Museum Events and Activities
The Hill Aerospace Museum is hosting its annual Open Aircraft Day on Saturday, September 29 from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm on the Museum grounds outside of Hill Air Force Base. ADMISSION IS FREE and open to the public.
A rare opportunity, this year the Museum is hosting more than twenty SR-71 Pilots, RSOs and Crew that will hold panel discussions about their Blackbird experiences for the public. Furthermore, SR-71 crew members will provide up-close tours of the airframe throughout the day.
The special event will also include: food trucks, live music, Hill Air Force Base unit demonstrations and displays, plus a chance to explore several aircraft open to the public only for this event.
Open aircraft will include such museum pieces as the SR-71, C-130, A-10, F-16, F-15, B-17, P-47, C-140, JN-4, H-3, H-53, and more.
A variety of food trucks will be on hand for attendees to purchase food and drinks. The Ogden Concert Band and rock band “Article 15” will entertain guests throughout the day.
The Museum is located outside the Roy Gate at 7961 Wardleigh Road, Building 1955, Hill AFB, Utah. Patrons can easily access the Museum from I-15, exit 338.
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 2019 Easter Egg Hunt will be here before you know it!
Museum STEM Summer Passport Program
Coming up in Summer 2018, Hill Aerospace Museum will launch a brand new, fun 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 www.aerospaceutah/aviation-camp.
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. October 2018 will feature a segment on Weather.
For more information on Hill Aerospace Museum summer 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 visit the Hill Aerospace Museum on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 11:00 am.