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Home > About Us > Press Room > Press Releases > Kids Weeks 2012
Kids Weeks 2012
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Kids Weeks 2012
2/9/2012
 
FROM:   
INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
West 46th Street and 12th Avenue at Hudson River Park
www.intrepidmuseum.org 

CONTACT:    
Rubenstein Communications, Inc., Public Relations
Brady Littlefield – 212-843-9220 / blittlefield@rubenstein.com

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Luke Sacks – 646-381-5282 / lsacks@intrepidmuseum.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
ANNOUNCES “KIDS WEEK” PROGRAMS
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WEEK OF PROGRAMMING PROVIDES FUN AND
EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES DURING WINTER BREAK

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host its annual “Kids Week” from Saturday, February 18 – Sunday, February 26.  During “Kids Week,” children will have the opportunity to participate in dozens of fun, educational and interactive activities while they are on vacation during Presidents’ Week. 

This year’s “Kids Week” programming partners include the Ringling Brothers, New York Rangers, Central Park Zoo, Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, United States Tennis Association (USTA), Broadway’s Anything Goes, Godspell, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Sister Act, Off-Broadway’s Million Dollar Quartet, Puppetry Arts Theatre, Jenkinson’s Aquarium and more.

This year’s special events include:

Saturday, February 18:  Circus Weekend.  Guest performances by Ringling Brothers at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.  Kids can enjoy the Circus Zone – where they can learn to juggle and spin plates – throughout the day. Sony Pictures pre-release screening of “Pirates! Band of Misfits” at 2:30 PM.

Sunday, February 19: Circus Weekend.  Guest performances by Ringling Brothers at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.  Kids can enjoy the Circus Zone – where they can learn to juggle and spin plates – throughout the day while stilt walkers from Bond Street Theater will roam throughout the museum.

Monday, February 20: Space & Aviation Day.  Appearance by NASA Astronaut Mario Runco at 1 PM. Kids can witness special flight demonstrations with live hawks, owls, ravens and more at 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM from the Talons! Birds of Prey Experience.  Guests can also get potato-ized!  Animation artists from Little Airplane Productions, the producers of the hit Disney Junior TV show and Facebook phenomenon Small Potatoes, will be on hand throughout the day to turn your family into Small Potatoes characters, suitable for framing!Appearances from the 501st Legion and Empire City Garrison STAR WARS characters throughout the day.  Aviation themed tours in the Hanger decks with Museum tour guides will also be available all day.

Tuesday, February 21: Broadway Performance Day.  Guest performances by Broadway shows Anything Goes, Godspell, Rock of Ages, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Sister Act starting at 12:00 PM.  Performance by Off-Broadway’s Million Dollar Quartet at 2:00 PM. Interactive displays and activities throughout the day.

Wednesday, February 22:  Puppet Day.  Guest performances by Puppetry Arts Theatre from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM; arts and crafts, face painting and puppet-making activities throughout the day. Appearance by Sesame Street Live! characters at 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM

Thursday, February 23: Sports and Recreation Day.  United States Coast Guard Helicopter landing on Flight Deck at 1:00 PM. Patrick McEnroe will lead tennis demos with children and guests at 1:30 PM.  Special appearances and activities from the NY Rangers, Knicks and Liberty street teams from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  United States Tennis Association activities, interactive games at the Coca Cola Sports Zone and demonstrations from the United States Marine Corps US Army throughout the day.

Friday, February 24: Birthday Party Day.  Guest performances by Voca People at 3 PM, the Bari Koral Family Band at 12 PM and 2:00 PM, and the Gazillion Bubbles Show at 1:00 PM.  Special "kids talk" tours will be given in the Intrepid Kitchen and a Coca Cola Bear Bounce will be available throughout the day. Balloon artists from  12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Saturday, February 25: Safari Weekend.  Snakes and Scales live animal appearances at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM.  Jenkinson’s Aquarium presentations with a live penguin at 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM.  The Central Park Zoo Theater Company will perform at 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM.  Interactive displays with the United States Coast Guard, Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium throughout the day.

Sunday, February 26: Safari Weekend.  Snakes and Scales live animal demonstrations at 12:00 PM and 3:30 PM.  Performances by Central Park Theater Company at 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM.  Interactive displays with the United States Coast Guard, Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium throughout the day.

In addition to the special events and appearances, staff of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Education Department will lead interactive, education demonstrations throughout each day.

Kids Week is presented by Coca-Cola and sponsored by J&R Music World, Time Warner Cable and The Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation presentation of an Aardman production, The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

*Dates and times are subject to change.  For the most updated information, please visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.*

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About the Museum
Soon to be the home of the Space Shuttle Enterprise, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum complex includes the 900-foot-long aircraft carrier ‘Intrepid’ with seven full decks and four theme halls; the guided missile submarine Growler; and an extensive collection of over 30 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.

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:
Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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.  General admission tickets can be purchased online for a discount of $2.00 per ticket.

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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