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CURRENT EXHIBITS

Here are just some of the amazing exhibits you will see when you visit the Aerospace Museum of California!

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Exhibit
The Hubble Traveling Exhibit is a 2,200 square-foot exhibit that immerses visitors in the magnificence and mystery of the Hubble mission and introduces the James Webb Space Telescope. The exhibit features a scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope as well as several “satellite” units that not only provide viewers with a hands-on experience with the same technology that allows Hubble to gaze at distant galaxies, but also feature Hubble’s contributions to the exploration of planets, stars, galaxies and the universe.
Price: Free with Museum Admission
Type of Exhibit: Temporary
Dates: Oct 1 to Dec 29, 2019
The Engine Evolution
From the earliest piston engines to rocket engines, the Aerospace Museum of California is one of the few museums that allows you to get up close and personal with our engine artifacts. Touch and interact with these magnificent pieces of aviation and aerospace history.

Price: Free with Museum Admission

Type of Exhibit: Permanent

Aircraft Collection
Come visit and walk through our large airpark of over 40 aircraft. Get up close and personal and even walk below suspended aircraft!

Price: Free with Museum Admission

Type of Exhibit: Permanent

Flight Zone Training
Pilot an aircraft using a professional flight simulator under the instruction of experienced flight instructors. You will have the opportunity to practice taking off, flying, and landing.

Price: $10 for one-on-one training

Session Length: 20-30 minutes

Availability: Weekends

Project Apollo
A Small Step. . . A Giant Leap
What began in tragedy would culminate in triumph as America raced to put a man on the Moon in the midst of the Cold War.

Price: Free with Museum Admission

Type of Exhibit: Permanent

Rocket Engine – Titan IV
At the time of its introduction, the Titan IV was the “largest unmanned space booster used by the Air Force.” The Titan IV Stage One Liquid Rocket Engine was developed to provide assured capability to launch Space Shuttle–class payloads for the Air Force. 

Price: Free with Museum Admission

Type of Exhibit: Permanent

To the Edge of Space
The X-15 Program and Major Mike Adams
The story of Sacramento’s very own astronaut and the single-man rocket that would pave the way for the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo Programs.

Price: Free with Museum Admission

Type of Exhibit: Permanent

General Samuel C. Phillips
Director of the Apollo Program
A legend who would go on to command the Space and Missile Systems Organization, Air Force Systems Command, the Minutemen Program and the NSA, but not before overseeing the landing of men on the Moon.

Price: Free with Museum Admission

Type of Exhibit: Permanent

Blast Off! – Real-life Rockets
Get up close and personal with real life rockets such as the Aerobee 350 Sounding Rocket, the Titan IV Stage I Liquid Rocket and the J58 Mach 3+ Turbo/RamJet.

Price: Free with Museum Admission

Type of Exhibit: Permanent

Mars Exploration Viewing Theatre
Turn the corner and find yourself on the distant Red Planet! Our Mars Theater features an intimate amphitheatre-style seating area, a large viewing screen and an interior crafted to resemble the inside of a Mars Habitat Pod, complete with storage and control panels. Currently showing is the video presentation: Manned Mission to Mars 2034, a futuristic look at what the first manned mission to the planet might look like. The exterior of the Theatre features three screens playing space age footage and a comprehensive timeline of modern-day space travel.

Price: Free with Museum Admission

Type of Exhibit: Permanent

Observation Deck Art Gallery
Currently on display is a collection of paintings inspired by the heroic actions of our brave servicemen and women in the United States Coast Guard.

Price: Free with Museum Admission

Type of Exhibit: Permanent

The Tuskegee Airmen – American Heros
Get to know heros Colonel George “Spanky” Roberts, LTC John Whitehead and Cpt. Alvin Johnson through the eyes and artifacts donated by McClellan Air Force Base’s own Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Chapter.

Price: Free with Museum Admission

Type of Exhibit: Permanent

North American F-86 “Sabre”
Taking center stage in the Exhibit Hall is a stunning representation of military aircraft, a North American F-86 Sabre, that was flown during the Korean War.

Price: Free with Museum Admission

Type of Exhibit: Permanent

Helicopter Historical Foundation Exhibit – Gyrodrone
A close cousin to today’s helicopter, these anti-submarine warfare torpedo drones have a long history of service and innovation.

Price: Free with Museum Admission

Type of Exhibit: Permanent

Inside the Cockpit – Open View Cockpit Capsules
Get a sense of the pilot’s perspective by viewing our North American T-28D Trojan Cockpit Procedures Trainer, our F-106 Cockpit Trainer and the F-111 Crew Capsule.

Price: Free with Museum Admission

Type of Exhibit: Permanent

ENGINEering Flight
Collection of Early American Aircraft Engines
Lose yourself amongst our collection of early aircraft engines ranging from the 1910s through the 1950s and 60s, both military and civilian.

Price: Free with Museum Admission

Type of Exhibit: Permanent

United States Coast Guard: America’s Maritime Guardian
Gain a new appreciation for the branch of our military known for its daring aerial rescues, often flown in severe weather conditions.

Price: Free with Museum Admission

Type of Exhibit: Permanent

Women in Aerospace – From 1784 to Tomorrow
Commemorating over 200 years of women in Aerospace, our gallery includes Amelia Earhart 1897-1937, California Women in Aviation, The Ninety-Nines (International Organization of Women Pilots), Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs), and a tribute to Romanian Flight and Parachute Pioneer Smaranda Braescu.

Price: Free with Museum Admission

Type of Exhibit: Permanent

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