Join us for a fun filled day all about our Moon! We have film screenings, hands-on activities, solar observing and more.
10:30-11:30am - Ready Jet Go! TV show screening (Free!). In this program, Jet and his Boxwood Terrace friends learn about the Apollo Space Program as they embark on a sleepover on the moon. The show is aimed at kids ages 3 to 8.
12-4pm –Hands-on moon themed activities (Free with museum admission) in the galleries. Activities include:
- Build a paper Orion Spacecraft and a Lunar Lander - Create a moon phases cup - Explore lunar geology using robotics - Explore lunar lava tubes with Sphero robots - Code your own lunar rover - Launch paper rockets
1-2:30pm Solar Observing (Free with museum admission) - Safely view the sun through the Dudley Observatory telescope!
4-4:30pm – Earthrise film screening told solely by the Apollo 8 astronauts, the film recounts their experiences and memories and explores the beauty, awe, and grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of space. Chief Astronomer Dr. Valerie Rapson will be available after the screening for a Q&A.