Celebrate the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing July 20th - NASA, a STAR PARTY, Music, and more...

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Homesteader stories of the past fuel the imagination about what the future of homesteading will be!

A boy holds out his hand with a grasshopper on his finger.  Words Read:  Blast of with kids in parks, Saturday, July 20th 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
What alien lifeforms will you discover?

KIDS IN PARKS - Homestead the Future program

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Education Center

Join rangers to explore and imagine homesteading interstellar frontiers. What would an interstellar homesteader of the future need to survive? Let's trek an unexplored world with an adventure's eye. What will we find?

This fun for all ages FREE program will begin inside the Education Center and then exploration will be outside. Being prepared with sunscreen, bug spray and water bottles for outside discovery is advised.
Tinfoil moon craft
Aluminum foil moon craft.

Apollo 11 Inspired Crafts and Activities

From 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Take part in hands-on moon and space themed activities.

Dr. Timothy A. Livengood, Ph.D.
Dr. Timothy A. Livengood, Ph.D.


7:00 p.m. at the Education Center

Homestead invites you to join planetary scientist Dr. Timothy Livengood. Hailing from the Center for Research in Earth and Space Science and Technology at Goddard Space Flight Center, we are excited to listen to Tim talk about the Moon, exploring new frontiers, and other worldly endeavors as only a NASA scientist can share!
Storyteller Ryan Paul
Storyteller Ryan Paul

Native American Starlore

8:00 p.m. at the Education Center

Local storyteller Ryan Paul will share his love of astronomy through Native American starlore. He is passionate about how and why the ancient people of this country passed on important teaching through the stars.
Chris Sayre
Chris Sayre

The Other Worldy Music of Chris Sayre

8:30 p.m. - Education Center

A native of Lincoln, Nebraska, Chris Sayre has dedicated more than 25 years to the performance and promotion of both traditional and contemporary folk music. Self-taught on over a dozen instruments, Chris takes audiences on a musical journey through history by exploring the songs and dance tunes of our common experience.
Milky Way
Milky Way

Photo Credit:  Nathan Anderson


9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. - Heritage Center

The Prairie Astronomy club will have telescopes ready for the public to view the night sky and marvel at all of its wonder!

Last updated: July 13, 2019