Moon Festival Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing at the Evansville Museum
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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