Armstrong Air & Space Museum

Armstrong Air & Space Museum The Armstrong Air & Space Museum, named for Wapakoneta's own Neil Armstrong, exhibits a combination of aviation and aerospace collections and artifacts from the first man to walk on the moon.
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04/07/2019

The Armstrong Air & Space Museum will be closing early on Monday, April 8, at 1:30 p.m. due to construction.

04/03/2019
04/01/2019
The Equinox occurs on this day. The sun will shine directly on the equator, and there will be nearly equal amounts of da...
03/20/2019

The Equinox occurs on this day. The sun will shine directly on the equator, and there will be nearly equal amounts of day and night throughout the world. It is the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and the first day of fall in the Southern Hemisphere. Is it fall or spring for you?

Check out NASA's "Equinox on Planet Earth," their Astronomy Picture of the Day: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190320.html

Register for Run to the Moon 5K, 10K, 1 Mile Fun Run today!
03/14/2019

Register for Run to the Moon 5K, 10K, 1 Mile Fun Run today!

MEDAL REVEAL! 50th ANNIVERSARY APOLLO 11 COMMERATIVE MEDAL! Neil Armstrong was the Apollo 11 Astronaut responsible for carrying the camera and capturing photos. The only picture of him on the moon is the reflection you see in Buzz Aldrin's helmet. This reflection has been duplicated and is one of the main features of this years finishers medal. Register here - https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Wapakoneta/RuntotheMoon

After visiting the Armstrong Air & Space Museum, five-year-old Joe painted this rocket and launch tower. Thank you for v...
03/11/2019

After visiting the Armstrong Air & Space Museum, five-year-old Joe painted this rocket and launch tower. Thank you for visiting and sharing your art with us!

02/26/2019

The Armstrong Air & Space Museum is closed today, February 26 due to construction of our new classroom and the current expansion project. We will will also be closed Tuesday, March 5 and Tuesday, March 12 as we work to make your experience better.

Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to our Love & Mystery Dinner Theater on Valentine’s Day. Team “Ka...
02/18/2019

Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to our Love & Mystery Dinner Theater on Valentine’s Day. Team “Katz Mall Ratz” consisting of Steve and Heather Fleck and Dave and Tina Thomas did the best job of catching the murderer! Our own executive director, Dante Centuori, also won Best Dressed after playing suspect Maude L. Tea. Everyone had a good time, and if you didn’t make it to this event we hope to see you in the future!

Vote for your favorite race shirt for this year's Run to the Moon on July 20!
02/16/2019

Vote for your favorite race shirt for this year's Run to the Moon on July 20!

Run to the Moon and Space Fans, IT’S POLL TIME! What’s your favorite color for the race shirts - RED OR BLUE? Vote now for your favorite color, the shirt with the most votes wins as our official runner shirts! #yearofapollo11 #weloveourrunners

NASA's Juno spacecraft captured a storm that is approximately 5,000 miles wide in Jupiter's southern hemisphere.Juno's m...
02/07/2019
Jupiter Storm Tracker

NASA's Juno spacecraft captured a storm that is approximately 5,000 miles wide in Jupiter's southern hemisphere.

Juno's mission is to "Understand origin and evolution of Jupiter, look for solid planetary core, map magnetic field, measure water and ammonia in deep atmosphere, observe auroras."

https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/jupiter-storm-tracker

A giant, spiraling storm in Jupiter’s southern hemisphere is captured in this animation from NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

Sixty-one years ago today, NASA successfully launched satellite Explorer 1, beginning the U. S. Space Age.
01/31/2019
Explorer 1

Sixty-one years ago today, NASA successfully launched satellite Explorer 1, beginning the U. S. Space Age.

Explorer 1 became the first successfully launched satellite by the United States when it was sent to space on January 31, 1958.

Join author Michelle Evans today at 5 pm as she explores the stories behind one of the aircraft that Neil Armstrong flew...
01/25/2019

Join author Michelle Evans today at 5 pm as she explores the stories behind one of the aircraft that Neil Armstrong flew, the X-15.

Learn about the X-15 and the stories of the 12 men who guided the aircraft into space with author Michelle Evans this Friday, Jan 25 at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.

Learn about the X-15 and the stories of the 12 men who guided the aircraft into space with author Michelle Evans this Fr...
01/23/2019

Learn about the X-15 and the stories of the 12 men who guided the aircraft into space with author Michelle Evans this Friday, Jan 25 at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.

Tickets are available now at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum for the Valentine's Day Love and Mystery Dinner Theater!
01/19/2019

Tickets are available now at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum for the Valentine's Day Love and Mystery Dinner Theater!

Check out the "One Small Step, One Giant Leap" exhibit on display through July at the Ohio Statehouse Museum Education C...
01/18/2019

Check out the "One Small Step, One Giant Leap" exhibit on display through July at the Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center. We are excited to share artifacts from the Apollo Program and World Celebration after the First Moon Landing.

Auglaize County Historical Society provided cases on Neil Armstong growing up in Ohio, particularly Auglaize County, and his 1969 homecoming.

Space artifacts from the Armstrong Air & Space Museum will be on display in the Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center. Experts from Wapakoneta, Ohio are here to install the exhibit in the Map Room.

http://www.ohiostatehouse.org/calendar/event?id=1349

Meet author Michelle Evans of "The X-15 Rocket Plane: Flying the First Wings into Space," the book sharing the story of ...
01/10/2019

Meet author Michelle Evans of "The X-15 Rocket Plane: Flying the First Wings into Space," the book sharing the story of the 12 men who guided the aircraft into space, on January 25. The book is currently on sale in our Museum Store.

Congratulations to the 50 Years in Space Art Contest winners! Their works appear on note cards currently for sale in our...
01/08/2019

Congratulations to the 50 Years in Space Art Contest winners! Their works appear on note cards currently for sale in our Museum Store and at Riverside Art Gallery.

01/01/2019

Happy New Year! Start off 2019 with a visit to the Armstrong Air & Space Museum, open today, January 1 from 9:30 am to 5 pm.

Fifty years ago today, the Apollo 8 crew became the first humans to orbit the moon.“On Christmas morning, mission cont...
12/24/2018
Apollo 8: Christmas at the Moon

Fifty years ago today, the Apollo 8 crew became the first humans to orbit the moon.

“On Christmas morning, mission control waited anxiously for word that Apollo 8's engine burn to leave lunar orbit had worked. They soon got confirmation when Lovell radioed, "Roger, please be informed there is a Santa Claus."

Christmas Eve, 1968. As one of the most turbulent, tragic years in American history drew to a close, millions around the world were watching and listening as the Apollo 8 astronauts - Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders - became the first humans to orbit another world.

50 years ago today, the first manned Apollo mission to reach and orbit the moon launched. Ohio astronaut James Lovell se...
12/22/2018
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8's Launch Into History

50 years ago today, the first manned Apollo mission to reach and orbit the moon launched. Ohio astronaut James Lovell served as command module pilot on Apollo 8.

Fifty years ago on Dec. 21, 1968, Apollo 8 launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center at 7:51 a.m. ES).

Thank you Representative Craig Riedel and the Ohio House of Representatives for passing House Bill 721, designating the ...
12/06/2018
The Ohio Channel

Thank you Representative Craig Riedel and the Ohio House of Representatives for passing House Bill 721, designating the calendar week including July 20 "One Small Step Week," in honor of Ohio native Neil Armstrong's historic landing on the moon on that day in 1969.

http://www.ohiochannel.org/video/rep-riedel-hb-721

Discover more about the Gemini VIII mission and the Gemini program with a new interactive kiosk. A special thank you to ...
12/04/2018

Discover more about the Gemini VIII mission and the Gemini program with a new interactive kiosk. A special thank you to David Charney and Tony O'Dell of Illumen Group for designing the kiosk software!

Pictured: David Charney (left) and Greg Brown (right) with the new kiosk. Greg Brown, Experience Coordinator at the Museum, created and edited content for the kiosk.

The Gemini Mockup Capsule returned to the Armstrong Air & Space Museum yesterday! Thank you to Auglaize Auto Body for re...
12/01/2018

The Gemini Mockup Capsule returned to the Armstrong Air & Space Museum yesterday! Thank you to Auglaize Auto Body for restoring the capsule. The Apollo Mockup Capsule has left to be restored and will return in 2019.

Explore our Holiday Lights Display starting today, November 30, to February 1! While you visit, don't forget to sign our...
12/01/2018

Explore our Holiday Lights Display starting today, November 30, to February 1!

While you visit, don't forget to sign our guest book at the museum entrance.

11/22/2018

Happy Thanksgiving! The museum is closed today but will return to regular hours tomorrow.

Explore how astronauts spend Thanksgiving in Space: https://youtu.be/2cTITLyi3Zk

On this day in 1923, Alan Shepard, the first American in space, was born. NASA selected Shepard as one of its first seve...
11/18/2018
Who Was Alan Shepard?

On this day in 1923, Alan Shepard, the first American in space, was born. NASA selected Shepard as one of its first seven astronauts in 1959, and became America’s first man in space on May 5, 1961 on board the Freedom 7 — an achievement that would eventually lead to the first moon landing.

Besides being the first American in space, Shepard was also the fifth man to walk on the moon, clocking the longest moon walk and also becoming the first (and, as far we know, only) human to play golf on another world.

Astronaut Alan Shepard was the first American in space.

11/17/2018
www.riversideartcenter.org

There are TWO weeks left to submit your art for the "50 Years of Space" commemorative art show and competition.

On July 20, 1969, the world watched and celebrated as humans first walked on the moon. Many accomplishments had been achieved to enable that first lunar landing, and many more significant endeavors have expanded our perception of the unknown ever since. How do you picture the last five decades in space?

Please submit your artwork by Dec. 1! Find entry form and all contest details here: https://bit.ly/2OVt9Kw

Today in 1969, Apollo 12 became the second crewed mission to land on the moon--a little less than four months after the ...
11/14/2018
Apollo 12: The Pinpoint Mission

Today in 1969, Apollo 12 became the second crewed mission to land on the moon--a little less than four months after the Apollo 11 crew became the first people to walk on the moon.

The target for Apollo 12 was a large basaltic plain on the moon's surface called the Ocean of Storms. Like its predecessor mission, the primary goal for Apollo 12 was to explore the area and prepare for future landing missions.

The Apollo 12 crew of Pete Conrad, Alan Bean and Dick Gordon needed to land close to their target area to fulfill their mission.

Happy Veterans Day! All veterans will receive free admission today, Nov. 11, through Saturday, Nov. 17. Thank you for yo...
11/11/2018

Happy Veterans Day! All veterans will receive free admission today, Nov. 11, through Saturday, Nov. 17. Thank you for your service!

We are open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday and 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Tuesday - Saturday. We are currently closed on Mondays.

Today in 1967, the first unmanned test flight of the Saturn V was launched. The rocket was used by the U.S. Apollo progr...
11/09/2018
NASA's Gutsy First Launch of the Saturn V Moon Rocket

Today in 1967, the first unmanned test flight of the Saturn V was launched. The rocket was used by the U.S. Apollo program to send the first astronauts to the moon. It stood 363 feet tall and had a maximum thrust of 7.5 million pounds.

Only Apollo 6 saw another unmanned Saturn launch. The third Saturn rocket NASA ever launched took the Apollo 8 crew to the moon in December 1968.

The first Saturn V launch, designated Apollo 4, was a success.

On this day in 1957, the dog Laika became the first living creature to orbit Earth in the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 2. S...
11/03/2018
Laika the Dog & the First Animals in Space

On this day in 1957, the dog Laika became the first living creature to orbit Earth in the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 2. Since then, animals have continued to play an important role in understanding the impact of microgravity on many biological functions.

Dogs and monkeys were among the earliest astronauts but they were not the first animals in space.

11/01/2018
www.riversideartcenter.org

Only ONE month left to submit your art! How do you imagine the last five decades in space exploration?

The museum and Riverside Art Center will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing with “50 Years of Space,” a commemorative art show and competition. Artists from across the world are invited to submit their interpretation of “50 Years of Space” artwork by Dec. 1.

Find all contest details here: https://bit.ly/2OVt9Kw

Happy Halloween! We love seeing astronaut costumes for Halloween, but what do you think real astronauts dress up as? Che...
10/31/2018
Space Station Halloween! Astronauts Go All-Out with Zero-G Costumes

Happy Halloween! We love seeing astronaut costumes for Halloween, but what do you think real astronauts dress up as? Check out how last year's crew on the International Space Station celebrated Halloween:

Some years an astronaut or two dress up for Halloween, but this time all six crewmembers got their moments in the spooky spotlight.

10/27/2018
www.riversideartcenter.org

This December, the museum and Riverside Art Center will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing with “50 Years of Space,” a commemorative art show and competition.

On July 20, 1969, the world watched and celebrated as humans first walked on the moon. Many accomplishments had been achieved to enable that first lunar landing, and many more significant endeavors have expanded our perception of the unknown ever since.

How do you imagine the last five decades in space exploration? Artists from across the world are invited to submit their interpretation of “50 Years of Space” artwork by Dec. 1!

Find all contest details here: https://bit.ly/2OVt9Kw

Thank you Auglaize Auto Body for all of your work on the Gemini Capsule Mock-up! The capsule will be returning to the Ar...
10/24/2018

Thank you Auglaize Auto Body for all of your work on the Gemini Capsule Mock-up! The capsule will be returning to the Armstrong Air & Space Museum soon. Stay tuned for more information.

We’ve move the Gemini outside in the sun while we finish restoring the seats and a few other items for it!!!

Thank you to everyone that came out to Boo! on the Moon! We saw so many incredible costumes and had a blast trick-or-tre...
10/24/2018

Thank you to everyone that came out to Boo! on the Moon! We saw so many incredible costumes and had a blast trick-or-treating through the museum.

And a special thank you to all volunteers that helped in many ways, including passing out candy! Each of you played such a huge part in making this event successful.

We hope you all have a happy and safe Halloween!

10/23/2018

We've had lots of super heroes, astronauts and even a giraffe or two (to name a few) compete in the annual pumpkin roll races so far during Boo! on the Moon!

Come out until 7 p.m. to trick-or-treat through the galleries, haunted classroom and spooky Astro theater.

Admission is required to tour the museum - those in costume will receive half off admission!

We have officially broken ground for our new classroom as of this morning! Thank you to all who helped make this happen....
10/19/2018

We have officially broken ground for our new classroom as of this morning! Thank you to all who helped make this happen. Stay tuned for progress updates!

We will remain open regular winter hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

The Gemini capsule mock-up is looking brand new! We are so excited to see the finished product soon!
10/18/2018

The Gemini capsule mock-up is looking brand new! We are so excited to see the finished product soon!

We’ve got Scott Bowersock in here today doing his magic applying the lettering and American Flag on the Gemini Capsule!!

Today was the first official day of construction! #day1 #museumexpansion #newclassroomherewecome
10/15/2018

Today was the first official day of construction! #day1 #museumexpansion #newclassroomherewecome

10/14/2018

Today is the last day of our sale on the pavilion! Stop out from 11 to 5 to see what goods we have left!

We have been downsizing in preparation for the upcoming construction--help us re-home as much as we can! Office items, chairs, tables, decorations, and more! All proceeds benefit the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.

10/13/2018

Come check out our sale on the pavilion this afternoon from 12 p.m.-5 p.m.!

We have been downsizing in preparation for the upcoming construction--help us re-home as much as we can! Office items, chairs, tables, decorations, and more! All proceeds benefit the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.

Sunday's sale hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Address

500 Apollo Dr
Wapakoneta, OH
45895

Larger parking lot on the north side; RVs and trailers, please look for the sign to direct you.

General information

(800) 860-4726 HOURS From October to March: Tuesday - Saturday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday: Closed From April to September: Monday - Saturday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Open 9:30 AM - 5 PM all other holidays. ADMISSION RATES Adults: $8.00 Seniors (60+): $7.00 Children (6-12): $4.00 Children (5 and under): Free OHC and AASMA Members: Free Military discounts are available to all military personnel and Veterans.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
Friday 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday 09:30 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(419) 738-8811

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