Aerospace Museum of California
What used to be the McClellan Air Force Base, about 20 miles from Sacramento in the North Highlands, is today known as the Aerospace Museum of California, a great spot for your student group to immerse themselves into the world of aircraft. At the Hardie Setzer Pavilion your group can explore the 37,500 square feet of exhibits, simulators, and historic aircraft throughout, a guest favorite always being the 4-acre airpark. Within the airpark, you will find over 50 different historic aircraft, some of the more popular examples including the A-10 Thunderbolt, F-14 Top Gun Tomcat, and C-53 D-Day Aircraft.
After seeing all the amazing historic craft head to the spacecraft exhibits and examples, or perhaps indulge in a cockpit visit before heading over to the high-tech simulators. Group and school tours are available, as are special rotating exhibits such as the currently featured one (June 2017), Da Vinci Machines in Motion. After a few minutes here among the fighters, trainers, transports, and biplanes of the past present and future it will be easy to see why many consider this to be ‘one of aviation’s greatest showcases’.