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- Events Celebrating Apollo's 50th Anniversary -

This chronological listing is provided solely as a service to readers who may be interested in learning more about NASA’s history. While NASA may be providing exhibits or speakers at these events, they are not NASA events. Attendance may require paying entrance fees or purchasing tickets. NASA does not endorse the event or its sponsors. Information provided by the sponsors was accurate at the time of publication, but may have been updated.


NASA Television Special Programming

Friday, July 19, 1 p.m. ET – NASA’s Giant Leaps: Past and Future – Celebrating Apollo 50th as we Go Forward to the Moon
On July 19, we will broadcast live from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the historic, newly-restored Apollo mission control room at Johnson Space Center in Houston and the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. We will also be at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, with a special guest host. We’ll look in live on Neil Armstrong’s hometown of Wapakoneta, Ohio, see the Apollo 11 command module on display in Seattle, and see slices of Americana at other anniversary celebrations around the country. We’ll tell the story of how we got there, and how we’ll get there again, hearing directly from Apollo astronauts alongside current and future astronauts, scientists, engineers, and others sharing some untold stories, quirky facts, and personal reflections about journeying to the lunar surface. Watch it on the NASA Live page.


Open now; permanent exhibit, Be the Astronaut / Apollo 50th, National Automobile Museum, 10 South Lake St., Reno, NV
Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

An interactive virtual experience in the history of lunar exploration as well as future Moon missions.

Contact: info@automuseum.org; 775-333-9300
Additional information: http://www.nevadachallenger.org/exhibit.html

Entrance fee.


Open now; permanent exhibit, Be the Astronaut / Apollo 50th, Virginia Air and Space Center Official Visitor Center for NASA Langley, Hampton, VA
Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. EST

Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Apollo with STEM content in an interactive virtual experience in the history of lunar exploration as well as future Moon missions.

Contact: 757-727-0900
Additional information: https://www.eurekaexhibits.com/our-exhibits/apollo-50th-anniversary/

Entrance fee.


Ongoing through July 20, 2019, Year of Apollo: The Moon and Beyond at Bell Museum in St. Paul, MN.

Fee.


Ongoing through July 2019, Splashdown 50th Anniversary, USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum at Alameda, CA,

Celebration of the Apollo Program 50th anniversary. Several events.

Entrance fee.


Through August 2019: Cradle of Aviation Museum, , Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY.

Countdown to Apollo at 50.

Entrance fee; additional fees for some activities..


Now through Sept. 1, 2019, Be the Astronaut / Apollo 50th, Rocky Mount Children’s Museum & Science Center, 270 Gay St., Rocky Mount, NC
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Apollo with STEM content in an interactive virtual experience in the history of lunar exploration as well as future Moon missions.

Contact: info@imperialcentre.org; 252-972-1266
Additional information: https://imperialcentre.org/science-center/exhibits/

Entrance fee.


Through Sept. 2, 2019, Be the Astronaut / Apollo 50th, DaVinci Science Center, 3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass, Allentown, PA
Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m.

Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Apollo with STEM content in an interactive virtual experience in the history of lunar exploration as well as future Moon missions.

Contact: ask@davincisciencecenter.org ; 484-664-1002
Additional information: https://www.davincisciencecenter.org/visitor-info/

Entrance fee.


Ongoing through December 2019, Moon Landing in Context. A collaboration of the McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning with Framingham State University and the Smithsonian Institution, McCarthy Center Forum, 100 State Street, Framingham, MA.

Panel discussions, lectures, exhibit, and student projects that explore the history and social environment that were inevitably intertwined with the events that led to the Moon landing or were affected by it.


March – September 2019, Lift Off NC: Apollo + Beyond.

Join museums throughout North Carolina for Apollo 50th anniversary celebrations.

Entrance fee; some events require additional fee.


April – July 2019, U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.

Various dates

Some Require Fee


April 5 – January 5, 2020, One Giant Leap: North Carolina and the Space Race exhibit, North Carolina Museum of History Raleigh, NC.

Several events

Some with Fees


April 13 – September 2, 2019, Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission The Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way, Seattle, WA 98108.

A new exhibit featuring the command module, Columbia, and other rare Smithsonian artifacts from Apollo 11.
Lunar landing celebration festival July 19-21.

Must purchase General Admission Ticket


Opened May 1, 2019, Media, the Moon, & Beyond, Intrepid Museum, Pier 86, W 46th St. and 12th Ave., New York
Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-– Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Installation featuring archival news media from the Apollo era and an vintage televisions in an ascending tower.

Contact: 877-957-SHIP; 212-245-0072
Additional information: https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/Plan-Your-Visit

Entrance fee


May 25-Sept. 8, 2019, Be the Astronaut / Apollo 50th, Mayborn Museum at Baylor University, 1300 S University Parks Dr., Waco, TX
Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Apollo with STEM content in an interactive virtual experience in the history of lunar exploration as well as future Moon missions.

Contact: 254-710-1110
Additional information: https://www.baylor.edu/mayborn/index.php?id=931369

Entrance fee


Ongoing – Sept 2, 2019, Destination Moon Traveling Exhibition, The Museum of Flight - 9404 E. Marginal Way, Seattle, WA 98108
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM PT

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission will commemorate the first lunar landing in 1969, and the pioneering flights that came before, in a new, state-of-the-art traveling exhibition.

Contact: info@museumofflight.org
Additional information: The first Thursday of each month, the Museum is open from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM with free admission.

Entrance fee


Ongoing through December 2019, Lunar Legacy Events, Flagstaff Visitor Center – One E. Route 66 Flagship, AZ 86001
6 – 7:30 PM PT

Tours at Lowell Observatory, United States Geological Survey, and cinder field training sites; monthly Lunar Lecture Series featuring presentations highlighting various aspects of the science and cultural impact of the Moon; enjoy specially crafted lunar-themed menu options at participating restaurants; exhibits about astronaut training and lunar mapping; demonstrations of student-created robotic rovers; lunar-themed art exhibits

Contact: VisitorCenter@flagstaffaz.gov and 800-379-0065

Free.


Ongoing through December 1, 2019, Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration Moon Landing Reenactments, US Space and Rocket Center - One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805-3399
2 PM CT

Experience a live reenactment of the lunar landing daily in the Davidson Center.

Contact: 1-800-637-7223
Additional information: https://rocketcenter.com/admission

Entrance Fee


Ongoing through December 31, 2019, Apollo: When We Went to the Moon, US Space and Rocket Center - One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805-3399
9 AM – 5 PM CT

The world-premiere exhibition chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond.

Contact: 1-800-637-7223
Additional information: https://rocketcenter.com/admission

Entrance Fee


Ongoing through July 20, 2019, Race to the Moon: A Virtual Race Powered By Strava, Virtually Everywhere
N/A

Race to the Moon is a 50-day virtual race on the social fitness app Strava that challenges participants to run 50 miles in 50 days to commemorate the 50 years since Apollo 11. Race participants are encouraged to share photos of themselves, connect with other runners across the country, and enter to win exclusive Apollo 50 content and prizes.

Contact: 202-633-2214
Additional Information: Create a profile on Strava.

Entrance Fee: No but rsvp is required - https://www.strava.com/


Ongoing through July 22, 2019, Apollo at the Park, Various ball parks across the States!
Varies

Visit the suit. We are excited to announce that 15 MLB teams from around the country will be displaying the Neil Armstrong spacesuit statue.

Contact: National Air and Space Museum - 202-633-2214
Additional Information: Click link for dates of the various baseball games.

Entrance Fee


Now through August 9, 2019, Hands-On Science Camp - Journey to the Moon, California Science Center - 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 900
9 - 11:30 AM or 12:30 - 3 PM PT

Hands-On Science Camp offerings include Journey to the Moon (3rd/4th grade), a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Campers will examine how scientists sent people to the Moon, and get to build and test their own rocket.

Contact: 213-744-7444
Additional Information: No

Entrance Fee


Ongoing through September 3, 2019, Apollo 11: Media, the Moon and Beyond, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (Pier 86) - W 46th St and 12th Ave New York, NY 10036-4103
3:30 PM ET

Apollo Tour Guide Talk, Daily, 3:30pm. Learn about the technologies and the men and women who enabled Apollo 11— the mission that took us to the moon!

Contact: 877-957-SHIP (7447) or 212-245-007
Additional Information: This 20-minute presentation is free with Museum admission.

Entrance Fee


Ongoing through October 5, 2019, Hack the Moon LIVE Exhibit, The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc., 555 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139
8 AM – 4 PM ET (Monday – Friday), 11 AM – 11 PM ET (Saturday), and 11 AM – 5 PM ET (Sunday)

Explore the unsung stories of the engineers who guided the Apollo astronauts to the moon and back safely in an interactive multimedia exhibit featuring exclusive interviews, photos and artifacts. And starting July 20 test your piloting skills in the Lunar Lander Simulator.

Contact: 617-258-1000
Additional Information: No

Free


Ongoing through December 31, 2019, Share Your Apollo Story with NASA, N/A
N/A

Commemorative audio series includes opportunity for public to submit stories.

Contact: Micheala Sosby (micheala.m.sosby@nasa.gov) and Courtney Lee (Courtney.a.lee@nasa.gov)
Additional Information: No

Entrance Fee: N/A


Ongoing through January 12, 2020, Apollo 11: One Giant Leap for Mankind Exhibit, Richard Nixon Library - 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
10 AM – 5 PM PT (Monday – Saturday) and 11 AM – 5 PM (Sunday)

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum has opened an all-new interactive special exhibit, Apollo 11: One Giant Leap for Mankind.

Contact: 714-983-9120
Additional Information: No

Entrance Fee


Wednesday, June 5, 2019, WHRO Chasing the Moon screening, Nauticus, 1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510
7 p.m.-9 p.m. EST

Join WHRO for a screening of “Chasing the Moon,” a film by Robert Stone that reimagines the race to the moon for a new generation.

Contact: WHRO Public Media, https://whro.org/
Additional information: Registration is required.

Entrance fee: no


Thursday, June 13, 2019, Explore Humans in Space Webinar, Online
2 p.m. ET

Come with us to the place where humans left Earth for another world 50 years ago, and explore the challenges associated with human space flight (screen blank until webinar begins)

Contact: bethanne.hull@nasa.gov
Additional information: https://www.nasa.gov/topics/humans-in-space

Free of charge.


June 13, 2019, Engineers of the Apollo Era Panel Discussion, Discovery Theater, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL
2:30 p.m. CT

Recognizing key engineers & managers who made the Saturn rocket a success; expressed from the insiders' point of view.

Contact: 256-837-3400 or 800-637-7223
Additional information: https://www.rocketcenter.com/Apollo50

Entrance fee.


Monday, June 17, 2019, Start Your Week with Space Webinar Lesson 3: On the Moon (Part 1), Online
2 p.m. ET

Learn about historical NASA Moon landings and current NASA missions, and participate in the engineering design Touchdown Challenge. (screen blank until webinar begins)

Contact: bethanne.hull@nasa.gov
Additional information: https://www.nasa.gov/moon

Free of charge.


June 17-22, 2019, Apollo 50 Paris — The International Event, The Paris Air Show/Paris Le Bourget Exhibition Centre, 96 Avenue de la Division Leclerc - 93350 Le Bourget
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. CEST

At the largest international aerospace gathering of the year, Walt Cunningham (Apollo 7), Charlie Duke (Apollo 16), and Al Worden (Apollo 15) will join American industry to launch a week-long program of celebrations, presentations and conversations to honor the past and inspire the future of flight.

Official USA Partnership Pavilion Opening Ceremony, Monday, June 17th beginning at 10 a.m. and featuring the Apollo Crew in the LAUNCHPAD Presentation Area, Booth #3-B79, Hall 3, admission free. SPACE DAY in the USA Partnership Pavilion, Tuesday, June 18th beginning at 10 a.m. and featuring three panels of global experts on space technologies, space finance, and global cooperation in space (see www.parisairshow.com for detailed schedule) in the LAUNCHPAD Presentation Area, Booth #3-B79, Hall 3, admission free.

Contact: apollo50@kallman.com

Additional information: www.kallman.com

Entrance fee: yes, nominal fee to enter the Paris Air Show, once inside, Apollo events and activities are free.


June 19, 2019, The John F. Kennedy Presidential library and Museum in Boston MA 02125, forums.

NASA: From the Moon to Mars and Beyond with Apollo 11 Lunar Command Module pilot Michael Collins, former NASA administrator Charles Bolden, former director of the Johnson Space Center Ellen Ochoa, and former NASA deputy administrator Dava Newman.

Free


June 20, 2019, Marshall Space Flight Center Directors Panel Discussion, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL
2:30 p.m. CT

Showcasing accomplishments and challenges during their leadership as MSFC Center Director

Contact: 256-837-3400 or 800-637-7223
Additional information: https://www.rocketcenter.com/Apollo50

Entrance fee.


Monday, June 24, 2019, Start Your Week with Space Webinar Lesson 4: On the Moon (Part 2), Online
2 p.m. ET

Learn about the Moon and NASA’s LCROSS mission, and participate in the On Target engineering design challenge. (screen blank until webinar begins)

Contact: bethanne.hull@nasa.gov
Additional information: https://www.nasa.gov/moon

Free of charge.


Thursday, June 27, 2019, Explore Rockets and Spacecraft Webinar, Online
2 p.m. ET

Travel back in time as we look at the Saturn V rocket that allowed astronauts to place footprints on the Moon, then take a look at NASA’s next big rocket, the Space Launch System, along with the Orion spacecraft and the lunar command module Gateway that will enable us to return to the lunar surface. (screen blank until webinar begins)

Contact: bethanne.hull@nasa.gov
Additional information: https://www.nasa.gov/specials/moon2mars/

Free of charge.


June 27, 2019, Lunar Rover Vehicle (LRV) – Moon Buggy Panel Discussion, Discovery Theater, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL
2:30 p.m. CT

History of LRV development; how it was created in such a short timeframe and integrated into the Apollo Lunar Module and how it fulfilled its mission.

Contact: 256-837-3400 or 800-637-7223
Additional information: https://www.rocketcenter.com/Apollo50

Entrance fee.


June 29, 2019, Ready Jet Go! Day, Exploration Tower - 670 Dave Nisbet Dr, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
10 AM – 2 PM ET

Explore family-friendly activities and exhibits, and meet Jet Propulsion from the PBS KIDS program, Ready Jet Go!

Contact: Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral - Phone: 321-394-3405 or 321-394-3408
Additional information: http://www.explorationtower.com/contact-us.aspx

Entrance fee.


June 29-July 6, 2019, A moon exhibit event for the general public has been planned for the QuestaCon museum in Canberra, Australia.

July 4th event at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra.

Fee


July 1-Oct. 5, 2019, Hack the Moon LIVE Exhibit and Museum of the Moon, Draper, 555 Technology Square, Cambridge, Mass. 02139
noon-4 p.m. Monday through Friday; weekend hours beginning July 21: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Labor Day weekend

Learn about unsung heroes behind the Moon landing through Apollo artifacts and interactive installations, a traveling Moon exhibit and more. Exclusive lunar landing simulation, 100 Seconds, opens July 21. Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20.

Contact: 617-258-1000
Additional information: https://www.draper.com/contact-us/visitor-information

Entrance Fee: No.


July 3-September 22, 2019, Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography at The Met Fifth Avenue, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028, (212) 535-7710.

Apollo's Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography will survey visual representations of the moon from the dawn of photography through the present. In addition to photographs, the show will feature a selection of related drawings, prints, paintings, films, astronomical instruments, and space-flown cameras.

Requires museum admission.


July 4, 2019, 4-10pm, Freedom Over Texas, Buffalo Bayou Park in Downtown Houston.

NASA Destination Station exhibit and do outreach on air, on stage, and on the grounds during the event.

Free


Performances beginning July 5, 2019, Apollo 11: An Immersive 360 Adventure, Lunar Dome at the Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena, CA 91103
Tuesdays-Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 pm. and 5 p.m. PT

In 1969, NASA launched its most daring mission in sending astronauts to land on the moon and returning them safely home. Now, one of mankind’s greatest achievements is featured in a live show in the Lunar Dome with 40,000 square feet of video projections.

Contact: https://apollo11show.nliven.co/tickets/series/apollo11rosebowl?startDate=07-01-2019&_ga=2.164554424.608268896.1557315005-1333537145.1557315005#mapView
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee.


Thursday, July 11, 2019, Explore Moon to Mars Webinar, Online
2 p.m. ET

Learn about NASA’s plan to return to the Moon in the next five years, this time to stay, with innovative new technologies and systems to explore more locations on the surface than was ever thought possible. (screen blank until webinar begins)

Contact: bethanne.hull@nasa.gov
Additional information: https://www.nasa.gov/topics/moon-to-mars

Free of charge.


July 11, 2019, Apollo Propulsion and Engines Panel Discussion, Discovery Theater, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL
2:30 p.m. CT

Fire & Smoke - Experiences and challenges in development of rocket engines ranging from V-2; H1; J2; F1, SSME, RS25 (134 engines developed at MSFC); focuses on small to very large engines.

Contact: 256-837-3400 or 800-637-7223
Additional information: https://www.rocketcenter.com/Apollo50

Entrance fee.


July 12, 2019, Astronaut Golf Tournament, Drive Shack Orlando - 7285 Corner Drive Orlando, FL 32827
9 AM – 2 PM ET

Join us as we celebrate the first man to play golf on the moon, Alan Shepard. Take a shot with his replica golf club and join other national heroes as we hit the virtual links.

Contact: 407-362-7900 or events@astronautscholarship.org
Additional information: https://www.astronautscholarship.org/celebratingapollotickets.html. Single or group tickets can be purchased.

Entrance fee.


July 12, 2019, "50/50 Lunar Legends", The Oaks Theater - 1800 W Hibiscus Blvd Melbourne, Florida 32901
6 – 8:30 PM ET

Trench Media, of which FLORIDA TODAY partnered with, will be releasing a documentary where they interviewed 50 people from the Space Coast who were involved in space exploration.

Contact: https://trenchmedia.co/contact/
Additional information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grassroots-space-documentary-launches-on-amazon-prime-tickets-61203665812?aff=LandingPageSales

Entrance fee.


July 12, 2019, Astronaut Walking Pub Crawl, Historic Cocoa Village - 1 Oleander Street Cocoa, FL 32922
6:00 PM – 10:30 PM ET

Join some astronauts as you visit local spots in Cocoa Village and sample a few libations at each venue. Dress in your favorite space outfit and win a prize for the Best Space Dressed. This event is part of the Celebrating Apollo 11 50th Anniversary.

Contact: info@astronautscholarship.org (https://www.astronautscholarship.org/)
Additional information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1548562395274094/

Entrance fee.


July 12-14, 2019, Celebrating Apollo, by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, Orlando, FL

Multi-day events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.

Fee for some events


July 13, 2019, Dr. Buzz Aldrin is hosting a gala to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon-landing mission at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA

Fee


July 13, 2019, Apollo Parade & Street Party, City of Cocoa Beach, 2 S Orlando Avenue, Cocoa, FL 32931 - parade route is starting at 4th Street North proceed down (south) Orlando Ave. and ending at 1st Street South
Parade: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; After Street Party: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

A parade through Cocoa Beach in the morning of July 13 to celebrate the Apollo 50th anniversary. Sponsored by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation with a group of mostly veteran astronauts and Snoopy, wearing his orange flight suit, participating.

Contact: 407-362-7900, info@astronautscholarship.org
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee: No.


July 13, 2019, Celebrating Apollo Outdoor Concert, Cocoa Riverfront Park - 401 Riveredge Blvd Cocoa, FL 32922
6 PM ET

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation is offering a free concert with Alan Parsons and opening band Edison's Children including Neil Armstrong's son, Rick Armstrong.

Contact: Astronaut Scholarship Foundation - 407-362-7900 or events@astronautscholarship.org
Additional information: This event is rain or shine. Chairs and blankets are permitted. No outside food or beverages are permitted inside the concert. No cameras or audiovisual recording is permitted inside the concert. Concert doors open at 5 p.m. and the show is set to commence at 6 p.m.

Entrance Fee: No.


July 13, 2019, Everybody Makes Day, Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, Tech Interactive, 201 S. Market St., San Jose, CA 95113
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Join us for a day of fun-filled activities and demos as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Guests from NASA Ames will be on-site along with an actual moon rock!

Contact: 408-294-8324
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee.


July 13 - July 16, 2019, Escape the Moon, Armstrong Air and Space Museum - 500 Apollo Drive PO Box 1978 Wapakoneta, OH 45895
5 PM – 12 AM ET

Brought to you by Escape Wapak, ESCAPE THE MOON is a fully immersive Escape Adventure played throughout the Armstrong Air and Space Museum! We will be transforming the AAS Museum into humanity’s first Lunar Station.

Contact:419-738-8811 or 800-860-0142
Additional information: July 16th is the only date available.

Entrance Fee..


July 13-20, 2019, Apollopalooza 2019, Wings Over The Rockies Air and Space Museum, Denver.

A regional celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and future human space exploration. Activities, exhibits, seminars and morel dedicated to celebrating the first Apollo moon landing and showcasing the latest in space exploration and technology. Featuring an Apollo astronaut, industry leading companies, educational STEM activities and speakers.

Entrance fee required.


July 14 – Jan. 5, 2020, A Century of Lunar Photographs, National Gallery of Art. Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington.


July 14, 2019, Apollo 11K and Saturn 5K walk/run, 100 Boeing Way, Titusville, FL 32780
6:30 a.m. EST

NASA is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch & lunar landing with a race. Registration required, with limited space. This distance is for runners only with a minimum pace of 13:00 minutes per mile.

Contact: support@thefloridamarathon.com; or Mitch Varnes, 321-759-7200
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee.


July 14, 2019; Tuesday - Saturday through September 2019, Apollo 11 Exhibit Opening, Columbia Memorial Space Center, 12400 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

View the newest exhibit about the Apollo 11 program on display at the Columbia Memorial Space Center.

Contact: No
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee.


July 14, 2019, Statue Unveiling and STEM Inspiration Center Ribbon Cutting, Armstrong Air and Space Museum - 500 Apollo Drive PO Box 1978 Wapakoneta, OH 45895
11 AM ET

Come to the Armstrong Air & Space Museum to witness the unveiling of TWO new statues of Neil Armstrong created by sculptor Chaz Fagan. Afterwards there will be a ribbon cutting for the new Neil Armstrong STEM Inspiration Center created within the new expansion.

Contact: 419-738-8811 or 800-860-0142
Additional information: Chaz Fagan as well as Neil Armstrong's son Mark and his wife Wendy will be in attendance. 50th Anniversary Parade is to follow at 3:00 p.m. starting at the fairgrounds and ending at Wapakoneta's historic downtown.

Free.


July 14, 2019, The Families of Apollo Brunch & Panel Discussion, Courtyard by Marriott Cocoa Beach - 3435 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
10:30 AM – 1 PM ET

Enjoy brunch while listening to the children of Apollo astronauts tell what it was like as a family member during the Apollo era.

Contact: 407-362-7900 or events@astronautscholarship.org
Additional information: Panelists include Jan Aldrin, Rick Armstrong, Amy Bean, Tracy Cernan Woolie, Peter Conrad, Barbara Harrison (Lovell), Jeff Lovell, Susan Lovell, Alan Roosa, Rosemary Roosa, Rusty Schweickart, and Julie Shepard Jenkins. Panel will be moderated by Robert Pearlman of Collect Space.

Entrance Fee.


July 14, 2019, Women in Space Panel, Courtyard by Marriott Cocoa Beach - 3435 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
1:30 – 2:30 PM ET

Hear astronauts and NASA employees talk about how women have contributed to the space community.

Contact: 407-362-7900 or events@astronautscholarship.org
Additional information: No

Free.


July 14, 2019, Future of Space Panel, Courtyard by Marriott Cocoa Beach - 3435 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
3 – 4 PM ET

Open to the public, hear astronauts and industry leaders talk about the future of spaceflight.

Contact: 407-362-7900 or events@astronautscholarship.org
Additional information: Panelists include Astronauts Andy Allen and Chris Ferguson. Panels subject to change.

Free.


July 14, 2019, Community Picnic & Sounds of Summer Beach Boys Tribute Band, Armstrong Air and Space Museum - 500 Apollo Drive PO Box 1978 Wapakoneta, OH 45895
5 – 10 PM ET

Following the 3:00 PM 50th Anniversary Parade, come to the Armstrong Air & Space Museum to continue the party! Bring your beach balls, blankets, lawn chairs, and your own picnic food to enjoy a concert by a Beach Boys tribute band.

Contact: 419-738-8811 or 800-860-0142
Additional Information: Rain location is the Wapakoneta High School Performing Arts Center. The call will be made at 3:00 PM.

Entrance Fee.


July 14, 2019, VIP Reception and Grand Reopening of the Apollo/Saturn V Center, Apollo/Saturn V Center - Kennedy Space Center SR 405, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899 Visitor Complex
7:30 – 9:30 PM ET

Join the astronauts and be one of the first to see the transformed Apollo/Saturn V Center at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex before it is seen by the public.

Contact:407-362-7900 and events@astronautscholarship.org or Kennedy Space Center at 1-855-433-4210
Additional Information: No

Free.


July 15-19, 2019; July 22-26, 2019, Space Summer Camp, Columbia Memorial Space Center, 12400 Columbia Way, Downey, CA, 90242
7:30 – 9:30 PM ET

Campers ages 9-14 will celebrate the Apollo Moon landing by delving into a full week of Apollo engineering at the Space Center.

Contact: Register: (562) 231-1200, download Health and Consent form: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a5bf940d74cff4287d5d679/t/5cb6216a2b4862d5f8bebbf9/1555439978937/Statement+of+Health+%26+Consent+revised+4-2019.pdf and email to: mailto:reservations@downeyspacecenter.org
Additional information: reduced fee for CMSC members

Entrance Fee.


July 15-20, 2019, Apollo Next Giant Leap Student Challenge, regional hub final challenges, grades 5-12.

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate’s Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline invites students to enter the Apollo Next Giant Leap Student Challenge — the ANGLeS Challenge, challenging student teams to recreate the Apollo 11 moon landing using a drone and a LEGO Mindstorm robot.


July 15-19, 2019, Camp Curiosity's Race to Space: Apollo Challenge, NASA Glenn Visitor Center at Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, OH
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. EST

A week-long summer day camp dedicated to Apollo. Capacity is limited.

Contact: 216-694-2000; glscinfo@glsc.org
Additional information: http://greatscience.com/camps

Entrance Fee.


July 15 – 19, 2019, Summer Camp - Lunar Lab, Science Museum of Virginia - 2500 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220
9 AM – 3 PM ET

Summer camp full of hands-on STEM activities to inspire campers to generate ideas in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Six, week-long camp experiences, each with a different theme. Campers will be divided into two age groups – rising 1-3 and 4-6 graders. Pick one week or come for all six.

Contact: 804-864-1400
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee.


Date: July 15 – 19 and July 22 – 26, 2019, Blast Off - Mission Apollo, Virginia Air and Space Center - 600 Settlers Landing Rd, Hampton, VA 23669
9 AM – 3 PM ET

Become a Rocketeer when you try your hand at rocket science. Experiment with different types of fuel and conduct your own experiments and trajectory tests. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and landing on the moon and launch your own rocket on the last day.

Contact: 757-727-0900
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee.


July 15, 2019, Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden community presentation, National Geographic Theater, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL
2 p.m. CT

Apollo 15 remembrances

Contact: U.S. Space & Rocket Center, 800-637-7223
Additional information: https://www.rocketcenter.com

Entrance Fee: No.


July 15, 2019, Apollo/Saturn V Center Transformation Celebration, Apollo/Saturn V Center - Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex SR 405, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899
10:30 - 11 AM ET

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo missions, the visitor complex is revamping their Apollo/Saturn V Center. Some new things guests will get the chance to experience is the Lunar Module 9 (LM-9), projection mapping on the side of the Saturn V rocket, a 1969 period living room and bar scene to recreate what it was like to watch the Moon landing, a Moon Tree Garden made up of trees grown from seeds that orbited the Moon, a Fisher Space Pen legacy display and a closer look at the Command and Service Module 119

Contact: 1-855-433-4210
Additional information: This event is included with daily admission. Please arrive early and head to the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour entrance upon arrival. Bus boarding for the Apollo/Saturn V Center will begin at 9:30 AM, and the event's capacity will be on a first come, first served basis.

Entrance Fee.


July 15, 2019, "People of Apollo" plus panel discussion, Hartley Room @ Florida Institute of Technology (Denius Student Center) - 150 W. University Blvd. Melbourne, FL 32901
7 – 9 PM ET

The University will feature FLORIDA TODAY's documentary, "People of Apollo" in the Hartley Room at the Denius Student Center. After the viewing, there will be a panel discussion on the past and future of space exploration, featuring an Apollo worker from the movie, a space reporter from the paper and former astronaut Winston Scott. There will also be a Q&A with the audience.

Contact: 321-674-8000
Additional information: https://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/2019/06/27/people-apollo-documentary-viewing-added-florida-tech/1583633001/

Free.


July 16, 2019, Apollo 50th Anniversary Gala, Saturn V Center, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Fla.

Pays tribute to humanity’s achievement of reaching the moon, from our first steps to tomorrow’s giant leaps in space. Celebrates historic accomplishments and examines how Earth benefits from technological advancement in space exploration.

SOLD OUT.


July 16, 2019, Lunch with Apollo Flight Controllers, Space Center Houston, 1601 Nasa Parkway, Houston, TX
Noon CT

Dine with an Apollo-era flight controller and talk with them about their experiences, memories and learnings. Seating is limited

Contact: 281-244-2100
Additional information: https://spacecenter.org/apollo-50/

Entrance Fee.


July 16, 2019, Hornet Day at the Oakland A’s Stadium, Oakland Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, California 94621
5 - 10 p.m.

Bring your ticket to the Oakland A’s July 16th game aboard the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum, 707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3, Alameda CA 94501 during the month of July for discounted admissions!

Contact: 510-521-8448, info@uss-hornet.org
Additional information: https://www.uss-hornet.org/splashdown50/

Entrance Fee.


July 16, 2019, Exhibit of Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 Spacesuit, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Independence Avenue at 6th Street SW, Washington, DC
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. EST

Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit, refurbished for the 50th anniversary, will be on display for the first time since 2003.

Contact: 202-633-2214

Free.


July 16, 2019, Launch Day!, Armstrong Air and Space Museum - 500 Apollo Drive PO Box 1978 Wapakoneta, OH 45895
9:15 AM – 5 PM ET

Mark the 50th anniversary of the Saturn V launch of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum with a countdown to 9:32am, the actual time the Apollo 11 Saturn V launched. At this time we will launch multiple different types of rockets at the same time!

Contact: 419-738-8811 or 800-860-0142
Additional information: Throughout the day there will be model rocket workshops, launches, and a variety of rocket activities inside and outside the museum—a big day of fun and learning!

Entrance Fee.


July 16, 2019, Apollo 11 Launch Flashback Event | 50 Years Later, Apollo/Saturn V Center (Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex) - Space Commerce Way, Merritt Island, FL 32953
7:30 – 10:30 AM ET

Relive the historic launch of Apollo 11 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. On July 16, 1969 at 9:32 AM, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins launched aboard a Saturn V rocket toward the Moon. On July 16, 2019, the Apollo 11 Launch Flashback Event will take you through the launch sequence in real time through archival television footage from that day exactly 50 years later.

Contact: 1-855-433-4210
Additional information: This flashback celebration is a separately ticketed event. The ticket price includes the event and admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Entrance Fee.


July 16, 2019, Guinness Book of World Record: Rocket Launch, U.S. Space and Rocket Center (Space Camp Launch Complex, east of the Huntsville Marriott) - One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805
8:30 AM CT

Join the U.S. Space & Rocket Center as we launch 5,000 Estes rockets on the exact launch time of the Apollo 11 mission, 8:32 a.m. CT. We will set a new Guinness World Record.

Contact: 1-800-637-7223
Additional information: This is a spectator event only. All rockets will be launched by Rocket Center staff. Limited Seating opens at 7 a.m. with launch at 8:32 a.m.

Entrance Fee.


July 16, 2019, Guinness Book of World Records Rocket Launch, Virginia Air and Space Center - 600 Settlers Landing Rd, Hampton, VA 23669
8:30 AM ET

On July 16, 2019, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center will attempt to break Guinness World Record by launching 5,000 model rockets simultaneously.

Contact: 757-727-0900
No

Entrance Fee.


July 16, 2019, Apollo 11 Launch Celebration, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20151
9 AM ET

Early opening to celebrate the 50th anniversary of launch of Apollo 11. Footage of the launch with commentary from a Museum space historians and hands-on activities about the first Moon landing.

Contact: 202-633-2214
Additional information: Parking is $15

Free.


July 16, 2019, Global Rocket Launch, Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center - Building J20 Route, 175 Chincoteague Rd, Wallops Island, VA 23337
10 AM – 1 PM ET

NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center joins with organizations and individuals from around the world to launch rockets in honor of the mission in which Commander Neil Armstrong took his “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Contact: 757-824-1344
Additional information: The event will feature a variety of rocket launch types including air powered, stomp, straw, pop, and water bottles as well as a rocketry presentation and a rocket garden tour. The event will culminate with the launching of 30 model rockets built by the Virginia Space Flight Academy’s summer adventure camp students and counselors.

Free.


July 16, 2019, Apollo 11 Celebration Concert with Duran Duran , Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex - Space Commerce Way, Merritt Island, FL 32953
8 PM ET

Join iconic British rock band, Duran Duran, in the Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for a once-in-a-lifetime concert celebrating the historic Apollo 11 launch.

Contact: 1-855-433-4210
Additional information: Doors open at 8:00 PM, followed by a set from DJ Evalicious. Duran Duran will begin a full performance at 10:30 PM. For this special tribute, part of their set will accompanied by a breathtaking drone art performance by Studio Drift.

Entrance Fee.


July 16, 2019, Apollo 11 Documentary Film Showing , The Indianapolis Public Library, Lawrence Branch - 7898 Hague Road Indianapolis, IN 46256
10:15 AM – 12:15 PM ET

In recognition of the 50th anniversary Apollo 11's historic moon landing, adults are invited for a showing of the documentary, "Apollo 11," directed by Todd Douglas Miller. This program is part of the Lawrence Branch's 2019 Travel, History, and Popular Culture Series.

Contact: 317-275-4460
Additional information: Professor Frederick Kleinhans from the Department of Physics at IUPUI will give a brief presentation prior to the start of the documentary.

Free but registration is required .


July 16 – 19, 2019, 2019 ASA Annual Meeting and State Aerospace Policy Summit w/ Apollo XI 50th Anniversary Celebration, The Westin Huntsville - 6800 Governors W, Huntsville, AL 35806
3 PM CT (on July 16, 2019) to 1 PM CT (on July 19, 2019)

This year's event will coincide with Huntsville, Alabama's week-long celebrations commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission and Lunar Landing. Paid Registration Includes: Apollo XI 50TH Anniversary Celebration And ASA Annual Awards Dinner w/ Keynote Speaker Dr. Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, State Focused Aerospace Policy Panels, VIP Tour of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and VIP Tour of the ULA Rocket Factory.

Contact: 703-402-6384‬ or ASA@Aerostates.org
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee.


July 16-20, 2019, : “Apollo 50: Go for the Moon”, National Mall, Washington DC
9:30-11:30 p.m.

For three nights, July 16, 17 and 18, a full-sized, 363-foot Saturn V rocket will be projected onto the east face of the Washington Monument. On July 19 and 20, a special 17-minute show will combine full-motion projection-mapping artwork on the monument and archival footage to recreate the launch of Apollo 11 and tell the story of the first moon landing.

Contact:
Additional information: https://airandspace.si.edu/newsroom/press-releases/go-moon-announcement

Free.


July 16 – 21, 2019, Apollo in Real Time, Goddard Visitor Center - 9432 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20771
Ongoing

Experience the mission in real time with this complete multimedia experience featuring 11,000 hours of mission control audio, 2,000 photographs, onboard recorder audio and more — all synced to mission time. You’ll be able to witness everything as it happened exactly 50 years ago.

Contact: 301-286-8981
Additional information: No

Free.


July 16 – 24, 2019, @ReliveApollo11, Twitter
All Day

Follow along as we live-tweet the Apollo 11 mission.

Contact: 202-633-2214
Additional information: No

Free.


July 16-24, 2019, Mission Briefings on the Apollo 11 Mission, Space Center Houston
July 16-18 and July 22-23, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; July 19 and July 24, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; July 20, 9 a.m.-midnight; July 21, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. CT

Hear about how the historic Apollo 11 flight was conducted and what was accomplished on the mission.

Contact: 281-244-2100 or https://spacecenter.org/contact/
Additional information: https://spacecenter.org/apollo-50/

Entrance Fee.


July 16-24, 2019, Apollo 11-themed Pop-Up Science Labs, Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX
July 16-18 and July 22-23, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; July 19 and July 24, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; July 20, 9 a.m.-midnight; July 21, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. CT

In hands-on workshops, kids to gain a better understanding of what it took to send humans to the Moon.

281-244-2100 or https://spacecenter.org/contact/
Additional information: https://spacecenter.org/apollo-50

Entrance Fee.


July 16-24, 2019, Tram Tours Featuring Historic Apollo Mission Control at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX
July 16-19 and July 22-23, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; July 19 and July 24, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; July 20, 9 a.m.-midnight; July 21, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. CT

Visit the site, restored to its 1960s appearance, where the NASA team controlled the flight of Apollo 11 from launch to splashdown. Seating is limited

Contact: 281-244-2100 or https://spacecenter.org/contact/
Additional information: https://spacecenter.org/apollo-50/

Entrance Fee.


July 17, 2019, Splashdown 50 Celebration, USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum, 707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3, Alameda CA 94501
1 – 2:30 p.m.

A behind-the-scenes look at the enhanced Apollo exhibition on board, with opportunities to speak to the Museum’s Exhibition team.

Contact: 510-521-8448, info@uss-hornet.org
Additional information: https://www.uss-hornet.org/splashdown50/

Entrance Fee.


July 17, 2019, Annual Awards Dinner and Apollo 50 Next Generation Celebration , U.S. Space & Rocket Center - 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805
6:30 – 9 PM CT

Apollo XI 50TH Anniversary Celebration And ASA Annual Awards Dinner w/ Keynote Speaker Dr. Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, State Focused Aerospace Policy Panels, VIP Tour of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and VIP Tour of the ULA Rocket Factory.

Contact: 800-637-7223
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee.


July 17, 2019, Small Steps and Giant Leaps: How Apollo 11 Shaped Our Understanding of Earth and Beyond, William G. McGowan Theater - 701 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20002
7 – 8:30 PM ET

In partnership with the American Geophysical Union (celebrating its 100th anniversary this year), we present a panel discussion on the role of geosciences in the legacy of the Apollo missions and the future of the space program

Contact: 202-357-5000
Additional information: Moderated by NASA Chief Scientist James L. Green, the panel will include Sean Solomon, director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Sonia Tikoo, assistant professor at Stanford University, Steven Hauck, professor of planetary geodynamics at Case Western Reserve University, and Heather Meyer, postdoctoral fellow at the Lunar and Planetary Institute.

Entrance Fee: No but rsvp is required .


July 17, 2019, Washington Goes to the Moon Part One, WHRV 89.5 (https://mediaplayer.whro.org/station/whrv)
1 PM ET

Hear how this happened and we hear the stories of the people who broke the color line at NASA. Produced by Richard Paul with Soundprint and narrated by Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in Space, “Race and the Space Race” tells the unlikely story of Civil Rights and the Space Program. Currently available online.

Contact: 757.889.9400
Additional information: Currently available online at https://beta.prx.org/stories/169681

Free.


July 17, 2019, Livestream Conversation with Apollo Astronaut, Lieutenant General Tom Stafford, and Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO, Eileen Drake, Media Livestream
10 AM CT

Apollo Astronaut, Lieutenant General Tom Stafford, and Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO, Eileen Drake, will discuss the Apollo program and what it means for us today as our nation embarks on the Artemis program to return Americans to the Lunar surface by 2024.

Contact: Mary.Engola@rocket.com
Additional information: No

Free.


July 17 – 18, 2019, "Jazz in Space, Melbourne Auditorium - 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd. Melbourne, Florida
6:30 – 8:30 PM ET

The Melbourne Municipal Band will have a free concert by Swingtime honoring the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.

Contact: 321-608-7420 and Auditorium@mlbfl.org
Additional information: This is a Not-In-The-Park Concert. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the music in the air-conditioned auditorium. No alcoholic beverages are permitted at the concert.

Free.


July 18, 2019, Apollo 50th Anniversary Youth Art Exhibit, NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center, Building J-20, Wallops Island, VA 23337
5-7 p.m. EST

The opening reception and award ceremony of the youth art contest. Seven-meter spherical sculpture by UK artist Luke Jerram, fuses NASA lunar imagery, simulated moonlight and music.

Contact: Kim Check, kimberly.a.check@nasa.gov, 757.824.1148
Additional information: Pre-K through 12th grade students nationwide are invited to submit Apollo-themed works of art to our youth art contest. All artwork entries must be submitted or postmarked by Saturday, June 15, 2019. On July 18, the Visitor Center will hold an opening reception and award ceremony where winners will be announced. The art will be displayed in an exhibit hall at the Visitor Center from July 18 through September 7, 2019.

Entrance Fee: No.


July 18, 2019, Lunch with Children of Apollo, Space Center Houston, 1601 Nasa Parkway, Houston, TX
Noon CT

Dine during a panel discussion in which children of astronauts and flight controllers share memories of growing up in the Apollo era. Seating is limited

Contact: 281-244-2100
Additional information: https://spacecenter.org/apollo-50/

Entrance Fee.


July 18, 2019, Opening reception and award ceremony for Apollo 50th Anniversary Youth Art Exhibit, : NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center, Building J20 Route 175, Chincoteague Rd, Wallops Island, Va.
5-7 p.m. EST

Winners of a nationwide art contest for pre-K through 12th grade students will be announced. Artwork deadline is Saturday, June 15, 2019. The art will be displayed at the Visitor Center from July 18 through September 7, 2019.

Contact: Kim Check, kimberly.a.check@nasa.gov, 757.824.1148

Free.


July 18, 2019, “Go or No Go: The Untold Story of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing”, Purdue University, West Lafayette Campus, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907 at the Loeb Playhouse, Stewart Center
3 p.m.

The Untold Story of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing featuring Gene Kranz

Contact: 765-494-4600
Additional information: Registration is required. Seating is limited. Registration will begin on June 1, 2019.

Entrance Fee.


July 18, 2019, Space on Screen + Dinner: Armstrong, Astronaut Gallery, Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX
6 p.m. CT

Dinner and the new documentary, Armstrong. Astronaut flight and space suits, space photos and artwork. Seating is limited.

Contact: 281-244-2100 or https://spacecenter.org/contact/
Additional information: limited capacity, in Astronaut Gallery https://spacecenter.org/apollo-50/

Entrance Fee.


July 18, 2019, Model Rocket Day aboard USS Hornet, USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum, 707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3, Alameda CA 94501
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Come aboard to build and test your own rocket and explore the science, technology, and engineering of getting astronauts into outer space.

Contact: 510-521-8448, info@uss-hornet.org
Additional information: https://www.uss-hornet.org/splashdown50/

Entrance Fee.


July 18, 2019, "Project Egress" Build, National Air and Space Museum - 600 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560
11 AM ET

Adam Savage constructs a life-size replica of command module Columbia's hatch using components fabricated using various mediums and techniques.

Contact: 202-633-2214
Additional information: No

Free.


July 18, 2019, One Giant Leap: Space Diplomacy Past, Present, Future, Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University - 730 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052
5 – 6:30 PM ET

Join Michael Collins, Ellen Stofan, Charles Bolden, Teasel Muir-Harmony, and John Logsdon for a conversation about the history and future of space diplomacy.

Contact: 202-633-2214
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee: No but tickets are required .


July 18, 2019, 2019 Apollo Youth Art Contest: Opening Reception & Award Ceremony, Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center - Building J20 Route, 175 Chincoteague Rd, Wallops Island, VA 23337
5 - 7 PM ET

One overall grand-prize winner, people’s choice winner and NASA’s choice winner will be selected from all entries. A first place, second place, and third place winner will also be selected for each grade category: pre-K - 2, grades 3 - 5, grades 6 - 8, and grades 9 – 12.

Contact: 757-824-1344
Additional information: The Grand Prize winner of the contest will receive a full tuition scholarship to attend one of the Virginia Space Flight Academy’s summer space adventure camps at Wallops Island, Virginia in 2020.

Free.


July 18, 2019, Apollo 11, William G. McGowan Theater - 701 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20002
7 PM ET

Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the Moon and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future. (2019; 93 minutes)

Contact: 202-357-5000
Additional information: Following the screening, NASA Chief Historian Bill Barry will moderate a discussion with director Todd Douglas Miller, producer Thomas Peterson, and National Archives motion picture archivist Daniel Rooney.

Free.


July 18, 2019, Apollo at the Park – Cardinals at Reds, Great American Ball Park - 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
7:10 PM ET

Visit the Neil Armstrong spacesuit statue at the game!

Contact: 513-381-7337
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee.


July 18, 2019, Some of the Many Dimensions of Space: Exploration, Commercial, and National Security Panel featuring the National Space Council Users' Advisory Group, Fowler Hall, Purdue University - Stewart Center, 128 Memorial Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907
7 – 8:30 PM ET

Panel event featuring National Space Council Users Advisory Group members including Admiral James Ellis, Jr (Retired four star admiral and former head of STRATCOM), David Wolf (BSEE '78 and 4-time shuttle astronaut), Mary Lynne Dittmar (President and CEO of The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration), and Mandy Vaughn (President at VOX Space).

Contact: 800-359-2968
Additional information: No

Free.


July 18, 2019, Speaking Naturally: Moon to Mars: Back to the Future, Virginia Living Museum - 524 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601
6:30 PM ET

Take a quick journey through NASA’s current plans of returning humans to the Moon and then on to Mars, along with some historical and social context. Patrick A. Troutman will be speaking.

Contact: 757-595-9135
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee.


July 18 – 20, 2019, Celebration on the National Mall, , National Mall, Washington, DC.
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM ET

We will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission with a three-day celebration centered on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

Contact: NASMVisitorServices@si.edu and hq-anniversaries@mail.nasa.gov
Additional information: No

Free.


July 19-21, 2019, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Summer Moon Festival, Armstrong Air & Space Museum, Wapakoneta, Ohio.

Neil Armstrong's hometown will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 landing. NASA will be there with exhibits, demonstrations and activities about historic and future lunar exploration.


July 19-20, 2019, Purdue Aircraft Display, Purdue University Airport, 1501 Aviation Dr., West Lafayette, IN 47907
10 a.m. – noon

Static air show event at Purdue University Airport featuring the Goodyear Blimp and the type of aircraft Neil Armstrong flew.

Contact: 765-494-4600
Additional information: Shuttle transportation will be looping every half hour from airport to Armstrong Hall starting at 10 a.m.

Free.


July 19-20, 2019, Neil Armstrong documentary, Purdue University, West Lafayette Campus, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, at the Loeb Playhouse, Stewart Center
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Neil Armstrong documentary premiere by producer Gareth Dodds

Contact: 765-494-4600
Additional information: No

Free.


July 19-20, 2019, “Apollo in the Archives: Selection from the Neil A. Armstrong Papers” Exhibit, Purdue University, West Lafayette Campus, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907 at the HSSE Library, Stewart Center
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The exhibit includes key Apollo 11 mission documents and artifacts from Neil Armstrong’s personal papers. Open house activities will include exhibit scavenger hunts and viewing of Apollo 11 World Tour rare film clips.

Contact: 765-494-4600
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee.


July 19, 2019, Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Dancing in the Streets, 100 Northside Square, Downtown Huntsville, AL
6-10 p.m. CT

Join us in downtown Huntsville to remember the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary. We’ll have a parade to Courthouse Square featuring Marshall Space Flight Center’s Lunar Roving Vehicle replicated by today’s workforce at Huntsville’s Polaris ATV facility. And we will, as we did 50 years ago, dance in the streets on Courthouse Square to celebrate the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Contact: info@huntsville.org ; 256-551-2230 or 800-843-0468
Additional information: https://www.huntsville.org/apollo-50th-anniversary/

Free.


July 19, 2019, 50th anniversary celebration of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, 595 Charles Young Drive East, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing and the 100th anniversary of UCLA! Join us for a screening of the 2019 documentary film Apollo 11 followed by a Q&A with planetary science and space exploration experts.

Contact: (310) 825-3880
Additional information: https://epss.ucla.edu/news/apollo-11-screening,310/

Free.


July 19, 2019, An Evening with Apollo Era Flight Director Gene Kranz: The Apollo 11 Landing, Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX
evening TBD, CT

Legendary NASA flight director Gene Kranz reflects on his experience at Apollo Mission Control during the Apollo 11 landing.

Contact: 281-244-2100 or https://spacecenter.org/contact/
Additional information: limited capacity https://spacecenter.org/apollo-50/

Entrance fee.


July 19, 2019, Live-Aboard Overnight at the USS Hornet, USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum, 707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3, Alameda CA 94501
6 – 11:30 p.m.

A special Live-Aboard Overnight with lunar and star gazing from the Museum’s Flight Deck after an evening tour around the ship.

Contact: 510-521-8448, info@uss-hornet.org
Additional information: https://www.uss-hornet.org/splashdown50/

Entrance Fee.


July 19, 2019, Science After Dark: Moon Landing, Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220
5-9 p.m. EST

Special edition of Science After Dark to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon, with three floors of exhibits and space-related hands-on activities.

Contact: Science Museum of Virginia, info@smv.org, 804-864-1400
Additional information: : At the Dome: all-live Cosmic Expeditions at 6:30 and 7:15 p.m.; space is limited, no ticket required. Free showing of PBS documentary, Chasing the Moon, at 8 pm; space is limited, no ticket required. And for younger audiences, free showings of the PBS series, Ready Jet Go! After the shows, stargaze through telescopes with the Richmond Astronomical Society, weather permitting.

Entrance fee.


July 19, 2019, Discover the Moon Day, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC.
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET

Join us for a day of educational and fun family activities in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

Contact: NASMVisitorServices@si.edu
Additional Information: No

Free.


July 19, 2019, 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing – “Armstrong”, National Museum of the US Air Force - 1100 Spaatz St, Dayton, OH 45431
6:30 PM ET

Showing the Living History Series movie, Armstrong

Contact: 937-255-3286 and nationalmuseum.mup@us.af.mil
Additional Information: The museum is free but there is a charge for the Air Force Museum Theatre and flight simulators. Please visit https://www.afmuseum.com/attractions/simulators or call 937-253-4629 for show times and prices.

Free.


July 19, 2019, Spirit of Apollo 11 Innovation Showcase, Kurtz Atrium, Purdue University - Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering West Lafayette, IN 47907
1 – 3 PM ET

A showcase featuring Purdue innovators who are inspired by the Apollo 11 astronauts and are committed to turning their own groundbreaking ideas into world-changing impact. Showcase team names are pending. Check back soon for an update.

Contact: 765-494-3975 or future-engineers@purdue.edu
Additional Information: No

Free.


July 19, 2019, Science Fridays in the Planetarium: Journey to a Billion Suns, Living Arts & Science Center - 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd Lexington, KY 40508 United States
10 AM, 2 PM, and 6 PM ET

Journey to a Billion Suns is produced in cooperation with the European Space Agency ESA and planetariums in the world.

Contact: 859-252-5222
Additional Information: https://lasclex.org/

Entrance Fee.


July 19-20, 2019, Apollo 11 Anniversary Celebration at Great Lakes Science Center, NASA Glenn Visitor Center at Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, OH
11 a.m.-4 p.m. EST

Two days of space exploration with special programming, exploring NASA Glenn's Graphics and Visualization Lab, and Apollo mission artifacts.

Contact: 216-694-2000; glscinfo@glsc.org
Additional information: http://greatscience.com/explore/events-programs/apollo-50-next-giant-leap

Entrance fee.


July 19-20, 2019, Armstrong Documentary with never before seen footage, Loeb Playhouse, Purdue University - Memorial Mall Dr, West Lafayette, IN 47907
10 – 11:45 AM ET

A new documentary film about Neil Armstrong will use home videos shot by the man himself and unseen footage from NASA to tell the celebrated U.S. astronaut’s life story. “Armstrong” will launch in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the first moon landings. Director David Fairhead and Producers Gareth Dodds and Keith Haviland give brief background of making documentary and audience Q&A.

Contact: 765-494-4600
Additional information: No tickets required for this event. First come-first served seating. Parking is available in the Grant Street (PGG) and Northwestern Street (PGNW) garages. See: https://www.purdue.edu/campus_map/

Free.


July 20, 2019, Run to the Moon 1k & 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run!, Armstrong Air and Space Museum - 500 Apollo Drive PO Box 1978 Wapakoneta, OH 45895
6:30 – 11 AM ET

This race offers both a 5k and 10k race distance along with the 1 Mile distance. Runner Amenities include: Free entry to the Armstrong Air and Space Museum. Runner and walkers in the 5K and 10K and 1 mile Bling Run and the Virtual Run will receive a custom designed race bib, a really cool participant shirt, and the 50th Anniversary Medal.

Contact: 419-738-8811 or 800-860-0142
Additional information: If you wish to change events (5K or 10K) you may do that yourself online and there is no change fee. Registration is inside the Museum from 6:30am to 7:45am. Don't be late! Race Day registrants are NOT guaranteed a shirt. Please register on-line before race day.

Entrance Fee.


July 20, 2019, One Giant Leap Celebration | Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50 Years Later, Apollo/Saturn V Center - Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex SR 405, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899
9 AM – 7 PM ET

Exactly 50 years ago on July 20, the world heard these famous words as Neil Armstrong lowered onto the surface of the Moon: “That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.” Join Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in honoring this unprecedented moment not only experienced by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, but the entire world.

Contact: 1-855-433-4210
Additional information: Throughout the day at the visitor complex, all guests can relive this incredible moment with daily admission or through an exclusive opportunity available with an event ticket purchased in addition to daily admission.

Entrance Fee.


July 20, 2019, DRAPER APOLLO 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND OPENING OF LUNAR LANDING SIMULATOR, Draper - 555 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139
10 AM – 4 PM ET

Experience landing on the moon for yourself. Head over to Hack the Moon LIVE and experience 100 Seconds: Engineering the Lunar Landing Experience.

Contact: https://wehackthemoon.com/people
Additional Information: Follow @wehackthemoon to stay up-to-date on the latest.

Free.


July 20, 2019, Annual Astronaut Dinner Gala, Armstrong Air and Space Museum - 500 Apollo Drive PO Box 1978 Wapakoneta, OH 45895
6 PM ET

Come enjoy a banquet style dinner with our astronauts in attendance inside the Armstrong Air & Space Museum throughout the galleries and event spaces.

Contact: 419-738-8811 or 800-860-0142
Additional information: Located at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum within the galleries.

Entrance Fee.


July 20, 2019, Apollo 11 moon landing 50th anniversary flight, Space Florida Launch and Landing Facility - 100 Space Port Way Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
TBD

Conjuring the curiosity of moon-bound astronauts in the past, the specialized anniversary flight will demonstrate the feeling of exploring the moon’s surface by recreating lunar gravity and allowing riders to float with the ease of carrying one-sixth their normal body weight.

Contact: info@SpaceFlorida.gov and 321-261-3850
Additional information: Sold out; waitlist is available

Entrance Fee.


July 20, 2019, Late-Night Moon Landing Celebration, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC.
TBD

We will celebrate the exact moment the first steps were taken on the Moon with an evening of activities until 2:00 AM.

Contact: NASMVisitorServices@si.edu
Additional information: No

Free.


July 20, 2019, A Moon Landing Celebration, California Center for the Arts, Escondido – Concert Hall, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA
7 p.m. PT

Escondido Choral Arts and the California Center for the Arts present a concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 moon landing.

Contact: 800-988-4253
Additional information: http://www.artcenter.org/

Entrance Fee.


July 20, 2019, Splashdown 50 Celebration, USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum, 707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3, Alameda CA 94501
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This community day will feature organizations and museums who will share family activities and information, with additional programming and speakers throughout the day.

Contact: 510-521-8448, info@uss-hornet.org
Additional information: https://www.uss-hornet.org/splashdown50/

Entrance Fee.


July 20, 2019, Splashdown Anniversary Dinner & Reception, USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum, 707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3, Alameda CA 94501
6 – 10 p.m.

Meet and dine with ex-crew men who were on board during the Apollo 11 Recovery Mission, with special guests and presentations. Buffet dinner, music from the 1960s, and cash bar.

Contact: 510-521-8448, info@uss-hornet.org
Additional information: https://www.uss-hornet.org/splashdown50/

Entrance Fee.


July 20, 2019, Rocket City Summer Fest Moon Landing Concert, Davidson Theater, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL
5 p.m. CT

We will join with celebrations around the world to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission with a concert in the shadow of Huntsville’s iconic Saturn V replica.

Contact: 256-837-3400 or 800-637-7223
Additional information: https://www.rocketcenter.com/Apollo50

Entrance Fee.


July 20, 2019, TAP Presents: The Moon Walk Anniversary, Slover Library, Room 555, 235 E. Plume St., Norfolk, VA 23510
2 p.m.-4 p.m. EST

Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon walk. Dance the moon walk, have galactic snacks, watch the first moon landing, and Space out.

Contact: https://www.norfolkpubliclibrary.org/support-npl/contact-us
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee: No.


July 20, 2019, Apollo 11 50th Live at Space Center Houston, Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX
9 a.m.-midnight CT

Celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the Moon and the first steps on the Moon, including panel presentations with Apollo era flight controllers, festival events, and evening concert.

Contact: 281-244-2100 or https://spacecenter.org/contact/
Additional information: various ticket packages https://spacecenter.org/apollo-50/

Entrance Fee.


July 20, 2019, Apollo 11 – America’s First Landing on the Moon, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL
2:30 p.m. CT

The MSFC role in the successful landing on the Moon; the trials & tribulations of developing rockets capable of carrying humans into deep space.

Contact: U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Additional information: https://www.rocketcenter.com/Apollo50

Entrance Fee.


July 20, 2019, Apollo 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Baby Cakes, New Orleans Baby Cakes Baseball, 6000 Airline Dr. Metairie, LA 70003
6 p.m. CT; approximately the 3rd inning

The Apollo 50th Anniversary Celebration features interactive exhibits for the general public to discover what living and working in space is like beginning with the Apollo program. Displays and educational items highlighting Apollo’s 50th anniversary will also be available.

Contact: 504.734.5155
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee.


July 20, 2019, Apollo 50th Anniversary Celebration at the INFINITY Science Center, INFINITY Science Center, One Discovery Circle, Pearlington, MS 39572
10 a.m.-2 p.m. CT

The Apollo 50th Anniversary Celebration features interactive exhibits for the general public to discover what living and working in space is like beginning with the Apollo program. Displays and educational items highlighting Apollo’s 50th anniversary will also be available.

Contact: 228.533.3025
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee.


July 20, 2019, Flagstaff, AZ Lunar Legacy

Flagstaff’s Scientific Role in the Apollo Moon Missions

Some events may require fee.


July 20, 2019, Discovery Green,Downtown, Houston – Screen on the Green Apollo 11 Film.

NASA will bring the Destination Station exhibit and do outreach prior to the film.


July 20, 2019, Apollo Space Race (5K), Richard Nixon Library - 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard Yorba Linda, CA 92886
8 – 10 AM PT

A race to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and kick-off to a day of family fun. Racers are encouraged to dress in their best spacesuits — or any other out of this world costume! — for this race which will follow a moderate course that is accessible for runners of all levels.

Contact: 714-993-5075
Additional information: Registration includes bibs, timing, commemorative race shirt, an exclusive 3D Apollo 11 themed medal, and entry to the all-day festival to follow, featuring live entertainment, games and prizes, giveaways, face-painting and balloon art, food trucks, and more. Stollers welcome.

Entrance Fee.


July 20, 2019, 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing – Family Day, National Museum of the US Air Force - 1100 Spaatz St, Dayton, OH 45431
9 AM – 5 PM ET

A family day offering participants a chance to build and launch model rockets.

Contact: 937-255-3286 and nationalmuseum.mup@us.af.mil
Additional information: The museum is free but there is a charge for the Air Force Museum Theatre and flight simulators. Please visit https://www.afmuseum.com/attractions/simulators or call 937-253-4629 for show times and prices.

Free.


July 20, 2019, 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Celebration, Virginia Living Museum - 524 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601
9 AM – 5 PM ET

The Virginia Living Museum will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with a day filled with space science.

Contact: 757-595-1900 and marketing@thevlm.org
Additional information: Some activities are weather dependent. All activities included with regular museum admission.

Entrance Fee.


July 20, 2019, Apollo Moon Fest, Cradle of Aviation Museum - Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY 11530
9:30 AM – 5 PM ET

The Cradle of Aviation, home of the Lunar Module, is celebrating all day and night with two festive events to give the community an opportunity to learn, reflect, remember, & jointly celebrate, all the wonder, achievement, and pride that is Apollo.

Contact: 516-572-4111
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee.


July 20, 2019, Space Out Saturday: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11, Cosmosphere Lobby - 1100 N Plum St Hutchinson, KS 67501
10 AM – 1 PM CT

Young explorers will learn more about the history of the Apollo 11 mission and astronaut training. Then they’ll construct a space suit from common household items and share their own “first words” from the Moon.

Contact: 800-397-0330
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee.


July 20, 2019, Summer Science Saturday, The University of Arizona (Kuiper Space Sciences Building) - 1629 E. University Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85721
10 AM – 4 PM PT

The annual LPL (Lunar and Planetary Laboratory) open house, Summer Science Saturday, will highlight the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing and recent lunar research.

Contact: 520-621-6963
Additional information: No

Free.


July 20, 2019, Looking Back, Leaping Forward, California Science Center - 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037
10 AM – 5 PM PT

The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing celebrates past achievements and serves as an inspiration for the next generation of scientists, engineers and explorers. Spend the day exploring our historic collection of space artifacts, engage in fun activities that showcase space exploration and technology, and watch the giant screen film Apollo 11: First Steps Edition.

Contact: 4INFO@cscmail.org
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee.


July 20, 2019, Earth to Moon Presented by AT&T - All Day Family Fun, Richard Nixon Library - 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard Yorba Linda, CA 92886
10 AM – 5 PM PT

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the longest-distance phone call in history with the phone that made it happen, on display in the Apollo 11: One Giant Leap for Mankind Special Exhibit — open all day

Contact: 714-993-5075
Additional information: No

Free.


July 20, 2019, Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Moon Landing Contest, NASA Goddard Visitor Center - 9432 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20771
12 – 4 PM ET

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing. Attempt to land your model rocket nearest the center of a "moon" drawn on the ground. We will distribute free commemorative "moon landing" items to the first 200 contest registrants. Trophies and model rocket kit prizes will be awarded to the top youth and adult finishers. A narrated demonstration launch of models of historic NASA space vehicles will take place before the contest.

Contact: 301-286-8981 and catherine.maynard@nasa.gov
Additional information: On-site registration is required on contest day. You must bring your own rocket and motors, or purchase them at the nearby Goddard Gift Shop.

Free.


July 20, 2019, Landing on the Lawn: 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 free community celebration, Hutchinson Community College Lawn (on Plum Street between 12th Ave and 13th Ave) - 1300 North Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67501
6 – 11:30 PM CT

This family-focused community event will feature hands-on, Moon and space-themed activities from various community organizations and live science demonstrations from Cosmosphere Space Science Educators.

Contact: 620-665-3500
Additional information: Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and bug spray, and don't forget to wear your favorite attire from 1969!

Free.


July 20, 2019, 50th Anniversary Moon Landing Celebration, Ohio History Connection - 800 E. 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211
6:30 – 11 PM ET

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing. Special event to commemorate this historic event and Ohio's connection to space.

Contact: membership@ohiohistory.org
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee.


July 20, 2019, Outdoor Movie: The Day We Walked on the Moon, College Park Aviation Museum - 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive College Park, MD 20740
7 – 10 PM ET

Bring your blankets and chairs for a movie on the lawn celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first human landing on the moon. As the sun sets, join us for moon-themed activities before watching, "The Day We Landed on the Moon."

Contact: 301-864-6029
Additional information: No

Free but tickets are required.


July 20, 2019, Apollo at 50 Countdown Celebration, Cradle of Aviation Museum - Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY 11530
7 – 11 PM ET

Share your stories and learn about Long Island’s contributions to advancements in space and celebrate your Long Island pride. A dinner ticket automatically gives you admission to Apollo Moon Fest events during the day.

Contact: 516-572-4111
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee.


July 20, 2019, "The Eagle Has Landed" Late-Night Celebration, National Air and Space Museum - 600 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560
8 PM – 2 AM ET

On July 20, 1969, humans walked on another world for the first time. 50 years later, join us for a late-night celebration of the first Moon landing.

Contact: 202-633-2214
Additional information: No

Free.


July 20, 2019, From the Earth to the Moon Tweet-Along, National Air and Space Museum - 600 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560
9 PM ET

Join us for a tweet-along of the Apollo 11 Moon landing episode, Mare Tranquillitatis, of the HBO mini-series From the Earth to the Moon. You can join in by attending the free screening of the episode at the National Air and Space Museum (tickets available soon) or watching the episode on your own, via DVD, BluRay, HBO Go, HBO Now, HBO On Demand, or elsewhere.

Contact: 202-633-2214
Additional information: Tweet along with the episode using #EarthToMoon and follow along with the hashtag.

Free.


July 20, 2019, Times Square to transform into Tranquility Base, the Moon landing site, in honor of 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11, Times Square – New York City, NY (Father Duffy Square in Times Square - 7th Ave &, W 47th St, New York, NY 10036
9 AM – 11:59 PM ET

The Aldrin Family Foundation will host a day-long, free family celebration in support of The People’s Moon project on July 20 in Times Square in honor of the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest achievements of all time – landing a human on the Moon. City, state and national partners have come together to help transform the heart of New York City into Tranquility Base, the Apollo 11 landing site. From fun-filled educational activities to iconic footage from 1969 on the infamous Times Square screens to a giant Apollo photo mosaic, families will have the opportunity to spend nearly 14 hours celebrating this historic milestone.

Contact: Aldrin Family Foundation (Angelica DeLuccia) - 321-506-2183 and angelica@griffincg.com; The People’s Moon (Christina Korp) - 310-869-8858 and christina@thepeoplesmoon.com; and The People’s Picture (Helen Marshall) - +44 7414952863 and info@thepeoplespicture.com
Additional information: Guests will be able to walk on a giant, floor-based mosaic of the iconic Moon boot print created by UK Artist Helen Marshall of The People’s Picture. The mosaic will be populated with photos from people around the world sharing their “giant leap” moments and dreams, as well as memories from Apollo 11. Some of these photos will make their way to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex as a permanent digital display. Photos, story and video submissions will be accepted through July 10, 2019. Click for info on how to submit.

Free.


July 20, 2019, 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Celebration, Virginia Living Museum - 524 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601
9 AM ET

The Virginia Living Museum will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with a day filled with space science: planetarium programs, 1/3 scale model of an Apollo capsule, an Mercury space suit, a "Lunar Lunch," water rocket launch, and moon-themed storytime. All activities included with regular museum admission.

Contact: 757-595-9135
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee.


July 20, 2019, Celebrating African Americans at NASA, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, 1400 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Kids and families, this program features hands-on STEM activities highlighting contributions by African American engineers, scientists and astronauts who have worked at NASA. From 1:45-2:45 p.m., astronaut Alvin Drew tells how he pursued his dream at NASA.

Contact:
Additional information: https://nmaahc.si.edu/visit/faq

Free.


July 20, 2019, Apollo Party 21+, Chabot Space and Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA 94619
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

An adult’s only, after hours celebration of the first moonwalk

Contact: VisitorInfo@ChabotSpace.org ; 540-336-7373
Additional information: Hear NASA researchers Jay Trimble and Amanda Cook

Entrance Fee.


July 20, 2019, Apollo 50th Anniversary Celebration, Chabot Space and Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA 94619
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with hands-on moon demos, a new planetarium show, Lunaverse and more!

Contact: VisitorInfo@ChabotSpace.org ; 540-336-7373
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee.


July 20, 2019, Science Central Celebrates Apollo 50th Anniversary, Science Central - 1950 N. Clinton St. Fort Wayne, IN 46805
10 AM – 5 PM ET

Relive one of the greatest human achievements with Science Central this summer July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing mission, so visit Science Central to learn more about this historic event.

Contact: Andrea Colley, 260-424-2400 ext. 432
Additional information: The Apollo 11 photographs and memory wall are included with admission. Admission is $10 for ages 3 and up, and free for ages 2 and under. Science Central Members also get in free.

Entrance Fee.


July 20, 2019, Book Signing/Sales and Author Meet and Greets, Loeb Playhouse, Purdue University - Memorial Mall Dr, West Lafayette, IN 47907
12 – 1 PM ET

Featuring George Leopold (author of Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom), John Norberg (co-author of Spacewalker), Susan Gunderson (co-author of Becoming a Spacewalker) and Tim Harmon (No Second Chance). The event will be located in the lobby outside of Loeb Playhouse and book will be available for purchase onsite (cash or check preferred).

Contact: 765-494-4600
Additional information: Parking is available in the Grant Street (PGG) and Northwestern Street (PGNW) garages. See: https://www.purdue.edu/campus_map/

Free.


July 20, 2019, Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Food Station, Memorial Mall (grass between Stewart Center and University Hall), Purdue University - Memorial Mall Dr. Wabash Township, IN 47907
12 – 4 PM ET

Round Barn Creamery will be providing a special Apollo 11 50th anniversary ice cream for purchase. The Daily Bite food truck will be stationed on Memorial Mall just west of Stewart Center until 4:00 p.m.

Contact: AskPMU@purdue.edu
Additional information: On-campus dining options (in Purdue Memorial Union): Pappy’s Sweet Shop (7:30 am – 8:00 pm); and Starbucks (8:00 am – 2:30 pm).

Entrance Fee.


July 20, 2019, K-12 STEM Activities, Engineering Fountain, Purdue University - 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47906
12 – 4 PM ET

STEM activities include Scale of the Earth-Moon System (Kirk Plaza), Impact Crater (Kirk Plaza), Geology of the Moon (Kirk Plaza), Straw Rockets (Kurz Atrium, Armstrong Hall), Stomp Rockets in Kurz Atrium, Armstrong Hall (construction) and Kirk Plaza (launching), Water Rockets (Engineering Fountain), and STEM Communication Activities (The Lamb School will be in the west lobby of ARMS near the moon rock and Mars meteor).

Contact: 765-743-2124
Additional information: Parking is available in the Grant Street (PGG) and Northwestern Street (PGNW) garages. See: https://www.purdue.edu/campus_map/

Free.


July 20, 2019, Past, Present, Future NASA Flight Director Panel, Loeb Playhouse, Purdue University - Memorial Mall Dr, West Lafayette, IN 47907
1 – 2:30 PM ET

Featuring Purdue alumni panelists: Allison Bolinger (future), Marcos Flores (future), Gary Horlacher (present), and Wayne Hale (past). Moderated by past flight director Tomas Gonzalez-Torres.

Contact: 765-494-4600
Additional information: Parking is available in the Grant Street (PGG) and Northwestern Street (PGNW) garages. See: https://www.purdue.edu/campus_map/

Free but ticket is required .


July 20, 2019, Lunar Module Landing Celebration, Purdue University - Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering West Lafayette, IN 47907
3:30 – 4:20 PM ET

Celebrate the exact time the Apollo 11 lunar module landed on the Moon (4:17 PM)! More details to come.

Contact: 765-494-3975 or future-engineers@purdue.edu
Additional information: Parking is available in the Northwestern Street (PGNW) garages. See: https://www.purdue.edu/campus_map/

Free.


July 20, 2019, Industry's Crucial Role in the Apollo 11 Mission featuring alumni who worked behind the scenes, Loeb Playhouse, Purdue University - Memorial Mall Dr, West Lafayette, IN 47907
5 – 6:30 PM ET

Panel featuring Ron Larsen (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Tim Harmon (Boeing Company’s Rocketdyne Division), Chesterfield (Chet) Janes (IBM Mechanical Systems Manager). Moderated by Steven Collicott.

Contact: 765-494-4600
Additional information: Parking is available in the Grant Street (PGG) and Northwestern Street (PGNW) garages. See: https://www.purdue.edu/campus_map

Free but ticket required .


July 21, 2019, Wink at the Moon Concert by Lima Area Concert Band, Armstrong Air and Space Museum - 500 Apollo Drive PO Box 1978 Wapakoneta, OH 45895
7 PM ET

Bring the 10 days of celebration to a close by joining the community at our “Wink at the Moon” closing event beginning at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy the music of the Lima Area Concert Band, plus a few special 50th Anniversary surprises. When the concert ends, join us, as suggested by Mrs. Armstrong at her husband’s passing in 2012, in giving Mr. Armstrong a little wink at the moon.

Contact: (419) 738-8811 or (800) 860-0142
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee.


July 21, 2019, USS Hornet Association Meet-and-Greet, USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum, 707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3, Alameda CA 94501
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Come aboard for a special welcome to the various Hornet crew members who served on board during her years of service, including the Apollo 11 and 12 recoveries.

Contact: 510-521-8448, info@uss-hornet.org
Additional information: https://www.uss-hornet.org/splashdown50/

Entrance Fee.


July 21, 2019, New York Times Presents: One Giant Leap, Town Hall - 123 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036
7 PM ET

The evening will feature a reading of a short play by Tony Award-winning author J.T. Rogers. Commissioned specifically for this event, the play weaves together transcripts of the Apollo 11 mission, Times coverage from the period and excerpts from interviews with the men and women who made it happen

Contact: 212-997-6661 and boxoffice@thetownhall.org or info@the-townhall-nyc.org
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee.


July 22, 2019, NASA Night at the Astros.

NASA will bring the Destination Station exhibit and do outreach prior to and during the baseball game.

Ticket required.


July 22, 2019, Smithsonian Space Movies, USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum, 707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3, Alameda CA 94501
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Museum will be screening Smithsonian and NASA space films throughout the day in our Hangar Deck.

Contact: 510-521-8448, info@uss-hornet.org
Additional information: https://www.uss-hornet.org/splashdown50/

Entrance Fee.


July 22, 2019, Apollo STEM Day, USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum, 707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3, Alameda CA 94501
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

A STEM day for educators to come and experience STEM activities that introduce science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in a hands-on way with real life examples of it in use all around them.

Contact: 510-521-8448, info@uss-hornet.org
Additional information: https://www.uss-hornet.org/splashdown50/

Entrance Fee.


July 22, 2019, Summer of Space Photo Exhibit: The Space between Liftoff + Landing, City Hall Community Artifacts Room - 100 Polk Avenue Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
8:30 AM – 5 PM ET

Starting July 22, Cape Canaveral is inviting residents and visitors that were in town between 1960 and 1970 to share their photographs to showcase not only the launches that took place, but the lifestyle of Cape Canaveral.

Contact: Molly Thomas and Leisure Services Department at (321) 868-1226 or via email at m.thomas@cityofcapecanaveral.org
Additional information: https://www.cityofcapecanaveral.org/space_mural

Free.


July 23, 2019, 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Splashdown Celebration Dinner: An Evening with Legendary Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Richard Nixon Library & Museum - 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd. Yorba Linda, CA 92886
5:30 - 9 PM PT

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s extraordinary splashdown to planet earth. The greatest comeback in history! There will also be presentation of the Foundation’s Richard Nixon Greatest Comeback Award.

Contact: Anne Brown at 714-364-1161 or anne@nixonfoundation.org
Additional information: 5:00 PM Reception - 6:30 PM Dinner

Entrance Fee.


July 22-28, 2019, EAA Aviation Museum annual Air Venture Oshkosh fly-in.

NASA Explores: In the Footsteps of Apollo evening event.

Fee


July 24, 2019, University of Houston Main Campus.

NASA will bring the Destination Station exhibit for outreach to future scientists and engineers, underserved communities, incoming freshman during orientation, and to educational conference attendees.


July 24, 2019, Lunch with Apollo Flight Controllers, Space Center Houston, 1601 Nasa Parkway, Houston, TX
Noon CT

Dine with an Apollo-era flight controller and talk with them about their experiences, memories and learnings. Seating is limited

Contact: 281-244-2100
Additional information: https://spacecenter.org/apollo-50/

Entrance Fee.


July 24, 2019, Apollo 11 Mission Splashdown Party, Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX
6-10 p.m. CT

1960s-themed party with buffet dinner, live music and activities, Apollo-era artifacts, and interactive exhibits and activities featuring the present and future of human space exploration.

Contact: 281-244-2100 or https://spacecenter.org/contact/
Additional information: https://spacecenter.org/apollo-50/

Entrance Fee.


July 24, 2019, Apollo Retrospective, USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum, 707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3, Alameda CA 94501
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

An Apollo 11-themed Living Ship day in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of USS Hornet’s Splashdown recovery.

Contact: 510-521-8448, info@uss-hornet.org
Additional information: https://www.uss-hornet.org/splashdown50/

Entrance Fee.


July 24, 2019, A Welcome Home Celebration | Apollo 11 Splashdown 50 Years Later, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Rocket Garden
10 AM – 4 PM ET

As the final anniversary event in the timeline of the mission, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will host a welcome home celebration, signifying the safe return of the astronauts back on Earth.

Contact: 1-855-433-4210
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee.


July 24, 2019, Apollo 11 Recovery Ship Webcast for the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary, Online broadcast from the U.S.S. Hornet in Alameda, California
3 PM ET

Come aboard the Apollo 11 recovery ship for a live webcast about being an astronaut, lunar science, and what happens after splashdown.

Contact: Emily Furfaro - Emily.furfaro@nasa.gov
Additional information: No

Free.


July 26, 2019, Science Fridays in the Planetarium: Moons: World of Mystery, Living Arts & Science Center - 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd Lexington, KY 40508 United States
10 AM, 2 PM, and 6 PM ET

A show from the Charles Hayden Planetarium of the Museum of Science, Boston exploring the many and varied satellites that exist, what they look like, and what they contribute to our knowledge of the solar system — a hundred known satellites throughout the solar system, orbiting five other planets and even some asteroids and Kuiper Belt objects.

Contact: 859-252-5222
Additional information: https://lasclex.org/

Entrance Fee.


July 27, 2019, Discovery Saturday - Apollo Celebration Day, Living Arts & Science Center - 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd Lexington, KY 40508 United States
10 AM – 2 PM ET

Included with free admission: Marksbury Discovery Exhibit (Catching the Wind: the Nature + Science of Flight), Art Exhibitions (including Roy Livingston’s X-Ray Visions: Robots 3D in the Glo Gallery), Moosnick Maker’s Space (Alien Invasion), Farish Planetarium, and Free Squallis Puppeteer’s Presentation: Art & Science Heroes.

Add a Family Workshop ($7 per person, includes admission) to bring your art skills to life as we explore the different challenges astronauts face when living in the International Space Station. Observe real life astronauts while navigating through the NASA website and astro-cams. Then prepare your own astronaut snack by hydrating and dehydrating different foods. Finally, craft your own astronaut space gear and you’ll be ready to launch into outer space!

Contact: 859-252-5222
Additional information: https://lasclex.org/

Entrance Fee.


July 27, 2019, NASA Night at the Dynamo.

NASA will bring the Destination Station exhibit and do outreach prior to and during the soccer match.

Ticket required.


July 28, 2019, 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing – “First Man”, National Museum of the US Air Force - 1100 Spaatz St, Dayton, OH 45431
4 PM ET

Showing the Hollywood film series movie, First Man

Contact: 937-255-3286 and nationalmuseum.mup@us.af.mil
Additional information: The museum is free but there is a charge for the Air Force Museum Theatre and flight simulators. Please visit https://www.afmuseum.com/attractions/simulators or call 937-253-4629 for show times and prices.

Free.


July 30, 2019, Swiss Touch: to the Moon and Beyond – 50th Anniversary of Humankind on the Moon, swissnex San Francisco, Pier 17, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94111
6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 touched down on the lunar surface, safely delivering Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin — the first humans to land on the moon. The Swiss Solar Wind Composition Experiment, of the University of Bern and the Swiss National Science Foundation, was the only non-American experiment to be part of the Apollo landings. Where do we stand after 50 years, and where are we headed? Gather with astronauts, scientists, and artists to discuss the past, the future, and our inspiration for the unknown space.

Contact: ask-us@swissnexsf.org ; 415-912-5901
Additional information: Hosted by the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco, Center Director Eugene Tu and researcher Dr. Kimberly Ennico Smith speaking on panel, “The Future of Space Travel”. ESA Astronaut Claude Nicollier giving keynote remarks.

Entrance Fee .


July 31 – August 1, 2019, Fly Me to the Moon, Melbourne Auditorium - 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd. Melbourne, Florida
6:30 – 8:30 PM ET

The concert will Honor the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing. The Summer Youth Band will be a special guest.

Contact: 321-608-7420 or Auditorium@mlbfl.org
Additional information: This is a Not-In-The-Park Concert. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the music in the air-conditioned auditorium. No alcoholic beverages are permitted at the concert

Free.


August 5 – 9, 2019, Picture Play Art Camp, Chrysler Museum of Art - 1 Memorial Pl Norfolk, VA 23510
8:30 AM – 4 PM ET

Create art inspired by our upcoming exhibition Eric Carle: Moonlit Nights & Other Illustrations. Make your own book, create colorful tissue papers as Eric Carle did, and learn how to illustrate a story with vibrant drawings. Each day, explore Eric Carle’s artwork in the gallery, hear a story reading, and work on art projects inspired by the exhibition

Contact: 757-664-6200
Additional information: No

Entrance Fee.