On July 20, 1969, humans walked on another world for the first time. 50 years later, join us for a late-night celebration of the first Moon landing.

Timed Programming:

  • Trivia at 8:30 pm, 10:00 pm, and 12:15 am
  • "Eyewitness to Space: Art and the Apollo Program" at 9:00 pm
  • Rebroadcast of Moon landing and first steps at 10:30 pm
  • A special countdown at 10:56 pm ET to celebrate the exact time Neil Armstrong first set foot on the Moon
  • Apollo 11-themed musical performance by electronic-duo Quindar from midnight to close
  • Spacesuit Fashion Show at 1 am

Films (Get tickets below)

Other activities:

  • Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo-themed scavenger hunts
  • Astronaut costume designing
  • “Lunar traverse” activity that traces the steps the astronauts took from the lunar module across on the Moon’s surface (starting from our LM!)
  • Hands-on activities and science demonstrations
  • Stargazing at the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory

This program is made possible by


with additional support from


How to attend

National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC

6th St. and Independence Ave SW. Washington, DC 20560