Current Exhibits

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

The Makani Kite

Price: Free with Museum Admission

Type of Exhibit: Permanent

The Makani Kite

View the world’s largest rigid wing kite on display now at the Museum! The Makani M600 energy kite is the last one in existence. Come learn the fascinating story of the Makani kite today.

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The Engine Evolution

Price: Free with Museum Admission

Type of Exhibit: Permanent

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.

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Aircraft Collection

Price: Free with Museum Admission

Type of Exhibit: Permanent

Aircraft Collection

Come visit and walk through our large airpark of over 35 aircraft. Get up close and personal and even walk below suspended aircraft!

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Flight Zone Training

Price: $10 for one-on-one training

Session Length: 20-30 minutes

Availability: Weekends

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.

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Project Apollo

Price: Free with Museum Admission

Type of Exhibit: Permanent

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.

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Rocket Engine – Titan IV

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.

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To the Edge of Space

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.

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General Samuel C. Phillips

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.

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Blast Off! – Real-life Rockets

Price: Free with Museum Admission

Type of Exhibit: Permanent

Blast Off! – Real-life Rockets

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.

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Mars Exploration Viewing Theatre

TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

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 amphitheater-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.

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The Tuskegee Airmen – American Heros

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.

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North American F-86 “Sabre”

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.

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Helicopter Historical Foundation Exhibit – Gyrodrone

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.

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Inside the Cockpit – Open View Cockpit Capsules

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.

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ENGINEering Flight

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.

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United States Coast Guard: America’s Maritime Guardian

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.

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