayons or Markers
  • Clear Tape

 

Zoom Link

Zoom Link

Zoom link active only during scheduled Virtual Invention Lab sessions.

Apr
14
Wed
2021
Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum

Meet Hiller Aviation Museum staff and build an aviation-themed project online in a special Virtual Invention Lab session!

Virtual Invention Lab meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 PM.

Each session runs 30-35 minutes and includes an introduction, hands-on activity, and exploration of an aircraft or aircraft replica in the Hiller Aviation Museum.

Presented live via Zoom from the Invention Lab studio!    No pre-registration required, just drop in!

Virtual Invention Lab topics Spring 2021

  • Cosmic Comets (April 6-8)
  • Parachutes (April 13-15)
  • Star Wheels (April 20-22)
  • Aircraft Identification (April 27-29)

Free of charge!

Virtual Invention Lab Ends April 29

 

Sponsored by the SAGA Foundation

The Hiller Aviation Museum’s Virtual Invention Lab is presented through the generous support of the SAGA Foundation. 

Current Activity

April 6-8

Cosmic Comets

Explore the final frontier and discover the solar system’s oldest inhabitants – the comets!  Participants learn what these cosmic oddballs are made of and the secret behind their strange and spectacular behavior as they journey around the Sun before constructing a fun craft model.  Each session then explores the Hiller Aviation Museum’s SpaceShipOne replica!

Supply List – Comets

  • Chopstick or pencil
  • Ribbons or thin, narrow strips of paper
  • Aluminum foil
  • Clear tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Marker or crayons

 

Zoom Link

Zoom Link

 

April 13-15

Parachutes

Explore air resistance and parachutes with a simple home-made canopy, then check out the Hiller Aviation Museum’s unique powered paraplane aircraft!

Supply List – Parachutes

  • 8.5″ x 11″ paper
  • Scissors
  • Crayons or Markers
  • Clear Tape

 

Zoom Link

Zoom Link

Zoom link active only during scheduled Virtual Invention Lab sessions.

Hiller Hangar Talk @ Hiller Aviation Museum
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hiller Hangar Talk @ Hiller Aviation Museum

Hiller Hangar Talk

Presentations, exploits, research and even some tall tales from aviators and flying enthusiasts. 

Each talk is about 20-30 minutes with time for Q&A.   

Presented via Zoom.    Pre-registration required.

See the “Next Talk” and “Upcoming Talk” schedule for specific dates and times.

Free of charge!

 

Sponsored by:

Next Talk!

Wednesday, April 14,  7:00 pm

A Flight Instructor in Paradise

with Micah Sanchez

A Bay Area local finishes his flight training and lands a CFI dream job flying and teaching new pilots in Hawaii.    Discover an aviation paradise as Micah Sanchez shares the behind-the-scenes world of flying and working at a flight school in Oahu.

Click here to register on Zoom.

Upcoming Talk

Wednesday, April 2,  7:00 pm

Evolution of the B-17 Tail Guns:  Cheyenne Turret Restoration

with Nick Veronico

To improve its survivability in aerial combat, the B-17 Flying Fortress’ armament evolved with each model – from no tail guns in the B-17C/D to the B-17E/F’s “Steeplechase” turret, to the B-17G’s “Cheyenne turret.” Nicholas A. Veronico will discuss the evolution of the B-17’s tail armament as well as his 30-year quest to restore a Cheyenne turret to original condition in honor of a family member who was shot down prior to D-Day in the B-17G Decatur Deb.

Click here to register on Zoom.

Apr
15
Thu
2021
Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum

Meet Hiller Aviation Museum staff and build an aviation-themed project online in a special Virtual Invention Lab session!

Virtual Invention Lab meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 PM.

Each session runs 30-35 minutes and includes an introduction, hands-on activity, and exploration of an aircraft or aircraft replica in the Hiller Aviation Museum.

Presented live via Zoom from the Invention Lab studio!    No pre-registration required, just drop in!

Virtual Invention Lab topics Spring 2021

  • Cosmic Comets (April 6-8)
  • Parachutes (April 13-15)
  • Star Wheels (April 20-22)
  • Aircraft Identification (April 27-29)

Free of charge!

Virtual Invention Lab Ends April 29

 

Sponsored by the SAGA Foundation

The Hiller Aviation Museum’s Virtual Invention Lab is presented through the generous support of the SAGA Foundation. 

Current Activity

April 6-8

Cosmic Comets

Explore the final frontier and discover the solar system’s oldest inhabitants – the comets!  Participants learn what these cosmic oddballs are made of and the secret behind their strange and spectacular behavior as they journey around the Sun before constructing a fun craft model.  Each session then explores the Hiller Aviation Museum’s SpaceShipOne replica!

Supply List – Comets

  • Chopstick or pencil
  • Ribbons or thin, narrow strips of paper
  • Aluminum foil
  • Clear tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Marker or crayons

 

Zoom Link

Zoom Link

 

April 13-15

Parachutes

Explore air resistance and parachutes with a simple home-made canopy, then check out the Hiller Aviation Museum’s unique powered paraplane aircraft!

Supply List – Parachutes

  • 8.5″ x 11″ paper
  • Scissors
  • Crayons or Markers
  • Clear Tape

 

Zoom Link

Zoom Link

Zoom link active only during scheduled Virtual Invention Lab sessions.

Apr
20
Tue
2021
Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum

Meet Hiller Aviation Museum staff and build an aviation-themed project online in a special Virtual Invention Lab session!

Virtual Invention Lab meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 PM.

Each session runs 30-35 minutes and includes an introduction, hands-on activity, and exploration of an aircraft or aircraft replica in the Hiller Aviation Museum.

Presented live via Zoom from the Invention Lab studio!    No pre-registration required, just drop in!

Virtual Invention Lab topics Spring 2021

  • Cosmic Comets (April 6-8)
  • Parachutes (April 13-15)
  • Star Wheels (April 20-22)
  • Aircraft Identification (April 27-29)

Free of charge!

Virtual Invention Lab Ends April 29

 

Sponsored by the SAGA Foundation

The Hiller Aviation Museum’s Virtual Invention Lab is presented through the generous support of the SAGA Foundation. 

Current Activity

April 6-8

Cosmic Comets

Explore the final frontier and discover the solar system’s oldest inhabitants – the comets!  Participants learn what these cosmic oddballs are made of and the secret behind their strange and spectacular behavior as they journey around the Sun before constructing a fun craft model.  Each session then explores the Hiller Aviation Museum’s SpaceShipOne replica!

Supply List – Comets

  • Chopstick or pencil
  • Ribbons or thin, narrow strips of paper
  • Aluminum foil
  • Clear tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Marker or crayons

 

Zoom Link

Zoom Link

 

April 13-15

Parachutes

Explore air resistance and parachutes with a simple home-made canopy, then check out the Hiller Aviation Museum’s unique powered paraplane aircraft!

Supply List – Parachutes

  • 8.5″ x 11″ paper
  • Scissors
  • Crayons or Markers
  • Clear Tape

 

Zoom Link

Zoom Link

Zoom link active only during scheduled Virtual Invention Lab sessions.

Apr
21
Wed
2021
Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum

Meet Hiller Aviation Museum staff and build an aviation-themed project online in a special Virtual Invention Lab session!

Virtual Invention Lab meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 PM.

Each session runs 30-35 minutes and includes an introduction, hands-on activity, and exploration of an aircraft or aircraft replica in the Hiller Aviation Museum.

Presented live via Zoom from the Invention Lab studio!    No pre-registration required, just drop in!

Virtual Invention Lab topics Spring 2021

  • Cosmic Comets (April 6-8)
  • Parachutes (April 13-15)
  • Star Wheels (April 20-22)
  • Aircraft Identification (April 27-29)

Free of charge!

Virtual Invention Lab Ends April 29

 

Sponsored by the SAGA Foundation

The Hiller Aviation Museum’s Virtual Invention Lab is presented through the generous support of the SAGA Foundation. 

Current Activity

April 6-8

Cosmic Comets

Explore the final frontier and discover the solar system’s oldest inhabitants – the comets!  Participants learn what these cosmic oddballs are made of and the secret behind their strange and spectacular behavior as they journey around the Sun before constructing a fun craft model.  Each session then explores the Hiller Aviation Museum’s SpaceShipOne replica!

Supply List – Comets

  • Chopstick or pencil
  • Ribbons or thin, narrow strips of paper
  • Aluminum foil
  • Clear tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Marker or crayons

 

Zoom Link

Zoom Link

 

April 13-15

Parachutes

Explore air resistance and parachutes with a simple home-made canopy, then check out the Hiller Aviation Museum’s unique powered paraplane aircraft!

Supply List – Parachutes

  • 8.5″ x 11″ paper
  • Scissors
  • Crayons or Markers
  • Clear Tape

 

Zoom Link

Zoom Link

Zoom link active only during scheduled Virtual Invention Lab sessions.

Apr
22
Thu
2021
Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum

Meet Hiller Aviation Museum staff and build an aviation-themed project online in a special Virtual Invention Lab session!

Virtual Invention Lab meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 PM.

Each session runs 30-35 minutes and includes an introduction, hands-on activity, and exploration of an aircraft or aircraft replica in the Hiller Aviation Museum.

Presented live via Zoom from the Invention Lab studio!    No pre-registration required, just drop in!

Virtual Invention Lab topics Spring 2021

  • Cosmic Comets (April 6-8)
  • Parachutes (April 13-15)
  • Star Wheels (April 20-22)
  • Aircraft Identification (April 27-29)

Free of charge!

Virtual Invention Lab Ends April 29

 

Sponsored by the SAGA Foundation

The Hiller Aviation Museum’s Virtual Invention Lab is presented through the generous support of the SAGA Foundation. 

Current Activity

April 6-8

Cosmic Comets

Explore the final frontier and discover the solar system’s oldest inhabitants – the comets!  Participants learn what these cosmic oddballs are made of and the secret behind their strange and spectacular behavior as they journey around the Sun before constructing a fun craft model.  Each session then explores the Hiller Aviation Museum’s SpaceShipOne replica!

Supply List – Comets

  • Chopstick or pencil
  • Ribbons or thin, narrow strips of paper
  • Aluminum foil
  • Clear tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Marker or crayons

 

Zoom Link

Zoom Link

 

April 13-15

Parachutes

Explore air resistance and parachutes with a simple home-made canopy, then check out the Hiller Aviation Museum’s unique powered paraplane aircraft!

Supply List – Parachutes

  • 8.5″ x 11″ paper
  • Scissors
  • Crayons or Markers
  • Clear Tape

 

Zoom Link

Zoom Link

Zoom link active only during scheduled Virtual Invention Lab sessions.

Apr
27
Tue
2021
Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum

Meet Hiller Aviation Museum staff and build an aviation-themed project online in a special Virtual Invention Lab session!

Virtual Invention Lab meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 PM.

Each session runs 30-35 minutes and includes an introduction, hands-on activity, and exploration of an aircraft or aircraft replica in the Hiller Aviation Museum.

Presented live via Zoom from the Invention Lab studio!    No pre-registration required, just drop in!

Virtual Invention Lab topics Spring 2021

  • Cosmic Comets (April 6-8)
  • Parachutes (April 13-15)
  • Star Wheels (April 20-22)
  • Aircraft Identification (April 27-29)

Free of charge!

Virtual Invention Lab Ends April 29

 

Sponsored by the SAGA Foundation

The Hiller Aviation Museum’s Virtual Invention Lab is presented through the generous support of the SAGA Foundation. 

Current Activity

April 6-8

Cosmic Comets

Explore the final frontier and discover the solar system’s oldest inhabitants – the comets!  Participants learn what these cosmic oddballs are made of and the secret behind their strange and spectacular behavior as they journey around the Sun before constructing a fun craft model.  Each session then explores the Hiller Aviation Museum’s SpaceShipOne replica!

Supply List – Comets

  • Chopstick or pencil
  • Ribbons or thin, narrow strips of paper
  • Aluminum foil
  • Clear tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Marker or crayons

 

Zoom Link

Zoom Link

 

April 13-15

Parachutes

Explore air resistance and parachutes with a simple home-made canopy, then check out the Hiller Aviation Museum’s unique powered paraplane aircraft!

Supply List – Parachutes

  • 8.5″ x 11″ paper
  • Scissors
  • Crayons or Markers
  • Clear Tape

 

Zoom Link

Zoom Link

Zoom link active only during scheduled Virtual Invention Lab sessions.