Water Rocket Rally

April 27, 2022, 1:30 pm -
4:30 pm

Blast into physics at the Hiller Aviation Museum Water Rocket Rally!

Ideal for elementary-aged students (grades K-5), participants learn about Newton’s Third Law and examine a real rocket designed and built by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Then, everyone designs, constructs, and launches a water rocket made from a recycled soda bottle!

Following the water rocket launch, participants may explore the Hiller Aviation Museum’s collection of some fifty different air and spacecraft.

There is no fee to participate, but each person wishing to launch a rocket should bring a clean, recycled 1- or 2-liter soda bottle (no water bottles please). New, empty soda bottles will be available in the museum’s Gift Shop on the day of the event for a nominal fee for those unable to bring a suitable bottle.

Venue / Location

Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Rd
San Carlos,

COVID Information for this event

This Bay Area Science Festival event is an indoor and outdoor event that is following the county guidelines of San Mateo County. Additional COVID requirements for this event include that masks are not required, but recommended.

Please also note: these guidelines may be subject to change in response to changing state/county requirements.

Event Hosts

The Hiller Aviation Museum preserves Northern California’s heritage of innovation in aeronautics and uses aviation as a gateway to engage young people in the science, technology, engineering and wonder of flight.

COVID Safety

The Bay Area Science Festival will manage all in-person events with the health, safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, hosts, exhibitors, and guests in mind. In response to COVID-19, we will be implementing public health requirements for all event hosts and attendees in accordance with local and state guidelines in order to celebrate science safely throughout the Bay Area. 

The Bay Area Science Festival encourages you to get vaccinated, wear a mask and practice social distancing. Be sure to check back for updated and more detailed COVID safety information prior to attending.

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