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Apr
24
Wed
2019
Imagination Playground
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Daily, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Included with Museum Admission

Exercise your imagination! Create and build large structures using safe and easy-to-maneuver foam blocks. Perfect for young children.

*Imagination Playground closes periodically for facilitated education events.

Apr
25
Thu
2019
Imagination Playground
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Daily, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Included with Museum Admission

Exercise your imagination! Create and build large structures using safe and easy-to-maneuver foam blocks. Perfect for young children.

*Imagination Playground closes periodically for facilitated education events.

Apr
26
Fri
2019
Imagination Playground
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Daily, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Included with Museum Admission

Exercise your imagination! Create and build large structures using safe and easy-to-maneuver foam blocks. Perfect for young children.

*Imagination Playground closes periodically for facilitated education events.

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Imagination Playground
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Daily, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Included with Museum Admission

Exercise your imagination! Create and build large structures using safe and easy-to-maneuver foam blocks. Perfect for young children.

*Imagination Playground closes periodically for facilitated education events.

Drone Plex – AM
Apr 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Drone Plex - AM

Drone Plex

Every Saturday & Sunday

10:30 am – 12 pm (demonstration / simulation – no additional ticket required)

1 pm – 3 pm (Flight Experience – additional ticket required)

Flight Experience for Ages 8 and up


Purchase Flight Experience tickets at Museum gift shop:
$5 for 25-minute experience.
$4 for museum Members.

Available 10:30 am – 11 am and 1:30 pm – 3 pm on May 13

 

Drones are one of the most significant advances in aviation of the 21st century. Get a “taste” of flying them in a safe arena with an instructor who will show you techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and “do’s and dont’s” practices for responsible drone flight.

Try Flying a Drone!

Discover the fun and challenge of drone flight with instruction. Each 20-minute Flight Experience program includes:

  • Preflight briefing
  • Practice with a drone flight simulator
  • Flight time with a real quadcopter within the Drone Plex

FAA Drone Safety Video

Invention Lab
Apr 27 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Invention Lab

Invention Lab

Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm Included with Museum Admission

 

 

Use tools of science to explore aviation, aerodynamics, engineering, assembly and design. Perfect for older children and adults.

Current Invention Lab Activities

March 30-31

Morse Code (Ages 7+)
Use an Arduino microprocessor to create a device able to flash Morse code messages across the Invention Lab!

April 1-28

Wind Tunnel Copters (Ages 3+)
Build a paper helicopter and launch it in a vertical wind tunnel!

Program is included with museum admission and no advance registration is required.  Facilitators will be available to help throughout the process.  Recommended for ages as indicated for the activities above.

Starlab – Free Event
Apr 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Starlab - Free Event

Starlab Planetarium

Special 30-Minute Star Shows
For Adults and Children Ages 5 and Up

Ages 3-5 welcome at 10:30 AM

Upcoming Dates

Sunday, March 24

Saturday, April 27

 

10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Each show runs 30 minutes.

 

Explore the Stars and Planets

Enter the amazing dome of a Starlab planetarium and see the glittering stars of the night sky projected overhead. Discover the brightest constellations visible each night and the stars used by pilots, sailors and others to navigate across vast and featureless oceans.

Age Restrictions

Children ages 5 and up are welcome with an accompanying adult at any presentation time. Children ages 3-5 may attend the first scheduled presentation each day, with one accompanying adult required for each child. Children age 2 and under are not recommended. Participants must craw through a short tunnel with reduced lighting to access the inside of the Starlab dome and remain seated throughout the 30-minute presentation.

Starlab Ticketing

Starlab is included with Museum admission.  Space for each presentation is limited, and a separate Starlab ticket is required for each participant in addition to Museum admission. Tickets are available at the Admissions counter in the Gift Shop on the day of each program.

 

Flight Sim Zone
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Flight Sim Zone

Flight Sim Zone

Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 2 pm

Take a virtual flight across the Bay and see the world from the unique perspective of a pilot.

Pass Required.

  • $4 per Pass (in addition to museum admission).
  • Pass is free for Members.
  • Two people can fly on one Pass (pilot and co-pilot).
  • Obtain Passes at museum Gift Shop.
  • Each Pass good for up to 30 minutes of flight time.
  • Seating is limited.

Flight Sim Zone workstations consist of the following:

  • large 4K screen, 3,840 x 2,160 pixel display
  • Saitek flight yoke and throttle quadrant
  • Saitek rudder pedals
  • X-Plane 11 and Prepar3D v.4 simulation software

How Sessions Operate

We follow a flight instruction model. Our instructors are real pilots and they will show you how to properly control a small aircraft like or Cessna 172 or Mooney Bravo, including the all-important landing procedure. Once proficiency has been achieved in basic procedures, the instructor will help you implement a more advanced real-world flying scenario based on your interests including: cross-country flight, multi-engine and airline procedures, bad-weather flying, instrument procedures and flight plans, among many other possibilities.

The Flight Sim Zone is wheelchair accessible.

FMX Flight Simulator
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
FMX Flight Simulator

FMX Flight Simulator

Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 2 pm

Purchase your flight ticket at our gift shop.
$10 for 10-minute flight.
$8 for museum Members.

Fly with a pilot instructor in an FAA approved full-motion flight simulator, the kind typically seen only in flight schools and training academies used in real world flight training. The cockpit is fully functional and the sensations of flight are amazing. This is the most realistic experience possible short of flying a real airplane!

Try Flying!

This is a 10-minute flight that gets you into the fun and challenge of aviation. Put your feet into the rudder pedals, take the controls and get ready to fly! Accelerate down the runway at San Carlos Airport and lift off in your Cessna 172. Climb out over the Bay, maneuver in the traffic pattern and then land at San Francisco International Airport.

The FMX flight simulator’s fully functional cockpit features the latest in “glass cockpit” avionics technology, the Garmin G1000, including a Primary Flight Display (PFD) and Multi-Function Display (MFD) with integrated autopilot.

  • 6 screen “wraparound” windshield display.
  • Full simulator movement in yaw, pitch and roll.
  • Force feedback flight yoke and throttle quadrant.
  • Rudder pedals.
  • Simulation software: Lockheed Martin Prepar3D.

For Museum Members Only

Museum members can reserve 30-minute blocks of FMX time in advance.

Contact the simulator reservationist via email (jeff@hiller.org) requesting reservation privileges. Provide your name, Museum Member number, contact phone number and email and we will get back to you with instructions including a personal login and password.

Drone Plex – PM
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Drone Plex - PM

Drone Plex

Every Saturday & Sunday

10:30 am – 12 pm (demonstration / simulation)

1 pm – 3 pm (20-minute Flight Experience, ticket required)

Drone Plex will close at 12:00 pm on June 3

Flight Experience for Ages 8 and up

Purchase Flight Experience tickets at Museum gift shop:
$5 for 20-minute experience.
No charge to Museum Members.

 

 

Drones are one of the most significant advances in aviation of the 21st century. Get a “taste” of flying them in a safe arena with an instructor who will show you techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and “do’s and dont’s” practices for responsible drone flight.

Try Flying a Drone!

Discover the fun and challenge of drone flight with instruction. Each 20-minute Flight Experience includes:

  • Preflight briefing
  • Practice with a drone flight simulator
  • Flight time with a real quadcopter within the Drone Plex

FAA Drone Safety Video