Summer Festival: Celebrating the Moon
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing and the exhibition Shooting the Moon: Photographs from the Museum’s Collection 50 Years after Apollo 11. In the spirit of community and collaboration, join the fun at this summer festival filled with music, art activities, games, and more for all ages.
- Salute the lunar landing with moon pies and cake from the MFA Café
- Enjoy bites from the evening's food carts: Popston and Coffee-Q
- Stop by the Art of the Spirits Bar
- Art-making activity: Silver Moon Surfaces
- Design activity: Interstellar Fashion
- Art-making activity: Planetary Paper Marbling
- Kinetic sand touch station
- Space Invaders arcade game
- Play Garden Quest III: The Legend of Stella
- Outer Space Storybook Station with Harris County Public Library
- Activities with experts from NASA
- Stargazing with Houston Astronomical Society on the BBVA Roof Garden
LOOK & LISTEN
- MFAH self-guided tour and playlist
- Episodes from the classic TV series The Jetsons
- “Night Music” with the Midnight Chamber Players
- A performance by local band Flower Graves
“Summer Festival: Celebrating the Moon” takes place rain or shine.
Drop in! This event is free. Admission to the Museum and the exhibition Shooting the Moon: Photographs from the Museum’s Collection 50 Years after Apollo 11 is available separately. For ages 12 & younger, MFAH admission is always free. The Museum closes at 7 p.m.