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One Giant Leap: A 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Moon Landing

Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Fifty years to the day after astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in 1969, we’re celebrating that mega-historic event and the Central Florida community that helped make it possible.

Enjoy fun family activities, presented in partnership with WUCF TV and the Orange County Library System. Come dressed in 1960s Mod or space-themed attire. Visit our neighbor, the Orlando Public Library, for more programs and events, also from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Admission to the History Center is free for the event.

At the History Center
Noon – 2 p.m.

Meet PBS character Jet
Meet “Jet Propulsion” from the popular PBS Kids’ animated series “Ready Jet Go!” which airs on WUCF TV.

11 a.m. – Noon

Astronaut Egg Drop
Can you return your astronauts from the moon safely? Build a space capsule that can land your egg to the ground without breaking!

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ongoing, drop-in activities include:

Astronaut-Training Obstacle Course
Find out if you have what it takes to become an astronaut in our obstacle course!

Marble Moon Painting
Use paint and marbles to create your own moon masterpiece!

Mission Patches
Create your own mission patches based on the Apollo 10 and Apollo 11 launches.

Moon Crater Mini Golf
Putt around on the lunar surface and try for a crater-in-one!