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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 40 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

We have many different educational programs offered throughout the year. Come discover the adventure that inspires you or peaks your curiosity!

Come Explore

Explore more than 40 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

We have many different educational programs offered throughout the year. Come discover the adventure that inspires you or peaks your curiosity!

MORE THAN A MUSEUM

Students need real-life inspiration and opportunities to learn. Our STEM programs help introduce them in an open and engaging learning space.

Many children don’t have the opportunity to visit a museum and may never realize their interest in STEM careers. Our goal is to give 30,000 Sacramento kids a STEM Experience— regardless of socio-economic background. We hope to inspire our future leaders to pursue a career in future STEM industries!

PLAN YOUR EXPLORATION

EXPLORE

  • Over 40 aircraft in our 4-acre AirPark
  • STEM Stations
  • Planned Activities
  • Engineering Challenge
  • Cockpit Trainers (sit inside!)
  • WWII artifacts

DISCOVER

  • Rocket Engines
  • Shuttle Maneuvering Engine
  • Mars Theater
  • Interactive Engines
  • The Wind Tunnel
  • Aviation and Aerospace History

BE INSPIRED

  • Flight Training in our Flight Zone Simulator
  • Build your own Airport Tower
  • Engage with Volunteer Experts
  • Listen to expert stories, experiences and shared interests

and more!

  • STEM Education Programs
  • Gift Shop
  • Kid Zone Play Area
  • Freedom Park Playground

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

Students

“I loved exploring the different airplanes. I learned that some of the engines were just like ones that helped shoot rockets into space! I want to show my friends the green plane outside with a bunch of missiles on it.”

—Daphne, age 10

Educators

“I learned much more than I expected when I went to this museum on several occasions. I like how some of the exhibits are interactive for people to learn even more and retain what they learn better. The space is well organized and the fleet of airplanes is impressive. This is a great museum to attend for kids and adults alike and has something to offer everyone! The volunteer docents are also very kind and knowledgeable.”

—April B.

Families

“What a great, kid-friendly place to bring the family. The variety of aircraft is amazing!”

—Shelly V., parent

Enthusiasts

“Absolute 5 star rating on the Aerospace Museum of California. It the the most
complete and comprehensive collection of military planes, early flight, rockets and commercial aircraft and interactive activities I’ve ever seen. There is an indoor hanger area with lots of learning displays, actual rockets, flight trainers and simulators. Outdoors there are actual planes you can go into and really study. Not to be missed!”

—Lawrence D.

Our History

The 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

Come get inspired

Tickets

Purchase your tickets in advance and come on in for a day filled of exploration and inspiration!

Events

Our events are popular! Come watch a rocket launch, explore aerospace careers, or join us for craft beer tasting. We have a wide range of activities for all ages!

School Tours

Looking for hands-on activities? Come on in for a guided tour and leave today’s lesson planning to us!
School tours

Special Pricing For Students

Come in a group of 20 or more and get half off of regular admission!