On April 01, 2017 President Trump signed a Major Disaster Declaration due to the February 1 to February 23 winter storms in California. The museum suffered two major areas of damage from the February storm. Society President Steve Habeck has submitted a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The two areas included in the request are the public entrance road to the museum and approximately one-quarter mile of the balloon track starting at Malfunction Junction.
Update August 13, 2017 - Steve Habeck reported at the August 12th Board Meeting our RPA has been approved. This is the first step in the process to get help for the storm damage. Steve also reported the city's request was also approved.