INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
West 46th Street and 12th Avenue at Hudson River Park
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“SALUTE TO WOMEN” AT
INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
IN HONOR OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
In honor of Women’s History Month in March, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan, is launching a celebration entitled “Salute To Women” in honor of women who have served our nation – both in military uniform and out – with a series of events designed to honor, educate and inspire the next generation of female leaders.
Despite the fact that not a single woman ever served aboard Intrepid during its active duty, Intrepid is serving as the focal point for Women’s History Month events in March, which include a new exhibit titled “Women in Aviation: World War II” examining the wartime contributions of pioneering women who served as pilots during World War II, as well as the new guided Museum tour “Extraordinary Stories of Women in Sea, Air and Space” exploring the role of women in military from the 1940s through today.
Key events throughout the month of events include:
- Thursday, March 1: Opening of New Exhibition “Women in Aviation: World War II”
- “Women in Aviation: World War II” examines the emergence of women into the discipline of aviation. Consisting of more than 40 artifacts, including rare videos, pilot uniforms, log books, pilot gear and photographs, the exhibition introduces guests to the first female fliers of the early 1900s and spans through the end of the second World War. Highlights include original Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) uniforms, a video that was used to explain the WASP program to servicemen, a flight suit of a Long Island female Grumman test pilot and trophies from women’s flight competitions of the 1930s. While the primary focus of the exhibition is on American women’s wartime aviation efforts, the exhibition provides international context by featuring a few artifacts showcasing the efforts of the women who served in the Allied Powers, including Soviet women who were the only female combat pilots of WWII. The exhibit runs through July 8 and is free with Museum admission.
- Thursday, March 1 through Saturday, March 31, Daily, Extraordinary Stories of Women in Sea, Air and Space Guided Tour:
- While no women actually served aboard USS Intrepid, this guided tour will explore the role women have played in the United States Military from the 1940s to the present. Visitors will hear stories of trailblazing women and their accomplishments in sea, air and space over the past sixty years as they travel throughout the Museum. From “Rosie the Riveter” to the first women in space, this tour will share insight into the female spirit, summed up by the iconic phrase “WE CAN DO IT!” Tours run daily from Thursday, March 1 through Saturday, March 31 from 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM daily. Tours are $20 for adults; $15 for children (ages 3-17). Tours are most appropriate for ages 7 and up. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made here.
- Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4: Science & Engineering Weekend
- A variety of science, technology and engineering organizations and universities including New York Institute of Technology, New York City Compost Project in Manhattan, SONY Wonder Technology Lab, Cornell University, Rutgers University, Buehler Challenger and Science Center, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and Manhattan College of Civil and Environmental Engineering will present interactive workshops and demonstrations from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM each day. Click here to see a full list of activities and participants.
- Sunday, March 11: Health and Fitness Day:
- Be a part of New York City’s largest-ever IntenSati class from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. IntenSati is a revolutionary workout fusion of high-energy aerobics, martial arts, dance, yoga and strength conditioning, combined with spoken affirmations to exercise physical, mental and spiritual muscles. Check-in begins at 10:30 AM. Reservations must be made in advance to email@example.com. Limited to 400 participants. Suggested donation of $20. Health partners including Women’s Heart New York and Karpis Health will have information booths at the Museum throughout the day, some will offer free health screenings.
- Saturday, March 24: Meet the Pilots Day:
- A renowned group of female military and commercial pilots will share their personal and professional challenges, accomplishments and flight experiences at a special panel discussion from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Participants include Bee Haydu, a WWII Women’s Air Force Service Pilot; Leslie Watkins, a commercial A320 pilot and JetBlue Airways flight instructor; Admiral Wendi Carpenter, US Navy (retired) and President of the State University of NY Maritime; and Colonel Kimberly Corcoran, Vice Commander, USAF Expeditionary Center Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ. The discussion will be moderated by Mike Barger, former Top Gun instructor for the US Navy. Free with Museum admission.
*Dates and times are subject to change. For the most updated information, please visit www.intrepidmuseum.org. *
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s “Salute to Women” is supported by Time Warner Cable and Novartis.
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.
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:
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. General admission tickets can be purchased online for a discount of $2.00 per ticket.
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan
Directions by NYC Metro Bus
Take cross-town buses west. M34 (34th St.), 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.