Museum of Science and Industry

Apollo Moon Landing 40th Anniversary Weekend

July 17, 2009 - July 20, 2009

Event Essentials

  • Ages:
  • This event is suitable for all ages.
  • Date:
  • July 17-20, 2009
  • Location:
  • Main Level, Museum-Wide
    Museum Map
  • Tickets:
  • Included with Museum Entry

Event times vary; see below.

A four-day celebration of the biggest "small step"

Join us as NASA and the Museum commemorate this historic event with Apollo-themed experiences. We hope to show you how big one small step can really be!

Special Apollo/NASA-themed Earth Revealed Shows

Friday, July 17 - Monday, July 20
11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Location: Earth Revealed (Main Level 2)

Special Live Science Experiences

Friday, July 17 - Monday, July 20
10:15 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:15 p.m.
Location: Henry Crown Space Center (Lower Level 1)

  • No Air Out There
    Under pressure? Blame gravity. Come find out what life would be like without air in this mind-popping experience.
  • NASA Made My Toothpaste?
    Find out what surprising everyday innovations NASA has helped create.
  • Cosmic Insulation
    See an amazing material that can catch comet dust, and also keep a crayon from melting.

Live Interactive Broadcast with NASA Astronauts

Monday, July 20
11:30 a.m.
Location: Earth Revealed (Main Level 2)

The Museum is one of six museums across the nation that will participate in this live conversation with Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, Charlie Duke, Chicago native John Grunsfeld, and Laurie Leshin about their out-of-this-world experiences.

Museum Hours
  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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