Launchpad Exhibit, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History


June 01, 2019
12:00 AM


Fort Worth Museum of Science and History View map


Opens June 1

Take a cosmic journey while exploring the museum's exciting future! Opening June 1 in the Havener Gallery, Launchpad – Apollo 11 Promises Kept commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing and introduces V-Drome 2020, a new 4-D theatrical experience. Members, enjoy an exclusive preview of the exhibition on May 31 from 10am–5pm.

The first steps on the Moon fifty years ago were the culmination of a challenging and sometimes grim journey, the realization of what seemed an impossible dream and the beginning of new dawn in exploration. Launchpad – Apollo 11 Promises Kept, a new exhibition designed and curated by the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, commemorates the milestone anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and introduces V-Drome 2020, a preview of an exciting new theatrical experience planned for 2020.

The V-Drome preview includes a pre-show experience with a comprehensive overview of a planned expansion at the Museum and an enclosed 360-degree theater that reveals the technology and science behind the V-Drome flyover theater experience and how it will be used to provide unique educational opportunities for learners of all ages.

Launchpad – Apollo 11 Promises Kept features space artifacts from the Museum's significant collection, custom-built interactive exhibits and a cutting-edge layer of technology to create an immersive and exciting cosmic journey.

This 10,000 square-foot exhibition is in the museum's Havener gallery on the second floor. It pays tribute to the past and future of space exploration with a collection of Apollo-era artifacts and interactive technology.

The new exhibition includes objects that visited the Moon, including the United States and City of Fort Worth flags carried to the Moon's surface by the lunar lander Intrepid as well as mission checklists with handwritten notes by Apollo 12 astronaut and Fort Worth native, Alan Bean, who was the fourth man to walk on the Moon.

Free with general admission: $16 adults; $13 youth 2–18 years. Free for members.