This day marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch from Earth. Celebrate this historic date with fun programs all morning!

Blast Off Day Activities include:

  • Apollo 11 Launch Footage: Watch the actual launch footage from the Apollo 11 mission! Start off the celebration and get excited for all the fun programs to come. - 9:30 a.m., Dragonfly Theatre
  • Stomp Rocket Challenge: Now that you’ve seen the rocket launch, try to launch your own rocket into outer space! - 9:45 a.m., Great Hall
  • Rocket Ships: Make your own rocket ship to take home and fly. - 10:30 a.m., Dragonfly Theatre
  • Space Racers - Starling Discovers the Moon: Young Starling makes a startling discovery one night: Earth’s Moon seems to be smaller than the last time she saw it. Can this be? Worried, she begins to chart the state of the Moon every night, which only confirms her worst fears: the Moon is disappearing! When she rushes around like Chicken Little, frantically warning everyone, they’re amused at her concern (and naïveté), and try to calm her down... but no one effectively explains how the Moon waxes and wanes over the course of each month. Determined to save what’s left of the Moon from disappearing altogether, Starling decides to travel all the way up there herself and do what she can to avert this catastrophe. - 12:00 p.m., Planetarium

Plus, get Space Racers swag after the program!