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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM PRESENTS THREE FREE TOUR GUIDE TALKS THIS SUMMER
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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM PRESENTS THREE FREE TOUR GUIDE TALKS THIS SUMMER
5/22/2013
 

From:             The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
                                               
Contact:         Rubenstein Communications Inc., Public Relations


                        Allie Schlapp (212) 843-9357 / aschlapp@rubenstein.com

                        Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
                        Luke Sacks (646) 381-5282 / lsacks@intrepidmuseum.org

 
 
 

 

 

 

CALENDAR LISTING

INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
PRESENTS THREE FREE TOUR GUIDE TALKS THIS SUMMER

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum introduces three free Tour Guide Talks that will run weekends from June 1st – September 2nd, including Labor Day, aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan.

  • “Concorde, Plane of the Future?” – We now travel on subsonic airliners which take seven hours to cross the Atlantic, but from 1976 to 2003 it was possible to make the trip in half that time. This talk will touch on how Concorde came to be, the technological advances involved and the aviation records set by these aircraft. Tour Guide Talks run weekends from June 1st – September 2nd, from 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM & 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM.

 

  • “The Greatest Generation and You” – America changed on December 7th, 1941, when Pearl Harbor was attacked. While 16 million men and women served in uniform in World War II, many more Americans worked to support those serving overseas. This discussion will look into how these events may have affected you and your family. Tour Guide Talks run weekends from June 1st – September 2nd, from 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM & 3:00 PM – 3:15 PM.
  • “Who Was Neil Armstrong?” – This talk offers visitors a look back at the life and accomplishments of astronaut Neil Armstrong, who passed away in 2012.  Everyone knows he was the first man on the moon, but what could prepare him for the unknown? Tour Guide Talks run weekends from June 1st – September 2nd, from 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM & 4:00 PM – 4:15 PM.

 

The Tour Guide Talks are open to the public and free with the price of admission to the museum.

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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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Museum Hours:
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:
Adult: $24.00
Seniors and College Students: $20.00
Youth 7-17: $19.00
Veterans: $17.00
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

Location:
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan

Public Transportation:

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.       

 

 
 
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