Enjoy Philadelphia’s Moon Landing Anniversary Celebrations and Science Exhibits

Home to America’s first hospital, medical school, children’s hospital, college of pharmacy, and medical library, Philadelphia is steeped in science history. Those inspired by the moon landing anniversary this summer can enjoy an array of astronomical science museums and exhibitions.   
Listen to Lunar Melodies During the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Voyage to the Moon Concert
Philadelphia will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing during The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Voyage to the Moon concert on 24th July 2019 at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts. The concert will be conducted by Gemma New and will feature popular classical favourites featured in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, the music of John Williams celebrating outer space, and much more. For further information, visit
Learn About the Night Sky and Moon at the Franklin Institute’s Fels Planetarium
Located in the heart of Philadelphia, the Franklin Institute was founded in 1824 and is one of the oldest and premier centres of science education and development in the United States. The Institute features 12 permanent exhibits, including Your Brain and a walk-through 5,000 square-foot Giant Heart. Budding astronauts can learn about the night sky and the moon at the awe-inspiring Fels Planetarium and the Space Command exhibition. For further information, visit
Dig For Dinosaur Fossils at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Founded in 1812, the Academy’s collections contain more than 18 million specimens and archival treasures and rate among the world’s most significant in terms of geographic, biological, and historical depth and breadth. Visitors to the Academy can dig for dinosaur fossils, stroll among live butterflies and even meet live animals. For further information, visit  
Discover the Impact of Chemistry at the Science History Institute
The exhibits and collections at Philadelphia’s Science History Institute tell the stories of the successes, failures and strange surprises behind the scientific discoveries that have changed the world. Located on Chestnut Street in the heart of Old City, visitors to the Institute can view the Making Modernity exhibit, which illustrates the curious ways chemistry has shaped modern day life. For further information, visit    
For more information on Philadelphia, visit the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website,   


Posted by: Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: 10/06/2019

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