Science Center’s Smithsonian exhibition ‘Destination Moon’ set to close Monday


The Apollo  11  command  module  Columbia is on  temporary  display in St. Louis through Labor Day.   

The St. Louis Science Center closes its exhibition “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission,” on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3.

The exhibit is a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. The Science Center is one of four museums nationwide – and the only in the Midwest – to host the exhibition.

It features the Apollo 11 command module Columbia, on which Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin traveled to the moon, as well as 20 artifacts from the historic mission that landed humans on the moon.

Attendees will also be able to discover the vital role that St. Louis played in the space race.

“With  the  city  being  home  to  the  development  of  Mercury and Gemini  technology  and  components  of  the  Apollo program … we  felt  it  was  crucial  to  tell  that  story,” Science Center CEO Bert  Vescolani said.