Hours of Operation
Open 10 am – 5 pm, 7 days a week
Occasionally, hours are extended to allow for special activities, or the museum is closed to the public to accommodate scheduled events. Please see our Calendar or call the museum to confirm a specific date.
Closed Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
$11.00 Seniors (Age 65+)
$11.00 Youths (5-17)
FREE! Children (4 and under) (with Paid Adult)
FREE! Museum Members. Become a Member.
See Calendar for details.
Planning your visit during the COVID-19 pandemic
To create a safe environment for all visitors, staff and volunteers, please follow these guidelines from State of CA when visiting the museum.
- Do not enter the facility if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
- Follow masking guidance below:
Monday - Friday.
Mask required for everyone regardless of vaccination status, including children ages 3 and up. The masking requirement is in effect because during weekdays we are operating Aviation Camp and the guidelines from the CA Dept. of Public Health require *everyone* to mask indoors while conducting activities involving "K-12 schools, child care and other youth settings."
Saturday & Sunday.
Already vaccinated? Mask recommended per San Mateo County guidance. If you do not wear a mask, you are attesting that you have been fully vaccinated. Not vaccinated? Mask required, including non-vaccinated children ages 3 and up.
CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR FAQ (what's open, what's closed).
Credit Cards Accepted
MasterCard®, Visa® and American Express® welcome.
Free parking available in the museum parking lot.
Discounted pricing is available for groups of 12 or more visiting the Museum together. Advance reservations must be requested and confirmed at least two weeks prior to the visit, and certain restrictions apply. Availability permitting, a guided tour is provided at no additional charge to groups visiting with an advance reservation.
School Groups of students Pre-K through 12th grade must make a field trip reservation request online or by phone.
Groups, including Boy and Girl Scouts of all ages, may also request a field trip reservation subject to special conditions. Separate Boy Scout Merit Badge and Girl Scout Patch Programs are also offered periodically throughout the year.
Adult groups, including college/university classes and senior groups, may make a Public Tour Request. All eligible participants in the group will receive a $2 discount off the regular admission price for adults, children or seniors.
The Hiller Aviation Museum is centrally located in the San Francisco Bay Area at the San Carlos Airport.
Address: Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Rd., San Carlos, CA 94070
Phone: (650) 654-0200
Fax: (650) 654-0220
From San Francisco: Take Hwy 101 south the Holly Street/Redwood Shores Pkwy exit. Go east onto Redwood Shores Pkwy. Turn right onto Airport Road. Turn right onto Skyway Road.
From San Jose: Take Hwy 101 north to Holly Street/Redwood Shores Pkwy exit. Go east onto Redwood Shores Pkwy. Turn right onto Airport Road. Turn right onto Skyway Road.
By Train: Train users must walk from Caltrain Station to Hiller Aviation Museum (approximately 1 mile). Take Caltrain to the San Carlos station. Walk along the station generally northward toward San Francisco (parallel to the tracks). Turn Right at the Holly Street crossing and continue eastward along the road crossing over Hwy 101 (You can see the museum on your right from the overcrossing). Turn right at Airport Road and continue right onto Skyway Road continuing to the museum. Schedules are available online from Caltrain.
By Bus: SamTrans provides bus service over the El Camino corridor with connections to other transit systems throughout the bay area. Take any bus to the San Carlos stop (very near the CalTrain train station) and follow the directions listed above for train users. Schedules and system information is available from SamTrans. There is no direct bus service to the airport.
Flying to the Museum
Park at the airport terminal on the East side of the field, proceed into the airport office. The airport may provide a shuttle or you can call the museum. Also, it is a short walk around the outside airport perimeter.
NEVER WALK ACROSS THE RUNWAY AT ANY TIME!
ATIS – 125.9
Tower – 119.0
Ground – 121.6
People With Disabilities
The museum is wheelchair accessible. You can pick up and drop off passengers at the main entrance to the museum.
The museum’s aircraft collection is viewable from the ground level and the mezzanine level, accessible by elevator.
The Flight Sim Zone is designed to be fully wheelchair accessible.
Both fast food and full service restaurants are within short driving distance of the Hiller Aviation Museum.
The Hiller Aviation Museum welcomes service animals. Under federal law, service animals are dogs trained to work or perform tasks for the benefit of people with physical or mental disabilities. The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the handler’s disability. Additionally, service animals must remain under their handler’s control at all times while inside the museum. Dogs or any other type of animal or pet whose sole function is to provide comfort, companionship, or emotional support—such as a support animal—do not qualify as service animals under federal law and are not permitted in the museum.