It was an event that drew the attention of the entire nation, an achievement that astounded the world and you can see what led up to those first steps onto the surface of the moon at the Ohio Historical Society’s Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio.
Named in honor of Wapakoneta native Neil Armstrong, first man to set foot on the moon, this museum chronicles Ohio’s contributions to the history of space flight. Among the items on display are a F5D Sky Lancer, the Gemini VIII spacecraft, Apollo 11 artifacts and a moon rock. You can also view artifacts from Armstrong’s life and see how a young man from small town America went on to become the first man to walk on the moon.
In the Armstrong Museum’s Astro-theater, multimedia presentations of the sights and sounds of space unfold against a starry background while the infinity bridge will deceive your senses. There are numerous interactive displays that make the Armstrong Museum a fun and educational stop for the entire family.
Did you know that first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, earned his pilot’s license before he could get his driver’s license?
The Armstrong Air & Space Museum
500 S Apollo Dr.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
Toll Free: 800-860-0142The Armstrong Museum is open year round. From April through September, 7 days a week, 9:30 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 pm on Sundays. From October through March; the museum is closed Mondays. The Museum is closed on all federal holidays. Group rates and reservations are available upon request.