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MOON DAY

Start:
Jul 20 10:00 am
End:
Jul 20 5:00 pm
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Moon Day 2013 at the Frontiers of Flight Museum is supported by a generous grant from The Lightner Sams Foundation

In cooperation with Ken Murphy and the National Space Society of North Texas, the Frontiers of Flight Museum celebrates the future of space exploration on the anniversary of the first Moon landing, July 20, with MOON DAY—a full day of family-oriented activities, demonstrations, programs, andprizes.  Among the day’s features are—

OVER 30 EXHIBITORS WITH FASCINATING ACTIVITES such as robotics demonstrations, a close-up look at meteorites, and two inflatable planetariums!  

FREE “LUNAR SAMPLE BAGS” sponsored by Moonlite Printing & Graphics of Carrollton, for the first 200 children—with magazines, stickers, activity books, posters and other materials of interest to space flight enthusiasts of all ages.

MOON IS THE NEW EARTH: THE NEXT FRONTIER—A new Lunar art exhibit in the Browning Art Gallery (on the mezzanine level) that also includes “Reading Space”—a display of juvenile space fiction from seven decades and around the world, including the latest titles available to young readers in search of space adventures.

INFORMATIVE PROGRAMS for both youngsters in our family-friendly “Moon Academy” and grown-ups in our “Lunar University” on a wide variety of space-related subjects

AN INTERACTIVE WEBCAST from the NASA Lunar Science Institute where visitors can take remote control of a lunar rover, count meteors in the atmosphere, or participate in a lunar mapping project.  

A MODEL ROCKET-BUILDING CLASS courtesy of the Dallas Area Rocket Society.  Separate registration required.

“SPACE HACKER” WORKSHOP—Learn how to design and build microgravity science payloads.  Separate registration required.

DOOR PRIZES throughout the day, and—

NEW THIS YEAR!—Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Cub Scouts can meet various badge and pin requirements through participation in specific Moon Day activities.  No registration is required, and the qualifying activities are presented throughout the entire day.  See the Scout Activities Chart for qualifying activities.

Girl Scouts can earn a special Moon Day STEM patch (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) by participating in any five of the ten qualifying Moon Day activities and filling out the appropriate STEM patch worksheets. See the Scout Activities Chart and look for the Moon Day STEM patch icon for programs that apply.  

With the exception of the Space Hacker Workshop and the Model Rocket-Building Class, all Moon Day activities and programs are free with regular admission of $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $5 for children 3-17.  Children under 3 are admitted free of charge.

 

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