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Teacher Appreciation Weekend at Intrepid
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Teacher Appreciation Weekend at Intrepid
9/24/2009
 
FROM: THE 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
CALENDAR LISTING

 
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEKEND
AT THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3RD AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4TH


The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will salute the contributions of teachers with a weekend of special events and demonstrations Saturday, October 3rd & Sunday, October 4th  at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86, (46th Street and 12th Avenue, Manhattan).

All teachers will receive complimentary goodie bags with information on Intrepid’s education programs and the chance to win their entire class a free education workshop at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. 

On both Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th, teachers and visitors alike will be able to observe and participate in the following educational workshops and demonstrations:
  • WWII Demonstration Cart 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Interact with and learn from real WWII artifacts from Intrepid’s past
  • Sea Creature Discovery Demonstration 1:00 PM
  • Observe some amazing displays of preserved sea creatures
  • Aeronautics Demonstration 2:30 PM
  • Learn about the basic physics behind aviation and build your own mini-helicopter
  • Density Demonstration 4:00 PM
  • Explore the differences in water density with this effective teaching model

Teachers with proper identification will receive free admission to the Museum.  Guests of teachers (up to 4 guests per teacher) will receive a 20% discount off of Museum admission.  For other guests, all activities are free with the price of admission to the Museum.

For more information and an up-to-date listing of events, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is proudly supported by Bank of America. 

Date:       
Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th    

Place:      
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86 (46 Street and 12 Avenue) Manhattan



About the Museum
The newly renovated 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 newly opened areas of the ship including the fo’c’sle (commonly known as the anchor chain room), new multimedia presentations and exhibit collections, interactive educational stations and a brand new state-of-the-art public pier. 

Also new to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is the 12,240 square-foot interactive Exploreum – which contains 18 different 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, climb a cargo net, transmit messages using Morse code, crawl through living quarters of crewmembers, learn how the Intrepid turned salt water into fresh water and perform various tasks while wearing space gloves.

Museum Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed Mondays through March 31

Cost of Admission:
Adult – $19.50; Seniors (62+), Veterans and College Students – $15.50; Youth (3-17) - $14.50; Children under 3, Retired Military, Active Duty and Museum Members - 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, W, 1, 2, 3, 7, or 9 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.