Street Address
3200 Freedom Park Drive
McClellan, CA 95652
Mailing Address
3200 Freedom Park Drive
McClellan, CA 95652
Hours
Tuesday - Saturday9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday10 AM - 5 PM
The Aerospace Museum of California is open six days a week excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day and Easter Sunday.
Admissions
Adults are $8.00
Senior (65+) $6.00
Youth/Student (13-17) $6.00
Child (6-12) $5.00
Active Military w/ID Free
Child 5 & under Free
Museum Members Free
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Roxanne Yonn, Executive Director
Barry Bauer, Curator
phone: 915-564-7009
Duane Ferguson, Operations Manager
phone: 916-564-3439
Linda Payne, Education Director
phone: 916-564-3737
Marketing Manager, Marketing Manager
phone: 916-564-3251
Dennis Strassburger, Facility Supervisor
phone: 916-564-3266
Linda Bailey, Administrative Assistant
phone: 916-564-3270
Warren Searls, Aerospace Learning Center Supervisor

Description

The Museum has over 150 volunteers, many of whom work almost full time. Our volunteers logged over 30,696 volunteer hours in 2007. Our volunteers work in the exhibit hall, reception, gift shop, air park and education center. Our volunteers are docents, educators, researchers, and aircraft/engine restorers. Our volunteers work with the public and behind the scenes. Many of our volunteers have extensive knowledge about aircraft and some don’t but - what they have in common - is a desire to volunteer. We could not have the Museum without our volunteers – join us…

We are proud to announce the new Aerospace Museum of California Online Store! Now you can purchase books, DVDs, toys and other aerospace, military and flight related items with a portion of every sale benefiting the museum foundation! By clicking the link below, you will be taken to our on-line store hosted by Amazon. Please check back at the store often to see new featured items and support the museum!

Since we opened the new Museum pavilion and air park in February 2007, over 250,000 visitors have come to view our unique collection of 40 military and civilian aircraft, the 15 restored engines on display, use the educational programs, and enjoy the Coast Guard art collection. Visitors see aircraft from a fully restored 1932 Curtiss-Wright "speed wing" biplane to an A-10 Warthog and engines including models from pre-World War I, the first jet engine, and a J-58 jet engine that powered the SR-71 Blackbird to 3 times the speed of sound. Our Aerospace Learning Center allows visitors to fly non-motion flight simulators or ride in a motion ride simulator.

The Museum has a strong and growing education program that is based on providing hands-on, practical educational experiences related to math and science subjects for students from elementary to community college. The main focus is for middle and high school grades, but there are programs for all levels.

History

In addition to housing of the McClellan Air Force Base history, the Foundation is focused on expanding its educational programs. The museum will depict the military presence in the Greater Sacramento area, history of local flying clubs, and the impact of aerospace companies such as Aerojet that represent the spectrum of aviation and aerospace activities that have grown and flourished locally

Artifacts Collections

Over 50 historic military and civilian aircraft and space vehicles. Numerous artifacts and exhibits. Original aviation artwork. Uniforms and aviation related clothing and equipment. Extensive aircraft engine collection.

Research Collections

Archives contain history and facility documents and photographs from McClellan Air Force Base. Personal papers from local individuals involved in aerospace.

Educational Programs

Aerospace Learning Center for groups of up to 15 at a time for general instruction in aeronautic disciplines and flight simulator time. Docent training classes are held twice annually for volunteers. Gallery and exterior air park tours are available by appointment. Special event such as speakers and films are held throughout the year.

  • Aircraft conservation and restoration takes place both in our off-site facility and in our exhibit hall for visitors to observe.
  • We exhibit limited displays at local institutions such as schools, libraries and other museums.

Facilities

Auditoriums

Lecture Halls

Library

Access: Scholars, Staff Only, Members

Appointment required: Yes

Publications

"Contact" the e-newsletter is published monthly on our website.

    Services

    Gift Shop

    Online Gift Shop

    Special Event Rental

    Group Tours