The museum shares the story of Neil Armstrong, all Ohioans who have attempted to defy gravity, the Space Race, and current space exploration. The museum itself is designed to resemble a futuristic moon base. It is most beautiful when viewed at dusk.
The museum features many one-of-a-kind artifacts including the Gemini VIII spacecraft, Neil Armstrong’s Gemini and Apollo spacesuits, and an Apollo 11 moon rock. The museum is also home to two full-size aircraft, both of which were flown by Mr. Armstrong. A 15-year-old Armstrong learned to fly at Port Koneta, a long-gone Wapakoneta airfield. He flew a yellow Aeronca Champion now on exhibit at the museum.
This is no static museum; it is filled with motion and sound. There are seven interactive exhibits, ten audio/visual elements, and two simulators. Adults will find the simulators just as challenging and entertaining as the kids do. The 56-foot dome in the center of the museum houses the Astro Theater, a unique venue that allows guests to enjoy the 25-minute documentary about Apollo 11’s lunar landing (COVID-19 has affected this feature). There is no additional charge for the simulators or the film.
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SCOUT PROGRAMS AND OVERNIGHTS
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
3-D PRINTING EXPERIENCES
HOMESCHOOL GROUPS PROGRAMS
Visit our Exhibits page for more information regarding what you will find in our galleries, and visit our Request a Speaker page if you are interested in bringing one of our informational presentations to you!