The Virginia Museum of History & Culture presents a special offer for moms this Mother’s Day. On Sunday, May 14, moms enjoy free access to the museum galleries, including the museum’s most recent exhibition Apollo: When We Went to the Moon, on view now through December 31, 2023.
Apollo: When We Went to the Moon – featured in RFM – chronicles the history of human space exploration through artifacts, objects, and powerful media presentations that capture both the excitement and turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Organized by the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, this interactive exhibition allows for 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. The museum has also partnered with NASA Langley Research center in Hampton to present a special section of the exhibition that explores Virginia’s place in the story of how the U.S. went from having the smallest aeronautics program in the Western world to becoming the first nation to land an astronaut on the Moon.
To receive free admission this Sunday, moms can simply check in at the guest services desk when they arrive. Tickets for other members of the family can be purchased in person at the museum or online at VirginiaHistory.org