“I really enjoyed learning about aviation history! Thank you for teaching us about the different kinds of planes and who flew them.”
- Brandon, 4th grader
“I really liked my trip to the Hiller Aviation Museum…In the simulator, I loved riding the airplane with a remote control…it was challenging.”
- Mia, 4th grader
“The Redwood City Police Activities League (PAL) is honored to consider the Hiller Aviation Museum a friend and partner. We want to thank you for your generous support of our summer education program…making it possible for our youth to visit the museum and participate in the Amazing Aircraft program.”
- Heather Landeros, PAL Program Director
School Field Trips
Reservations available for 2015-2016 School Year
Field trip experiences at the Hiller Aviation Museum provide explorations in science, technology, math and history for public and private K-12 schools, pre-schools and home school groups of 12 or more students. Conveniently located just off the 101 Freeway in San Carlos, the Museum provides easy access to an amazing aerospace experience for your students.
Advance reservations are necessary for all field trips. Two weeks' notice is required for tours and programs. Earlier booking is encouraged to provide the best selection of dates and times.
Minimum group size is 12 students and 2 adult chaperones.
1 adult teacher or chaperone is required per 8 students.
Both indoor and outdoor spaces are available to eat lunch at the Museum. Bring your own lunch; limited snack and drink items are available for purchase.
Plentiful free parking for cars and buses is available at the Museum.
Qualified public schools may apply for fee waivers and/or transportation reimbursement through the Museum’s Field Trip Assistance Program. Awards are issued based on financial need and availability of funding.
Complete a field trip request prior to applying for field trip assistance. Applications will not be considered without a confirmed field trip reservation.
Scout and Home School groups may be booked as field trip groups and may be admitted at field trip admission rates so long as they have at least 12 students, make a reservation at least two weeks in advance, and pay as a group upon arrival.
Scout units may be eligible to participate in special Scout programs held periodically at the Museum that earn a specific badge or patch. Visit the Scout Programs Page for more information.
Home School students not attending with a group, and extremely small Scout and school groups, may attend the Museum at field trip rates on Home School Mondays. No reservations are necessary, and tours and hands-on programs are available.
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