By Amy Marcos | Photo: NASA
Throughout the month of July, the Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 by hosting a variety of space-themed events and showings for families and children. Apollo 11 was the flight that landed two Americans, Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, on the moon back in 1969, and this Tallahassee center wants to commemorate it properly.
While a space camp for children in grades K-8 is currently wrapping up, the rest of the month of July is jam-packed with fun activities throughout the upcoming weeks, such as the “Moon, Stars and the Sunshine State” exhibit hosted in partnership with the Florida Historic Capitol Museum, a family trivia night, a movie night, and a day-long “lunar engagement day.” The full schedule of events for this day can be found below.
A particularly special aspect of the Challenger Learning Center’s month of celebration revolving around Apollo 11 is their showings of “Apollo 11: First Steps Edition,” which is directed by Todd Douglas Miller and distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films. This program is sponsored in part by COCA’s Cultural Grant Program funded by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County.
To celebrate this historical achievement, all are welcome to go on over to the Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee and learn more about it and take advantage of unique showings and presentations on Apollo 11.