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On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing  with these space-themed events.

A Moonwalk to Celebrate the Moon Landing at Fourth Ward Skatepark

Take a moonlit stroll and learn about the moon with Fernbank Science Center’s planetary geologist, Scott Harris. July 16.

Moon Landing 50th Anniversary StarLab at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Learn about the first manned mission to the moon, the phases of the moon and the summer constellations. Recommended for ages 6 and older. July 20.

Apollo Landing 50th Anniversary at Fernbank Science Center

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with special programming, including historical retrospectives, former NASA employees and a screening of “Chasing the Moon: The Giant Leap.” July 20.

Moon Landing Celebration at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Man’s first steps on the moon will be celebrated with special screenings of “Apollo 11: First Steps Edition 2D” and interactive activities. July 20.

Reaching for the Moon at Tellus Science Museum

Enjoy hands-on activities, watch “The Day We Walked on the Moon” and listen to educational lectures at this event. July 20.

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary

Participate in hands-on activities and solar and night sky observing, enjoy a planetarium show, and hear from a NASA aerospace engineer. July 20.

Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Celebration at Little Shop of Stories

Celebrate the moon landing with Kristy Dempsey, author of “Papa Put a Man on the Moon,” and Atlanta Science Festival. Enjoy a book presentation and signing and moon-themed refreshments. Solar System Bracelet kits will be available for purchase for $5. July 21.

Beyond Atlanta

Make it a road trip with these events outside of Georgia.

Apollo 50th Anniversary Celebration at U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Special events will mark the occasion all July, including daily Apollo moon landing re-enactments, a celebration car show, a parade and more. See website for full schedule.

One Giant Leap Festival at North Carolina Museum of History

This celebration will feature hands-on crafts, demonstrations and activities, such as a virtual-reality lab where you can travel to space and see what it is like to be on the moon. July 20.

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration at Cape Fear Museum

Experiment with hands-on science activities, visit the planetarium, watch “The Day We Walked On The Moon” and more. July 20.

Space Week at South Carolina State Museum

Celebrate with an entire week of fun, including hands-on activities, night-sky observing, an exhibit, a laser show and more. See website for full schedule. July 20-28.

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition at Tennessee Aquarium

Watch “Apollo 11: First Steps Edition” at the IMAX Theater. See website for full schedule.

Celebrate at Home

NASA’s Giant Leaps: Past and Future – Celebrating Apollo 50th as We Go Forward to the Moon

NASA will broadcast live from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Apollo mission control room at Johnson Space Center in Houston, the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama and the Smithsonian National Air Space Museum in Washington. The broadcast will also feature a visit to Neil Armstrong’s hometown of Wapakoneta, Ohio and will discuss plans to return humans to the moon by 2024. July 19.

NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

Celebrate space exploration with this LEGO® Creator Expert kit which features a replica of Apollo 11’s Eagle lunar module, a depiction of the lunar surface, two astronaut minifigures and more.

The Apollo Missions for Kids: The People and Engineering Behind the Race to the Moon

Young readers will learn about NASA’s great achievements in space travel and live like astronauts with 21 fun and educational activities. Jerome Pohlen’s book will inspire science lovers and space enthusiasts. Recommended for ages 9 and older.

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