‘One Giant Leap’ exhibit honors NC’s contributions to the space race


“One Giant Leap: North Carolina and the Space Race” will be a 1,500-square foot lobby exhibit that explores North Carolina’s role in the space race.

Visitors to the North Carolina Museum of History will experience stories about the people, places, chimps, and things that helped make America’s historic leap to the Moon.

They can also try out the Gemini training module from Morehead Planetarium or test their ability to follow directions at Mission Control during a critical phase in the Apollo 11 mission.

The exhibit will run from April 5 through Jan. 5, 2020.

On July 20, the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s landing, the Museum will host the “One Giant Leap Festival.”

The celebration will include hands-on crafts, demonstrations and activities. 

Visitors will have the ability to enter a virtual-reality lab where they can be the first person on the moon. 

The Museum is located at 5 E. Edenton Street in downtown Raleigh. 

More information on the exhibit and the museum itself can be found here. 

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