Soar through Hiller Aviation Museum

August 15, 2018
Category: Palo Alto Attractions

The historic city of Palo Alto and home of the iconic Stanford University Campus is conveniently located between San Jose and San Francisco in Northern California - thus only a short drive from hundreds of attractions. Business travelers will be in the heart of the Silicon Valley, and tourists can enjoy the local shops, restaurants, galleries, and scenic beauty that surrounds them. During your stay, be sure to visit The Hiller Aviation Museum. 

Visit The Hiller Aviation Museum

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” - Leonardo da Vinci

Open seven days a week from 10am-5pm; the Hiller Aviation Museum is affordable fun for the entire group or the family. The museum offers over 40 unique aircraft, robotic drones, special activities, a realistic flight simulator, guided tours, field trip, and private group event packages as well as an aviation camp. There is fun for all ages available at Hiller Aviation Museum. 

Young children can safely build large structures, using guides or their imaginations, at the imagination playground. Here, children can structure large foam blocks of all shapes and sizes to create their perfect aircraft. Older children and adults love the invention lab where scientific tools are used to explore the design, assembly and engineering methods of aerodynamics and aviation. 

For a small additional charge, guests can receive a hands-on lesson from a volunteer pilot in the Flight sim-zone and FMX Flight Simulator. Begin by utilizing expert assistance in a three-dimensional simulator to explore the Bay Area with a birds-eye view for a truly extraordinary perspective. Practice initially on a large monitor with a great view. Once guests have gained some confidence and knowledge of the controls, step over to the FMX flight simulator - an FAA approved full-motion simulator. Typically only available in training academies and flight schools, this simulator is a real treat for guests. Step into the fully functional cockpit with a pilot instructor for the most realistic 10-minute flight experience you can imagine, and experience what it is like to fly a real plane. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about aviation than ever before at a very affordable price. 

Don’t forget to check out Drone-Plex - a drone flight center with demonstrations, drone simulators, a try-and-fly station and shop station with drones available for purchase - and learn more about the magic and allure of drones than you’ve ever thought imaginable. Tap into endless creativity and ignite your imagination at the Hiller Aviation Museum.  

Stay at The Palo Alto Inn

Take a break and unwind at The Palo Alto Inn. Enjoy spacious boutique-style rooms, signature amenities, friendly staff and a non-smoking environment located in the heart of the city. Every room is equipped with microwaves, refrigerators and flat-screen televisions, so whether adventuring out or staying in, you are ensured a comfortable stay. Enjoy complimentary parking, WiFi, newspaper, and breakfast in addition to laundry facilities and a virtual concierge.  Feel free to socialize with your group or other guests in an alluring outdoor patio surrounded by attractive landscaping. For the lowest rates book direct at: