The Best Apollo 11 Moon Landing Events In Atlanta
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with these space-themed events.
Take a moonlit stroll and learn about the moon with Fernbank Science Center’s planetary geologist, Scott Harris. July 16.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy hands-on activities, watch “The Day We Walked on the Moon” and listen to educational lectures at this event. July 20.
Participate in hands-on activities and solar and night sky observing, enjoy a planetarium show, and hear from a NASA aerospace engineer. July 20.
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.
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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.
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.
Experiment with hands-on science activities, visit the planetarium, watch “The Day We Walked On The Moon” and more. July 20.
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.
Watch “Apollo 11: First Steps Edition” at the IMAX Theater. See website for full schedule.
Celebrate at Home
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.
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.
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.