The Neil Armstrong Space Exploration Gallery

Our Partner:

Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Our Role:


Known for its work in developing impressive space exhibitions for the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Flying Fish was invited by Cincinnati Museum Center to develop a new permanent gallery at the recently renovated museum to honor Neil Armstrong. Using Apollo 11 footage, Flying Fish developed 360-degree, custom, and synchronized motion graphics with a central hemispherical projection surface. In this immersive experience, visitors are educated about Armstrong’s life, punctuated by his work for NASA in a cinematic experience. This unique permanent exhibition experience offers a multi-sensory journey through a significant time in our nation and the world’s history. With large, curved walls and a dome projection centerpiece, Flying Fish managed the process from initial concept to installation and continued maintenance monitoring.

To produce this one-of-a-kind experience, Flying Fish’s team of designers, motion graphics artists, and fabricators developed the Neil Armstrong cinematic experience within a larger gallery. Specialized projectors take visitors on a five-minute journey and large-scale projections, and immersive sound adds to a complete sensory experience. The build consisted of a complete truss system for the state-of-the-art projectors, bespoke curved walls, a central hemispherical projection surface with custom surrounding seating, custom flooring, and complete installation. Flying Fish managed this project, from conceptualization to installation with site visits to ensure seamless communication with the museum and effective project management across continents. The permanent exhibition opened to rave reviews in the Spring of 2019.