Hiller Aviation Museum

San Carlos

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In a Nutshell

53,000 sq. ft. museum traces history of flight with narrated tours, life-size planes, and simulated flight over San Francisco Bay.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Flight-simulator valid only Saturdays and Sundays 11AM-2PM. Not valid on 6/15 or 6/16. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Early man's attempts at flying included sewing feathers onto his arms or trying to harpoon a passing comet. Learn to fly the new-fashioned way with this Groupon.

$20 for an Aviation Museum Package for Up to Four (Up to $47 Value)

  • Museum admission for up to four (up to an $11 value per person)
  • 30-minute flight-simulator experience, available Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (a $3 value)

Children under 4 receive free admission.

Hiller Aviation Museum

Helicopter pioneer Stanley Hiller Jr. founded the Hiller Aviation Museum with the future in mind, using history to inspire future generations to explore and create. He had firsthand proof of the innovative abilities of youth—his design for the first successful coaxial helicopter landed at age 19.

In the museum he established in 1998, 53,000 square feet of exhibits let visitors of all ages discover more than 40 aircraft without the dangers of encountering them in the wild. A narrated walking tour leads the way through them, tracing the history of flight from its humble beginnings in village jumping contests to today's supersonic jets. Fixed-wing and rotary aircraft designed by Hiller and others rest throughout the huge, bright space, while weekends beckon would-be pilots into a flight simulator equipped with huge monitors of bay views and realistic yokes, throttles, and pedals.

Customer Reviews

Great place for kids. Grandchildren ages 4 and 7 loved going into the 747 cockpit and the 7 year old loved the simulator. Brought our lunch and ate at the picnic tables watching the planes take off.
Rosemary T. · June 29, 2015
Special events are usually available before 2 pm. Try to be there early!
Hui-Nuo H. · May 26, 2015
Spent 2 hours there - I would recommend taking the simulated flight tour - it was a lot of fun and there are hands-on exhibits which I thoroughly enjoyed as an adult.
Fran W. · May 20, 2015
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    San Carlos

    601 Skyway Rd.

    San Carlos, California 94070

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