August 3, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Kids' Air Fair

Wednesday, July 31, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Event included with Museum admission.

Let your kids paint a plane!

Hands on fun for all!

Tour real helicopters

Get up close to aircraft

Open aircraft cockpits

Learn how to fly!

Kids’ Air Fair Participants

Aviation professionals bring their aircraft to the Museum for a special show-and-tell session.  Local emergency services organizations display their aircraft and surface vehicles, San Carlos Airport flight schools bring training aircraft, and local aircraft builders show off their experimental aircraft.  Kid-friendly activities abound, including balsa glider construction, face painting, open cockpit opportunities and more!


Wednesday, July 31, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Event included with Museum admission.

Pre-purchase tickets

Emergency Service Aircraft and Vehicles

  • US Coast Guard Helicopter
  • California Highway Patrol Aircraft
  • California Highway Patrol Cruiser
  • Sheriffs Department Cruiser
  • San Carlos Airport Rescue Truck
  • Redwood City / San Carlos Fire Department

* Emergency Service participation is subject to change

Private Aircraft

  • Charger – Experimental Bi-Plane
  • Cessna 172 Student training aircraft San Carlos Flight Center
  • Cessna 172 Student training aircraft JATO Flight School
  • BD-5 mini plane

Kids’ Activities

  • Paint-A-Plane
  • Open Cockpits (737, 747, HU-16 Albatross, L-39 Jet)
  • Exhibit Scavenger Hunt
  • Drone Demonstrations
  • Glider Construction Station
  • Author Karen Morss Book Station
  • Whirly-Twirly Construction Station
  • Penguin Build-a-plane
  • Imagination Playground
  • Face Painting
  • Bounce House
  • San Mateo County Bookmobile