WACO, Texas — Mark your calendars and get ready to party like it’s 1969!

Fifty years ago on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took the very first step on the moon. It was one small step for man and a giant leap for mankind.

The Mayborn Museum Complex in Waco will be hosting an event on July 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

This will be a fun, interactive opportunity for families across Central Texas to explore the “Be the Astronaut” exhibit that’s filled with simulators, moon facts, and space suits. Each simulator can provide a perspective on what it looks like to take the pilot’s seat and launch a rocket from Earth into space. Space enthusiasts can also drive a rover on Mars, Jupiter, or the moon. There are touch screen stations and spacey artifacts around the exhibit that were designed by NASA engineers.

Meagan Massey at Mayborn Museum
he Mayborn Museum Complex in Waco will be hosting an event on July 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon-landing.
Meagan Maseey - KCEN

If you are interested in attending the ‘60s themed moon-landing party, make sure to wear your best ‘60s outfit. Tickets are $35 per person, but museum members will receive a nice $10 discount.

The “Be the Astronaut” exhibit will not last until infinity and beyond. For those who cannot attend the anniversary party, this exhibit will stay put in the Mayborn Museum through September 8.

Overall, the Mayborn Museum is the perfect spot to cool off with the family this summer.

Visit the Mayborn Museum website more information on exhibits, admission, hours, and membership.

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