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
11 am – 3 pm


Use 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 – 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.

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

Saturday and Sunday
11:00 am – 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.

Additional discounts offered to Museum members at the Pilot, Barnstormer, and all Premium levels.

Saturdays & Sundays

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


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.