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 Winter 2021
- Star Wheels/SpaceShipOne (January 19-21)
- Amazing Aircraft/Penguin (January 26-28)
- Soaring Gliders (February 2-4)
- Aircraft Identification (February 9-11)
- Mars Helicopters (February 16-18)
- Kites (February 23-25)
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.
Investigate the stars and constellations of the night sky while building a simple paper star wheel! Participants learn how astronomers identify patterns of stars in the sky and construct a circular paper computer that can be used to easily predict the appearance of the night sky any time of the night, any night of the year! Exhibit exploration and question/answer session follows at approximately 2:30 PM.
Supply List – Star Wheels
- Star Wheel handout
- Markers/Crayons (optional)
Zoom link active only during scheduled Virtual Invention Lab sessions.
Learn about the parts of an airplane while examining a unique Hiller Aviation Museum aircraft! Participants discover the five basic families of aircraft and complete a color-coded airplane illustration to identify its main parts, then complete a virtual check out in the Museum’s special Penguin instructional airplane.
Supply List – Amazing Aircraft
- Amazing Aircraft coloring sheet
- Crayons or Markers
Pre-registration required for December 31 Noon Year’s Eve virtual event.