With interactive STEM exhibits and hundreds of artifacts on site, aerospace fans of all ages can explore and pilot their own adventure!
Students need real-life inspiration and opportunities to learn. Our STEM programs provide an open and engaging learning space.
Museum was founded in 1982 as the McClellan Aviation Museum, a part of the US Air Force museum system. After McClellan Air Force Base closed in 2001, the community rallied to keep the Museum open.
The Museum relocated to a new facility on McClellan Park creating a large exhibit hall, classrooms and a 4-acre air park in 2007. The name was changed to the Aerospace Museum of California to expand the mission to display commercial and private aircraft as well as aircraft used by all branches of the Armed Forces. Most notably our new name more accurately reflects the Sacramento region’s contributions to aviation and aerospace. The Museum’s current STEM education mission was born.
❝ My dream of becoming a pilot in the United States Air Force started with a visit to the Aerospace Museum of California. It was Open Cockpit Day at the museum, which allowed me to get up close and personal with the aircraft. While sitting in the cockpit of the A-10 Thunderbolt II, one of the volunteers told me about the brave female pilot that flew it through combat and back to safety.
He then proceeded to ask what I wanted to do when I grew up. It was in that moment that my wide-eyed sixth grade self replied, “an A-10 pilot, of course!” This began a ten year journey to where I am now—a pilot select in the United States Air Force. I’m fortunate to be able to work part time at a place I love while I pursue my dream! ❞
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