50th Anniversary Celebration Of Apollo 11 Scheduled

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human being to step foot on the moon, uttering the famous phrase, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” It was an instrumental part of American history and will be celebrated this year in honor of the 50th Anniversary.

Next month marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing and the Arizona Science Center is scheduled to host a variety of space- and moon-themed events and activities from July 6-27 in the special anniversary honor.

Family-friendly events include hands-on activities such as:

-Building and launching rockets on July 16 (Global Rocket Launch Day)

-An exploration of the Sun, Earth, Universe exhibit on July 20.

For those looking for an activity that’s more adult-oriented, the science Center will host “Science with a Twist” on July 19. For attendees who attend this event, participants must be 21 or older.

A full schedule of the month-long festivities, as well as ticket-buying information, can be found on the Arizona Science Center’s website.