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Sep
27
Sun
2020
Imagination Playground
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Temporarily Closed – Alternate Hands-On Exhibits Available

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.

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

FMX Flight Simulator

Temporarily Closed.   The tight quarters in the cockpit and close proximity of pilot and instructor makes 6-foot social distancing unachievable in FMX.   Keep checking back for information about the reopening of the FMX flight simulator.

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.

Invention Lab
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Invention Lab

Invention Lab

INVENTION LAB REOPENS JUNE 27

Take-and-Make Activities Available 11 AM - 4 PM Saturdays & Sundays

Included with Museum Admission

During the current COVID-19 situation, the Invention Lab (and the Hiller Aviation Museum) is closed.

Click here for our response to Novel Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19)

Take simple materials to build an amazing project in flight!

Virtual Invention Lab

Join the Invention Lab from home!  Broadcasting via Zoom live from the Invention Lab each Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM, the Virtual Invention Lab brings a hands-on experience in flight into your own home!  Basic school supplies and access to a printer required for most activities.  Visit the Virtual Invention Lab page to see the materials list, download the handouts, and join the live Zoom link!

Virtual Invention Lab

Weekend/Holiday Invention Lab Activities

June 27 – July 26

Paper Helicopters

Build a paper helicopter to investigate the science of rotary-winged flight!  Suitable for ages 3 and up, take-and-make from the Invention Lab 11 AM – 4 PM Saturdays and Sundays.

Sep
28
Mon
2020
Imagination Playground
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Temporarily Closed – Alternate Hands-On Exhibits Available

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.

Sep
29
Tue
2020
Imagination Playground
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Temporarily Closed – Alternate Hands-On Exhibits Available

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.

Sep
30
Wed
2020
Imagination Playground
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Temporarily Closed – Alternate Hands-On Exhibits Available

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.

Oct
1
Thu
2020
Imagination Playground
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Temporarily Closed – Alternate Hands-On Exhibits Available

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.

Oct
2
Fri
2020
Imagination Playground
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Temporarily Closed – Alternate Hands-On Exhibits Available

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.

Oct
3
Sat
2020
Imagination Playground
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Temporarily Closed – Alternate Hands-On Exhibits Available

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
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Drone Plex

Drone Plex

Every Saturday

During the current COVID-19 situation, the Drone Plex is limited to flight demonstrations only.

Click here for our response to Novel Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19)

Drone Plex Open Saturdays

Regular Schedule
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Drone Demonstrations (hourly 11 am – 3 pm)

 

All Drone Plex activities included with Museum admission.

Demonstrations suitable for all ages.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Open only when Hiller Aviation Museum open to the public.

Drones are one of the most significant advances in aviation of the 21st century. Observe flight demonstrations conducted 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.

Discover the fun and challenge of drone flight!. Observe drone demonstrations and experience the adventure of autonomous aviation!

FAA Drone Safety Video