Moon Landing Celebration

Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Great Hall

Usher in the 50th anniversary of man’s first steps on the moon in a special celebration of NASA’s 1969 moon landing with interactive activities and special screenings of Apollo 11: First Steps Edition 2D.

Ongoing Activities*

SoAR Rocketry

Meet the team who flies rockets for fun and enjoy a close look at their favorite rocket models. 

Oreo Cookie Moon Phases

Join the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Atlanta to recreate tasty models of each moon phase using cookies and frosting.

LEGO® Rockets

Get your imagination ready for blast off as you join a LEGO® Master Model Builder to create giant rockets.

Provided by LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta

Sun Fun

Safely observe the Sun with Fernbank’s solarscope and Sun Gun telescope.

Our Expanding Universe

Consider how the universe is expanding and stretching with this hands-on activity.

Stomp Rockets

Launch this miniaturized version of a sounding rocket into the air.

Moon Hide-and-Seek

Learn about the uses of binoculars and telescopes as you identify hidden objects on the Moon’s surface.

King of Pops**


Indulge in a limited-edition patriotic pop in honor of America’s moon landing. (Separate purchase required.)

Scheduled Activities

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition 2D***

Giant Screen Theater, 1pm and 3pm

Experience unprecedented footage of the momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.

Cost: All Moon Landing Celebration activities are included with the purchase of Value Pass tickets; $8 for members.

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*Activities are offered in the Great Hall from 10am to 1pm unless otherwise noted and are subject to change without notice.

**Popsicles are for purchase and are not included with admission.

***Movie ticket or combo museum-movie ticket purchase required. Please be aware special screenings may sell out.


  • Occurred Saturday, July 20th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm