Join the Armstrong Air & Space Museum for variety of activities in 2019:
Stargazing Across Auglaize County
Join us for an event under the stars. The 2019 Celebration Committee, Armstrong Air & Space Museum, Neil Armstrong Airport, and the Lima Astronomical Society have teamed up to bring to you stargazing events across Auglaize county through September. For dates and time click here.
Explore constellations through the viewing glass of telescopes and allow yourself time to take some photos.
These fun, family-friendly stargazing events are free and open to the public. We encourage those with their own telescopes to join us as well. Some events will feature their own add-ons such as games, activities, and presentations to enhance your experience.
All events are weather permitting.
10 Days of Celebration for the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing, July 12-21 at the Armstrong Air Space Museum and throughout Wapakoneta, hometown of the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong. Events at the museum include Escape the Moon, Launch Day, Run to the Moon 5K, 1K, and 1 Mile Fun Run, Annual Astronaut Dinner Gala, and much more!
During the Summer Moon Festival from July 19-21, 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!
For more details, check out our main anniversary celebration page!
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.