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The Wapakoneta Summer Moon Festival Community Event

Armstrong Air & Space Museum:

Wed, 07/19/2023 - 10:00 - Sun, 07/23/2023 - 17:00


Costumed Astronaut Photograph Opportunities: Periodically throughout the day on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, a costumed astronaut will be walking around the galleries for individuals and families to take pictures with.

Gemini VIII "Capsule Chat:" On Friday from 12:00-12:30, a member of the museum staff will be giving a 30 minute in-depth talk at the Gemini VIII capsule, discussing the exciting details of Neil Armstrong's first space mission.

Inflatable Rides: Kids can put their skills to the test in our free inflatable rides located on the museum's south lawn from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Education Tent: Our STEM education tent will have fun, science-based, activities for kids to test out.

Lima Astronomical Society: The Lima Astronomical Society will be set up on the museum's north lawn and will have fun star map and telescope activities, along with educating guests on their services and events in the community. The astronomical society will be available only on Saturday and Sunday.

Wright Stuff Rocketeers: Truly a fan favorite, this group of rocket builders will be giving periodic rocket demonstrations throughout the day. Be the group's countdown clock as they lift-off your rocket! The rocketeers will be available only on Saturday and Sunday and will be found on the museum's southwest lawn.

Lunar Rover Demonstrations: Check out the museum's drivable lunar rover replica! Learn about the complexity of driving a vehicle on the lunar surface and explore the interesting history of the museum's replica, perhaps even catch a driving demo too! The rover will be available only for Saturday and Sunday located on the museum's southwest lawn.

Kona Ice Truck: Cool off from the mid-July heat with a tasty frozen snack from the Kona Ice truck! The vehicle will be parked in the middle of the museum's southwest lawn and will be available for treats on Saturday and Sunday.

Parachute Museum: Visit with the Parachute Museum booth as they sit on the North Lawn and show off some of their amazing items and share the impressive history of JUMPING OUT OF PLANES!

Astronaut Gala: Located at the Armstrong Museum on Saturday, July 22nd at 7:00 pm, purchase a ticket and have the opportunity to mingle with a former NASA astronaut! a link to purchase tickets can be found HERE.

Also during the events on Saturday and Sunday, a first-aid tent in case any guests need medical attention.


Armstrong Air & Space Museum

500 Apollo Drive

Wapakoneta, OH 45895

(419) 738-8811 or (800) 860-0142


Armstrong Air & Space Museum is Site #12 on the Aviation Trail


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