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50th Anniversary Celebration Of Apollo 11 Moon Landing


  • WHEN Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 10 a.m.
  • WHERE Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $18.95 - $21.95

The Fleet Science Center has an exciting day planned for the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing on Saturday, July 20.

The event will feature out-of-this-world films, exhibitions and a hands-on demonstrations to commemorate the occasion. At 12:17 p.m., the Fleet will launch a special surprise in honor of the Moon Landing anniversary. While details can't be revealed at this time, high-flying fun is guaranteed!

In our galleries, July 20 is the official opening date of the Fleet's newest exhibition and attraction, which are both part of our new space-themed gallery:

New Exhibition. Developed by NASA, Sun, Earth, Universe is all about our planet, the solar system, the universe and the big questions scientists are trying to answer about each. Discover the tools NASA scientists use to explore invisible forces in our universe and build a model spacecraft for your own mission to space.

New Attraction. The Pulseworks VR Transporter takes virtual reality to a new level. While typical Virtual Reality technology simulates the visuals of the real world, the motion technology and surround-sound audio of this transporter will make it feel like you really are in another world. The Apollo 11 & Beyond experience has you climbing aboard a massive Saturn V rocket and blasting off to witness humankind's first inspiring steps on the Moon.

Other activities include film screenings in the Heikoff Dome Theatre, hands-on demonstrations in the main galleries, including baking soda and citric acid "rockets" and forming meteorite craters. In the Fleet's Studio X, visitors are invited to create and launch stomp rockets. All of the tools and materials to make the rockets will be provided for free, and visitors can launch them into the air with a "stomp."

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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