Museum Events and Activities
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The Hill Aerospace Museum “Annual Easter Egg Hunt” draws thousands of people to the museum. More than 10,000 plastic eggs, treats and prized are carefully places around the museum grounds. Areas are cordoned off according to age group. Then at the appointed hour the horn blows and then all of the goodies that took months to prepare are gathered up by anxious children within minutes. A fun morning for all those present. A great opportunity for the community to visit the Hill Aerospace Museum. the 2015 Easter Egg Hunt
Hill Aerospace Museum’s Aviation Camp is held each summer.
The summer of 2016 marks the fifth year of Aviation Camp offered to elementary aged students. Groups of thirty students attended a four-day camp that teaches science and aviation fundamentals. Utah Governor Gary Herbert has identified aerospace as the segment that is most vital to our economy. The role of ACE in education fits perfectly in today’s emphasis on STEM (Science, Math, Engineering and Technology) courses. It is our desire that the Aerospace Center for Learning will spark the interest of science in the lives of our young people and lead them to careers in Aerospace or other science related fields. To learn more about aviation camp go to www.aerospaceutah/aviation-camp.
Wings & Wheels Car Show and Food Drive
The Wings & Wheels Car Show and Food Drive was held at the Hill Aerospace Museum. The public was invited to get an up close and personal look at some of the most extraordinary planes in military history Sept. 20, 2014, at the museum. Wings and Wheels was sponsored by the Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah with many volunteers from Hill AFB making the event a success.
The Open Cockpit Day gave visitors access to look inside or walk through more than 25 of the nation’s most historic planes, such as the C-7 Caribou, the F-111 Aardvark, the A-10 Warthog, the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the C-130 Hercules.
Patrons were encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation with them to the event. Over than 2,000 pounds of food was donated to the base’s Airman’s Attic food pantry, which serves the Hill AFB community.
More than 160 vintage cars were on display at car for guests to enjoy. Food booths offered hot dogs and cold drinks among other goodies. The Air Force Association held its annual Chili Cook-Off on the front lawn of the museum, and several other activities and exhibits from the base’s fire department, security forces squadron and combat communications squadron were on display.
SUMMER 2016 ACTIVITIES
The Hill Aerospace Museum is open all summer long.
Museum hours are 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Saturday.
A myriad of activities are available to kids all summer long at the Museum. . Cal’s Coloring Corner takes place each Saturday where kids can color Museum aircraft caricatures drawn by Cal Grondahl, former editorial cartoonist of the Standard Examiner.
Science Saturdays, a part of the Weber County RAMP program, will take place most Saturdays during the summer. Different drop-in activities will go on throughout the summer. Activities such as rocket building, electricity demonstrations and other fun stuff will be offered.
The Lt. Gen. Marc C. Reynolds Aerospace Center for Education will be up and running during the summer of 2016. Numerous activities will take place throughout the summer that will be of interest to kids as well.
The Hill Aerospace Museum’s Aviation Camp will again take place this summer.
The camp is open to kids in fourth and fifth grade. Fun camp activities deal with the science behind aviation. Students will be involved with practical demonstrations and hands-on activities, learning subjects such as lift, drag, thrust, gravity, rocketry, and Bernoulli’s Theory of Flight. There will be a field trip each week to Hill AFB facilities including the Air Traffic Control Tower. Camp dates are: June 14-17; July 12-15; July 26-29. The cost of the camp is $50 per person per week. Applications are available on-line at www.aerospaceutah.org/aviation-camp. Applications are due one-month prior to camp.
For more information on Hill Aerospace Museum summer activities contact Jessika at 801-825-5817.
Annual Santa Claus Museum Visit
Santa Claus Visits the Hill Aerospace Museum each December much to the delight of hundreds of kids that have an opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap, tell Santa what they want for Christmas, pose for a selfie or two and score on some great treats.