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DISCOVER THE MOON DAY AT NASM, July 19, 2019, DC. 10:00 am-3:00 pm ET

The National Air and Space Museum will hold many events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.

July 19, 2019 will be “Discover the Moon Day” at the museum’s Washington, D.C. building (600 Independence Ave., SW) from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm ET.

At Discover the Moon Day:

  • Interact one-on-one with Museum scientists to learn about lunar exploration, research, and missions
  • See high-resolution images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
  • View the Moon in 3-D
  • And more!

When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon 50 years ago this July, they walked only a short distance from the Lunar Module Eagle to deploy experiments and collect rock samples. If we measure out their traverse, it would fit inside the Air and Space Museum!  On Discover the Moon Day, you can start at the Lunar Module on display and “retrace” the Apollo 11 astronauts’ steps, visiting stations along a route approximately equivalent to the distances the astronauts walked. At these stations staffed by scientists and historians, explore photos and maps and learn about the area the astronauts traversed on the Moon.


July 19, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 pm