NewsLocal News


Florida Historic Capitol Museum celebrates 50th anniversary of moon landing with new exhibit

Posted at 5:34 PM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 18:12:11-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — There's still time to head down to the Florida Historic Capitol Museum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

The museum launched a new temporary exhibit Tuesday morning called The Moon, Stars, and Sunshine State.

It opened Tuesday morning at exactly 9:32 a.m., that's the exact moment that NASA's Saturn Five rocket ignited and lifted off from the launch pad 50 years ago.

Tuesday's activities included space-themed arts and crafts, space yoga, and even a meet and greet with "Astro," the Challenger Learning Center's mascot.

"I think it's cool. One I've lived through the early parts of the space program and science can be fun and they seem to love it," said Lloyd Wheleer, with Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee. "I've gotten lots of letters and accolades."

If you missed Tuesday's events, don't worry. You've still got time to check out the exhibit.

It runs through December 8.