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.