Launch yourself behind-the-scenes for man’s first steps on the moon, and find out how the space race inspired generations of Americans to reach for the stars. Apollo: When We Went to the Moon is an out-of-this-world glimpse into the cultural, technological and political context of the moon landing. Take small steps on the moon’s surface and giant leaps through actual pieces of the Apollo 11 lunar module. Count down at the command module, take off from an immersive launch experience and defy gravity for a photo in the lunar rover.
Mark your calendars and make plans to attend these special events:
Apollo Moon Rock Display // March 5 & 6
- Be a part of NASA’s continuing exploration by viewing real samples of lunar rocks collected during the Apollo missions, as well as meteorites. These samples provide space scientists with a unique look at the formation of our solar system.
Titled Axes Moonwalk // March 19
- Award winning composer/performer Patrick Grant celebrates the Apollo exhibition with his piece Moonwalk. Tilted Axes Detroit brings together 18 electric guitarists and 3 percussionists performing new music that celebrates the ongoing spirit of innovation. The original works will be performed on a procession throughout the museum culminating in front of the Saturn V rocket in front of Apollo: When We Went to the Moon.
Space-Themed Program for Teens and Young Adults with Autism // April 24
- This space-themed program is designed for individuals ages 12-25+ who are on the autism spectrum or have sensory processing disorder and their family members/caregivers. It will include a visit to the Apollo exhibition, along with a space-themed craft and other related activities. We will also be watching the film called “Astronaut: Ocean to Orbit” in a sensory-friendly (lights up, sound down) environment at the Giant Screen Experience. Space is limited and registration is required.
Pro-tip get the membership! A family membership without rides is $185 for 2 adults and kids at household (membership with rides pass is $285) and grants you unlimited visits to the museum and village AND free parking. One venue, one day admission for a family of 4 (ages 5 and older) is $93.50. When you visit twice, it’s paid for itself and you’ll want to visit more than twice.
The Henry Ford // 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124
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