CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As the world awaits a return to the moon through NASA’s Artemis program, a traveling exhibit coming to Discovery Place Science takes an in-depth look at this journey 50+ years in the making.
“Apollo: When We Went to the Moon” goes behind the scenes of the first moon landing. From stargazers to history buffs to thrill seekers, the exhibition has something for everyone.
More than 100 objects and artifacts from the archives of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center will be on display, including actual pieces of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module as well as artifacts from subsequent Apollo missions. In addition to authentic uniforms, spacesuits and lunar maps, there’s also a true-to-scale model of Sputnik 1 plus intricate satellite, spacecraft and rocket models.
An immersive Apollo 11 launch experience will also put you in the passenger seat during the historic moment when the first astronauts traveled to the moon.
In addition, Discovery Place Science is planning special adult programming connected to Apollo that will be announced at a later date along with exclusive activities tied to NASA’s Artemis program.
“Apollo: When We Went to the Moon” runs Oct. 2 through Jan. 2, 2022 and is free with admission to Discovery Place Science. Tickets to the museum must be purchased in advance. Face masks or coverings are required for all visitors age 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to discoveryplacescience.org.
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