Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St., is celebrating one of the greatest human achievements in science—the 50th anniversary of human’s first steps on the moon.

Tuesday, July 16, is exactly 50 years after the launch of the Saturn V rocket that carried astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins on the first manned lunar landing. All month long, the Science Center will be commemorating the historic mission with events and space-themed programming, leading up to the anniversary celebration on Saturday, July 20.

Activities leading up to the celebration include a Global Rocket Launch Day on July 16, with rocket building and launches from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the CREATE space, and an “Observe the Moon Family Night” from 5-9 p.m.

From exploring the Sun, Earth, Universe exhibit to engaging in hands-on space and moon-themed activities, the Arizona Science Center will spark curiosity in what’s next in innovation and exploration through a fun-filled day for the entire family on July 20.

In addition, the documentary “Apollo 11: The First Steps,” will be shown daily at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. (additional ticketing prices apply).

For a full schedule and tickets, visit



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