MLK Day – Shoot for the Moon
January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the 50th anniversary of the historic moon landing, Blackstone Heritage Corridor invites you to bring the kids to its new visitor center in Worcester for Shoot for the Moon, an afternoon of hands-on space-themed activities!
Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream, and so did Worcester’s Robert Goddard, who while high in a cherry tree while pruning, envisioned a rocket that would shoot to Mars. Today, Goddard is credited with inventing the liquid-fueled rocket. He constructed and successfully tested the first rocket using liquid fuel on March 16, 1926 in his aunt’s field in Auburn, MA.
This is a drop-in event, so join us anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Make a moon phase calendar, take part in a lunar landing activity, build straw rockets, and more! Pretend you’re going to the moon and take a keepsake photo in our rocket cutout!
Blackstone Heritage Corridor invites you to keep those inquisitive gears moving all year long on its web-based GearHeads activity page! Start exploring now at BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org!