The Museum Celebrates Apollo 50

Join us for exhibitions, events and programs that connect the science and innovation from the 1969 moon landing to the space exploration of tomorrow. It all starts with the opening of Apollo 11: Media, the Moon and Beyond—a new installation beneath the space shuttle Enterprise that will showcase the awe of the moon landing through the emotions and reactions that echoed worldwide.


NEW INSTALLATION

Now Open through September 3 | Apollo 11: Media, the Moon and Beyond
July 20, 1969: the world paused to watch American astronauts walk on the moon. To mark the 50th anniversary of this achievement we invite you to experience an imaginative installation of archived news media, displayed through vintage televisions. The installation will also bridge the decades to the dreams of tomorrow, and the next great achievements of the 21st century.

Media, the Moon and Beyond is generously supported by Pamela Liebman and Michael Krouse.

Additional support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Apollo Tour Guide Talk, Daily, 3:30pm. Learn about the technologies and the men and women who enabled Apollo 11— the mission that took us to the moon! This 20-minute presentation is free with Museum admission.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Sunday, July 14 | Access Family Program
A program for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Commemorate this historic moon landing with a unique tour and hands-on activities.
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Friday, July 19 | Free Fridays
Attend an outdoor screening of the film First Man or take in educator-led pop-up planetarium shows that run throughout the evening. Celebrate the Apollo missions with Dr. Noah Petro who will share images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the Museum's Astronomy Night. Astronomy Night registration opens June 10. Space for the film screening and planetarium shows are limited; seating is first come, first served.
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Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20 | Pop-Up Installation Earthrise: A 50 Year Contemplation
Meet members of the Space Enabled research group from MIT’s Media Lab and experience Earthrise: A 50 Year Contemplation, their celebration of the original Earthrise photo taken during the Apollo 8 mission in December 1968. Free with Museum admission.

Friday, July 19: 1:00pm to 3:00pm and 5:00pm to 7:15pm
Saturday, July 20: 11:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Saturday, July 20 | Intrepid Presents: To the Moon with the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company featuring Lauren Adams
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing beneath the space shuttle Enterprise with a night of comedy, history and science with the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Co. featuring Lauren Adams, former astronaut Mike Massimino, and NASA’s Noah Petro, deputy project scientist for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. General admission: $15 | Museum members: $10
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Saturday, July 20, 1:15pm and 3:00pm | Giant Leaps Planetarium Show
This planetarium show will enable visitors to journey through the small steps that resulted in humanity’s giant leap to the moon. Audiences will travel alongside astronauts on the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions to discover the techniques and technology that NASA had to invent and perfect before attempting a trip to the moon. Free with Museum admission. Space is limited; seating is first come, first served.
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Saturday, July 20 | Early Morning Opening
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing s with an early morning opening for children with autism and their families. Commemorate this historic event with a tour and hands-on activities.
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Wednesday, July 24 | Intrepid After Hours
Intrepid After Hours invites military veterans and service members to experience the Museum at night. Enjoy the Museum without the crowds, then join peers for conversation, exploration, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and a catered dinner.
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Sunday, July 28 | Military Family Program
The Intrepid Museum invites current and former service members and their children to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing s! Commemorate this historic event with a tour and hands-on activities.
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Friday, October 11 | Sensory Friendly Evening for Teens and Adults
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing s with a sensory friendly evening for teens and adults with autism. The Space Shuttle Pavilion will be open late for exploration.
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ONGOING | Space-Focused Programs for Schools and Other Educational Groups
Bring your school, camp, scout or other 3rd-12th grade age group for a space-themed education program!

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing s with a sensory friendly evening for teens and adults with autism. The Space Shuttle Pavilion will be open late for exploration.

Children in grades 3–6 will explore the challenge of maintaining physical health in a microgravity environment and discuss astronauts’ nutrition and preparatory physical training. They will also learn how the design and protective technology of space suits made it possible for humans to walk safely on the moon.

Students in grades 7–12 will delve deeper into the history of the Space Race and the competition between the United States and the former Soviet Union. Students will imagine the challenge of creating technology that operates in the vacuum of space and discuss the engineering behind the space shuttle Enterprise and its robotic arm. Students will also construct their own “robotic arms” to capture and move objects.

Uncover Intrepid’s role in the U.S. space program with our All Hands program for groups of individuals with disabilities. View the space shuttle Enterprise and explore replica space capsules. This program may include a planetarium show.
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