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Summer Fun—Day 55: Celebrate the Moon Landing

50 years ago today, Apollo 11 touched down on the moon. 

The country stood still as it watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin plant the American flag and announce the giant leap for mankind. There are a ton of events happening in honor of the historic event today, nearly all of which are 100 percent family-friendly!

Here’s how you can celebrate!

The Smithsonian in D.C. has hosted events all week, culminating in today’s celebration. Check out the schedule at airandspace.si.edu/learn/highlighted-topics/apollo/apollo-50  

Watch “The Day We Walked on The Moon” at the The Colonial Players of Annapolis, 108 East Street, Annapolis at 6:30 p.m. It’s free; reservations are required and can be made at www.annapolis.org.

Make Model Rockets 
Attempt to land your model rocket near the flag within a ‘moon’ drawn on the ground. Prizes are awarded to the top youth and adult finishers. Bring your own rocket and motors or purchase them at the nearby Goddard Gift Shop. For more Apollo 11 activities, see page 7. Free. Noon–4 p.m. NASA Goddard Visitor Center, Greenbelt. narhams.org

Moon Landing Celebration at the Library
Man first walked on the moon 50 years ago today! Join us for fun activities to celebrate this lunar milestone. Free. 2 p.m. Discoveries: The Library at the Mall, Annapolis. aacpl.net

At Port Discovery…
Have fun with a Hidden Figures Scavenger Hunt, dress up like an astronaut for a photo op and play on Port Discovery’s new play structures.

At the Maryland Science Center, catch a screening of “One Giant Leap,” showing continuously in the planetarium.

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