Anyone with an interest in aviation history and space exploration should make a trip to the Aerospace Museum of California. Over 30 military and civilian planes can be seen and explored along with informative panels to explain more about them. There is also a helpful tam of docents who are on hand to provide the answer for anything you may want to know.
Things to Do
- This museum really lets you get up close to history. At many of the exhibits, which are spread out over 37,500 square feet in a large exhibit hall and a four acre outdoor Air Park, you can come right up and touch the aircraft. Sometimes you can even get into the cockpit. Besides this you can get as close to really manning an aircraft as possible with their motion-ride simulators.
- One of this museum's greatest assets is its knowledgeable and enthusiastic docents. Many of them have direct experience of flying in the planes that are on display and are a valuable source of living history. They love to share their experiences with visitors so don't be afraid to go up and ask the questions about what they know!
Aerospace Museum of California Insider Tips
- You can help out at the Museum by volunteering. They are always looking for new recruits and while preference is given to people with real experience or a good knowledge of aviation they also have positions for regular people too. If you can't give up your time but would like to support the Museum's future then you can donate.