at the Museum » Saturday, July 22, 2017 » 10am – 4pm
Preview Plans for the Apollo VII 50th Anniversary in 2018

Moon Day is free to Museum members and free to non-members with Museum admission. Free admission for all military families through the Blue Star Museum program. There is a $25 materials fee for Rocket Build.
Museum admission: $10 Adults | $8 Seniors (65+) | $7 Youths/Students (3-17)  | Children under 3 FREE


Explore the Galaxy in SPOC, the Museum’s planetarium!

Visit the moon and planets in our solar system, break out of our solar system, and even leave the milky way galaxy! We will have regular viewings throughout the day in our portable planetarium, SPOC (Space Portal Odyssey Capsule).

Classes_WebIconChoose fascinating presentations from our “Moon Academy” or “Lunar University”

Moon Day features numerous educational presentations by subject area experts in our “Moon Academy” for young students and our “Lunar University” for college level and above.  DISD Educators can receive Continuing Education Credits for attendance at Lunar University classes.

Rockets_WebIconBuild and Launch Your Own Rocket

Join our friends at the Dallas Area Rocket Society to build and launch your own rocket. Build in the Museum Model Shop (first floor) and then go on location for the launch. There is a $25 fee for materials. 

Get A Close-Up Look at the Sun

Explore our nearest star, the Sun, a mere 8 light minutes away, compared to 4.5 light years for the next star, the Alpha Centauri system. We’ll have our SAFE solar telescopes setup and ready to go. Then get prepared for our Solar Eclipse Watch Party on August 21.

MoonDayScoutsPromoEarn BSA and GSA Patches and Merit Badges
All day

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts can earn Patches and Merit Badges by participating in activities and presentations throughout the day.

Get Free Space “Stuff”

FREE Lunar sample bags will be given to the first 250 young visitors courtesy of Moonlite Printing and Graphics of Carrollton.


Astronaut Janet Kavandi
1:00 pm

Our featured speaker will be Dr. Janet Kavandi, the Director of the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Kavandi is a veteran of three spaceflights as a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle – STS-91, STS-99, and STS-104. She has logged more than 33 days in space, traveling more than 13.1 million miles in 535 Earth orbits. Her space flight experience includes missions to both the Russian space station Mir and the International Space Station. DISD Educators can receive Continuing Education Credit for attendance at Dr. Kavandi’s presentation.

Moon Day honors previous space flight accomplishments and focuses on current and future activities in space exploration as well. Our STEM-focused event, with an anticipated audience of 2,000 visitors, includes programs and classes for all ages. 

Moon Day is presented jointly by the Museum and the National Space Society of North Texas.

MOON DAY 2017 is sponsored by


Dozens of exhibitors will feature space-related displays, robotic demonstrations, actual meteorite samples, and more.