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4 Kid-Friendly Events to Celebrate Apollo 11 Anniversary


On July 20, 1969 Apollo 11 landed on the moon and changed the way we think about space. Show your kids that anything is possible and celebrate the historic achievement at these special events. 


Apollo Celebration – Michigan Science Center, Detroit

Saturday, July 20, 2019 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Michigan Science Center is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with a full day of space activities! From planetarium shows, solar viewing and a crater drop, this is a party you won’t want to miss. Build your own Egg-pollo 11 lander to safely drop an egg to the ground! Dress up in your best space-themed costume for a commemorative Apollo 50th sticker.


50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing – Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills

Saturday, July 20, 2019 – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Join Cranbrook astronomers and members of the Warren Astronomical Society to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing. Learn about the geology of the moon, discover details about the Apollo missions, visit the Cranbrook Observatory and Acheson Planetarium, explore the moon in VR, and try to observe the moon…during the day!


Apollopalooze @ Longway Planetarium, Flint

Saturday, July 20, 2019 – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! Get hands-on with fun activities exploring moon craters and moon phases, and even help build a moon lander model. Head into the planetarium theater for Apollo: A Special Feature Presentation—Longway Planetarium’s very own tribute to this historic achievement.


Take a road trip to Michigan’s only Dark Sky Park!

Get the best view of the stars (and satellites) at the Headlands at Emmet County Park on the Straits of Mackinac, one of the first 10 International Dark Sky Parks. Celebrate space exploration with a road trip that keeps the light pollution at bay and allows you to dream big and reach for the stars.


On special dates, including July 20th, the Headlands staff will have telescopes available on the outside viewing platform if conditions allow. Professional star gazers and astronomers will also be on site to enhance your viewing experience with guidance and to answer questions.


The grounds, trails, and viewing areas at Headlands are open 24 hours a day, every day. Camping is not permitted but you may bring blankets, sleeping bags, chairs, food, beverages, etc. When packing, keep in mind that temperatures are typically 10 degrees lower than expected due to our proximity to the lake shore. To protect the darkness of the park, please use red-filtered flashlights during your visit to the Headlands.


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