May 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Rd
San Carlos CA

Meet Hiller Aviation Museum staff and build an aviation-themed project online in a special Virtual Invention Lab session!

Virtual Invention Lab meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 PM.

Each session runs 30-35 minutes and includes an introduction, hands-on activity, and exploration of an aircraft or aircraft replica in the Hiller Aviation Museum.

Presented live via Zoom from the Invention Lab studio!    No pre-registration required, just drop in!

Virtual Invention Lab topics Spring 2021

  • Cosmic Comets (April 6-8)
  • Parachutes (April 13-15)
  • Star Wheels (April 20-22)
  • Aircraft Identification (April 27-29)

Free of charge!

Virtual Invention Lab Ends April 29


Sponsored by the SAGA Foundation

The Hiller Aviation Museum’s Virtual Invention Lab is presented through the generous support of the SAGA Foundation. 

Current Activity

April 6-8

Cosmic Comets

Explore the final frontier and discover the solar system’s oldest inhabitants – the comets!  Participants learn what these cosmic oddballs are made of and the secret behind their strange and spectacular behavior as they journey around the Sun before constructing a fun craft model.  Each session then explores the Hiller Aviation Museum’s SpaceShipOne replica!

Supply List – Comets

  • Chopstick or pencil
  • Ribbons or thin, narrow strips of paper
  • Aluminum foil
  • Clear tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Marker or crayons


Zoom Link

Zoom Link


April 13-15


Explore air resistance and parachutes with a simple home-made canopy, then check out the Hiller Aviation Museum’s unique powered paraplane aircraft!

Supply List – Parachutes

  • 8.5″ x 11″ paper
  • Scissors
  • Crayons or Markers
  • Clear Tape


Zoom Link

Zoom Link

Zoom link active only during scheduled Virtual Invention Lab sessions.