INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM PRESENTS FREE TOUR GUIDE TALK “INTREPID WOMEN: EXTRAORDINARY STORIES OF WOMEN IN SEA, AIR & SPACE” IN HONOR OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
From: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Contact: Rubenstein Communications Inc., Public Relations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
PRESENTS FREE TOUR GUIDE TALK “INTREPID WOMEN:
EXTRAORDINARY STORIES OF WOMEN IN SEA, AIR & SPACE”
IN HONOR OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum introduces the free Tour Guide Talk “Intrepid Women: Extraordinary Stories of Women in Sea, Air & Space” that will run every Saturday and Sunday in March, from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan.
While no women actually served aboard USS Intrepid, this hour long guided tour will recount over sixty years of trailblazing women and their accomplishments in sea, air and space. From “Rosie the Riveter” to the first women in space, this tour will explore the role women have played in the United States Military from the 1940s to the present day and share insight into the female spirit, summed up by the iconic phrase: “WE CAN DO IT!”
This Tour Guide Talk is open to the public and free with the price of admission to the museum.
DATE: Saturdays & Sundays from March 2 through March 31
TIME: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
PLACE: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue)
About the Museum
Now home of the Space Shuttle Enterprise, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum complex includes the 900-foot-long aircraft carrier Intrepid; the guided missile submarine Growler; and an extensive collection of 27 aircraft including the A-12 Blackbird, the fastest plane in the world, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft in the world. Guests can experience areas of the ship including the Flight Deck, Hangar Deck, fo’c’sle (commonly known as the anchor chain room), new multimedia presentations and exhibit collections, interactive educational stations and a state-of-the-art public pier.
Guests to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum also can experience the 12,240 square-foot interactive Exploreum – which contains a variety of hands-on exhibits – that teaches guests about the different properties of the sea, air, space and living at sea as each relates to the ship Intrepid. In the Exploreum, guests can experience a flight simulator, transmit messages using Morse code, sit on the bunk of a crewmember, learn how the Intrepid turned salt water into fresh water and perform various tasks while wearing space gloves.
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April 1 – October 31:
Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
November 1 – March 31:
Monday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Museum Cost of Admission:
Seniors and College Students: $20.00
Youth 7-17: $19.00
Child 3-6: $12.00
Active Military, Retired Military and Children Under 3: Free
Tickets are available for purchase on the Intrepid’s website, www.intrepidmuseum.org.
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan
Directions by NYC Metro Bus:
Take cross-town buses west. M34 (34th Sts), M42 (42nd St.) or M-50 (49th St.) to 12th Ave. and Hudson River. Intrepid is a short walk North from the M34 and M42. The M50 drops off immediately in front of the Intrepid.
Directions by NYC Metro Subway:
Take the A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3 or 7 train to 42nd St., then walk or take the M-42 West Bus to Hudson River (12th Ave). Walk North to Intrepid.
Directions from Water:
Take New York Water Taxi to Pier 84 and walk a block north to the Intrepid Museum. Or from New Jersey take the New York Waterway to Midtown (38th Street) and walk north on 12th Ave to the museum.