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To The Moon and Back: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Experience

July 16 - 21, 2019
Every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Next Showing - July 19

SATURDAY ONLY: Special One Day Combo Pricing Ticket Includes All-Day Admission to Science City Plus a Planetarium Show – Enjoy all-day access to Internationally Awarded Science City plus a choose between Planetarium shows: New! ‘Moon Tour Live’ show or “Capcom Go!’ General Admission: $15*
*Excludes $1.25 preservation fee


HISTORIC LUNAR ANNOUNCEMENT! 50 years ago, the first human walked on the Moon. Today, Union Station is proud to announce several special events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. Make plans NOW to be part of this commemoration and discover the epic story behind this historic, world-changing moment.

RSVP to our Facebook Event and watch for exciting updates and ticket options coming later this week!

TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 16th - 9:00 - 10:30 PM

Join us in Union Station's South Plaza where lunar telescopes will be set up for live Moon viewings. FREE to attend.

FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 19th - 7:00 PM

This exclusive, Member-only, in-person presentation by Dr. R. Lynn Bondurant -- former Director of NASA Education and frequent writer/lecturer at the Goddard Space Flight Center during the Apollo 11 Program -- will fascinate space fans of all ages in our Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium. Immediately following his captivating presentation, Members will be invited to ask questions, see real Apollo artifacts, watch a thrilling new movie "CAPCOM GO!" on the high-tech planetarium dome and participate in Science City Educator-led activities, including lunar telescopes in Union Station Parking Lot. The appearance of Dr. Bondurant is made possible in cooperation with Park University, where he is an alumnus.

Purchase Tickets hereNote: The event will only be visible if you are logged in to the Box Office as a Union Station Member.

Not yet a Union Station Member? NOW IS THE TIME TO JOIN and have access to this very special Member opportunity. Learn more at unionstation.org/membership

SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 20th - 8:30 AM

Dr. R. Lynn Bondurant -- former Director of NASA Education and frequent writer/lecturer at the Goddard Space Flight Center during the Apollo 11 Program -- will fascinate space fans of all ages in our Regnier Extreme Screen Theatre. As part of this one-time public presentation, guests will be invited to ask questions, see real Apollo artifacts, and choose one of three times to watch the thrilling new movie, "CAPCOM GO!", on the Arvin Gottlieb planetarium dome. The special appearance is made possible in cooperation with Park University, Dr. Bondurant's alma mater. Purchase your ticket now, here

Your family will leave inspired to become the next generation of explorers, thinkers and dreamers!

SATURDAY, JULY 20th - 10 AM - 5PM

Experience Apollo Day in Science City - enjoy Science City's regular attractions PLUS special Moon-themed workshops, demos and activities happening throughout the day.
Purchase tickets here

Activity Schedule*

  • 10 am  - 11 am & 1 pm – 2 pm Creating Craters –Every Last Drop
  • 10 am  - 11 am & 1 pm – 2 pm Secrets of Gravity –Periodic Table
  • 10 am – 4:30 pm Mission Control -  Tapped Out
  • 10 am  – 5 pm Augmented Reality Moon Map Experience– Spin Chair Location
  • 10 am  – 5 pm Wind Tunnel Capsule Return Testing - Puzzles
  • 10:30 am – 1:30 pm Exploring Outer Space with Early Learners – Kinderlab
  • 10:30 am- 4 pm Make your own NASA Patch –Maker Studio
  • 11 am – 12 pm & 2 - 3 pm Lunar Robotics –Periodic Table
  • 11 am , 1 pm & 3 pm - Animal Chat- Gecko Grippers -  Unlock the Code
  • 11 am – 1 pm & 2 pm – 4 pm Moon Rovers and Lunar Scales - SOS
  • 11 am – 1 pm & 2 pm – 4 pm Make your own Star Map –Test Kitchen
  • 11 am – 4 pm  Astronaut Training – Amazing Brain  
  • 12 pm & 3 pm Out of this World (Stage Show)

*schedule subject to change.