Apollo:
When We Went to the Moon

Launch yourself behind the scenes for man’s first steps on the moon, and discover how the space race inspired generations of Americans to reach for the stars.

Featuring objects and artifacts from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s archives, 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 and beyond.

Object & Artifact Highlights:

  • Apollo Command Module

  • Lunar Rover model Apollo 15

  • Lunar meteorite touchable slice

  • Von Braun’s drafting set

  • Soviet SK-1 space suit

  • Handcasts of Collins, Aldrin, and Armstrong

  • Apollo suits including gloves, bubble helmets, visors, and moon boots

  • Saturn V model 1:10 scale

  • Jupiter missile nose cone

  • ISS model 1:100 scale

Experience Highlights:

  • Rocket Men lineage touchscreen

  • Immersive Apollo 11 launch experience

  • AR moonwalk

  • Lunar Rover photo op

Specifications

Space Required:

7,000 - 10,000 sq. ft. / 650 - 930 ㎡

Minimum Ceiling Height:

15 ft. throughout; 40 ft. to stand-up rocket

Production Time:

Ten (10) working days for installation; seven (7) for deinstallation

Freight:

Three (3) 53 ft. trucks and one (1) 53 ft. climate-controlled trailer with dual-driver

Languages:

Exhibition provided in American English

Tour Availability

Fall 2024 and beyond

Produced By

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon is a traveling exhibition co-produced by U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Flying Fish.

Partners

Presenting Partner:

Tour History and Itinerary

U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Huntsville, AL, USA view map

February 16, 2019 – January 2, 2020

Science Museum of Minnesota

St. Paul, MN, USA view map

February 1, 2020 – May 3, 2020

U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Huntsville, AL, USA view map

July 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021

Space Center Houston

Houston, TX, USA view map

February 20, 2021 – May 2, 2021

Discovery Place

Charlotte, NC, USA view map

September 30, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Henry Ford Museum

Dearborn, MI, USA view map

February 19, 2022 – May 8, 2022

TELUS World of Science - Edmonton

Edmonton, AB, CAN view map

June 9, 2022 – September 25, 2022

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Denver, CO, USA view map

October 20, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Richmond, Virginia, USA view map

March 18, 2023 – December 31, 2023

Intrepid Museum

New York City, NY, USA view map

March 25, 2024 – September 2, 2024