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.
Museum closed all day on Thursday, Feb 2, for a private event.
Planning your visit during the COVID-19 pandemic
We are conforming to guidance and policies effective March 1, 2022, by California Department of Public Health.
Outdoors: Mask not required, regardless of vaccination status.
Indoors: Mask not required (but recommended) regardless of vaccination status.
If K-12 school or day camp groups are present in the museum’s indoor public spaces, a mask is REQUIRED of ALL visitors in these indoor areas regardless of vaccination status, per CDPH rules, until March 11, 2022. Signs posted at the museum entrance will indicate when K-12 school or camp groups are present. This CDPH rule will change to "no masks required" after March 11.
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Credit Cards Accepted
MasterCard®, Visa® and American Express® welcome. Now accepting Apple Pay®.
Free parking available in the museum parking lot.
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.