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Festival of Flight flags flying outside of the Armstrong Air & Space Museum


Join the Armstrong Air & Space Museum for variety of activities in 2019:


Sky viewing event at the museum beginning at 9:00 p.m.  Sunday January 20th; Sky viewing determined by celestial event.

Come out to the museum for a sky viewing (weather permitting). Have some hot chocolate and meet with representatives of Lima Astronomical Society to hear a talk over total Lunar Eclipses.

Afterward we will sky view the total lunar Eclipse (weather permitting).


Rocket Weekend

Rocket Weekend May 18th and 19th from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Spend the weekend at the Museum enjoying all aspects of rocketry. See rocket launches; launch rockets using a range of different materials including water, air, and Alka Seltzer. Complete all free rocket activities and win a prize from our rocket shaped Plinko board!

Rocket workshops will be taking place for $20.00 registration fee. Students can complete their rocket building and see it launched. Times for the workshops are:

Saturday: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Registration for workshops now open. Pre-registration is required. Call 419-738-8811 or contact to register today. $20.00 fee is due at the time of registration.

On Sunday from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. a virtual reality experience will be available for $2 after the price of admission.

Half hour guided tours will be offered for free three times a day. This is a great way to learn something new about the early space program and Neil Armstrong's life. After paying your admission please wait for your tour guide in the adjacent waiting area. Times for these tours are:

Saturday: 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.

Sunday: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.

Event is free and open to the public; Museum admission required to tour the museum.


Engineer Camp:

June 10th to 14th from 9:00-2:00

Participants will have the opportunity to cover all things engineering. They can sharpen their robotics skills, create their own robot to complete a mission; build and launch their own rocket, and complete other challenges.

Camp is $125.00 for the week and includes a pizza party lunch on Friday; their own rocket, a Engineer camp shirt, and a week of fun activities in robotics and engineering. Registration Opens March 1st, 2019.

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Summer Moon Festival 

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing, July 19-21 at the Armstrong Air Space Museum and throughout Wapakoneta, hometown of the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong. Enjoy presentations from astronauts, exhibits from NASA, aviation inflatables, free activities, science demonstrations, face painting, mini golf, your favorite Star Wars characters, live entertainment, the Lima Area Concert Band, animals from an area zoo, the Run to the Moon races, and so much more!

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Flight Festival

Festival of Flight will be September 28th and 29th from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Enjoy the weekend at the Armstrong Air & Space museum.

At the Museum

Kites and Drones will be flying in the air and participants have the opportunity to talk to the professionals manning these about their hobbies and businesses.

Challenge your skills in activities of flight by making paper airplanes and copters, make your own kite to keep, tour the museum and see planes and spacecraft through a public guided tour.

Event is free and open to the public; Museum admission required to tour the museum.


Boo On The Moon

Join us for an unearthly evening at the museum! Come in costume and trick-or-treat through the exhibits, haunted classroom and spooky Astro Theatre. Guests can also enjoy refreshments, pumpkin roll races and mummy bowling outside the museum.

Event is October 22nd, 2019 beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Admission is required to tour the museum - those in costume will receive HALF OFF admission.


Grand Illumination (Friday following Thanksgiving)

The Armstrong Air Space Museum will turn on the Christmas lights for a grand illumination. The display will continue nightly at dusk, at approximately 5:30.

The display contains tens of thousands of lights and features, including five rope-light sculptures from 7’ to 20’ high, including a Saturn V rocket and saluting astronaut. Visitors are welcome to explore the many elements across the grounds with several photo opportunities within the display. Please refrain from touching lights, sculptures, or cords. 


The Holiday Lights Display will continue nightly through January 1st.