|RECORDED INFO: 805 227-0440
HOURS: THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: 10 am-4 pm,
Mondays Only on legal holidays: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
ADMISSION: $10 per adult; Children 6-12 years: $5; Toddlers under 6 FREE
Students with student photo ID Card and Seniors 60+
Family Rate $20 - includes 2 adults and up to 4 kids between 6-12 years of age
Active Military with white ID card FREE
Group Tours (Minimum of 10 or more):
By appointment, reserved 7 days in advance. 805 835-1882.
Price on Group tours is $8 per person
Facility Rental, phone 805 226-8605, for more information
Adopting a name to memorialize the World War II Estrella Army Air Force Base that is now Paso Robles Municipal Airport, the Museum was chartered as a not-for-profit California corporation in 1992, and 501(c.3) accreditation soon followed to establish us with the US Departments of Navy and Air Force, as well as the state of California, as an organization approved to receive surplus aircraft and other government properties. Current Museum Staff/Board Members are listed here.
Located on the airport proper, the Museum is one of the few "fly-in or drive-in" facilities in the nation, and has over 500 members who rub elbows and enjoy the camaraderie at our monthly dinner meetings. Presently, hours are limited to Thursday through Sunday, and there is a minimal charge for admission to the Museum or its grounds. Everyone is welcome to come and see the growth of something exciting...
A most ambitious plan took wing over 20 years ago as the Estrella Warbirds Museum, in which the primary goal would be to preserve, perpetuate, and display American aviation history, especially that of our nation's military services.
A step back in time (1996)
(QuickTime: Drag your mouse to move around)
Today in time (2007)
And here is a new virtual tour of our present facility with the aircraft and artifacts now on display. As previous, the tour is mouse-controlled and features expanding links of exhibits. (QuickTime is necessary to view this.)
A complete listing of facilities can be found here