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.
A FUTURE MOON BASE
From 9:30 a.m. to noon
Based on tetrahedral engineering principles, build a model of a future Space habitat.
ROVER MANIA MISSION
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!