The Apollo 11 command module Columbia on temporary cradle. Photo by Eric Long, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

The Apollo 11 command module Columbia on temporary cradle. Photo by Eric Long, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission exhibition

Tickets on sale for Museum of Flight’s major exhibition that celebrates the first lunar landing 50 years ago

  • Monday, January 14, 2019 4:08pm
  • Life

Tickets are on sale for the Museum of Flight’s signature exhibition of 2019, Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission.

Its centerpiece is Apollo 11’s historic command module, Columbia, the iconic spacecraft that brought Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the moon and back. The exhibition will be on view April 13-Sept. 2 and includes special programs and a weekend festival during the July 20 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

“The museum is honored to work with the Smithsonian to host this historic exhibition during the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s flight,” said Matt Hayes, Museum of Flight president and CEO. “We look forward to celebrating Apollo 11 with the global community, and especially with our neighbors in the Northwest – some of whom helped get us to the Moon, and now there’s a new generation of space explorers based right here.”

The challenge of putting the first steps on the moon moved a nation during the 1960s, Apollo’s legacy inspires today’s spaceflight adventurers. The exhibition takes you back with original Apollo 11-flown objects, interactives and unique artifacts from the Space Race.

In its only West Coast appearance, Destination Moon will feature special programs throughout the run of the exhibition, plus a weekend festival during the July 20 50th anniversary of the giant leap for humanity. The exhibition includes more than 20 one-of-a-kind artifacts from the Smithsonian, many flown on the historic mission, plus dozens of NASA and Russian spaceflight additions from the Museum’s renowned collection.

Highlighting the exhibition is the historic NASA Apollo 11 command module, Columbia. Visitors can see the spaceship up close like never before, and can explore its intricate interior with an interactive 3-D tour created from the Smithsonian’s high-resolution scans.

Tickets are $10 plus museum admission, and special pricing for museum members. There will also be several free community days for Destination Moon (the dates to be announced).

The Museum of Flight is at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158, off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field halfway between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport.

For general museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit museumofflight.org.

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