Hiller Aviation Museum

601 Skyway Rd., San Carlos, CA 94070 - United States





Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

The Hiller Aviation Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, was opened to the public in 1998 by helicopter designer and inventor Stanley Hiller Jr. and features a collection on display of over 50 aircraft from more than a century of aviation history.

Events and activities are featured regularly, allowing you to immerse yourself in aviation dreams, from flying a realistic flight simulator to exploring the science of aviation with hands-on exhibits and unique laboratory experiences. The Hiller Aviation Museum celebrates the spirit of discovery and innovation of aviation pioneers whose creativity made the dream of flight a reality for everyone.


Dedicated to the dreams of flight, the museum’s collection of 50 aircraft chronicles over a century of aviation history and provides a glimpse into air transportation’s future.

The museum’s Flight Sim Zone puts visitors into a simulated flight environment with instruction from real-world pilots. The Drone Plex provides a place to fly real drones and discover the world of unmanned aerial vehicles. The Invention Lab features laboratory experiments, 3D printers and wind tunnels where your ideas are put to the test.

Numerous interactive exhibits explore weather, airspace and provide a portal for exploring the world using Google Earth.


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