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

How to become a Smithsonian Affiliate

Our diverse Affiliate network includes organizations of all sizes- historic societies, science centers, art museums, universities, and more- all with the goal of collaborating with the Smithsonian and each other.

Find the Smithsonian in your neighborhood

More than 200 organizations partner with the Smithsonian to bring programs, exhibitions, artifact loans, and expert speakers to communities across the United States and Puerto Rico and Panama. Experience the Smithsonian in your neighborhood at a local Smithsonian Affiliate!


Never miss Smithsonian programming in your neighborhood! Join the Smithsonian through your local Affiliate and enjoy your organization’s benefits PLUS an annual Smithsonian membership.

Allyson Nakamoto“We look forward to working with Smithsonian Affiliates. It’s a group of like-minded organizations around the nation and we enjoy working together to strengthen the museum community.”

Allyson NakamotoDirector of Education, Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, California

Jose Santamaria“We see it as an opportunity to serve our community by bringing the Smithsonian to them. It’s about sharing things that they’d normally not get to see – things that are relevant to them and relate to the region where they live.”

Jose SantamariaExecutive Director, Tellus Science Museum
Cartersville, Georgia

Sarah Holbrooke“We don’t have brick and mortar displays but what we do have is an amazing collection of the best minds in the world coming to us – to our tiny valley and 11 rural schools because of the affiliation.”

Sarah HolbrookeExecutive Director of the Pinhead Institute
Telluride, Colorado