October 28, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Aero Workshop

Grades 3-8

Sunday, December 16
1:30 PM & 3:00 PM

Sunday, February 24
1:30 PM & 3:00 PM




Put your engineering skills to the test in the Aero Workshop!  Each session is a special 75-minute mini design challenge designed for children ages 8-12.  Each workshop centers on a particular problem in aerospace illustrated by a pair of hands-on experiences.  Participants then work in small teams of 3-5 to design, build and test a working invention, then launching it in a culminating competition.


Investigate the technologies used to construct towers, from the ancient Egyptian engineer Imhotep to modern Air Traffic Control facilities.  Design and build a tower able to reach the highest possible altitude!



Experiment with vertical flight!  Test paper helicopters in a wind tunnel to explore rotary-wing lift, then create an unpowered helicopter designed for long duration flight.

Program Description

Each 75-minute Aero Workshop is restricted to children ages 8-12.  At least one parent or guardian must accompany children throughout the program.

All programs include the following components:

  • Introduction to day’s Aero Workshop theme
  • Hands-On discovery experiences
  • Invention design/creation time
  • Competition at end of session

Aero Workshop participation is included with Museum admission,

How to Register

Aero Workshop participation is included in Museum admission (no charge to Members).  However, space is limited and advance registration is strongly encouraged.  Register online to reserve your space prior to the day of the event – simply pay applicable admission fees upon your arrival on the day of the program.  Participants should check in at the Hiller Aviation Museum Gift Shop no later than 10 minutes prior to program start time to join each program.

Limited same-day, walk-on registration is available for each program.  Inquire at the Gift Shop for more information.