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Hiller Aviation Museum - Flight, Food, Family Fun

September 29th, 2012

The Hiller Aviation Museum is a great place for an educational and entertaining family outing, and in addition to its regular exhibits, the museum also offers a special program for preschoolers on select Saturday mornings. Bring your little aviators (aged 3 to 5) to “Soar With Books” for a special tour, aviation book reading time, and craft project. No reservations are necessary; you may purchase your ticket from the gift shop on the day of the program.

When: September 29th, October 27th, November 28th, December 22nd.

11 am – 12 pm

Where: 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos

Phone: 650-654-0200

Cost: $1.50/child plus museum admission (free to members)

On Wednesdays, the parking lot of the Hiller turns into a food court. Several gourmet food trucks serve their fresh food, and the trucks rotate weekly, so there is also something new to try. There is indoor seating (when it is cold outside) and outdoor seating under the porte-cochere when it’s not, or you can grab your lunch and go. (Parking is free, but if the lot is full, you may park at the Fairfield Hotel.)

On October 27th, the Hiller brings back its Halloween Haunted Hangar, a day of fright and flight. Explore the Museum’s Gallery, build a creepy craft and join the festivities at the Aerial Carnival. Each day ends with the Hiller’s flying witch, who arrives by helicopter to drop her Halloween pumpkin. There will be candy, prizes and surprises. Add to the fun by coming in costume.

Both events are free with museum admission. For more information, hours, admission costs (get a $1 coupon), and directions, visit their website.

The Hiller is dedicated to looking back at aviation’s history and to exploring its future, and the entertaining programs and special events make this a must-see spot for families. See both vintage and futuristic aircraft, and be sure to stop by The Flight Sim Zone (where you can take flight in a variety of aircraft using desktop flight simulation software).