50th Moon Landing Anniversary Events in Sugar Land 

Man on the moon.

Photo Credit: NASA   

On July 20, 2019, will officially mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and humanity’s first steps on the moon.  

This singular moment in human history has been recollected and celebrated by many over the past 50 years. With less than a month away until the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, several space aficionados in Sugar Land are gearing up to celebrate the most memorable week in space.  

Interior view of HMNS.

Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land 

Friday, July 19 

Festival 11:00 am – 2:00 pm; Stargazing 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm 

Festival included with general admission. Stargazing: no ticket purchase required.   

It’s the celebration of a very special day in science history – the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing!  The daytime festival will be packed with stellar crafts and activities.  Join a NASA Ambassador to imagine what it might be like to live on the moon one day, listen to our expert docent talk about NASA’s past (and future!) with the moon, or read a space-related book to our PAWS therapy dog team – there’s so much to do! Add in special Science on a Sphere & Digital Dome presentations, plus moon-themed snacks – it all equals “spaced-out” fun!   

If the weather permits, be sure to come back in the evening from 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm for stargazing with volunteer astronomers from the HMNS George Observatory.  Just look for telescopes on the lawn on the south side of the museum and take your very own flight of fancy to the stars. 

Oyster Creek Park

Movie Under the Moon – 50th Anniversary Moon Landing 

Oyster Creek Park 

Friday, July 19 

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing and National Parks and Recreation Month the City of Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department presents the Movie Under the Moon at Oyster Creek Park. Our feature movie will be Lilo and Stitch.

From 7 – 7:30 p.m. enjoy a crowd-warming introduction to the Movie Under the Moon movie feature, Lilo and Stitch. In the same-style costume that Stitch wears in the movie, Brett “The Kids” Elvis blends magic, comedy and love for Elvis Presley music into an entertainment act that will keep the entire family laughing.

Man on the moon

George Observatory 

Saturday, July 20  

10:00 am – 11:00 pm 

Admission: $3.50 per person (Shows every 30 minutes)  

Celebrate the past, present, and future landings on the moon with speakers and stellar activities at the George Observatory. All Discovery Dome shows will feature the moon.  

Stargazing is weather dependent so tickets may only be purchased in-person. In the event of overcast skies, tours and talks by expert astronomers will still be available. 


Sugar Land Town Square

Sugar Land Town Square 

Saturday, July 20  

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm 

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Sugar Land Town Square is inviting all space enthusiasts to come celebrate this memorable event with a special pre-recorded video message from the International Space Station, a short documentary recounting the historic moon landing, and Houston’s role in this historic event. Additionally, you will be able to travel back in time by viewing a special screening of the classic movie E.T. Other activities include face painting, balloon artists, a 'moonwalk', interactive inflatables, giveaways from The Houston Rockets, and an opportunity to take a peek into space with volunteers from The George Observatory.  

Make sure to tag us in all of your photos and tell us about your experience in Sugar Land by following us @VisitSugarLand on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and don’t forget to use the #VisitSugarLandTX #SweeterInSL. For more information on other fun ideas in Sugar Land contact us at 281.275.2045 or tourism@sugarlandtx.gov. 


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