Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission touches down at the Heinz History Center this fall, and what better way to welcome this once-in-a-generation exhibition to Pittsburgh than with a rocket launch of your very own?
On Saturdays during the month of September, you can build a rocket during your visit to the History Center! Families with elementary-aged kids can stop by the Mission Control table in the History Center’s Great Hall between noon and 3 p.m. to build and decorate their very own paper air pump rockets and learn about the Apollo 11 mission.
Then the excitement happens. The morning of Saturday, Sept. 29, all kids who participated in these workshops and their families are invited to join the History Center for a special blastoff opening day! We’ll do a special countdown and launches of kids’ air rocket creations, all leading up to a motor-powered rocket launch by the South Hills Area Rocket Klub.
Kids who participate will receive FREE admission to the Destination Moon exhibition AND a free astronaut ice cream on September 29 at the History Center!