Aerospace Museum of California

The mission of the Aerospace Museum of California is to inspire students to explore, dream, and discover STEM through hands-on learning: Explore-Discover-Inspire!

Our Vision:
To provide an interactive STEM experience to every child, school, and family in the greater Sacramento region. Our goal is to give 30,000 Sacramento kids a STEM Experience, regardless of socioeconomic background.

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Address: 3200 Freedom Park Drive
McClellan, CA 95652
County or Parish: Sacramento
Executive Director: Thomas Jones
Contact Email:
Primary Phone: 916-643-3192
The Aerospace Museum of California Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was formerly known as the McClellan Aviation Museum and has been in existence since 1982. The name was changed in 2005 to reflect the Museum's new vision focused on aerospace education and to reflect the full heritage of aviation and aerospace industry in the Sacramento region. In February 2007, we dedicated a new 37,500 SF Hardie Setzer Aerospace Pavilion and opened a four acre Air Park. This is a totally new museum that has drawn over 300,000 visitors since opening in 2007. The Museum captures the lure of flight by allowing visitors to experience aviation and aerospace history in an interactive setting. It is truly a place where imagination soars!
AMC's most critical needs include: $100,000 - Education program enrichment to offer more STEM education programs $100,000 - Expansion of our scholarship program to provide underserved schools with free Museum education programs $50,000 - Exhibit upgrade and enhancement $50,000 - Preservation of Museum artifacts $20,000 - Volunteer recruitment and sustainability Our top needs: 1. Funding: Unrestricted - $100,000 - Education program enrichment to offer more STEM education programs. 2. Funding: Other - $100,000 - Expansion of our scholarship program to provide underserved schools with free Museum education programs. 3. Technology - $50,000 - Exhibit upgrade and enhancement. 4. Funding: Other - $50,000 - Preservation of Museum artifacts. 5. Volunteers - $20,000 - Volunteer recruitment and sustainability.
"The Aerospace Museum of California has an unwavering mission to encourage children and young adults to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by providing hands-on aviation and learning experiences. The Museum provides a unique platform for student and teacher educational opportunities that brings hands-on aviation and aerospace science and math lessons directly to the classroom. Interactive exhibits, opportunities to see and touch the aircraft, along with hands-on learning activities bring aviation, math, science, and world history to life. The Museum's STEM Program encourages students to make the most of their educational opportunities focused on the basics of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math - STEM Principles.

The Museum's Flight Zone, offers students hands-on activity-based experiences in aeronautics and aerospace technology through a computer lab setting. Students experience the mechanics of flight using professional flight simulators, participate in a variety of hands-on interactive exhibits and tour a wide variety of vintage aircraft. The students also learn about navigation and how weather influences flight planning and flight. The Museum's exhibits provide vivid examples of aviation history and demonstrate science, technology, engineering, math, and the social sciences. Too many young people continue to fall behind in their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills. This problem is particularly evident in schools in minority and economically disadvantaged communities. It is a national crisis, and the Museum is working with local schools to help students improve their STEM skills. Working together, we can bring these programs to the students who need it most. in 2017, over 26,125 students participated in a STEM program at the Museum."

Larry Miles
Board President
Aerospace Museum of California
-- Larry Miles, Board President