Friday, Nov 1, 2019 - Friday, Jan 31, 2020
Our planet is full of natural wonders. To see more, all you have to do is look up! The universe is full of stars, moons, and planets. Just 50 years ago on July 20, 1969, the United States made history when they successfully sent a shuttle and lunar module to the moon, allowing two men, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, to walk on the moon for the first time in human history.
That Apollo 11 mission has inspired generations of future astronomers, pilots, and everyday people to look to the skies and wonder what else is out there, and what other amazing feats humanity can achieve.
Re-discover this historic event and get a better look at the natural world beyond our planet by exploring the upcoming exhibit, One Giant Leap: Mankind’s Journey to the Stars, at Rock Springs Nature Center in October and November.
A special feature of the exhibit will be scaled replicas of equipment used in the successful Apollo 11 mission to the moon, on loan straight from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. These will include models of the Saturn V Rocket, lunar lander, and more.
The exhibit will be themed around that historic moon landing, and you will also be able to learn about many other topics including famous astronauts, historic shuttle launches, recent discoveries in astronomy, and more. You will also be able to take home a souvenir sticker and brochure.
One Giant Leap: Mankind’s Journey to the Stars will open October 1. The replicas from NASA will be on display from November through January 2020.
Admission to the exhibit and Rock Springs Nature Center is free.
Rock Springs Nature Center is open Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 8am-5pm; Thursday from 8am-8pm; Saturday from 9am-5pm; and Sunday from 1-5pm.