Year of Space

Celebrate space exploration all year in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969. Visit MiSci to explore space with exhibits, shows and events all year long.

Apollo Celebration
Saturday, July 20, 2019 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Michigan Science Center is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with a full day of space activities! From planetarium shows, solar viewing and a crater drop, this is a party you won’t want to miss. Build your own Egg-pollo 11 lander to safely drop an egg to the ground! Dress up in your best space-themed costume for a commemorative Apollo 50th sticker.
– Build straw rockets
– Visit the planetarium and the Sun, Earth, Universe exhibits
– Special performances on the FCA Science Stage
– Egg Drop Challenge ‘Egg-pollo 11’ in Spark!Lab
– Solar viewing and other telescopes outside
– Hands-on space activities at the Explainer Station
– View interviews and real footage of Apollo Missions in the Earth Room


Two boys build an experimentGlobal Rocket Launch
Tuesday, July 16, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Join us to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. On July 16, 1969, the Saturn V moon rocket launched from Cape Canaveral. In commemoration, we’ll build and launch our own rockets to help break a world record! Use the hashtag #GlobalRocketLaunch to share your rocket!

Image result for globe observerPop-up Science with NASA! Wednesday, July 17, 2019 – 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.     Pop-up science with NASA! Hear and learn from scientists and educators about how NASA is studying Earth from space and how you can be a volunteer scientist for NASA through The GLOBE Program. Learn: how to use the free NASA GLOBE Observer app, participate in hands-on activities, view MiSci’s Sun, Earth, Universe exhibit, and view the surface of the sun through special solar telescopes!


 #VirtualMoonshot! Thursday, July 18, 2019 – Celebrate the Apollo 50th anniversary and the feats of engineering that made the Moon landing possible, by joining the Michigan Science Center, NASA and museums across the country to build a virtual mission to the Moon – on social media!


Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars (Concert of Colors)
July 13, 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Enjoy Moonwalk, a new musical piece by composer Patrick Grant in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first crewed lunar landing as part of Concert of Colors at the Michigan Science Center.


Dassault Systems PlanetariumDassault Systèmes Planetarium
Discover the universe in all its wonder in our Dassault Systèmes Planetarium, featuring a 50-foot-wide, three-story-high dome. Don’t miss our newest planetarium show, Our Place in a Galaxy Far, Far Away.


Children look at a model of a space shuttleSpace Exhibits
Marvel at the wonders of the universe as you explore the history of human space travel, learn about rocket technology, tour the galaxy, travel to the sun and more.


A father and two children learn about space in the Sun, Earth, Universe ExhibiNEW! Sun, Earth, Universe Exhibit
The Sun, Earth, Universe exhibit is presented in collaboration with NASA and the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net). The exhibit is an engaging and interactive museum experience about Earth and space science for family audiences.

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