On this day 50 years ago, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped foot on the Moon – becoming one of the most important moments in human history. Join us at the Museum of Arts & Sciences to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and National Moon Day. In conjunction with our temporary exhibit, To Choose Our Destiny: The Lasting Legacy of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, we have a day packed with guest speakers, special Planetarium shows and movies, including the screening of Smithsonian Channel's The Day We Walked on the Moon, hands-on lunar activities for all ages, and ongoing tours through the exhibit. Food for purchase from the Southern State of Mind food truck will be available from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
In the evening, we will be playing the universally acclaimed documentary, Apollo 11, with never-before-seen 70 mm footage of the historic mission to the Moon. Further information about the Apollo 11 documentary showing can be found in our Movie in the Planetarium listing for a 5:00pm show or a 7:30pm show.
Daytime events are free for members or are included with paid museum admission.
Enter for a chance to win entry to our Apollo 11 50th Anniversary event through the purchase of our Second Saturday Laser Rock Shows on July 13th. Attendees will receive one giveaway entry per show purchased. Showtimes are 7:00PM: Laser Spirit, 8:00PM: Rush 2112, and 9:00PM: Pink Floyd - The Wall.
Participants do not have to be present for the drawing to win. Winner will receive FREE admission to the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary event on July 20th, and FREE access to the evening showing of the Apollo 11 documentary with a choice of either the 5:00pm or 7:30pm showing.