Spaceheads! Were you hunched in front of your black-and-white TV on July 20, 1969, to see the first moon walk? Many of us, whether or not we were alive 50 years to see the momentous event, are still fascinated and thrilled by it.
This July 20, the Harvard Museum of Natural History on Oxford Street in Cambridge, MA, will mark the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to the Moon with the unveiling of its exhibit, Cosmic Origins.
Visitors to this new small exhibit—within the Earth & Planetary Sciences exhibition—can explore and learn about the origins of and processes shaping planetary bodies and stars by using touchable specimens, colorful visuals, and interactive media. Through November 27, 2019, the exhibit will also feature an original lunar specimen, on loan from NASA, collected during Apollo 12.
The museum is open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Use your visit to also explore the many, many other great exhibits, including the famous Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, commonly known as the Glass Flowers. Map