Moon Landing Celebration at the Fernbank Museum
Don't miss screenings of the movie “Apollo 11: First Steps” Edition 2D at the Fernbank. Activities include creating moon phases from Oreo cookies and building LEGO® Rockets.
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 20. ValuePass Combo ticket is $27. Fernbank Museum, 767 Clifton Road, Atlanta. 404-929-6300.
Full Moon Hike at Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve
Here's one for the moon lovers who are more focused on nature than the Space Race. Luckily, the anniversary date also falls near a full moon. Ranger Robby will guide hikers to the summit of Arabia Mountain during the twilight hours to watch the full moon rise. Register via email (email@example.com) or call the nature center.
8:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 16. Free. Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, 3787 Klondike Road, Lithonia. 770-484-3060.
Museum of Aviation Apollo 11 Moon Landing Celebration
The moon landing anniversary is a great time to visit this collection of 85 historic U.S. Air Force aircraft about an hour and half's drive from downtown Atlanta. For the big day, there will be extra kids' activities and exhibits at the Nugteren Hangar and grounds (weather permitting).
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 20. Free. Museum of Aviation, 1942 Heritage Blvd., Robins AFB. 478-926-6870.
Bright Star Theater: One Small Step
Geared to kids ages 5-12, this live theater event will fire the imagination with tales of flight and space travel beginning with Icarus and ending with modern-day space travel.
2:00-3:00 p.m. Friday, July 12. Free. Milton Branch Library, Meeting Room C, 855 Mayfield Road, Alpharetta. 404-613-4402.
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