"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
On Monday 21 July at 12.56pm, Eastern Standard Time, Queenslanders were among the estimated 600 million people watching the Apollo 11 Moon landing broadcast across the world.
We’re celebrating the momentous occasion of the first humans landing, stepping and kangaroo hopping on the Moon, and we invite you to join us with a variety of opportunities from 15 to 21 July.
1960s Queensland Lounge Room
Imagine the anticipation of watching that mighty first step in our 1960s Queensland lounge room, complete with footage from this historic Apollo 11 mission, retro lounge, lamps, and drinks trolley. Find it at Café Muse on Level 2 from 15 July 2019.
After Dark – Party like it’s 1969
Enjoy this adults only After Dark event – Party like it’s 1969. Glam up in your favourite 60s outfit and dance into the night.
Extended hours to NASA - A Human Adventure
Get more space on Saturday 20 July as NASA – A Human Adventure will be open from 9.40am until the last ticket session at 7pm. (Please note the exhibition closes at 8pm.) Other Museum exhibitions will be unavailable from 5pm. Enjoy food and drink in Café Muse on Level 2 until 8pm. Buy tickets now.
Sunday session with NASA's Elizabeth Landau
It's the ultimate science Sunday session, hear out of this world tales from senior storyteller at NASA, Elizabeth Landau.
Celebrate the Moonwalk at Queen Street Mall
The northern hemisphere witnessed Neil Armstrong take the first step on the Moon on 20 July 1969, while here in Queensland it was 21 July at 12.56pm. Don your NASA t-shirt and be part of the 50th anniversary mash-up of the moonwalk. Join us before the clock hits 12:56pm on Saturday 20 July in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall.
We remember the first explorers on the moon, do you?
If YES feel free to visit our blog post and share your Moon Landing memories with us on social media by using the hashtag #SpaceQM and tagging @qldmuseum.
Continue the celebration with a date in Brisbane
By night, explore hip live-music venues, eclectic rooftop bars and great nightclubs. By day, chill out in the South Bank Parklands or sample bites and brews at a laid-back beer garden. Find out more at visitbrisbane.com.au.