Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the
first Moon landing with
Saturday Night, July 20
American Idol Live in Concert
with winner Laine Hardy, runner-up Alejandro Aranda and the 2019 finalists
Flashback Friday, July 19
with live performances by Britishmania Beatles Tribute band and tons of 60s-themed activities
Splashdown Sunday, July 21
a Brunch Meet 'N Greet with space experts
And special daytime activities all weekend long!
All Lunar Block Party main events require the purchase of a separate ticket.
See event tabs below for specific ticket prices and details.
Tickets will be available at the door!
Entrance is through the West Plaza on East Marginal Way South.
Adult (18+) - $50
50th Anniversary Concert
Entrance is through the West Plaza on East Marginal Way South.
Kids 4 and under - FREE
Limited quantity available.
Our VIP experience begins in the View Lounge with a private bar and appetizers before an exclusive, live performance by American Idol winner Laine Hardy. Guests will also be invited to mingle with the other Top 10 American Idol finalists while listening to a mini-concert from renowned Seattle pianist Walt Wagner. After a champagne toast, VIPs are welcome to front-row seating for the 50th anniversary concert, or they can enjoy the show from a private balcony outside the Lounge.
American Idol ® is a registered trademark of FremantleMedia North America, Inc. and 19 TV Ltd, and Industrial Media Company. © 2019 FreemantleMedia North America, Inc. and 19 TV Ltd, an Industrial Media Company. Licensed by FremantleMedia North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved. www.americanidol.com
Splashdown Sunday (21+ only)
*Brunch begins at 10:00 AM.
Frequently Asked Questions
Unfortunately not. You can purchase tickets separately for all the events you’d like to attend.
Members get the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public but there are no special discounts for the main events.
All tickets for the 50th Anniversary Concert are the same price; there are youth tickets available for Flashback Friday.
There are no discounts for the main events.
We’re sorry but there are no group discounts for the main events.
Up to eight tickets can be ordered at any one time.
We are sorry but there will be no refunds available for any of the weekend events.
The events are on rain or shine; no refunds.
Printed tickets and tickets on your smartphone will both be accepted. Your tickets will be emailed directly to you after placing your order. Please ensure your email address is correct before placing your order. Treat your tickets as cash as they cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.
Yes, there will be a required security screening for all guests for Flashback Friday and the 50th Anniversary Concert.
No, due to security reasons we cannot allow guests to bring in their own food and drink. Food and drink will be available (some for purchase) at all main events.
You may bring blankets and low back folding chairs into Flashback Friday. No tall chairs, tables, umbrellas, or coolers will be allowed. For the 50th Anniversary Concert, you may not bring any of the items listed above.
Yes, to Flashback Friday only. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate strollers Saturday night at the 50th Anniversary Concert.
No. Professional recordings (cameras with detachable lenses) will not be allowed but guests may certainly bring their own cell phones.
For Flashback Friday and the 50th Anniversary Concert, you may not reenter after leaving the grounds. For the Splashdown Sunday Brunch, re-entry is possible.
There will be remote parking and shuttle service available. Specifics will be announced closer to the event date.
Yes, shuttle service will be available all weekend long for daytime and evening events.
Doors open at 6:00 PM.
Saturday night’s performance is suitable for guests of all ages; there are no plans for children only activities or music during the evening. However, our Tranquility Base kids play area inside the Museum will be open.
Saturday night’s show is an open air concert; there are no assigned seats, it is all open seating. VIP Experience ticket holders will have a reserved section.
Yes, ticket prices for both evening events and the brunch include admission to Destination Moon on a first-come, first-serve basis. Last entrance to the exhibit will be at 10:00 PM both nights. Entrance into the exhibit for the Splashdown Sunday Brunch will be from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
No, entrance to Destination Moon is only valid during the event you purchased a ticket for.
A limited number of VIP Experience tickets are available and these do include a meet and greet with the American Idol singers.
Special seating and allowances will be made for those with physical disabilities.
Smoking is prohibited during both evening events. There is a designated smoking area outside the Museum that may be used during normal daytime operating hours.
Yes, an ATM is available in our Main Lobby.
Museum Address: 9404 East Marginal Way South
- Take Exit 158 from I-5.
- Merge onto S. Boeing Access Rd.
- Turn right onto E. Marginal Way S.
- The Museum is on the right, 1/2 mile.
FREE parking is available South of the Museum adjacent to Starbucks off S. Norfolk St. and North of the Museum off S. 92nd Place (Phoenix Drive).
For Friday night, Saturday (all day) and Sunday (all day) ONLY, visitors may park directly across from the Museum off S. 96th Place as well.
Reserved ADA parking is available directly North of the Museum's East Campus.
A complimentary shuttle to the Museum will be available for visitors parking in the lot adjacent to Starbucks. Pick-up locations are designated in the lot.
Deep Space Exploration Team Demos | NASA Re-Broadcast of Moon Landing | STEM Moonshot LEGO Build | Space-themed family activities | Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Mini-Talks | Moonwalk VR | Seattle Astronautical Society | and so much more!
Celebrate like it’s 1969 at the only place in the world where you can see the command module Columbia—the actual spacecraft from the first Moon landing mission—on the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. Be sure to join us on Saturday afternoon for the "Eagle Has Landed" Touchdown Celebration and a tasty, commemorative treat provided by Trophy Cupcakes to celebrate the moment the lunar module Eagle touched down on the Moon at 1:18 PM PST 50 years ago.
Daytime activities are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and are included with general Museum Admission.
Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission exhibit access is an additional $10 and open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
We strongly recommend purchasing your Destination Moon timed-entry tickets ahead of time.
If you are a Museum Member, please check your level benefits for your Destination Moon discount.
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Interested in being a Sponsor of Lunar Block Party?
Please contact Mary Batterson at MBatterson@museumofflight.org.