Museum Activities

10 am – 5 pm


Exercise your imagination! Create and build large structures using safe and easy-to-maneuver foam blocks. Perfect for young children.

Free with Museum admission.

Saturday and Sunday
10:30 am – 4 pm

Use tools of science to explore aviation, aerodynamics, engineering, assembly and design. Perfect for older children and adults.

Free with Museum admission.

Invention Lab Activities for December, 2016

  Build-a-Plane (ages 2 and up)

  Light Your Flight (ages 8 and up)

  Paper Planes (ages 5 and up)

All activities are available whenever the Invention Lab is open.  Capacity is limited and all space is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Parents must remain with children at all times in the Invention Lab.  Program is included with museum admission and no advanced registration is required.

Saturday and Sunday
11 am – 2 pm

Daily Dec 21-Jan 1 (except Dec 25)

With expert help from one of our volunteer pilots, discover how airplanes move in three-dimensions with your hands at the controls. Take a virtual flight across the Bay and see the world from the unique perspective of a pilot.

Pass Required.

  • $3 per Pass (in addition to museum admission).
  • Pass is free for Members.
  • Obtain Passes at museum Gift Shop.

Saturday and Sunday

11 am to 2 pm

Fly with a pilot instructor in an FAA approved full-motion flight simulator, the kind typically seen only in flight schools and training academies used in real world flight training. The cockpit is fully functional and the sensations of flight are amazing. This is the most realistic experience possible short of flying a real airplane!

Purchase your flight ticket at our gift shop.
$10 for 10-minute flight.
$8 for museum Members.

Saturday and Sunday

10:30 am – 12 pm (entry-level quadcopters)

1 pm – 3 pm (competition-level quadcopters)

Discover the fun and challenge of drone flight with instruction. Each 20-minute program includes a preflight briefing, practice with a drone flight simulator and flight time with a real quadcopter within the Drone Plex.

Tickets Required.

  • $5 per person (in addition to museum admission).
  • $4 for Museum Members.
  • Obtain Passes at museum Gift Shop.