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!

Starting December 1, 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 Fall 2020

  • Dream of Flight Tour (December 1-3)
  • Tower Engineers (December 8-10)
  • Cloud Identification (December 15-17)
  • Holiday Flight (December 22 & 29)

No Virtual Invention Lab November 26, December 24 or December 31.

Free of charge!


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

December 1-3

Dream of Flight Tour

Take a virtual adventure through the Hiller Aviation Museum’s Gallery and visit four different aircraft with special connections to the world of flight!  This 30-minute journey includes stops at the Curtiss Pusher, Fokker Dr. I, Grumman Albatross and Boeing 737.

30-minute virtual tour begins at 2 PM.  Question/answer session follows at approximately 2:30 PM..

Supply List – Dream of Flight Tour

  • No Materials Necessary!


Zoom Link

Zoom Link

Zoom link active only during scheduled Virtual Invention Lab sessions.

December 8-10

Tower Engineers

Discover the Engineering Design Process while designing and building a tower made from dry spaghetti noodles, then inspect the rotating beacon once used to guide aircraft to San Francisco International Airport!  30-minute craft activity begins at 2 PM.  Exhibit exploration and question/answer session follows at approximately 2:30 PM.

Supply List – Tower Engineers

  • Spaghetti noodles (uncooked)
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Plastic or paper drinking straws or 8.5″ x 11″ sheets of scrap paper may be used instead of spaghetti.

Zoom Link

Zoom Link

Zoom link active only during scheduled Virtual Invention Lab sessions.