Our Response to Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Updated:  February 23, 2021

The safety of visitors and employees of the Hiller Aviation Museum is our top priority.

The museum is open on weekends, every Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm.

Some public events and programs normally planned for dates through the fall and beyond remain on our schedule but with the following caveat:  If they are not canceled, they may possibly occur in modified form based on public health considerations.  Generally, these considerations and restrictions revolve around not gathering large groups of people in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.   We continue to offer several virtual options for at-home activities, which you can check out on our Hiller at Home web page.

Stay tuned to our website, www.hiller.org, for the latest information about upcoming events and programs.

Thank you for your support. Please stay healthy and we look forward to seeing you again, soon.

Press Release from San Mateo County Health, 2/23/2021, click here.
Measures We Have Taken

The Hiller Aviation Museum has adopted a Health and Safety Plan in accordance with state and County guidelines to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  Capacity in the museum is limited by the current risk tier determined for the County by the State of California’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy“.   Additionally, the museum limits capacity in the aircraft gallery to a finite number of visitors to more readily ensure social distancing.  Cleaning and disinfection protocols are increased for bathrooms and high-touch areas.   Masks or face coverings must be worn by all visitors, staff and volunteers per state guidelines.   Hand sanitizer is readily available throughout the museum.  The admissions and point-of-sale area is fully protected with plexi-glass and an online payment system is in place to reduce contact as much as possible.

Certain exhibits and programs that are considered “high-touch” are temporarily unavailable.  For information about exhibits and programs that are open and those that are closed, please read our FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions page.

Planning your visit during the COVID-19 pandemic

To create a safe environment for all visitors, staff and volunteers, please follow these guidelines when visiting the museum.

  • Do not enter the facility if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Maintain a minimum 6-foot distance from one another.
  • Sneeze and cough into a cloth or tissue if available, if not available use your elbow.
  • Wear mask or face covering (prohibited for ages 0-2).
  • Do not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact.

To reduce contact, buy your admission tickets in advance and show them on your mobile phone at the museum admission counter.


Some of our exhibits and programs are temporarily closed to conform with health guidelines.   CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR FAQ (what's open, what's closed).

The museum visitor capacity is limited for purposes of social distancing.  If that limit is reached, we will temporarily close admissions until the numbers of visitors in the museum is reduced.   Please maintain social distancing while waiting.  We hugely appreciate your patience, cooperation and understanding!