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Hiller Aviation Museum

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Address: 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA 94070
Phone Number: 650-654-0200
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great for kids and aviation buffs

This is a fun outing for families and aviation buffs. Also on Wednesdays they have have assorted food trucks at lunch time with some great Bay Area gourmet food trucks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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San Carlos, California
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San Carlos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a fun outing for families and aviation buffs. Also on Wednesdays they have have assorted food trucks at lunch time with some great Bay Area gourmet food trucks participating. Check out the schedule at hiller.org/foodtrucks

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Just the kind of museum to visit with young tween-age kids...the exhibits are interesting and informative with simple simulators to keep things exciting. The aircrafts are beautifully laid out and explained...the open flow helps each member of the family keep their own pace. Go on a Sunday afternoon, it seems relatively quieter.

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Hiller museum has done a great job of assembling planes from many eras and telling the story of aviation. Before we went, I thought it might be sort of hokey but it turned out to be very interesting and well done. A good way to spend a couple of hours!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I went today with my children and I was really disappointed. For the price of it I was expecting a larger and more interactive exposition. The place is dusty and it only has a couple of computer games open to public (ok you get to sit on an old helicopter to play one of those, but still it is just... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Very informative and unusual information, worth the visit. The store has very unique gifts and presents. The staff is very helpful. Very close to the San Carlos airport and to the airport restaurant.

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Lots of open areas for kids to enjoy, great displays. Friendly staff. Very nice store area attach, with lots of interesting items to see and/ or buy.

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There are some great exhibits and a lot to be learned from the displays and exhibits here. I was impressed with the depth of background on the local history of aviation.

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This museum was great for a family or just anyone. The paid museum staff were Not helpful and were inconsiderate. We found the volunteers cared more about the guest experience than the paid employees. Be aware the museum closes at a particular time but the paid staff start closing exhibits before the museum is closed. Asking nicely if they could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have lived in the bay area my whole life and only when I moved away did I see this museum for the first time with my 6 year old son. It was pretty cool, showing a number of different planes, helicopters and engines. You can also sit in the cockpit of a passenger plane, (you dont realize how tight... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

It was a windy day, so we were looking for some inside-activity. The museum is small but filled with many interesting things. Old planes, helicopters and weird flight machines from the first days of aviation. You get an impression how brave and innovating these pioneers were. Lots of them died young living their dreams. Outside is the "nose" of a... More 

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Additional Information about Hiller Aviation Museum

Address: Address: 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA 94070
Phone Number: 650-654-0200
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Carlos
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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