Moon landing inspires centre’s activities
Aberdeen Science Centre has created a series of new Space Race activities to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
The milestone has rekindled interest in moon exploration, celebrating the historic day in 1969 when Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon.
The new activities at the centre will allow visitors of all ages to work in groups to design and build a lander that will safely deliver astronauts to the moon, where they will sleep, eat and work for up to five years.
Youngsters under the age of five can enjoy listening to the story On the Moon, followed by a craft session to design and colour in space suits and astronauts.
The centre is undergoing a multi-million-pound redevelopment and is due to reopen next summer, with Bancon Construction carrying out works at the Tramsheds on Constitution Street.
The centre’s redevelopment includes an extension and the creation of a new mezzanine floor, which will almost double the exhibition space, and expose the roof structure to allow natural light to flood into the building.
Aberdeen Science Centre