Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing
The Museum’s newest exhibit, Launchpad: Apollo 11 Promises Kept, explores the past, present and future of space travel with a deep collection of space artifacts, custom-built interactives and a cutting-edge layer of technology. The exhibition also introduces V-Drome 2020, a new 4-D theatrical experience coming soon.
Guests can travel through time to the real-life moments of the first lunar landing with Apollo 11: First Steps Edition. The film features never before seen 70mm footage and newly discovered audio recordings from the Apollo 11 mission. Showing daily in the Omni Theater.
Apollo Redux is now on exhibit in the Noble Planetarium Gallery. Guests can take a seat at an authentic, Apollo-era Mission Control center and learn about the people who made it possible for astronauts to set foot upon the Moon.
Science on Tap: Moonwalk takes guests to the stars on Friday, July 19! The 21+ event features hands-on activities, tasty treats and expert talks that provide an unforgettable cosmic experience.
On July 20, Dr. Morgan Renhberg will give guests a peek at what exploring space was really like in his lecture Stories from the Space Race. He’ll delve into the silly, terrifying and just plain weird stuff that got us to the Moon.
The 1995 film Apollo 13 will show in the Omni Theater July 15 – July 21. The space docudrama follows Apollo 13 astronauts as they encounter technical problems and high tensions on their lunar mission.
Produced by the Adler Planetarium, Imagine the Moon explores how the Moon has inspired human creativity, learning and exploration ever since we have looked to the sky. Showing every day in the Noble Planetarium through July 31.
Learn more about the Museum’s Summer of Apollo offerings here.
The Museum was established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by its rich collections, the Museum is dedicated to lifelong learning. It engages guests through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the history of Texas and the Southwest. For more information, visit www.fortworthmuseum.org.