As the blockbuster Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission exhibition prepares to blast off to its next destination, the Heinz History Center will host an interstellar closing weekend full of out-of-this-world fun.
At 11 a.m., enjoy a special public performance of “Beyond the Moon” by Pittsburgh CLO’s Gallery of Heroes. Geared toward kids and families, this mini-musical celebrates the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s Moonwalk and tells the story of a 16-year-old student with “astronaut-ical” dreams of being the first person to set foot on Mars. Performance is included with museum admission.
At 2 p.m., explore how a Pittsburgh company is innovating the future of space travel with Astrobotic CEO John Thornton. In this special lecture, Thornton will discuss what the company is doing to help NASA return to the lunar surface, what the future of space flight looks like, and some current projects the award-winning Astrobotic team is working on, including some prototype spacecraft on display in the Destination Moon exhibit. Presentation is included with museum admission.
Closing weekend activities are included with museum admission and free for History Center members.
For more information, please contact Sam Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-454-6373.