Looking for a fun and exciting family activity? Come to Kopernik's 11th annual RocketFest on Saturday, June 8th. There will be three rocket building/launching workshops and a variety of standard and advanced rocket models to choose from.

Beginners are welcome. Kopernik's experienced staff along with Lockheed Martin Engineers will help you learn how to assemble the rocket, prepare the parachute and  the engine and then launch the rocket.

Your child gets to press the ignition button that launches their rocket hundreds of feet into the air. This year, they will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. When you come to Kopernik, you can see their space exhibit highlighting the moon landings and they'll have a real moon rock on display. They'll be raffling off a working scale model of the Saturn 5 Rocket.

Returning to RocketFest will be local rocket builder, Les Bradshaw, as he displays his selection of his extensive rocket model collection. 607 Drone Works will be at RocketFest for the first time and they'll film the launches from their drones as they fly high in the sky.

Some workshop times fill up quickly, so go here to register and to get the best selection. Rocket packages include the rocket kit and two admissions.

See you at the big blast on Saturday, June 8th.

[via Kopernik Observatory and Science Center]