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One Giant Leap Festival

Saturday, July 20, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s lunar landing! Our indoor and outdoor celebration will feature hands-on crafts, demonstrations, and activities—including a virtual-reality lab where you can “travel” to space and be on the moon; and a bungee-jumping station where you, too, can experience weightlessness, like real astronauts.

The One Giant Leap Festival is part of Lift Off NC: Apollo+Beyond—a yearlong celebration that marks 50 years since the first human stepped on the moon. Lift Off NC includes festivals, exhibits, lunar- and star-gazing parties, feature films and documentaries, model rockets, space camps, astronomy days, musical performances, and more from all around the Triangle. Follow events at or #LiftOffNC.

Local organizations collaborating on Lift Off NC include the North Carolina Museum of History, Marbles Kids Museum, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, the Museum of Life and Science, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, NC Space Grant, and the North Carolina Symphony.

CBS 17 is the official media sponsor of the One Giant Leap Festival.

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