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  • Armstrong Air and Space Museum Front Exterior
    Armstrong Air & Space Museum

    The museum resembles a futuristic moon base. The design of the architect, a Wapakoneta native, was selected from a national contest.

  • Aeronca 7AC Champion Airplane
    Aeronca Champion

    Armstrong took his first flying lessons at age 15 in the Aeronca 7AC Champion airplane, manufactured in Middletown, Ohio.

  • Soviet Union Sputnik Satellite
    Sputnik

    1957, this satellite launched the Space Race and set America reeling. Sputnik was the first artificial satellite and showed the Soviet Unions lead.

  • Gemini Space Capsule Replica
    Apollo & Gemini Capsules

    Visitors can peer inside replica of the Apollo capsule or sit in a replica Gemini from sunrise to dusk.

  • Gemini VIII Spacecraft Capsule
    Gemini VIII Spacecraft

    This Gemini capsule was Neil Armstrong’s first spacecraft. In 1966, he and copilot David Scott conducted the first docking in space.

Neil Armstrong

As space exploration has evolved, so have the exhibits at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum. But the focus has remained the same: to stand not only as a repository of Ohio's aeronautical history and a monument to Ohio's 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."

Exhibits
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Grand Illumination

Armstrong Event

Stop by to see the Armstrong Air & Space Museum turn on the light display for the first time this year.

Gemini VIII

Exhibit

On March 16, 1966, command pilot Neil Armstrong and pilot David Scott successfully docked their Gemini VIII spacecraft, the first-ever linking of two spacecraft together in Earth orbit.

Apollo 11 Moon Rock

Exhibit

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made their historic Moon landing back in 1969, while on the moon they managed to collect moon rocks.

Armstrong's Spacesuits

Exhibit

Neil Armstrong spacesuits from the Gemini and Apollo missions are on display in the museum for all to see. Come have a closer look!

Visit Our Museum Store

Find something for everyone at our Museum Store.
We have plenty to offer from apparel, collectables, books, posters, rockets, and toys!

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Support the Museum

Help us transform lives through the power of space and science education—inside the Museum, in our schools and beyond—with your support of  the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.

Hours of Operation

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, Christmas. Open 9:30 AM - 5 PM all other holidays.