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The Wapakoneta Summer Moon Festival Community Event

Updated: 2 days ago

Armstrong Air & Space Museum:

Tuesday. July 16, 2024 to Sunday, July 21, 2024


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

TUESDAY, JULY 16

10:00am - 5:00pm | Costumed astronaut appearances throughout the day

12:00pm - 12:30pm | Gemini VIII capsule chat in the Early Space Gallery*


WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

10:00am - 5:00pm | Costumed astronaut appearances throughout the day

12:00pm - 12:30pm | Public outdoor tour on museum grounds (weather permitting)


THURSDAY, JULY 18

10:00am - 5:00pm  | Costumed astronaut appearances throughout the day

12:00pm - 12:30pm  | Gemini VIII capsule chat in the Early Space Gallery*


FRIDAY, JULY 19

10:00am - 5:00pm  | Costumed astronaut appearances throughout the day

12:00pm - 12:30pm  | Public outdoor tour on museum grounds (weather permitting)


SATURDAY, JULY 20

7:30am - 11:00am  | United Way Run to the Moon 5k/10k located in museum parking lot ($)

10:00am - 5:00pm  | Inflatable rides on the museum's south lawn

10:00am - 5:00pm  | Kona Ice treats available on museum's north lawn ($)

10:00am - 5:00pm  | Charley's Kettle Korn available on museum's north lawn ($)

10:00am - 5:00pm  | Parachute Museum activities on museum's north lawn

10:00am - 5:00pm  | Art Me! Face painting available on museum's southwest lawn

10:00am - 5:00pm  | Lima Astronomical Society activities on museum's southwest lawn

10:00am - 5:00pm  | Wright Stuff Rocketeers rocket launches on south lawn

10:00am - 5:00pm  | Education tent with children activities on museum's south lawn

10:00am - 5:00pm  | Balloon Artist available on museum's south lawn

10:00am - 5:00pm    Rinda Beach wind tunnel demo in Early Space Gallery*

10:00am - 5:00pm    55th anniversary cancellation covers in store ($)

11:00am - 12:00pm  | Astronaut Carl Walz meet & greet in museum's STEM Center*

6:00pm - 8:30pm  | Astronaut Mix & Mingle event at museum ($)


SUNDAY, JULY 21

10:00am - 5:00pm  | Inflatable rides on the museum's south lawn

10:00am - 5:00pm  | Kona Ice treats available on museum's north lawn ($)

10:00am - 5:00pm  | Charley's Kettle Korn available on museum's north lawn ($)

10:00am - 5:00pm  | Parachute Museum activities on museum's north lawn

10:00am - 5:00pm  | Art Me! Face painting available on museum's southwest lawn

10:00am - 5:00pm    Lima Astronomical Society activities on southwest lawn

10:00am - 5:00pm  | Wright Stuff Rocketeers rocket launches on south lawn

10:00am - 5:00pm  | Education tent with children activities on museum's south lawn

10:00am - 5:00pm  | Balloon Artist available on museum's south lawn

10:00am - 5:00pm    Rinda Beach wind tunnel demo in Early Space Gallery*

10:00am - 5:00pm  | 55th anniversary cancellation covers available in museum store ($)


( $ ) = This activity has an associated cost to it and is not free.

( * ) = This activity is inside the museum and is included with admission.



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 Tuesday and Thursday 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. 


Public Outdoor Tour: On Wednesday and Friday from 12:00-12:30, a member of the museum staff will be giving a 30-minute tour of the museum's grounds. The tour will cover the aircrafts and mockups on site and history of the building itself.


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


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, 10:00 pm to 5:00 pm, found on the museum's south 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 Aviation Trail 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! Available Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 pm to 5:00 pm.


Astronaut Mix & Mingle: Located at the Armstrong Museum on Saturday, July 20th at 6:00 pm, purchase a ticket and have the opportunity to mingle with former NASA astronaut Carl Walz! A link to purchase tickets can be found HERE.


FOR THE SUMMER MOON FESTIVAL WEBSITE, PLEASE CLICK HERE!



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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