Science Centre Singapore and Smithsonian Channel commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with Moonshot 50

Spend your weekend under the planets on 20 July. Pre-register to reserve a telescope today!

Event Overview
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong’s famous words as he stepped on the Moon on 20th July 1969.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, Science Centre Singapore presents “Moonshot 50”, a temporary exhibition curated to celebrate mankind’s curiosity and obsession with the Moon. The exhibition features “To The Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA”, which showcases the involvement of Snoopy and the Peanuts in NASA’s space journey. Snoopy eventually became the safety mascot for the Apollo missions.

There’s also more for the family as the Centre’s signature outdoor event, “Picnic Under The Planets”, returns for a dazzling evening from 6pm to 11.30pm. Jointly organized by Science Centre Singapore and the Smithsonian Channel, in partnership with Blue Ant Media and StarHub, the event promises to be an experience that transports you to stars with movie screenings on the Lakeside Lawn, food and beverage stalls and stargazing through telescopes.

Plus, experience an out-of-this-world close-up of some of the landmark events that defined the start of the Space Age by downloading the Smithsonian Channel’s augmented reality app “Apollo’s Moon Shot”. Other activities that day comprise a Super Cool Science Show, Live Planetarium Shows at the Omni-Theatre and a lucky draw.


Moonshot 50 exhibition
Revisit an era when NASA’s team of engineers and astronauts embarked on humankind’s most ambitious journey at Science Centre Singapore’s latest exhibition – Moonshot 50. Embark on an experiential journey to the moon and space through AR, discover the science behind our obsession with the moon, and explore the close cultural association between human and the moon. Open till March 2020, this exhibition features an ash-grey moon rock collected by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, who were part of the lunar package of Apollo 11. The moon rock has been with the Science Centre Singapore since 1970.

Moonshot 50 science centre exhibition

The Moonshot 50 exhibition will include: To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA Exhibition
This exhibition pays tribute to the lunar module nicknamed Snoopy, which the NASA team flew to the moon’s surface as part of their preparatory mission to “snoop around” and scout the Apollo 11 landing site. In this space, examine the history of Apollo 10 and the roles that the Peanuts characters played during the mission and in the NASA Manned Flight Awareness safety program.

Date: 20 July 2019
Time: 10am to 6pm
Venue: Hall B, Science Centre Singapore
Before 4pm, standard ticketing prices apply or get better discounts at Klook.
After 4pm, ala-carte admission to Science Centre Singapore is available at:
$6/Adult, $4/Child for Singaporeans/PRs
$12/Adult, $8/Child for non-Singaporeans


Picnic Under The Planets
Grab your picnic mats and get ready for a night filled with fun activities such as stargazing sessions, outdoor movie screenings voted by Science Centre fans, Live Planetarium show at The Omni-Theatre and cool F&B offerings as we celebrate 50-years since the first human landed on the moon.

Picnic Under the Planets 2019

Book your slots for the stargazing sessions here. Sign-up sheets will be available from 7am on 20 July 2019.

Date: 20 July 2019
Time: 6pm – 11.30pm
Venue: Lawn located between the Observatory and Snow City
Admission: Free

For more information, visit here.

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