Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with These Local Activities!

July 19

NASA’s Giant Leaps: Past and Future – Celebrating Apoloo 50th as we Go Forward to the Moon

NASA TV (online)

12:00 p.m. – NASA TV airs a live celebration of the Apollo 11 mission’s 50th anniversary and look at our future plans to return to the Moon and go forward to Mars. 


July 20

Original Apollo 11 footage

NASA TV (online)

3:00 p.m. (landing) and 9 p.m. (moonwalk), NASA TV replays the original Apollo 11 footage from July 20, 1969


50th Anniversary Moon Landing Celebration

Children’s Museum of St. Tammany

21404 Koop Drive

Mandeville, LA 70471

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Interact with space themed activities scheduled throughout the day. Explore the moon and other parts of the solar system,  and create stellar moon art. Included with museum admission.


Moon! Earth’s Best Friend

Barnes & Noble

3414 Highway 190 Suite 10

Mandeville, LA 70471

11:00 a.m.

What better way to learn about the history and formation of the moon than from the moon itself! Join for Storytime and activities, and get a coupon from the Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4. 


50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing Celebration

St. Tammany Parish Library – Slidell Branch Library

555 Robert Blvd.

Slidell, LA 70458

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing at the library with your neighbors! Share your memories of watching the moon landing on television. Hear first person accounts of watching this historic event. Watch the CBS live feed of the moon landing and Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon. Film will begin every hour on the hour. Watch a sky show inside the Star Lab, a portable planetarium, thanks to Northshore Technical College. Seating is limited in the Star Lab, so please register for a time slot to save your seat


Apollo 50th Anniversary Celebration

INFINITY Science Center

One Discovery Circle

Pearlington, MS 39572

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Throughout the day at INFINITY, enjoy activities such as “Living and Working in Space,” stomp rockets, historical displays, goody stations and more. During your visit, be sure to take in INFINITY’s more than 50 years of NASA history on display, from the mighty Saturn V first stage to the Apollo 4 capsule and authentic space suits.  Apollo 11 50th Anniversary activities are included with regular INFINITY admission. 


Astonomical Anniversary

Space Station Kenner

2020 Fourth Street

Kenner, LA 70062

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Celebrate Space Station Kenner’s 20th Anniversary and Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary at the Astronomical Anniversary in Kenner’s Rivertown. Tour the ISS Prototype. Watch the Planetarium show “Capcom Go! The Apollo 11 Story”. Listen to guest speakers and view an Apollo 11 photo exhibit. Free to the Public.


Boeing Presents: STEM Saturday Rocket Day

1034 Harrison Ave

New Orleans, LA 70124

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

In Commemoration of the Apollo 11 and Moon Landing, Boeing Presents  “STEM Saturday Rocket Day”. Come learn and launch different types of rockets with Boeing employees and college student volunteers. Requires registration.


Party Like It’s 1969

Indpendence, Loranger, and Amite Libraries.


50th Anniversay Celebration of the Moon Landing!  Enjoy Tang, Pringles, and Moon Pies for refreshment. We will have crafts, games, activities & more.


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