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Hiller Aviation Museum

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Address: 601 Skyway Rd, San Carlos, CA 94070-2702
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+1 650-654-0200
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Amazing! - Fun!

This is a great museum. It is really fun to visit. I would definitely recommend it for kids because it is mostly kid-centered.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great museum. It is really fun to visit. I would definitely recommend it for kids because it is mostly kid-centered.

Thank Arlo S
San Carlos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of vintage aircraft with excellent displays and history information. Very easy to get to from Highway 101. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Michael D
Columbus, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This somewhat out-of-the-way little museum on highway 101 is about 10 miles south of SFO at a little general aviation airport. It covers nicely the early aviation pioneers in the region, including Eugene Ely who landed the first airplane onto a ship (the modified cruiser USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco Bay in 1911), with some artifacts and reproductions of their... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Recently visited this museum. I have passed it many times but never took the time to stop and go inside. This is a great place, lots of information and great historical pieces. From engines to propellers to airplanes and helicopters. Overall it was a good experience that even kids would enjoy. The only thing I would have liked to have... More 

Thank GRO3
San Carlos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Hiller Aviation Museum is a great place to spend an afternoon. A hidden treasure right in our backyard on the Peninsula. Don't miss the annual air show / helicopter day, too. Very fun event.

Thank dannyboytravels
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is a fun and interesting museum for aviation fans of all ages. The museum is compact, and full of exhibits. The partial 747 outside is amazing; we were able to sit in the pilots seat! The volunteer guides are very enthusiastic too. We liked the gift store; it's full airplane models for purchase. (Also, there's a small public airport... More 

Thank WestCoastFamiles
San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Your kids will go crazy over the interactive nature of this museum. Whether its piloting their own airplane (simulation), climbing through the cockpit of some pretty spiffy planes or simply getting in the spirit of the aviation world, the Hiller is the place to be. Inquisitive kids and enthusiastic parents will have a field day with so many things to... More 

Thank 415Mark650
Foster City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The Hiller Aviation is not a large musuem so it's perfect for restless children who can't handle a large museum and its perfect for aviation or military enthusiasts. It has a lot of interactive exhibits on the weekend where kids can pretend to fly. It has a variety of programs available throughout the year. The gift shop is a fantastic... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We went when it was open cockpit day so we were able to sit in the cockpits of all the planes including the 747. Enjoyable experience. Lunch was available to buy from food trunks. Mozzeria came from San Francisco which served delicious Italian stone fired pizzas. These were cooked and run by deaf people so we had to order by... More 

Thank Nevetsstan
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We all take flying as a matter of every day occurrence but there are many unknowns from a child's point of view. And that is where the Hiller Aviation Museum provides a tremendous benefit to today's young aviator... With simple and easy to understand exhibits of both the early days of flight and 'current' aircraft cockpits in addition to many... More 

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