Things to Do

From piloting a realistic flight simulator to building robotic drones, there are many opportunities at the museum to immerse yourself in the world of aviation.   Special ongoing activities are described below.

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.

Saturday and Sunday
11 am – 2 pm

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
11:00 am to 2:00 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
Demonstration/Simulation – free

1 pm – 3 pm
Flight Session – ticket required
(Ages 8 and up, only)

Discover the fun and challenge of drone flight with instruction. During morning sessions, Hiller Aviation Museum staff and volunteers provide brief flight demonstrations every 15 minutes, followed by opportunities for visitors to fly realistic multirotor flight simulators.  No additional ticket is required for demonstration/simulation sessions.

Afternoon sessions feature the Drone Flight Experience.  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.  Space is limited and an additional ticket must be purchased in the Gift Shop.  Flight Experience pricing is as follows:

  • $5 per person (in addition to museum admission).
  • No charge for Museum Members.
  • Obtain Passes at museum Gift Shop.