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The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM, and closed to the general public on Mondays and Tuesdays. Face coverings are optional yet highly encouraged in the museum. Please read our full list of guidelines located in the COVID-19 section below.

FAQs

  • Why is the museum built as it is?

    The museum was designed by former Wapakoneta-resident Arthur Klipfel who intended the museum to resemble a futuristic moon base, as they were envisioned in 1970.

  • Is photography allowed in the museum?

    Visitors are strongly encouraged to take pictures of museum exhibitions for personal use with hand-held cameras. Please do not use a flash as many of the artifacts are sensitive to light. Photographs or video may not be used for publication without prior written consent.

  • How can I tell if a Neil Armstrong autograph is real?

    Mr. Armstrong stopped signing autographs in 1993. As a result, his autographs are rare, highly collectible, expensive, and often forged. As many as 90% of Armstrong autographs available for sale may in fact be fake.

    An autograph that is even and perfect is likely a stamp or autopen. A real autograph should have lighter and darker areas as the hand applies uneven pressure.

    Using a magnifying glass, you should be able to see tunnels or bridges where ink lines cross. 

  • Is the museum handicap accessible?

    Yes. The Armstrong Air & Space Museum offers handicap parking, ramps throughout the entirety of the museum, and seats throughout the galleries. There are also wheelchairs available for guests use at the front door. 

  • Is the museum handicap accessible?

    Yes. The Armstrong Air & Space Museum offers handicap parking, ramps throughout the entirety of the museum, and seats throughout the galleries. There are also wheelchairs available for guests use at the front door.