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Hiller Aviation Museum

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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The Hillet Aviation Museum is a wonderful example of what happens when education, history and love... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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I put this off WAY too long!

I got tickets from a preschool auction in 2014 and we finally made it up there yesterday. I’d been... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
San Jose, California
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The Hiller Aviation Museum preserves the legacy of flight and provides inspiration for future generations. Over forty unique and innovative aircraft are on display. Realistic flight simulators and open aircraft cockpits (including the popular Boeing...more
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601 Skyway Rd, San Carlos, CA 94070-2702
+1 650-654-0200
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Hillet Aviation Museum is a wonderful example of what happens when education, history and love of aviation meet. There are examples of all types of flying machines, flight simulations and the science behind it. Great for all ages.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I got tickets from a preschool auction in 2014 and we finally made it up there yesterday. I’d been to other air museums and got a last minute trepidation that it would be more of the same - walking around planes or sitting in cockpits...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank katiedavus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It might be a small museum, but don't let the size fool you! It's a great museum, full of great exhibitions and a A LOT of information. If you are a fan of aviation, flight, engineering and breaking the limits, you would love this one....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lotanp
Reviewed 12 February 2019

Ususally I find price of ticket expensive at Hiller Aviation museum for the events, but at the same time I see them keeping free community events like Santa’s arrival by helicopter etc. that is really appreciated for family with many kids who otherwise can not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank romnam
Reviewed 30 January 2019

I love going to Hiller Aviation Museum. Especially with little guys in tow. The exhibits are fun and educational and the staff is exceptionally nice and helpful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Curiouswayfarer
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

This place is cool and very educational. Lots of stuff to look at and you can go outside to watch planes take off and land.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jaybrewer38
Reviewed 13 January 2019

Smaller than we expected but chock full of history. The history of aviation was well represented. We went on a day when there was a Children's event, so it was quite crowded. We were not able to use the interactive exhibits. Still an hour well...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lil_big_traveller
Reviewed 17 December 2018

The museum has free parking. Your admission fee is paid in the gift shop. There are excellent exhibits about aviation and more. The docents are friendly, helpful, and informative. There are several hands on activities including a variety of flight simulators. It is an excellent...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ransom007
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Excellent merchandise store, too. Tons of air travel related books and large wall posters of various planes, be war, experimental or passenger. Lots of models for kids to glue together. Exhibits not only include huuuge prop drone (Boeing), but also external Jumbo cockpit where you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank radovans587
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Our son’s family, with twin two-year-old boys, lives nearby. They have season passes to go here, and we went here with them on one of our visits. This museum has something for everyone; the boys enjoyed all kinds of interactive activities, and the adults could...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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