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To the Moon & Beyond exhibit and events

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To the Moon and Beyond

July 20 of this year is the 50th anniversary of man’s first landing on the moon and Raven Hill is celebrating during the entire month of July: 

  • Space: To the Moon and Beyond exhibit will be on display from July 1to 21.  
  • Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra will perform an open air Celestial Summer concert under the Pavilion at 7pm on Thursday, July 18.  
  • Space Day is from noon to 4pm on July 20.
    • Visitors can enjoy a variety of hands-on and space-related stations--build and launch a rocket, fly gliders, etc. 
    • Look through a sun scope between 1pm and 3pm
    • Watch a 3d printer work
    • Package a raw egg to simulate a lunar module landing on the moon’s surface. Eggdrop packages must be done and ready to go by 2pm, so they can be delivered to the airport. At 3pm, visitors can watch their Eggdrop packages dropped 1000 feet from a plane flying over the Center. Retrieving the Eggdrop packages and seeing the results is always great fun.
    • Finally, visitors are invited to participate in Rocket to the Moon. Participants will line up and pass a 'rocket' (LED lit clear tube) from earth (a large blue ball) to the moon (a smaller yellow ball). The rocket's journey from earth to moon will be filmed from a drone and be available on the Raven Hill website after the event.

The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) in conjunction with NASA, along with local community businesses and individuals are sponsoring Space Day and encouraging space science exploration. Join us to learn, create, grow and play. For more information or to volunteer, please call Cheri at 231-536-3369 or email