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Destination Moon Closing Weekend

Feb 16, 2019 - Feb 18, 2019 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Saturday, Feb. 16

At 11 a.m., enjoy a special public performance of “Beyond the Moon” by Pittsburgh CLO’s Gallery of Heroes. Geared toward kids and families, this mini-musical celebrates the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s Moonwalk and tells the story of a 16-year-old student with “astronaut-ical” dreams of being the first person to set foot on Mars. Performance is included with museum admission.

At 2 p.m., explore how a Pittsburgh company is innovating the future of space travel with Astrobotic CEO John Thornton. In this special lecture, Thornton will discuss what the company is doing to help NASA return to the lunar surface, what the future of space flight looks like, and some current projects the award-winning Astrobotic team is working on, including some prototype spacecraft on display in the Destination Moon exhibit. Presentation is included with museum admission.

Plus, enjoy guided exhibit tours beginning at noon, 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Sunday, Feb. 17

At 2 p.m., National Air and Space Museum curator Dr. Jennifer Levasseur will present a special lecture on space photography. The Apollo astronauts made history not only with their travels to and from the Moon, but with the incredible photographs they took along the way. Dr. Levasseur will discuss Apollo photography and its incredible connections to Pittsburgh… there are more than you might think!

Plus, enjoy guided exhibit tours beginning at 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Monday, Feb. 18 (Final Day!)

Have a blast exploring Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission with a History Center docent. Guided exhibit tours will begin at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. on Monday.

All closing weekend activities are included with museum admission and free for History Center members.

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