Aerospace Museum of California-Sacramento

“I feel the need…the need for speed!” ~Top Gun

The little one and I recently survived our first airplane flight to visit family in Arizona. (Delays going and delays coming and a bomb threat but we made it).  I digress, but now he knows what an airplane is and even knows the sign for one.  I figured it was a good time to take him to the Aerospace Museum of California located at McClellan Park in Sacramento, formerly McClellan Air Force Base.  The museum has an interesting collection of all sorts of airplanes, helicopters and engines of all vintages.  They are focued on educating young folks and getting them interested in flight.  My favorite highlight was seeing the flight simulator room created for the purposes of teaching kids STEM.  Well, that and watching my baby pretend to fly the planes.  (See photo below of him in the small white airplane cockpit.)  He very much enjoyed climbing on the airplanes and helicopters which were opened graciously to the public.  The idea of him flying one of these things in the future is something I can’t even fathom…

11 thoughts on “Aerospace Museum of California-Sacramento

  1. Wow!
    Pakistan Air Force Museum in Karachi is also dedicated to air force history of Pakistan and is filled up with all sort of planes and equipment. My 5-year old son loves it very much. There’s also an amusement park nearby, so he enjoys two in the price of one 🙂

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  2. Cute!! The next time you are in Arid-zona and down Tucson way, take the future sky pilot to the Pima Air and Space Museum. We also recently visited the National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, which is stunning.

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    • That’s pretty awesome. It very well could have been the one. I didn’t think to ask where it came from. I guess I just assumed it came from the base. Sean also mentioned that you used to take Michael over there a lot because of the cute rocket shaped play structure next door. The surrounding area isn’t so great anymore. It is a cross between people living in their cars and new home construction which is a bummer because the area deserves better.


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