Moon Landing Anniversary Events in Hampton Roads (Updated)

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Moon Landing Anniversary Events in Hampton Roads
 
Celebrate the amazing 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing with these family events in Hampton Roads! Did we overlook an event? Submit updates and additions to this list HERE. 
 
Date: Applications extended through July 31st!
Description: The Center for Educational Partnerships at ODU, the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, the ODU Libraries, and the Slover Library present the 50th Anniversary Moon Landing Contest—“Voyages and Discoveries: Cross-Generational Reflections on the Significance of Space Exploration.” Did you watch the amazing, historic event when man first walked on the moon? What do you think will happen in space exploration in the future? Have you ever wanted to know more about space? Learn all about space and space exploration and enter to win awesome prizes. Talk with a child, teen, parent, grandparent, or neighbor and have a cross-generational discussion of this amazing event, space exploration, and technological advances in Space flight. Share your moon memories with a child or teen. Then create a written story, poem, or dialogue and an illustration to enter to win. Form a two-person team of an Adult+Teen or Adult+Child and share your stories and ideas. Your team can consist of any adult of 20 years or older and a child or teen 4-19 years old.
Location: Slover Library, Norfolk VA 
 
Date: Monday- Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm; Sunday: 1 pm and 3 pm
Description: MacGillivray Freeman Films is pleased to announce it has acquired the giant screen institutional distribution rights to Apollo 11: First Steps Edition, the all-archival, immersive documentary film from director Todd Douglas Miller and Statement Pictures. The approximately 40-minute film captures the experience of the first manned lunar mission, one of humanity’s greatest feats, featuring never before seen large format footage.
Cost: Included with general admission OR $9.25/adult, $7.25/child age 3-18, $8.25/senior
Location: Virginia Air & Space Center, 600 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669
 
 
SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2019
 
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 7:30-9:30pm
Description: It's the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and the Tidewater Winds are going back to the future to celebrate one of mankind's greatest achievements. Experience the final frontier as the Tidewater Winds perform music of Broadway, TV and some of the greatest sci-fi music from Hollywood. We will blast off with Strauss's "Zarathustra", go to Mars, play the music of John Williams, Moonraker, Apollo 13, Star Trek, and Van Morrison's "Moondance". Come join us for music that is truly out of this world!
Cost: FREE
Location: Norfolk Collegiate School, 7336 Granby St, Norfolk, Virginia 23505
 
 
MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019
 
Date: Monday, July 22, 2019 at 3pm
Description: Come learn about meteorites and impact craters and create your own out-of-this-world moon rock keepsake to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing! Bring your imagination and clothes you don’t mind getting messy. Grades 3-5. 
Cost: FREE.  Registration is required.
Location: Great Neck Library, 1251 Bayne Dr, Virginia Beach Virginia 23454
 
Date: Monday, July 22, 2019 from 7:30-9:30pm
Description: It's the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and the Tidewater Winds are going back to the future to celebrate one of mankind's greatest achievements. Experience the final frontier as the Tidewater Winds perform music of Broadway, TV and some of the greatest sci-fi music from Hollywood. We will blast off with Strauss's "Zarathustra", go to Mars, play the music of John Williams, Moonraker, Apollo 13, Star Trek, and Van Morrison's "Moondance". Come join us for music that is truly out of this world!
Cost: FREE
Location: Grassfield High School, 2007 Grizzly Trail, Chesapeake, VA 23323
 
 
TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019
 
Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 11:00-11:45am
Description: Join us for a fun and interactive science program inspired by Eric Carle's picture book illustrations. Let's learn about the moon! Age 3-5 with caregiver. 
Cost: FREE. Online registration is required. 
Location: Bayside Special Services Library, 936 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach VA
 
Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 7:30-9:30pm
Description: It's the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and the Tidewater Winds are going back to the future to celebrate one of mankind's greatest achievements. Experience the final frontier as the Tidewater Winds perform music of Broadway, TV and some of the greatest sci-fi music from Hollywood. We will blast off with Strauss's "Zarathustra", go to Mars, play the music of John Williams, Moonraker, Apollo 13, Star Trek, and Van Morrison's "Moondance". Come join us for music that is truly out of this world!
Cost: FREE
Location: Regent University Chapel, 1000 Regent University Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
 
Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 8-9:30pm
Description: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing. Enjoy fun games, crafts, star gazing and much more. This event will be held outside at the Chuckatuck library. Come have a BLAST with the library!!! Family.
Cost: FREE.  
Location: Chuckatuck Library, 5881 Godwin Boulevard, Suffolk Virginia
 
 
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2019
 
Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 7:30-9:30pm
Description: It's the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and the Tidewater Winds are going back to the future to celebrate one of mankind's greatest achievements. Experience the final frontier as the Tidewater Winds perform music of Broadway, TV and some of the greatest sci-fi music from Hollywood. We will blast off with Strauss's "Zarathustra", go to Mars, play the music of John Williams, Moonraker, Apollo 13, Star Trek, and Van Morrison's "Moondance". Come join us for music that is truly out of this world!
Cost: FREE
Location: 24th Street Park, 24th Street at Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia
 
 
 
 
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TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2019
 
Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 9am
Description: Join in the worldwide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch on July 16, 2019 by launching your own rocket! Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, at 9:32 a.m. EDT then the first moon landing occurred on July 20, four days later. Neil Armstrong took ...one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." The Global Launch is open to anyone who wants to participate. We will provide materials to create simple rockets to launch, then we'll set them off at 9:32 a.m. to be part of the international celebration. All ages. 
Cost: FREE. Registration not required. 
Location: Joint Use Library, corner of Rosemont Road and Faculty Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA
 
Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 9am
Description: Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, at 9:32 a.m. EDT. Please join us, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, and Space Camp in a worldwide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch by launching your own rocket!  We'll meet at 9:00 a.m. to make our rockets, and then simultaneously launch them at 9:32 a.m. to commemorate this historic event in space exploration!  All Ages.  All materials provided. Registration is required.
Location: Great Neck Area Library 1251 Bayne Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23454
 

THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2019
 
Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 11:30am-12:30pm
Description: On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon. Celebrate this 50th anniversary with moon themed stories, art and a bit of science. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. 
Cost: FREE. Registration required.
Location: Great Neck Library, 1251 Bayne Dr, Virginia Beach Virginia 23454
 
Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 6pm
Description: 3-2-1, Blast off! Join us on a journey to Earth's closest companion as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing by exploring the moon with stories, songs, and a little bit of science. 
Cost: FREE. Registration is required. 
Location: Oceanfront Area Library,700 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach Virginia
 
Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 7-9:30pm 
Description: Join in on an entertaining yet informative discussion about the many conspiracy theories and fun facts surrounding the moon landing with Justin Mason, Planetarium Director at Old Dominion University's Pretlow Planetarium. Then head over to the ViBe Park where Back Bay Amateur Astronomers will help us explore the night skies.
Cost: FREE
Location: Croc's 19th Street Bistro, 620 19th St, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
 
 
SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2019
 
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 9am-5pm 
Description: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with a day filled with space science and excitement! Planned activities include: Planetarium programs throughout the day, including Astronaut and A Giant Leap: Exploration Beyond the Moon, View a 1/3 scale model of an Apollo capsule currently on loan to us from NASA in the planetarium lobby, Presentation of our Mercury space suit and more!
Cost: All activities included with regular museum admission.
Location: Virginia Living Museum, 524 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, Virginia 23601
 
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 10am-2pm
Description: Join The Mariners’ Museum and Park as it takes on a mission from July 20, 1969, to commemorate one of the most iconic events in American history – the first humans landing on the Moon! Bring your family to celebrate this monumental achievement for all of mankind with family-friendly programming throughout the Museum, which includes: Hands-on building and craft activities, Interpretive stations highlighting artifacts and unique maritime connections to space exploration, Interesting topics on space and deep sea travel, the recovery of Apollo 11 by the USS Hornet, early Polynesian navigation and the stars, discovering and understanding the moon, women in space, and so much more. Come along this journey from 50 years ago, and explore when humans first ventured into what was once considered the final frontier – space!
Cost: Included in museum admission
Location: The Mariner's Museum & Park, 100 Museum Drive, Newport News Va 23606
 
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 10am-2pm (Rain Date: July 27th)
Description: Join the Hampton History Museum at Air Power Park for a day of family fun celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing. Explore Hampton’s contributions to space flight and the first steps on the moon. Be among the first to see the fully restored “Little Joe” rocket that played a key role in testing systems for the moon mission. Groove to music from the 1960s while enjoy interactive programs and historical displays surrounded by vintage 1950s and 1960s planes, jets, rockets and the park’s retromodern geodesic dome housing a museum filled with model aircraft and space vehicles. In celebration of NASA’s 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Program, NASA Langley Research Center will provide hands-on activities and exhibits focusing on its contributions to the Apollo program, plans to return to the Moon and the Artemis program.
Cost: FREE
Location: Air Power Park, 413 West Mercury Blvd., Hampton, VA 23669 (There will be parking at the former Kmart at 210 W Mercury Blvd. Shuttle buses will take visitors to and from Air Power Park for this special event.)
 
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11am
Description: What better way to learn about the history and formation of the moon than from the moon itself! Join us for Storytime and activities, and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 (Café stores only).
Cost: FREE
Location: Barnes & Noble Locations - Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk. Find your local Barnes & Noble HERE
 
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 4-10:30pm 
Description: Old Dominion University will host a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing on July 20, highlighted by a concert by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra (VSO) that will feature a special composition. The concert is one of many events. Among other highlights of the celebration: Planetarium events, food trucks and local breweries, and activities for children including building and launching your own rockets, face painting, balloon artists, bouncy houses, straw rockets and a chemistry magic show.
Cost: FREE
Location: ODU, 5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23529
 
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