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50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Celebration

Date(s) - July 20th
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Virginia Living Museum will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with a day filled with space science and excitement!  Planned activities include:

    • Planetarium programs throughout the day, including Astronaut and A Giant Leap: Exploration Beyond the Moon
    • View a 1/3 scale model of an Apollo capsule currently on loan to us from NASA in the planetarium lobby.
    • Presentation of our Mercury space suit
  • A variety of fun photo opportunities for the family, including Astronaut dress-up, “lunar” footprints, and more!
  • Special presentation debunking a common “Moon Landing Hoax” misconception
  • Live animal programs featuring critters that have gone to space!
  • Grab a “Lunar Lunch” special in the Wild Side Cafe!
  • Lots of space-themed goodies for sale at the Wild Things Museum Store!
  • Try your hand at training like an astronaut
  • Celebrate Apollo 11 with a water rocket launch!
  • Make your own rocket to take home!
  • Moon-themed story times for the little ones
  • And much more fun throughout the museum!

Some activities are weather dependent.  All activities included with regular museum admission.

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