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Hiller Aviation Museum

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601 Skyway Rd, San Carlos, CA 94070-2702
+1 650-654-0200
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grumpy old man yelled at my grandkids!

I know this is a favorite amongst aviation affectionados, and it really is filled with aviation... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
spontane0us_famly
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CA
Great place for kids and adults alike

Took our 6 yr old granddaughter here for an hour. Admission for kids and seniors is $11. You can... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Donna S
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Boise, Idaho
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601 Skyway Rd, San Carlos, CA 94070-2702
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+1 650-654-0200
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"san carlos airport"
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"hiller aviation"
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"flight simulator"
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"flying machines"
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"gift shop is"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"air show"
in 3 reviews
"on display"
in 7 reviews
"great place to take the kids"
in 2 reviews
"all ages"
in 9 reviews
"experimental aircraft"
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"hands on activities"
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"planes and helicopters"
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"san francisco bay"
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"great place to visit"
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"spend an afternoon"
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"pilots seat"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I know this is a favorite amongst aviation affectionados, and it really is filled with aviation history. If you're an aviation buff, this place is for you. However, if you'd like to expose your kids/grandkids to some fun about airplanes and helicopters, be forewarned. The...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took our 6 yr old granddaughter here for an hour. Admission for kids and seniors is $11. You can get $1 off per person by picking upa flyer/coupon at a hotel like we did. Great exhibits like a real 747 cockpit, and full size helicopter...More

Thank Donna S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here for a homeschool field trip. It was great. The docents are great at keeping the kids engaged. Be sure tovtry the flight simulator. They LOVED that!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent an hour wandering around this place reading everything and looking at all the aircraft. Try not to go when a school group is let loose - the noise level went up when they descended on the place. The focus is on West Coast...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent a wonderul afternoon touring the Aviation Museum and we could have spent more time. Our group of four adults and three children had a great time both indoors and outside. We watched light planes land and take off outdoors and viewed so many...More

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Reviewed March 20, 2018

Stumbled across this museum in the Bay Area by accident and I am glad we found it. It has a good selection of aircraft but the main draw card was the B747 nose which was pretty cool explore. This museum has plenty of free parking...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

It's easy to miss the place, a small building just off the freeway junction going to San Mateo bridge. Most of the displays are related to Hiller helicopters and other Hiller products which surprisingly includes a toy gun. Quite cramped considering the eclectic displays although...More

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Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

A great way to learn about the history of aviation from the beginning, including concept ideas that never flew until present day. I particularly liked the section on woman in flight. My eight and ten year old boys loved all the simulators and displays they...More

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Reviewed February 9, 2018

This not a huge museum, but touches on the history of flight with examples of early aircraft. There a nice section on helicopters. There are some interactive exhibits and videos. There are other interactive activities that have an added cost.

Thank Glen N
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

This museum has many items with which to listen, see, and try. It is interactive and has friendly helpful staff. We learned some new things during our 1 hour and 45 minute stay. We purchased some flying machines to play with at home. If you...More

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