Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration

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Apollo 11

Celebrate the landing of Apollo 11!

Event Series:
Don't Miss

Saturday, July 20, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Admission:
Included in regular Discovery Center admission price.
Purchase Admission at the Door!

Space Foundation Discovery Center

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Join us as we celebrate the landing of Apollo 11 and commemorate the first human steps on the Moon! This full-day event will feature a variety of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages to enjoy.

 Free admission for the first 25 military families in line when doors open at 10:00 a.m. on July 20!
(Up to 4 family members, with I.D.)

Activities include:

  • Breakfast with an Astronaut, Duane "Digger" Carey, separate ticket price. All tickets have been sold!
  • The United States Postal Service will be here for a special one-of-a-kind Apollo 11 postmark celebration and unveiling of the new First Moon Landing stamp! 
    • Presentation: 10:45 a.m.
  • Audience with an Astronaut, Duane "Digger" Carey 
    • Presentations: 11:00 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
  • United States Air Force Academy presents Engineering the Chemistry of Rockets
    • Show times: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
    Building rockets
  • Play along with our Apollo virtual reality
  • Science On a Sphere® presentations
  • Drive a Rover in our Lockheed Martin Mars Robotics Laboratory
  • Space face painting presented by Magic by Larry Scott
  • And so much more!

Food trucks!
   The Ice Cream Lab
   Kona Ice
   Heavenly Dog
   The Prospector's Cart



Breakfast with an Astronaut!   Breakfast is fully booked, all tickets have been sold!

Make the Apollo celebration even more extraordinary and start your day by having breakfast with Astronaut, Duane "Digger" Carey! Tickets are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased in advance. Admission is included in the price. 

Breakfast $39.95 Adults (ages 12+) and $19.95 for Children (ages 4-11)  
                            *Please note children must be accompanied by an adult

Breakfast Presentation       9:00-9:30 a.m.
                 Meet & Greet      9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. 
                 Autographs         10:00-10:30 a.m.




Moon Landing Postmark  Special one-of-a-kind Apollo 11 postmark!  



Participating Partners:

       Chick-fil-a   CASTRO  USAFA Engineering  ESTES  GScouts    PPLDEarthseeds

  • Chick-fil-A Garden of the Gods will be here from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. with the Chick-fil-A cow and games!
  • Colorado Springs Astronomical Society
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • Estes Rockets
  • Girl Scouts of Colorado
  • Pikes Peak Library District
  • Global View/Earthseeds



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2019-07-20 10:00:00 2019-07-20 16:00:00 America/Denver Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration Celebrate the landing of Apollo 11! Space Foundation Discovery Center

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