Varies, See Schedule
Beginning July 13 - Apollo 11: First Steps Edition
July 20 - Lunar Landing Party, 7 p.m.
July 20 and 21 - The Day We Walked on the Moon, on the GIANT Screen, for two days only
Putnam Museum & Science Center
1717 W. 12th Street
Tickets to a showing of Apollo 11: First Steps Edition, beginning July 13, are $9 for adults and $8 for members, youth, seniors, military members and college students. Tickets to the Lunar Landing Party on July 20 are $30 for nonmembers and $25 for members. Entry to The Day We Walked on the Moon showings on July 20 at 12 and 4 p.m. and July 21 at 2 p.m. is free with the purchase of a general admission ticket or ticket to Apollo 11.
As the world celebrates the anniversary of the momentous moon landing on July 20, 1969, the Putnam Museum & Science Center is taking a giant leap to celebrate the historic event.
Beginning July 13, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition will play on the Putnam’s GIANT Screen. Created exclusively for science centers and museum theaters, the reconstructed film shows the exhilarating final moments of preparation, liftoff, landing and return – including never-before-seen footage and audio.
Festivities celebrating the first manned mission to the moon continue July 20 with a special Lunar Landing Party, starting at 7 p.m. at the Putnam. Guests will have the opportunity to step back in time to 1969, where they’ll see a recreated living room, dance to the hits of the time, and watch the actual footage shown at 9:56 p.m. – the exact landing time – on the GIANT Screen. Special activities, appetizers and cocktails will also be available. Guests are invited to dress in ’60s attire, and each attendee will receive one pass to come back to the Putnam and view Apollo 11: First Steps Edition.
Also, July 20 and 21, the Putnam will host The Day We Walked on the Moon on the GIANT Screen for two days only. The Smithsonian Channel documentary tells the story of the historic moon landing through interviews with key figures in Mission Control, contemporary astronauts and the families of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong. Viewers will have the chance to learn just how dangerous the mission really was.