Purdue University is proud to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing — a giant leap for mankind and a seminal moment in human history. Purdue will host a variety of campus events July 18-20, including talks by NASA flight directors, activities for children and the release of a new Neil Armstrong documentary. See below for details.

K-12 STEM Activities

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Saturday, July 20 12:00 PM-4:00 PM -Engineering Fountain


K-12 STEM Activities

Scale of the Earth-Moon System — Kirk Plaza
Impact Crater — Kirk Plaza
Geology of the Moon — Kirk Plaza
Straw Rockets — Kurz Atrium, Armstrong Hall
Stomp Rockets — Kurz Atrium, Armstrong Hall (construction) and Kirk Plaza (launching)
Water Rockets — Engineering Fountain
STEM Communication Activities — The Lamb School will be in the west lobby of ARMS near the moon rock and Mars meteor.

Parking available in the Grant Street (PGG) and Northwestern Street (PGNW) garages. See campus map

To view a full list of Apollo 11 50th Anniversary events, visit