The Exploratorium celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission with a giant 16-foot moon, and a full month of out-of-this-world programs and activities.

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May 28, 2019

Celebrate Moon Month This July at The Exploratorium

Fifty years ago, humans visited the moon for the first time. In July 2019, the Exploratorium in San Francisco commemorates this 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 space mission with a full month of programs, activities, and exhibits celebrating Earth's moon and our exploration of it. Watch the moon blot out the sun in a total solar eclipse, feel the metaphysical pull of a suspended, 16-foot spherical sculpture of the moon, and much more.

Moon Month highlights at the Exploratorium include:

Museum of the Moon

July 1-31, during museum hours

With a 16-foot, photorealistic, high-resolution sculpture of the moon that shows every cliff and crater, you can ponder the majesty of the moon up close.

Total Solar Eclipse: Live from Chile

July 2, 12:23 - 2:46 p.m.

The Exploratorium continues its 20-year tradition of bringing eclipses closer. This July, the Exploratorium travels to Chile’s Cerro Tololo Observatory to broadcast a total solar eclipse.

Storytime Science

July 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 11 a.m.

Let your little ones celebrate Moon Month with Storytime Science! Every Saturday in July, at 11:00 a.m., bring your little ones to hear a moon-themed book read aloud.

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary

July 20, 10 a.m. - midnight

Come early, stay until midnight, and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with the Exploratorium. Bask in the lunar legacy of that giant leap for humankind.

To the Moon and Beyond... 

July 30, 6:30 - 10 p.m.

The Swiss Solar Wind Composition Experiment was the only non-American experiment to be part of the Apollo landings. Where does space exploration stand after 50 years, and where are we headed?

Click here for more information on the Exploratorium's Moon Month programming, and here for a video preview of planned activities. Join the conversation on social media with #MoonMonthSF.

The Exploratorium is conveniently located along the Embarcadero at Pier 15. Moon Month exhibits are included with general admission tickets, which can be purchased on-site or online here. For more information on all exhibits, please visit the Exploratorium online.


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