Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum
Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio
500 Apollo Dr • Wapakoneta OH 45895 • 419-738-8811
The museum opened on July 20, 1972, just the third anniversary of the lunar landing. The museum itself is designed to resemble a futuristic moon base. It is most beautiful when viewed at dusk and at night. The museum features many one-of-a-kind artifacts, including the Gemini VIII spacecraft, Neil Armstrong's Gemini and Apollo spacesuits, and a lunar sample — the NASA term for a moon rock. The museum is also home to two full-size aircraft, including the very airplane in which Neil Armstrong learned to fly. In addition there are seven interactive exhibits, ten audio/visual elements, and three simulators. Visitors can practice landing the lunar module and space shuttle or docking the Gemini capsule, just as Neil Armstrong did in 1866. The 56-foot dome in the center of the museum houses the Astro Theater, a unique venue that allows guests to gaze at the night sky or watch one of the informative movies. There is no additional charge for the simulators or the film. Whether your interest is in American history, aviation, space exploration, or state history, the Armstrong Air and Space Museum offers something for you!