A new exhibit is set to open at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. It opens Saturday, July 20.
It features a lunar colony, toddler space exploration center and 3-D Apollo landing site maps. The first 150 guests will receive a gold coin commemorating the first steps on the moon (with paid admission).
Visitors will also learn about new discoveries in lunar science, as well as view photographs of the moon. The opening day's special events include expert talks by scientists and special addresses by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu and Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. Planetarium shows are also offered throughout the day.
The day wraps up with a special rocket launch in the fields around the center to honor Apollo 11's arrival on the moon.