Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Open to the public October 2

Space exploration has inspired and united us as a nation ever since we first set our sights on the Moon. Launch yourself behind the scenes of the first Moon landing during this limited-run exhibition—for anyone and everyone who has ever wondered, "Where will humanity go next?”

Apollo lunar module lunar leg 1

From stargazers to history buffs to thrill seekers, this exhibition has something for everyone.

  • 360-degree Apollo 11 Launch Experience
    Grab a front row seat to the historic moment that took the first astronauts to the Moon—complete with immersive rumbling audio and video that puts you in the passenger seat.
  • "The beep heard round the world."
    A true-to-scale model of Sputnik 1—you might be surprised by its size! Get a close up look of intricate models of satellites, spacecrafts and rockets.
  • Apollo Era Artifacts
    Gain a deeper understanding of the context in which the Space Race began with actual newspapers, magazines and letters that document this turbulent, yet inspiring, time in America's history. Learn about non-human space explorers and view gloves, bubble helmets, visors and moon boots worn by Apollo astronauts.
  • Explore the Moon
    Seize the opportunity to touch a lunar meteorite, leave your (virtual) footprints on the Moon and take a Moon selfie atop a full-size Apollo 15 Lunar Rover model! Share your experience by tagging #DiscoverApollo

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon is a touring exhibition co-produced by U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL and Flying Fish. Discovery Place’s presentation of this exhibition is generously sponsored by Honeywell.

Included in Museum Admission
  • All Ages
  • October 02 - January 02
  • Included In Admission

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