Hours of Operation
The museum is temporarily closed.
Normally open 10 am – 5 pm, 7 days a week
Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
20% Discount Admission Fees
$18.00 $14.40 Adult $11.00 $ 8.80 Seniors (Age 65+) $11.00 $ 8.80 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 when visiting the museum.
- Do not enter the facility if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
- Maintain a minimum 6-foot distance from one another.
- Sneeze and cough into a cloth or tissue if available, if not available use your elbow.
- Wear mask or face covering (prohibited for ages 0-2).
- Do not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact.
To reduce contact, buy your admission tickets in advance and show them on your mobile phone at the museum admission counter.
Some of our exhibits and programs are temporarily closed to conform with health guidelines. CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR FAQ (what's open, what's closed).
The museum visitor capacity is limited for purposes of social distancing. If that limit is reached, we will temporarily close admissions until the numbers of visitors in the museum is reduced. Please maintain social distancing while waiting. We hugely appreciate your patience, cooperation and understanding!
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
Both fast food and full service restaurants are within walking distance of the Hiller Aviation Museum. Gourmet food trucks visit the Museum’s front parking lot each Wednesday from 11 AM to 2 PM, featuring a wide range of cuisines.
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.