The Virginia Museum of History & Culture would like to extend a token of sincere gratitude and appreciation to active-duty military and veterans this Memorial Day.
On Monday, May 29th, active-duty military and veterans can enjoy free access to the museum galleries, including the museum’s most recent exhibition Apollo: When We Went to the Moon which is on view now through December 31, 2023.
Through artifacts, objects, and powerful media presentations, Apollo: When We Went to the Moon chronicles the history of human space exploration. Organized by the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, this interactive exhibition allows visitors to touch a piece of the Moon, be transported to the Apollo 11 launch pad as part of an immersive audiovisual experience; leave their “footprints” behind as they walk across a virtual lunar surface; and climb aboard a full-scale Apollo 17 lunar rover model to experience how astronauts got around on the moon.
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In addition, the museum has partnered with NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton to offer a special section of the exhibition that explores Virginia’s contribution to the story of how the U.S. went from having the smallest aeronautics program in the Western world to landing an astronaut on the moon.
To receive free admission on Memorial Day, active-duty military and veterans can simply check in at the guest services desk when they arrive with a valid ID. Tickets for other members of the family can be purchased in person at the museum or online at VirginiaHistory.org
VMHC is owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society — a private, non-profit organization established in 1831. The historical society is the oldest cultural organization in Virginia, and one of the oldest and most distinguished history organizations in the nation. For use in its state history museum and its renowned research library, the historical society cares for a collection of nearly nine million items representing the ever-evolving story of Virginia.
The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is located at 428 N Arthur Ashe Boulevard in Richmond’s Museum District. For more information call 804.340.1800, visit VirginiaHistory.org, or connect on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.