This July 20, 1969 file photo shows astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. standing beside the U.S. flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. (AP Photo/Neil Armstrong, NASA, File)

Lift off! Kids can rocket into Apollo 11 celebration at Boonshoft Museum

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery has a day of special programs planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. 

Guests can experience a day of space exploration Saturday, July 20, with the help of the museum’s Discovery Astronomy Department and take part in rocket demonstrations and gravity experiments. 

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Learning about orbiting objects, constructing mini rockets and discovering how craters are made on the moon also will be part of the fun. 

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Lunar Landing with an exhibition called Apollo Redux. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Photo: Staff Writer

A special exhibition at the museum, Apollo Redux, allows visitors to sit at an actual mission control console from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Texas and learn about the unsung men and women of NASA Mission Control who created the magic that resulted in the historic achievement that stunned the world 50 years ago.

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Admission is $14.50 for adults, $12.50 for seniors (60+), and $11.50 for children (3-17). Children under 3 and members are free. 

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