Celebrating Apollo 11: events to mark 50th anniversary of moon landing

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon's surface on July 20, 1969. This montage video shows highlights from the Apollo 11 mission, from liftoff in Florida to departure from the moon. (Video Courtesy: NASA)

We'll celebrate the moon landing on July 20, 2019.
It's hard to believe, but it has really been 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made that giant leap for mankind.
Several organizations are having special events to mark the milestone anniversary.

kids in Cape Girardeau

Discovery Playhouse

Discovery Playhouse in Cape Girardeau will host ‘A Night at the Museum: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing.’

This event will include special planetarium shows, science experiments, crafts and more!

It’s on July 20 from 6-8 p.m.

Call the Playhouse at 573-335-7529 for more information.

Join us on July 20 for a special Night at the Museum commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing! We…

Posted by Discovery Playhouse on Wednesday, 19 June 2019

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Bootheel Youth Museum

The Bootheel Youth Museum in Malden, Missouri is hosting an ice cream social in honor of the anniversary.

It will feature a ‘Cobbler a la mode’ recipe inspired by the meal eaten on the moon by Armstrong and Aldrin.

After enjoying a sweet treat, you’re invited to take your first steps into the museum’s newest edition: Sun, Earth and Universe.

The event runs from 1:00-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 20.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

Source: Cape Girardeau Public Library Facebook

Cape Girardeau Public Library

The Cape Girardeau Public Library presents “Mad Science: Walking on the Moon” on Saturday, July 20 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This event is aimed at elementary-aged students who will travel 238,900 miles above the Earth to explore space and the technology used ton Earth today.

The program will be held in the Youth Program Room.

Learn more by CLICKING HERE.