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Apollo 17 Eugene Cernan working at the Rover.
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Apollo 17 - Eugene Cernan working at the Rover.
Image Credit: NASA/Jack Schmitt (assembled by Mike Constantine)

- 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, NASA broadcast live from accross America to tell the story of how we got to the Moon, 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 "NASA’s Giant Leaps: Past and Future”.


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 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.


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


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 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


Nov. 16, 2019, Apollo 12 50th anniversary celebration,, Wheeler Historical Museum, Wheeler, Texas..

Includes appearances by children of Apollo 12 astronaut and artist Alan Bean.

Several events, some of which require entrance fees..