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Jan
22
Sat
2022
Imagination Playground
Jan 22 @ 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.

Jan
23
Sun
2022
Imagination Playground
Jan 23 @ 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.

Flight Sim Zone
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Flight Sim Zone

Flight Sim Zone

Open Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

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

Pass Required.

  • $5 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 During COVID-19

We have reduced the number of available simulators in each flight session to obtain social distancing.   Initial instruction is provided via pre-recorded video.  All stations, flight yokes and throttles are disinfected and idled for 90-minutes before reuse.  We follow a flight instruction model. Our instructors are real pilots and they will show you how to properly control an aircraft, including the all-important landing procedure. 

The Flight Sim Zone is wheelchair accessible.

Invention Lab
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Invention Lab

Invention Lab

INVENTION LAB OPEN WEEKENDS

Activities Available 11 AM - 3 PM Saturdays & Sundays

Included with Museum Admission

Complete amazing hands-on projects in flight!

Weekend Invention Lab Activities

January 1-30

Build-a-Plane (ages 3+) and the Suzanne Paper Glider (ages 7+)

Put together a fun airplane model using plastic bolts and a special electric bolt driver just right for our smallest aviators!  Older children and adults fold and fly the world famous Suzanne paper plane, designed by world record paper plane builder John Collins.

February 5-27

Rockets and Air Traffic Control

Visitors can assemble a rocket using colorful building blocks (ages 2-6), or complete an Air Traffic Control simulation developed by NASA Ames researchers (ages 7+).

Flight Simulator Rally
Jan 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Flight Simulator Rally

Flight Simulator Rally

Sunday, January 23 – Space Shuttle Landing

Sunday, February 13 – Instrument Approach

30-minute sessions begin every half hour between 2:30 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 report to the Flight Sim Zone promptly at the start time of each session to ensure a spot.

Helicopter Challenge

Control a Robinson R22 helicopter and fly the length of an airport runway!

Shuttle Landing

Pilot the historic US space shuttle to an unpowered landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida!

Instrument Approach

Fly the Cessna 172 through severe weather to a safe landing at San Francisco International Airport!

 

Jan
24
Mon
2022
Imagination Playground
Jan 24 @ 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.

Jan
25
Tue
2022
Imagination Playground
Jan 25 @ 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.

Jan
26
Wed
2022
Imagination Playground
Jan 26 @ 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.

Jan
27
Thu
2022
Imagination Playground
Jan 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.

Jan
28
Fri
2022
Imagination Playground
Jan 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.