Celebrate 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with Moon Fest at Orlando Science Center

by Brittani Tuttle

Orlando Science Center is honoring the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with their Moon Fest event on July 20-21.

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The event will feature live programming like Peeps in Space, an astronaut training facility, special space-themed films and more. As a bonus, on Saturday, July 20, guests can stay until 11 p.m. for Science After Sundown.

Check out the full lineup of live programming below:

  • Peeps in Space – Watch as marshmallow Peeps are exposed to the environment of space, as liquid nitrogen and science skills are used to demonstrate the vacuum of space – and then see the Peeps get smashed/exploded.
  • To Infinity and Kaboom: The Chemistry of Rocket Science – Like the normal Kaboom show, but with an out-of-this-world twist!
  • Astronaut Training Facility – Learn what it takes to be an astronaut.
  • Cosmic Experiments in Dr. Dare’s Lab – Explore the final frontier with self-guided, glowing experiments under black lights.
  • Martian Egg Drop Challenge – Develop a safe way to land your space rover (egg) from great heights without cracking it.
  • Laser Light Shows – Catch a laser light show set to music by The Beatles, Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon and more.

Moon Fest is part of July’s Astronomy Month at Orlando Science Center, and is included with general admission. General admission is free for members, $21 for adults, $19 for students and seniors, $15 for youth (ages 3-11), and free for children 2 and under.

To learn more about this and other Astronomy Month events, visit OSC.org.


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