Last updated: 12/8/2016
Chico, California
Street Address
165 Ryan Ave
Chico, CA 95973
Mailing Address
77 Piper Ave.
Chico, CA 95973
phone: 530-345-6468
e-mail: chicoairmuseum@gmail.com
web: chicoairmuseum.org
Hours
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.
Admissions
Admission is free. Donations appreciated.
Free. Donations Accepted.
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Brian Baldridge, President
phone: 530-514-6624
Description

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.

Mission

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.

Artifact 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

    Governance

    501c3 non-profit museum governed by volunteer Board

    Publications

    CAM published a quarterly newsletter for paid members.

    ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Restrooms

    Services

    Donate

    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

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