Star-Studded Event Roundup: Celebrating the Moon This Weekend
The year was 1969 when Neil Armstrong on the Apollo 11 Mission said the famous words, "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." Talk about an out-of-this-world experience that will go down in history forever. Where were you when Neil Armstrong took “one step for man, one giant step for mankind?” Check out what Robert and Barbara Reichlin remember from that day here. Let's celebrate this tremendous event this weekend with these moon-centric events:
The Space City commemorates Neil Armstrong’s “one small step for man, one giant step for mankind” at the Space Center Houston all through July! Take a NASA tram tour of mission control and learn all about the historic Apollo 11 flight all in one place. Bring the kids!
Kemah Boardwalk is hosting a night with live music, dance performances, and a screening of First Man under a sky full of fireworks to celebrate the 1969 lunar landing! Bring the whole family and remember the Apollo 11 Mission as one of the greatest events in history.
Joining the Smithsonian Channel, The Health Museum is screening “The Day We Walked on the Moon” in celebration of the Apollo 11 Mission that happened just 50 years ago! You’ll get the chance to attend a panel featuring two former NASA astronauts and ask questions after the film.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing and the exhibition Shooting the Moon: Photographs from the Museum’s Collection 50 Years after Apollo 11 at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. This summer festival includes music, art activities, games and fun for the whole family.
Are you a Star Wars fanatic? Come to the Children’s Museum of Houston dressed as your favorite intergalactic character and celebrate the 50th anniversary of man on the moon! You’ll get the opportunity to meet Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, and other 501 Legion members.
What better way to experience man’s first steps on the moon than with astronaut training from the assistant of NASA volunteers! Go on a mission and learn what it takes to be an astronaut and solve real-life problems on the Space Station Observer with your friends and family.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission, Discovery Green is hosting a free event for the public to enjoy this coming Saturday. A paratrooper landing, some Johnson Space Center exhibitions, an Apollo 11 movie screening, and so much more to check out!
Dr. David Kring is a space exploration scientist who will be at the Houston Museum of Natural Science this Saturday evening to lecture and answer any questions you have about the moon. An award-winning wind quintet will conclude the night with music to commemorate the anniversary.
Do you want a rockin’ night that’s totally out of this world? The House of Blues is showcasing tribute Led Zeppelin and Journey bands to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon, a moment in history no one will ever forget. This concert is for all ages!
What’s better than a movie night under the stars to celebrate space exploration and the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission! Bring the whole family to watch First Man, enjoy a special message from the International Space Station, and receive anniversary patches.
More Moon Fun
Looking for more creative ways to celebrate the anniversary this week? Some Houston restaurants and bars are putting a twist on their drink menu and creating out-of-this-world cocktails for a limited time only! Check out where to go here. Museums are doing their fair share to commemorate the lunar landing with special exhibits this month as well. The Houston Museum of Natural Science has a moon installation that’s larger than life. See all upcoming events here.
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