This Saturday, July 20th marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing.  The Evansville Museum will celebrate this epic moment in time with a Moon Festival!   

Be sure to bring the whole family to explore all the events!

Schedule of Events - 11 am - 4 pm 

Programs in the Eykamp Pavilion & Outside Front Entrance – First Floor
Noon- 4:00 Outreach to Space Exhibits, Glow Stick Distribution

Programs in the Koch Immersive Theater – First Floor
Included With Museum Admission

  • 11:30 am - Perfect Little Planet - Perfect for Little Space Cadets
  • 1 pm -  Space Next - What’s Next in Space?
  • 2 pm -  One Small Step – Special Apollo 11 Planetarium Show
  • 3 pm - Space Next- What’s Next in Space?
  • 4 pm - One Small Step – Special Apollo 11 Planetarium Show

 

Programs in the Old Gallery – Second Floor
Today in History: Significant Mission Moments (various times, see below)

  • 12:00 pm - Noon Science Demonstration
  • 1:00  pm - Share Your Memories of Apollo Landing - July 20, 1969
  • 1:45 pm -  Program by Retired Astronomer Joe Caruso Reaching for the Moon:
    A Short History of Humankind’s Dream of Traveling to the Moon
  • 3:05 pm - Moon Kahoot Game (open to everyone to play)

Programs in the Richardt Room (rear of Old Gallery) – Second Floor
11:00-4:00 Black Light Party with Snacks

Activities on Back Lawn & Colonnade – Second Floor
11-4 Stomp Rockets

Activities on their Mezzanine – Second Floor

  • 11 am -4 pm -  Rock Decorating Activity
  • 11 am - 4 pm - Lunar Rover Building

Today in History: Significant Moments – Apollo 11 Mission

Meet in their Old Gallery on the Second Floor at these times for a special historical interpretation of the events of the day fifty years ago.

12:44 pm Command Service Module and Lunar Module Undocking

2:08 pm Lunar Module Drops to 50,000 Feet Above Moon

3:14 – 3:17 pm - Lunar Module Descends to the Moon

3:17 pm - Lunar Landing

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