To enhance the awareness of aerospace science through education: explore-experience-engage!
In 1982 a group of forward thinking, dedicated volunteers chartered an aviation museum that was to become known as the McClellan Aviation Museum. The Museum officially opened in 1986 and hosted over 500,000 visitors on McClellan AFB in Sacramento, CA. However, in 2001 McClellan AFB closed and another group of dedicated volunteers became the proud “owners” of the museum converting it to a private foundation.
In November 2005, we completed the transformation of this historic aviation museum when we chartered the Aerospace Museum of California. Our mission is to carry on the heritage of aviation in California’s Capital region by focusing the new museum on education and aerospace.
We also launched a Capital Campaign. The donations and gifts from this campaign will enable us to complete the vision of a totally new museum and learning center complex that educates visitors and highlights the rich aviation heritage of the area. This heritage includes the contributions of aerospace industries to our country’s space era, and recognizes the individual contributions of the women and men of the armed forces and the civilian work force that was critical for our nation’s defense.