Check out all the fun Apollo 11-related activitiesgoing on throughout the Cosmosphere:

APOLLO 11 SCAVENGER HUNTPick up the Apollo 11 artifact list at the Box Office, and see how many artifacts you can find throughout the Cosmosphere, or download here.

APOLLO 11 CELEBRATION WALLFind activity sheets for children and adults at the Information Desk. Fill out your sheet and drop it at the Box Office for display on our Apollo 11 Celebration Wall.

APOLLO 11 SELFIE STATIONTake a selfie “on the Moon” with our lifesize photo opportunity in the Grand Lobby. 

“WE CHOOSE TO GO TO THE MOON” EXHIBITThis celebration of the Moon exhibit is on display in our museum rotunda area, near the Cosmosphere Cafe. 

APOLLO REDUX TRAVELING EXHIBITExperience this new, interactive traveling exhibit with an authentic Apollo-era Mission Control back room console in the Our Universe Gallery. Designed and built by the Cosmosphere, this exhibit was funded by the NASA TEAM II Grant. Find out more about this traveling exhibit here

APOLLO 11: FIRST STEPS EDITION DOCUMENTARYComing May 20—In observance of the 50th anniversary of NASA’s celebrated Apollo 11 mission, APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition is a thrilling cinematic experience that showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the Moon. Check out the trailer here. Go here for tickets. 

APOLLO 11 SOUVENIRSDrop by the Cosmosphere’s Gift Store for Apollo 11 gifts, or shop online!


Apollo 11 Anniversary Week: July 15-20

Events are subject to change. Check back here for updates.

TUESDAY, JULY 16
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM / GRAND LOBBY
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
U.S. SPACE AND ROCKET CENTER – GLOBAL LAUNCH WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT

Help the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, attempt a World-record at most rockets launched in a day! Visitors can help us set the record by making and launching paper stomp rockets in our lobby. Don’t forget to sign the tally sheet so we can keep track! Find out more at their website. 

TUESDAY, JULY 16
6:30 PM / DISCOVERY CLASSROOM
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
YOU ARE THERE...MAN ON THE MOON PRESENTATION

Fifty years ago this July, 600 million people huddled around remote-less television sets across the world to catch a glimpse of “Mankind’s Greatest Adventure”—landing humans on the Moon! Transport yourself to that historic moment in time with this presentation, offering authentic video clips from the CBS news coverage with Walter Cronkite and Wally Schirra, grainy black and white images transmitted from the Moon’s surface and animated simulations of the Apollo 11 mission. And don’t touch that channel knob! Presented by Paul Lytle, a Building Systems Engineer at Wichita State University, a lifelong space and history enthusiast, and a longtime Cosmosphere volunteer.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
HUTCH REC'S COFFEE AND CONVERSATION: WE CHOOSE TO GO TO THE MOON
PLEASE NOTE LOCATION: HUTCH REC SENIOR CENTER AT ELMDALE PARK
400 E. Ave. E, Hutchinson, KS 67501 

For adults ages 60 and older. Cost is $4.00 for non-members. Enjoy this special presentation, “We Choose to Go to the Moon,” by Cosmosphere curator, Shannon Whetzel. Lunch is served at Noon after the presentation.

THURSDAY, JULY 18
9:00 - 10:00 AM / DISCOVERY CLASSROOM
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
COFFEE AT THE COSMO: WE CHOOSE TO GO TO THE MOON 

Enjoy this free, special presentation, “We Choose to Go to the Moon,” by Cosmosphere curator, Shannon Whetzel. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION REQUEST: Wear your favorite attire from 1969!

THURSDAY, JULY 18
10:30 - 11:00 AM / GRAND LOBBY
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
OPERA KANSAS 


Enjoy a special performance from Opera Kansas of Moon-themed popular songs in our Grand Lobby. See their website here

SATURDAY, JULY 20
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM / GRAND LOBBY
FREE TO THE PUBLIC*

SPACE OUT SATURDAY: 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF APOLLO 11

Young Explorers will get history of the Apollo 11 training, they’ll construct their own space suit and create their own first words from the Moon.

Family day at the Cosmosphere with free programming for kids – from little tikes to grade school. Join us every third Saturday for our FREE kid-friendly, fun and educational Space Out Saturday! Plus: Don't miss our guided tours at 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.* (*Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE.)

SATURDAY, JULY 20
ON THE HOUR EVERY HOUR FROM 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
GUIDED DOCENT TOURS THROUGH HALL OF SPACE MUSEUM*

12:00, 2:00 and 4:00 pm will be regular guided tour. 11:00 am, 1:00 and 3:00 pm tours will be Apollo 11-centered. *Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE.

SATURDAY, JULY 20
6:00 -11:30 PM / HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE LAWN
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
LANDING ON THE LAWN

Free and open to the public, this fun, family-focused community event will be held on the Hutchinson Community College lawn. Featuring hands-on, Moon and space-themed activities from various community organizations and live science demonstrations from Cosmosphere Science Educators. After dark, a showing of the 1969 CBS footage of the Moon landing will be shown, followed by an Apollo 11 documentary. To wrap up the event, Cosmosphere Science Educators will host a Moon and planet observing, using a giant 16” diameter telescope. Wear your favorite attire from 1969! Held in conjunction with Hutchinson Community College and Hutch Rec. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and bug spray, and don't forget to wear your favorite attire from 1969! Check out more here.

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