Apollo 11 Command Module

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Apollo Program Events

Photo: Destination Moon at the St. Louis Science Center

The Apollo 11 command module Columbia travels to four Smithsonian Affiliates in the exhibition, Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission. The tour visits Affiliates in Houston, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and Seattle. The exhibition is one of many events marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo program.

Apollo 11 Command Module image

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Photo: Destination Moon at the
St. Louis Science Center

Find an Affiliate Near You

Smithsonian Affiliates are located in nearly every state, Puerto Rico, and Panama. Affiliates partner with the Smithsonian, and with each other, to bring inspiring educational programs, traveling exhibitions, artifact loans and more, to local communities.

The Day We Walked On The Moon

On July 20, 2019, 68 Affiliates across the nation will screen the Smithsonian Channel documentary The Day We Walked On The Moon. An opportunity exclusively offered to Smithsonian Affiliates, the program coincides with nationwide events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo program.

Coming up in Affiliateland

There is always something happening in Affiliate neighborhoods! Find a Smithsonian exhibition, program, or learning opportunity at an Affiliate near you.

Christie Janssen standing in Omaha Union Station of The Durham Museum“As a long-standing Smithsonian Affiliate, we continue to see the tremendous benefits of our affiliation. The resources, educational offerings, and staff support play a vital role in helping us execute our mission. We are proud to align ourselves with the Smithsonian brand and know that we are a stronger museum because of this unique partnership.”

Christie JanssenExecutive Director, The Durham Museum
Omaha, Nebraska

“Our affiliation with the Smithsonian makes possible unique and exciting opportunities for our visitors to experience the Smithsonian’s collections alongside the Springfield Museums’ collections. Those treasures—in addition to inspiring objects and art—include learning opportunities facilitated by the remarkable curators and artists of the Smithsonian. This partnership has elevated our Museums and enhanced our visitors’ lives. We are grateful.”

Kay SimpsonCEO and President, the Springfield Museums
Springfield, Massachusetts

photo of carmen fischler“We are very grateful for the opportunities for collaboration through the Affiliations program. Whether through our two, highly successful training programs for museum professionals—co-developed with the Smithsonian—or through participation in the Affiliations National Conference, our partnership helps us learn new trends, advance our research, exchange ideas, and bring this knowledge to our communities.”

Carmen T. Ruiz de FischlerDirector, Museo y Centro de Estudios Humanísticos, Universidad Ana G. Mendez, Recinto de Gurabo
Gurabo, Puerto Rico