Get ready for lift off! July is Astronomy Month at Orlando Science Center, and this one is extra special.
50 years ago, the Apollo 11 lunar module landed two people on the Moon, forever marking the day in history as one of the humankind’s most significant achievements. In every sense of the phrase, the moon landing was “one giant leap for mankind,” as the human race discovered the impossible can be achieved if we just work together. Exploring the Final Frontier has and continues to be one of the greatest collaborations in history, uniting people around the world.
During this month we hope to bring the Central Florida community together to commemorate 50 years, and inspire the next set of engineers, astronauts, mathematicians, coders, and inventors who will land on, explore and possibly live on Mars.
Join us all July for special films, programming, help us break a world record and of course join us for our biggest event of the summer: Moon Fest!
Moon Fest Experiences:
- Special Live Shows like Peeps in SPACE, and To Infinity and Kaboom: the chemistry of rocket science!
- We're turning Dr. Dare's Lab into a celestial laboratory with black lit space-themed experiments!
- Discover what it takes to be an astronaut in our Astronaut Training Facility.
- Catch First Man and WALL-E in the Digital Adventure Theater and Journey to Space, and Apollo 11: First Steps Edition in the Dr. Phillips CineDome.
- Participate in a Martian Egg Drop Challenge in DinoDigs!
- Create your own screen printed Moon Fest t-shirt in The Hive: A Makerspace.
- Laser Light Shows to the tunes of The Beatles, Pink Floyd: Dark Side of The Moon and more!
- Saturday only: Stay until 11:00 p.m. for Science After Sundown, with limited Moon Fest programming like telescope viewings on the Terrace, late night films and more!
More Astronomy Month Experiences:
July 1 – Apollo 11: First Steps Edition premieres in the Dr. Phillips CineDome
Apollo 11 gives us an inside look at one of the greatest achievements in human history, with more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings and never before seen 65 mm footage. See the moon mission from the perspectives of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, as well as the spectators on the ground.
July 5 – Science After Sundown begins
On Fridays and Saturdays from July 5 through August 10, the Science Center will host “Science After Sundown” with telescope viewings on the Terrace, special workshops in The Hive: A Makerspace presented by The Isaacs Family, Hollywood films in the Digital Adventure Theater and all exhibits open until 11:00 p.m.
July 16 – World Record Rocket Launch Day
Be a part of a world record for most rockets launched in a single day! Join the celebration around the world and launch stomp rockets at Orlando Science Center on July 16, 2019! Join us in celebrating the launch of the Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket with paper rockets launched by air pressure in Loch Haven Park.
Click here to learn more about this event.