Where Dreams Take Flight

The Aerospace Museum of California celebrates the history of aviation and aerospace and inspires future generations of explorers.

With interactive STEM exhibits and hundreds of artifacts on site, aerospace fans of all ages can explore and pilot their own adventure!

Come Explore

Explore more than 35 historic aircraft in our 4-acre air park, including a US Navy Blue Angels fighter and a ‘Top Gun’ F-14 Tomcat.

Discover

Learn about space exploration and see the future of manned and unmanned flight and space travel.

Be Inspired

Pilot your own STEM adventure in one of our many activity centers, including building stations, maker crafts, and flight simulators.

STEM Adventures

With many different educational programs offered throughout the year, come discover the adventure that inspires you!

Support Our Efforts To Provide STEM Programs at the Aerospace Museum of CA
Support Our Efforts To Provide STEM Programs at the Aerospace Museum of CA
Support Our Efforts To Provide STEM Programs at the Aerospace Museum of CA
Support Our Efforts To Provide STEM Programs at the Aerospace Museum of CA

LEARN TO FLY WITH PILOTS

Our Inspirational Instructors

Our History


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.

Our Staff


❝ 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! ❞

Allie Guest Experience Team Lead

FIELD TRIPS NOW AVAILABLE

Come learn the histories about our unique collection. Your guide will share the stories of our aviation and space artifacts and their individual histories.

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Aerospace Museum of California - McClellan, CA 95652