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Worcester on the Moon
March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
One event on March 16, 2019 at 1:00pm
Bring your kids to our new visitor center in Worcester for hands-on, space-themed activities in celebration of “Worcester on the Moon.” This family-friendly event celebrates the 50th anniversary of the historic moon landing and Worcester’s Robert Goddard, who as a young man pruning his parent’s cherry tree, 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! Post your pictures with the hashtag #worcesteronthemoon.