Explore the museum that chronicles Wapakoneta, Ohio, native Neil Armstrong’s life and achievements. The Armstrong Air & Space Museum stands as a repository of Ohio’s aeronautical history and a monument to Ohio’s contribution to aviation and space exploration from the early pioneer days through the space shuttle era. See a moon rock, two full-sized aircraft flown by Neil Armstrong, the Gemini VIII space capsule, artifacts from the Apollo 11 mission and more. The museum gift shop offers a variety of items, including mission patches and a favorite – space ice cream! Average visit time: Allow 2+ hours
On July 20, 1969 the Apollo 11 crew had completed the greatest journey in human history, putting men on the moon and setting the course for the future of the nation’s space program. That day, Ohio governor James Rhodes proposed a museum as a monument to the achievements of not only Armstrong but “all Ohioans who have attempted to defy gravity,” as well as to the history of the space program itself. On July 20, 1972, three years to the day after Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon, the Armstrong Air & Space Museum opened.
The museum participates annually in Wapakoneta’s Summer Moon Festival. This three-day July event offers a variety of activities throughout the city. The museum offers special, scheduled programming on its grounds. For more information visit: http://www.summermoonfestival.com/
The Armstrong Air & Space Museum is managed locally by the Armstrong Air & Space Museum Association and is accredited by the American Association of Museums.
While many in Ohio are gearing up for the total solar eclipse in 2024, a partial annular solar eclipse will be happening as well! Join the Armstrong Air & Space Museum as we go into the fascinating science behind this rare phenomenon, including a free kids activity!
Grab your masks and candy bags and head to the Armstrong Air & Space Museum for their annual Boo! on the Moon Halloween event! Guests have the opportunity to walk around the museum’s spooky galleries and collect candy from staff members, along with other fun, family friendly activities and games.
Join the Armstrong Air & Space Museum as we ring in the holiday season at our Grand Illumination. At 7 p.m. on Black Friday, the museum turns on the holiday light display, igniting the grounds with tens of thousands of bright lights and dozens of space-themed displays. This event is outside and weather permitting.
Starting at dusk from Black Friday until the first Sunday in January, the Armstrong Museum Holiday Lights are a spectacular display of dozens of space and holiday themed lights, spread throughout the museum grounds. This is a free event open to the public. The museum is not open during this time and no outdoor restrooms […]