Museum Events and Activities
3rd Annual Open Aircraft Day
The Hill Aerospace Museum is excited to host our Annual Open Aircraft Day on Saturday September 14, 2019 from 9:00am to 4:30pm. We will have many aircraft opened for the public to view or get in including the F-16, SR-71, F-15, C-130, C-119 and more! This is an event you won’t want to miss!
Event will include live music, food trucks, Hill Air Force Base mission displays, and more!
Best part? Admission is FREE!
⚡️Event is open to the public!⚡️
Check out the C-130 Experience EVERY SATURDAY from 9:00am to 3:00pm in the Aerospace Center for Education! You can walk through a restored C-130E and learn more about the “Swiss Army Knife of Planes”.
During the C-130 Experience you will find out about the history of the aircraft while INSIDE the airframe! This plane has the amazing ability to do so many jobs and is still used today. Keep an eye on the sky around Hill Air Force Base, you may see one flying overhead.
STEM Summer Passport Program
The Hill Aerospace Museum Education Staff will teach classes in Astronomy, Electricity, C-130 Experience, Chemistry, Forces of Flight, Magnetics, Mission to Mars, Simple Machines, Rockets, and Weather the summer. Class times will vary with two classes each day. (Check the Museum Web page.) The classes will be open to youth at least eight years of age on a first come first served basis. Parents are encouraged to attend the classes with the kids.
One Passport will be issued to each participant. Please keep track of your Passport and bring it with you each time you attend class. Once the class is complete, your Passport will be stamped. You MUST have your Passport with you to receive credit for the class. Once your Passport has eight stamps, you will receive your pin and certificate.
STEM Summer Saturdays, sponsored by Weber County RAMP, will also be a part of the STEM Passport program.
**The STEM Summer Passport Program will return Summer 2020.**
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 placed 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 Easter Egg Hunt will return in 2020!
Museum STEM Summer Passport Program
Coming up in Summer 2019, Hill Aerospace Museum will host the 2nd Annual Summer STEM Passport Program. During the week our Education staff will be offering classes in Astronomy, Chemistry, Electricity, Forces of Flight, Helicopters, It’s All in the Tilt, Magnetics, Mission to Mars, Simple Machines, Rockets, and Weather. Class times will vary each day with two or three classes each day. The classes will be open to kids at least six years of age on a first come first served basis. Parents are welcome to attend the classes with the kids. Each student will be issued a Museum STEM Passport. A subject page in the Passport will be stamped after each class session. When the kids get all of the pages stamped by attending all classes, they will receive a special pin. More details will be available soon. Stay tuned to this page or call the Hill Aerospace Museum at 801-825-5817 for details.
Utah Governor Gary Herbert has identified aerospace as the segment that is most vital to our economy. The role of Reynolds Aerospace Center for 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 STEM Summer Passport Program, go to https://www.aerospaceutah.org/stem-summer/.
MUSEUM – ACTIVITIES
The Hill Aerospace Museum is open all year long. FREE ADMISSION
Museum hours are 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Saturday.
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 year. Activities such as rocket building, electricity demonstrations and other fun stuff will be offered.
The Lt. Gen. Marc C. Reynolds Aerospace Center for Education is going strong. Numerous activities will take place throughout the year that will be of interest to kids as well. You group reservations during the school year contact the Museum at the number listed below.
In cooperation with the Clark Planetarium, the Museum Education department will host special STEM activities on the second Saturday of each Month. November 2018 will feature a segment on Newton’s Laws and will be held at Clark Planetarium.
For more information on Hill Aerospace Museum activities contact Kelsey 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. Santa Claus will be back at the Hill Aerospace Museum in December 2019.