Hiller Aviation Museum

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.

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

Free with Museum admission.
Open Daily 10 am – 5 pm

The Invention Lab uses tools of science to explore aviation, aerodynamics, engineering, assembly, and design. Perfect for children and adults.

Free with Museum admission.
Saturday and Sunday 11 am – 3 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.

  • $5 per Pass (in addition to museum admission).
  • Pass is free for Members.
  • Obtain Passes at the Museum Gift Shop.

Saturday and Sunday, 11 am – 3 pm

Discover the fun and challenge of drone flight!. Observe drone demonstrations and see the remarkable capabilities of robotic aircraft.

Demonstrations are suitable for all ages.

Saturdays & Sundays 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Periodic Drone Flight Demonstrations & Drone Flight Simulation

 

Fly with a pilot instructor in the FMX Flight Simulator. It’s an FAA-approved full-motion flight simulator, typically seen only in flight schools and 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!

Pass Required.

  • $10 for a 10-minute flight. (in addition to museum admission).
  • $8 for museum Members.
  • Purchase tickets at the Museum Gift Shop. Additional discounts are offered to Museum members at the Pilot, Barnstormer, and all Premium levels.

Saturday and Sunday, 11 am – 3 pm

Parachute Launch Towers

Everyone has endless fun launching, watching, and catching parachutes. The Parachute Launch Towers are a popular activity at the Hiller Aviation Museum, next to the Albatross Display Aircraft.

Free with Museum admission.
Open Daily 10 am – 5 pm

Paper Plane Launcher

The Paper Airplane Launcher is open every day.

Everyone has endless fun launching paper airplanes. The Paper Airplane Launcher is a popular activity at the Hiller Aviation Museum, next to the Drone Zone.

Activities are available 10 AM – 5 PM, 7 days a week.

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