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Apollo: The 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing

July 20, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT

FREE with $1 Museum admission

Join The Mariners’ Museum and Park as it takes a “one giant leap for mankind” mission from July 20, 1969, to commemorate one of the most iconic events in American history – the first humans landing on the Moon! Come celebrate with your family and friends and learn about the monumental significance of Apollo 11 and 12 and their historical achievements for mankind. Guests will enjoy many activities to mark this special occasion, including:

  • Hands-on building and craft activities
  • Interpretive stations highlighting artifacts and unique maritime connections to space exploration
  • Interesting topics on space and deep sea travel, the recovery of Apollo 11 by the USS Hornet, early Polynesian navigation and the stars, discovering and understanding the moon, women in space, and so much more.

Come along this journey from 50 years ago, and explore when humans first ventured into what was once considered the final frontier – space!


July 20, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT
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The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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(757) 596-2222