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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:

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 times 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.


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.

Kites and Drones will be flying in the air throughout the weekend at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum, 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.