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Celebrate the Moon Landing at The Bakken Museum
The Bakken Museum Celebrating Moon Landing Anniversary with Screenings of
Smithsonian Channel Documentary The Day we Walked on the Moon
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Bakken Museum is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with Discovery Days: Ideas with Impact. Join them on Saturday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for family-friendly activities and screenings of the Smithsonian Channel documentary The Day We Walked on The Moon.
On July 16, 1969, hundreds of thousands of spectators and an army of reporters gathered at Cape Kennedy to witness one of the great spectacles of the century: the launch of Apollo 11. Over the next few days, the world watched on with wonder and rapture as humankind prepared for its “one giant leap” onto the moon–and into history. Witness this incredible day, presented through stunning, remastered footage and interviews that takes you behind-the-scenes and inside the spacecraft, Mission Control, and the homes of the astronaut’s families.
In addition to the 45 minute film screenings throughout the day, scientists and organizations will share the surprising ways the moon landing continues to inspire innovation and impact our everyday lives.
Discovery Days: Ideas with Impact will be hosted by The Bakken Museum with tabled activities by local organizations including, the Minnesota Astronomical Society, REM5 Virtual Reality Laboratory, and Market Science.
Discovery Days at The Bakken Museum are supported by Classical MPR.
All Discovery Days activities are free with museum admission ($10 adults, $8 seniors 62+, $8 ages 12-24, $5 ages 4-12, free for children 3 and under and members of The Bakken Museum). Free parking is available both in the museum’s lot on Zenith Avenue South, and on West 36th Street.
The Bakken Museum
The Bakken Museum inspires a passion for innovation by exploring the potential for science, technology and the humanities to make the world a better place. The museum is Minnesota’s only Smithsonian-Affiliate Museum and features a world-renowned collection of books and artifacts, multiple galleries focusing on the wonders of invention, plant medicine, bio-technology, and science, and The Florence Bakken Medicinal Garden. For more information, visit thebakken.org or call 612-926-3878.