Arizona Science Center to host 50th anniversary celebration of Apollo 11

Jun 23, 2019, 5:15 AM
Buzz Aldrin walks on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in a photo taken by fellow American astr...
Buzz Aldrin walks on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in a photo taken by fellow American astronaut Neil Armstrong. (Flickr Photo/NASA on The Commons)
(Flickr Photo/NASA on The Commons)

PHOENIX — Three. Two. One. Liftoff.

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human being to step foot on the moon, uttering the famous phrase, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, the Arizona Science Center will be hosting a plethora of space- and moon-themed events and activities from July 6-27.

The celebration will appeal to all age groups.

Family-friendly events include hands-on activities such as building and launching rockets on July 16 (Global Rocket Launch Day), and an exploration of the Sun, Earth, Universe exhibit on July 20.

For those looking for an activity that’s more adult-oriented, there is “Science with a Twist” on July 19, but participants must be 21 or older.

A full schedule of the month-long festivities, as well as ticket-buying information, can be found on the Arizona Science Center’s website.

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