Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration- Global Rocket Launch Day

Event Date: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Arizona Science Center logo
Event Description: 

Arizona Science Center is celebrating one of the greatest human achievements in science ­– the 50th anniversary of human’s first steps on the moon!  That’s right, July 16, is exactly 50 years after the launch of the Saturn V rocket that carried astronauts Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, and Michael Collins on the first manned lunar landing. All month long, the Science Center will be commemorating the historic mission with events and space-themed programming. And, leading to the BIGGEST Apollo 11 50th celebration in Arizona.

On Saturday, July 20, join us for an out-of-this-world celebration of man's first steps on the moon on that monumental day in 1969 as part of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mission! From exploring the Sun, Earth, Universe exhibit to engaging in hands-on space and moon-themed activities, we’ll spark curiosity in what's next in innovation and exploration through a fun-filled day for the entire family. What is the next giant leap?

Event Type: 
Hands-on Activities
NASA TV / Live Broadcast
Open to the General Public?: 
Apollo 50th Anniversaries
Apollo 11,  Apollo Program
Event Location: 

Arizona Science Center

600 E Washington St
PhoenixArizona 85004
United States
Additional Comments: 
Events will take place over several days throughout July. Please see the event website for details.