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Moon Madness July 17-21

June 12, 2019

Filed under 3rd in the Burg, Apollo 11, Curiosity Kids, Events, Learn at Lunchtime, Nature Lab, Planetarium, Programs, Who Am I

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing at the State Museum July 17 – July 21, 2019

The State Museum will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with “Moon Madness” from July 17 to 21. Cases in the museum will display space memorabilia, moon rocks, and space monkey Miss Sam’s chair from the Project Mercury missions. Throughout the week, Test Your Astronaut Skills, featuring hands-on challenges,will be presented in Nature Lab from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Special planetarium shows to be featured are Who Am I? and Apollo 11: Man’s First Step Onto The Moon.

July 17

11 AM – 1 PM Moon Madness: Test Your Astronaut Skills Hands-On Activities

11 AM Planetarium: Who Am I?

11:30 AM Build and Launch a Paper Rocket for 6-12 yr olds

1:00 PM Planetarium: Apollo 11: Man’s First Step Onto The Moon

July 18

11 AM – 1 PM Moon Madness: Test Your Astronaut Skills Hands-On Activities

11:00 AM Planetarium: Who Am I?

11:30 AM Curiosity Kids: Moon Making for 3-6 yr olds

1:00 PM Planetarium: Apollo 11: Man’s First Step Onto The Moon

July 19

11 AM – 1 PM Moon Madness: Test Your Astronaut Skills Hands-On Activities

11:00 AM Planetarium: Who Am I?

12:00 Noon & 12:30 PM Learn at Lunchtime: Apollo 11: Man’s First Step Onto The Moon

1:00 PM Planetarium: Apollo 11: Man’s First Step Onto The Moon

5:30-7:30 PM 3rd in the Burg: Moon Madness in partnership with Harrisburg Young Professionals

July 20

11:00 AM Planetarium: Who Am I?

12:00 Noon Planetarium: Apollo 11: Man’s First Step Onto The Moon

1:00 PM Planetarium: Who Am I?

2:00 PM Planetarium: Apollo 11: Man’s First Steps Onto The Moon

July 21

1:00 PM Planetarium: Who Am I?

2:00 PM Planetarium: Apollo 11: Man’s First Steps Onto The Moon

ABOUT THE STATE MUSEUM OF PENNSYLVANIA

The State Museum of Pennsylvania, adjacent to the State Capitol in Harrisburg, is one of 24 historic sites and museums administered by the Pennsylvania Historical &Museum Commission as part of the Pennsylvania Trails of History. The State Museum offers expansive collections interpreting Pennsylvania’s fascinating heritage. With exhibits examining the dawn of geologic time, the Native American experience, the colonial and revolutionary eras, a pivotal Civil War battleground, and the commonwealth’s vast industrial age, The State Museum demonstrates that Pennsylvania’s story is America’s story.

Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Admission is $7 for adults (ages 12-64), $6 for senior citizens (ages 65 and up), and $5 for children (ages 1-11).

The State Museum has joined other museums across the country in Museums for All. This program enables low-income families to visit participating museums for a nominal fee of $2 per person with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and identification. This offer is for general admission only and excludes special programs or events.

For more information about the museum, visit www.statemuseumpa.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

MEDIA CONTACT: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639

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