The Moon, Stars, and Sunshine State Launch Day and Opening Reception

Join us to celebrate the opening of the new temporary exhibit The Moon, Stars, and Sunshine State! Start your museum visit watching the moment Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins blasted off from Cape Canaveral at 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969. Visitors of all ages are invited to participate in Apollo themed activities and learn about Florida’s space history.
Launch Itinerary:
10:30 a.m. – Reading of Roaring Rockets by Tony Mitton, followed by space-themed craft, all ages
12:00 p.m. – All ages “space yoga” in the Historic Senate Chamber
1:00 p.m. – Meet “Astro,” the Challenger Learning Center Mascot
2:30 p.m. – Design your own Moon colony, guided activity for visitors 7 +
5:30 p.m. – Opening reception featuring a toast to Florida’s heroic space industry workers