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Lunar Engagement Day

  • Dates: July 20, 2019
  • Time: 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: Paid museum admission is required for all activities except the Ready Jet Go! Screening ($12 adults, $10 Seniors, $8 kids 12 and under). Planetarium shows are an additional $6. Ready Jet Go! FREE
  • Overview

    Join us for a fun filled day all about our Moon! We have film screenings, hands-on activities, solar observing and more. See our schedule of activities below. miSci is open 10am-5pm.

    10:30-11:30am - Ready Jet Go! TV show screening (Free!). In this program, Jet and his Boxwood Terrace friends learn all about Neil Armstrong and the Apollo Space Program as they embark on a sleepover on the moon. This program is free for all to attend- no museum admission required! The show is aimed at kids ages 3 to 8.

    12-4pm –Hands-on moon themed activities (Free with museum admission) in the galleries. Activities include:

    - Build a paper Orion Spacecraft and a Lunar Lander
    - Create a moon phases cup
    - Explore lunar geology using robotics
    - Explore lunar lava tubes with Sphero robots
    - Code your own lunar rover
    - Launch paper rockets

    1-2:30pm Solar Observing (Free with museum admission) - Safely view the sun through the Dudley Observatory telescope!

    4-4:30pm – Earthrise film screening (Free with museum admission) - a relevant and timely 30-minute documentary film by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, tells the story of the iconic image of the Earth taken from space in 1968 on Apollo 8. Told solely by the Apollo 8 astronauts, the film recounts their experiences and memories and explores the beauty, awe, and grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of space. Chief Astronomer Dr. Valerie Rapson will be available after the screening for a Q&A.

    Planetarium shows on the hour at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm!

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