To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo11 Moon landing, the New Jersey State Museum’s Planetarium is featuring CapCom Go! The Apollo Story, a dive into the achievements of the historical occurrence and the process of putting the first man on the moon.  

On July 20, 1969, the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle landed on the face of the moon completing a challenge set by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, “landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.” 500 million people watched three men unlock a world of technological advancement and endless possibility. Fifty years later, the moon landing continues to be one of the most empowering moments in American history, inspiring generations to accomplish their dreams. 

Today, this awestriking event is remembered in the home-state of Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, a Montclaire native, who became the second man to step on the moon. And even better, it’s happening right here in Trenton! Now is your chance to experience the thrill of visiting space, kind of. The Planetarium’s state-of-the-art Full DomeVideo will allow you to soar through space in an extraordinary way. Suitable for all ages, this is an event you won’t want to miss. 

The shows will run through the months of July and August, every Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. Admission costs are $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.  

For more information call (609) 292-6464 

Group pricing is also available. Groups of 15 or more are $5 per person; camps and community groups are also welcome. 

To schedule a group visit call (609) 292-1382