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To the Moon and Back

To the Moon and Back


Cincinnati Museum Center Space Gallery

The Neil Armstrong Space Exploration Gallery, presented by the Harold C. Schott Foundation, is a permanent exhibit celebrating the legacy of the Apollo 11 mission and the future of space exploration. The gallery is centered around a 360-degree immersive theater experience and features four unique artifacts from the Apollo 11 mission plus interactive stations where you can drive a Mars rover, design your own space mission and train to be an astronaut.

National Aviation Heritage Area

Ride in a replica of the Wright B Flyer, America's first factory-built airplane, or meet the legends that shaped aviation and space travel at the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Reach new heights in the National Aviation Heritage Area, an entire corner of Southwest Ohio that celebrates Ohio's influence and legacy in flight.

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Head to the National Museum of the United States Air Force - the largest military aviation museum in the world - featuring more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles. Be sure to check out the Space Gallery where you can walk through a full-sized representation of a NASA space shuttle payload bay with views of a Teal Ruby satellite and a look into the flight deck!

Armstrong Air and Space Museum

This Wapakoneta museum is rich in aeronautical history and showcases Ohio's contribution to space exploration. See a moon rock, two full-sized aircraft flown by Ohio-native Neil Armstrong, authentic space suits and more. Kids will love walking through the infinity room which gives an idea of what being in space might actually look like.


Ride in a space capsule, test your skills as an “armchair” astronaut or maneuver a rover through a Martian landscape. Explore the effects of gravity on different planets. Learn about life in orbit inside a mockup of the International Space Station or watch live NASA TV.

John & Annie Glenn Home & Museum

Tour John Glenn's childhood home, where you'll find yourself immersed in what life was like during the Great Depression and on the home front in WWII. Discover the stories of John and Annie Glenn through a series of engaging tours, unique collections, treasures and memorabilia from John Glenn's illustrious military, political and space careers.

Great Lakes Science Center

Your adventure continues at Cleveland's Great Lakes Science Center, home to the amazing NASA Glenn Visitor Center - one of only eleven in the country. Discover how astronauts eat, sleep and learn in their 'Living in Space' exhibit, step inside the actual 1973 Skylab 3 Lunar Command Module and plan your own space mission in Discover Gallery. Snap a photo of you or your little ones trying on the spacesuit for size!

International Women's Air & Space Museum

The International Women's Air & Space Museum is in the terminal of Burke Lakefront Airport, just seconds from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The mission of the International Women's Air & Space Museum is to collect, preserve and showcase the history and culture of women in all areas of aviation and aerospace; educate people of the world about their contributions; and inspire future generations by bringing the history to life. Discover how Women's Air & Space History is more than Sally Ride and Amelia Earhart. The exhibits are in the lobby at Burke, as well as the west concourse, and are accessible seven days a week, admission-free. The museum offers guided tours, kid’s programs, and a series of evening programs that can be booked ahead of your visit.

Observatory Park

Ever wonder what's "out there?" Get a glimpse of the stars at Observatory Park, where you can step inside the Nassau Astronomical Station, home to a 36" Warner & Swasey telescope. One of only forty-five certified "Dark Sky Parks" in the U.S., Observatory Park is sure to bring out-of-this-world sights accompanied by unforgettable memories.