Apollo 11: Small steps and giant leaps

Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Jul 20, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
image of astronaut on the moon - Image credit: NASA
Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Mauril Bélanger Theatre
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Included with admission
Fee Description
Registration required
Language Comments
The presentation will be in English only, followed by a bilingual Q-&- A session.

Fifty years ago, Apollo 11 landed on the Moon — marking a giant leap for humankind. 

Join us at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum as we celebrate the anniversary of this incredible milestone! At 1 p.m., curator Erin Gregory and Science Advisor Jesse Rogerson will reflect on the Apollo 11 mission, and discuss NASA's plans to return to the Moon with its Lunar Gateway project. The presentation will be followed by a Q-&-A session with members of the audience.


For the whole family

The Museum will also offer unique programming for guests of all ages throughout the day, no registration required. 


From 9:30 a.m. to noon
Based on tetrahedral engineering principles, build a model of a future Space habitat.


From noon to 1:30 p.m.
Test your skills as you navigate a "lunar" surface with remote-controlled rovers.

*Weather permitting - this activity takes place outside.

To mark the occasion, the Museum will be providing a rare look at the Canadian-made strut built for the legs of the lunar landers, which will be featured on display with a model of the lunar lander.

Visitors will also have a chance to learn more about Canada’s contributions to space exploration through on-site exhibitions such as Health in Space: Daring to Explore, and family-friendly activities to get young and inquisitive minds thinking about what the future of Space exploration holds!