Pearson Air Museum

A woman in a park ranger uniform talks to people in front of a Curtiss Jenny aircraft.
Discover the historic aircraft that once flew at Pearson Field at Pearson Air Museum.

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Pearson Air Museum and the Jack Murdock Aviation Center help visitors connect to the history of aviation at Pearson Field. From its roots as a civilian air field, to its history as the site of the Spruce Mill and its transformation into an important Army Air Corps field, Pearson Air Museum helps provide a detailed look into the golden age of aviation at Pearson Field.

Through amazing hand-painted murals and exhibit panels, visitors gain a chronological perspective of the many varied aviation events that occurred at Pearson Field. These events are further brought to life with four pre-1930 airplanes that display the incredibly fragile, complex, and daring nature of aviation in the early 20th century.

Visiting Pearson Air Museum

Pearson Air Museum is located at 1115 E 5th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661. Visit our Operating Hour & Seasons page to see current hours.

Pearson Air Museum is currently closed to allow for the installation of new exhibits. The museum will reopen in May, 2021.

Good to Know

Parking Yes Free parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the museum. Street parking on E 5th Street is also available.
Restrooms Yes There is a men's and women's restroom inside Pearson Air Museum.
Water Yes There is a water fountain and a water bottle refilling station inside Pearson Air Museum.
Pets No Pets are not allowed inside Pearson Air Museum but are allowed outside the museum on a leash. Please do not tie up pets or leave them in cars, especially in warm weather. Service animals are allowed inside Pearson Air Museum.
Accessibility Yes The museum has accessible entrances. The gallery in the Main Hanger is one one floor. There is a mezzanine with exhibits, which can be accessed by elevator. ADA-accessible restroom stalls are available.

Contact Us

Call the museum's front desk at (360) 816-6232.

Dr. Bob Cromwell, museum manager, can be reached at (360) 816-6253 or by email.

Permitted Events

Pearson Air Museum offers several venues for events, including weddings, parties, ceremonies and celebrations. For information on hosting an event at Pearson Air Museum, please visit our permitted event webpage.

Learn More

Learn more about the history of Pearson Field here.

Learn more about the people of Pearson Field here.

For information about nearby facilities, including the municipal field at Pearson Airpark (VUO) or the Pearson Field Education Center, please click on one of the following links:

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    Last updated: February 26, 2021

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    Mailing Address:

    612 E Reserve St
    Vancouver , WA 98661


    (360) 816-6230

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