Street Address
165 Ryan Ave
Chico, CA 95973
Mailing Address
77 Piper Ave.
Chico, CA 95973
phone: 530-345-6468
Summer Hours
Sunday, Thursday - Saturday9 AM - 2 PM
Check Website for hours
Winter Hours
Sunday, Thursday - Saturday10 AM - 3 PM
Check Website for hours. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.
Admission is free. Donations appreciated.
Free. Donations Accepted.
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Brian Baldridge, President
phone: 530-514-6624


Located in an original 1941 Army Air Corps Hangar in Chico Municipal Airport, the Chico Air Museum a great way to learn about the incredible Aviation History in the Northern Sacramento Valley. Dating back to 1911 with the incredible Thaddeus Kerns, the history spans early airliners, development of air tankers, military flight training, record setting high altitude balloon research and even a Titan I atomic missile base.


The Chico Air Museum collects, preserves, documents and displays aircraft, and aviation and space artifacts. The museum's primary purpose is to educate and inspire people of all ages about aviation and the history of flight.

Artifacts Collections

Visit our ...

  • Outdoor Museum with jet and propeller driven aircraft
  • Indoor Museum with interesting artifacts, pictures and historic displays
  • Research Library ps
  • Gift Shop
  • World Class Aviation Speaker Series
  • Special Events by arrangement; birthdays, group visits, field trips

Educational Programs

School Field Trips with aviation program by prior appointment


    501c3 non-profit museum governed by volunteer Board


    CAM published a quarterly newsletter for paid members.


      Wheelchair Accessible




      The Chico Air Museum is supported solely by donations and volunteers. We are a 501(c)3 corporation. All monetary and artifact donations are 100% tax deductible. Help us educate our younger generation to the beauty and science of flight while conveying the dedication of those who came before us.

      Become a Volunteer at the Chico Air Museum!

      The Chico Air Museum is a great place to volunteer your time! We are currently looking for new volunteers in the following areas; -Museum Docent; -Aircraft Technician; -Artifact Technician; -Facilities Volunteer; -Website Administrator.

      Gift Shop

      Special Event Rental

      Group Tours