Launch into summer at ‘Rocket Weekend’


Armstrong Air & Space Museum hosts May 18-19 activities

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WAPAKONETA – On May 18 and 19, the Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta will hold the annual “Rocket Weekend.” Explore rocketry through multiple activities on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The goal is for activities to encourage all ages to develop an interest in science, math and engineering. Free activities outside the museum include Water Rockets, Chemical Rockets and Propulsion Rockets. Complete all these activities for a prize.

Join the museum and Wright Stuff Rocketeers at workshops to build and launch a rocket. Workshops are scheduled for Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m as well as Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon and 2 to 3 p.m. Registration price is $20, and pre-registration is required. Call 419-738-8811 or contact outreach@armstrongmusuem.org to register. The fee is due at the time of registration.

The first virtual reality experience offered at the museum will take place on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The VR experience is sponsored by GA Wintzer & Son Co. The immersive space-themed experience is $2 after the price of admission.

Events are free and open to public. Museum admission is required to tour the museum. Guided tours will be offered throughout the weekend. Check out armstrongmuseum.org or the Armstrong Air & Space Museum Facebook page for more information.

About Armstrong Air & Space Museum

The Armstrong Air & Space Museum stands as a repository of Ohio’s aeronautical history and a monument to Ohio’s contribution to aviation and space exploration from the early pioneer days through the space shuttle era. See a moon rock, two full-sized aircraft flown by Neil Armstrong, the Gemini VIII space capsule, two of Neil Armstrong’s spacesuits, artifacts from the Apollo 11 mission and more. The Armstrong Air & Space Museum is a site of the Ohio History Connection. The Armstrong Air & Space Museum Association maintains and operates the museum.

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Armstrong Air & Space Museum hosts May 18-19 activities

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