TUKWILA, June 26, 2019—On July 4, Museum visitors can celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest American achievements—the first Moon landing—while the Museum is free from 5-9 p.m. and admission to special Smithsonian exhibition, Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission is only $10 (normally, Museum admission fees plus $10). The exhibit’s centerpiece is the actual spacecraft Columbia that astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins flew to the Moon and changed the course of history 50 years ago. The Museum is the only West Coast destination for the exhibit.

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission tells the story behind the greatest battle of the Cold War, and the challenges of putting the first steps on the Moon. The exhibition takes one back with original Apollo 11-flown objects, interactives and unique artifacts from the Space Race. Destination Moon also give reason to celebrate the beginning of today’s New Space Age.

Also on July 4, Members of Skyway Post 9430 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars honor the Nation’s birthday with a salute to the American flag—all 27 versions that have officially represented the U.S. over the years. The presentation of each iteration is accompanied with the story of its symbolism in this all-ages program. Presentations begin at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and are free with admission to the Museum.


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