To The Moon! Weekend Pick: Apollo Exhibit at the Intrepid Museum

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It's hard to imagine the excitement felt by our country in the summer of '69, as Apollo 11 landed on the moon. The new exhibit at the Intrepid Museum, Apollo: When We Went to the Moon, tries to capture just that. 

This is our pick of the weekend -- something to put on your family's 'to do' list. This temporary exhibit focuses on the extraordinary history of space travel and the people who bravely dreamed outsized dreams and made them a reality. 

The exhibit, a collaboration between the U.S. Space & Rocket Center's education and curatorial staff and traveling exhibition company, Flying Fish, spans 9000 square feet in the Intrepid Museum's Space Shuttle Pavilion. It's chock full of interactive experiences --- you can climb aboard a lunar rover model, do your best Michael Jackson on a virtual moonwalk, leaving your footprints on the moon, and more. 

"This enthralling experience showcases the Museum's commitment to inspire curiosity and captivate the public through the history and potential of space exploration," says Mike Massimino, former NASA astronaut and Intrepid Museum space senior advisor. 

Why is this at the Intrepid you ask? Interestingly, the Intrepid has a long history in the space space. "The Intrepid was a primary recovery vessel for the Mercury-Atlas 7 and Gemini 3 space missions, retrieving astronauts and their capsules after ocean landings," the museum notes.

Fuel your child's imagination and relive the excitement of stepping beyond the boundaries of what is known. We promise it will be out of this world!

Intrepid Museum / Pier 86, West 46th Street and 12th Avenue in Hudson River Park. Exhibit open until September 2.


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