Led by knowledgeable staff and volunteers, tours normally start in the Museumís Atrium and last approximately 30 minutes. Each field trip group may request any one tour below. There is no additional fee for guided tours, they are included as part of group or field trip admission.
Following the tour, field trip groups will have a minimum of 20-30 minutes free exploration time to investigate exhibits more closely under the supervision of a teacher or chaperone. Popular exhibits include our Gallery-level flight simulators, aircraft cockpits, and the 747 exhibit. The Museumís Gift Shop is also open; students and children are required to be accompanied by an adult in the Gift Shop.
Aerodynamics Grades 3-13
Discover the science of aviation while exploring the Museumís extensive aircraft collection. Tour guides bring the forces of flight to life with exhibits ranging from a full scale replica of the Wright Brothersí first airplane to historic gliders and helicopters. Experience a hands-on demonstration of the flight controls of a real airplane or helicopter. Physics takes to the sky with this engaging presentation.
California Aviation History Grade 4
Even before the Wright Brothers took wing at Kitty Hawk, innovative inventors in California devised amazing aircraft. Our home stateís surprising early aviation history is revealed in a journey through 130 years of aeronautic design and experimentation. Authentic aircraft and true-to-life replicas showcase the Golden Stateís many contributions to the conquest of the air.
Dream of Flight Grades 2-12
People have longed to fly for thousands of years. Join the quest for flight in a sweeping overview of the Museumís collection. See groundbreaking creations, historic advances and paths not taken. Encounter aircraft that have helped to change the world and learn about the people who built and flew them in an exploration of the Museumís many exhibits.
Young Aviators Preschool - Grade 2
Experience a delightful tour with a hands-on twist. Take a kinesthetic flight through the Gallery to meet our amazing aircraft. Lay back and observe exhibits overhead, and then encounter a real airplane and learn its different parts. Itís an aviation adventure perfectly sized for the youngest aviators.
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Visit Hiller Aviation Museum for a variety of Family Activities & Educational Events!