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The Hiller Museum has an extensive collection of aircraft; some allow visitors to sit or walk... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
San Mateo, California
Great place for kids and adults alike

Took our 6 yr old granddaughter here for an hour. Admission for kids and seniors is $11. You can... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Donna S
Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a lot of interesting displays at Hiller Aviation Museum that displays the history of flight and many demo versions of aircraft. The poster boards in front of each display show the beginnings of flight in the bay area. We read them all the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hiller Museum has an extensive collection of aircraft; some allow visitors to sit or walk through the aircraft. The exhibits are engaging with hands-on activities for children and adults. Most exhibits include video and and photographic elements that create an enjoyable experience.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

I know this is a favorite amongst aviation affectionados, and it really is filled with aviation history. If you're an aviation buff, this place is for you. However, if you'd like to expose your kids/grandkids to some fun about airplanes and helicopters, be forewarned. The...More

2  Thank spontane0us_famly
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Took our 6 yr old granddaughter here for an hour. Admission for kids and seniors is $11. You can get $1 off per person by picking upa flyer/coupon at a hotel like we did. Great exhibits like a real 747 cockpit, and full size helicopter...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We went here for a homeschool field trip. It was great. The docents are great at keeping the kids engaged. Be sure tovtry the flight simulator. They LOVED that!

Thank CatCat08
Reviewed 2 June 2018

I spent an hour wandering around this place reading everything and looking at all the aircraft. Try not to go when a school group is let loose - the noise level went up when they descended on the place. The focus is on West Coast...More

1  Thank seggerman
Reviewed 19 May 2018

We spent a wonderul afternoon touring the Aviation Museum and we could have spent more time. Our group of four adults and three children had a great time both indoors and outside. We watched light planes land and take off outdoors and viewed so many...More

Thank TheBel
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Stumbled across this museum in the Bay Area by accident and I am glad we found it. It has a good selection of aircraft but the main draw card was the B747 nose which was pretty cool explore. This museum has plenty of free parking...More

Thank VoyageReport
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

It's easy to miss the place, a small building just off the freeway junction going to San Mateo bridge. Most of the displays are related to Hiller helicopters and other Hiller products which surprisingly includes a toy gun. Quite cramped considering the eclectic displays although...More

Thank Albert D
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

A great way to learn about the history of aviation from the beginning, including concept ideas that never flew until present day. I particularly liked the section on woman in flight. My eight and ten year old boys loved all the simulators and displays they...More

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