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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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.

10/12/2018
Armstrong Air & Space Museum

Our sale starts tomorrow at noon! Find office items, chairs, tables, decorations, and much more all on the pavilion!

Find more information below:

This Saturday and Sunday, the museum will be having a sale on the pavilion (located in front of the museum) during regular museum hours.

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.

Saturday sale hours: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday sale hours: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Did you know the movie "First Man" is based off the official biography of Neil Armstrong, "First Man: The Life of Neil A...
10/11/2018

Did you know the movie "First Man" is based off the official biography of Neil Armstrong, "First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong" by James Hansen?

Dive even further into the life and career of Neil Armstrong with this first-person account biography. Visit the museum store to get your copy today!

10/11/2018
First Man

"A family. A country. A mission."

Who else is excited to see First Man?!

A family. A country. A mission. Ryan Gosling is #FirstMan. In theaters and IMAX Friday. Get tickets now: fandango.com/firstman

We are so excited to announce we are selling Coffe Amor's custom 16 Sunrises blend in the museum store! Celebrate the pr...
10/11/2018

We are so excited to announce we are selling Coffe Amor's custom 16 Sunrises blend in the museum store! Celebrate the premier of "First Man" by drinking a cup at Coffe Amor in Wapak today!

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station see 16 sunrises each day. This coffee is strong enough to power through 16 mornings. It is rich and smooth with cocoa notes. Buy your freshly ground bag ONLY at the museum!

A huge thank you to Coffe Amor for roasting this special blend for us--we cannot wait to try it!

10/10/2018

This Saturday and Sunday, the museum will be having a sale on the pavilion (located in front of the museum) during regular museum hours.

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.

Saturday sale hours: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday sale hours: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

10/10/2018
Armstrong Air & Space Museum

Have you submitted yet? Artists of all ages from any location are welcome!

Calling all artists! 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

We've had lots of little explorers come through the museum so far for Day of Discovery! Stop by until 4 pm to learn all ...
10/08/2018

We've had lots of little explorers come through the museum so far for Day of Discovery! Stop by until 4 pm to learn all about light and sound! The museum is open until 5 pm.

Find event details here: armstrongmuseum.org/upcoming_events

10/05/2018
Camps | Armstrong Air and Space Museum

Young Astronauts Program officially began last week, but we are still accepting applications for our K-1 and 4-6 grade classes through Nov. 1!

Email [email protected] to apply today! Find more information about our space-themed, STEAM based after school program here:

Armstrong Air and Space Museum stands not only as a repository of Ohios aeronautical history and a monument to Ohios contribution to aviation and space exploration, but also as a tribute to Ohioan Neil Armstrong, whose one small step for a man was indeed a giant leap for mankind.

10/01/2018
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Happy 60th anniversary, NASA!

Why do we explore? Simply put, it is part of who we are and it is what we have done throughout our 60 year history. Take a look at our tradition of reaching for things just beyond our grasp and how it is helping us lay the foundation for our greatest journeys ahead. Happy #NASA60th anniversary! https://youtu.be/oTWnoSuocMo

Today starts our fall/winter hours! We will be closed every Monday from now through March, unless otherwise announced. W...
10/01/2018
ARMSTRONG AIR & SPACE MUSEUM EVENTS | Armstrong Air and Space Museum

Today starts our fall/winter hours! We will be closed every Monday from now through March, unless otherwise announced.

Weekly hours:
Tuesday - Saturday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday: Closed

Next Monday, Oct. 8 (Columbus Day), we will be OPEN regular hours for Day of Discovery! Find event details here: armstrongmuseum.org/armstrong_events

Armstrong Air and Space Museum stands not only as a repository of Ohios aeronautical history and a monument to Ohios contribution to aviation and space exploration, but also as a tribute to Ohioan Neil Armstrong, whose one small step for a man was indeed a giant leap for mankind.

Today we say "auf Wiedersehen" to the museum's first international intern, Nadja. She has been with us for the last thre...
09/28/2018

Today we say "auf Wiedersehen" to the museum's first international intern, Nadja. She has been with us for the last three months and has been an integral part of the team! We will miss you, Nadja, and wish you all the best back in Germany!

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

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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