Moon Day: 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, Saturday, July 20, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong uttered the famous words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Join us to explore a variety of hands-on lunar activities, “Many Inspired Steps,” an exhibit describing the many accomplishments over centuries that led to rockets and trips to the Moon, and planetarium shows exploring the Moon and space travel. Activities are free, but regular admission applies for planetarium shows.
Earth, Moon, Sun, and Coyote, Saturday, July 20 at 2:00 p.m.
Coyote has a razor-sharp wit, but he’s a little confused about what he sees in the sky. Join this amusing character (adapted from Native American oral traditions) in a fast-paced and fun show that tells Native American stories, explores lunar phases, eclipses, and other puzzles, and examine how humans learn through space exploration. (Recommended ages 8-12).
Astronaut, Saturday, July 20, 3:00 p.m.
The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the ISS to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject “Chad” our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him. “Astronaut” is made possible with a grant from FirstEnergy Foundation. (Recommended for ages 10-adult)
First and Farthest, Saturday, July 20 at 4:00 p.m.
From the first rockets, to the first man on the moon, First and Farthest celebrates humanity's great accomplishments in the Space Race. This show will bring back memories for those who experienced the Space Race and inspire new generations to keep exploring our universe. With its discussion of science, technology, engineering and mathematical concepts, First and Farthest supports a STEM-focused curriculum. The presentation is made possible with a grant from NASA’s New Jersey Space Grant Consortium. (Recommended for ages 10-adult)