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.

Invention Lab Activities through October 31, 2018

Glowing Wacky Bats and Ghosts
Investigate computer aided design (CAD) and 3D printing!  Personalize a spooky bat or ghost shape and print it out using special glow-in-the-dark printer filament.  Recommended for ages 3 and up.

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.

  • $4 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 – 12:30 pm
Drone Flight Demonstrations
Open Flight Simulators
Try, Fly and Buy

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Drone Flight Demonstrations
Open Flight Simulators
Try, Fly and Buy

(Ages 8 and up, recommended)

Discover the fun and challenge of drone flight!. Observe drone demonstrations, take the controls of a realistic drone simulator and pilot an actual drone in the Drone Plex flight center during Try and Fly. Expand the experience and take a purchased aircraft home at Buy and Fly sessions!

Demonstrations, Flight Simulation and Try and Fly included with Museum admission. Drones available for purchase during Fly and Buy.

Demonstrations suitable for all ages. Unless otherwise noted, flight experiences recommended for ages 8 and up.

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