Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos

#108 of 847 in Museums in California
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The Hiller Aviation Museum is an aircraft history museum located at the San Carlos Airport in San Carlos, California. The museum was founded by Stanley Hiller in June 1998. and is endowed by members of the Hiller family. It specializes in Northern California aircraft history and helicopter history. The museum is also an affiliate within the Smithsonian Affiliations program.
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  • I have been a member of this museum for sometime now. As an aviation enthusiast I truly appreciate the efforts of all those who volunteer to give all those who visit, a special time, particularly the....  more »
  • You won’t be disappointed visiting the Hiller Museum. It is one of the Crown Jewels of San Mateo County and is very interesting and fun for kids to visit.  more »
  • Good flight and aircraft museum. So many different helicopters, planes and prototypes. There are few planes where you can come inside both indoor and outdoor. There is also playground with hard foam pieces, wood plane seesaw and airpipe with parachute soldiers. Also, there are plane simulation stations on the second floor each Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 2pm (you have to take simulation station tickets). Admission fee can be bought at the museum store to the left.
  • A solid museum. Contains a surprisingly wide variety of artifacts/displays. Was nice to learn about Hiller, of whom I did not know very much despite being a very low level aviation enthusiast. I had seen some of his designs though so was nice to learn more about their history. Overally, a good way to spend approximately 60-90 minutes although at $18/adult that comes at a price.

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