In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum welcomes the new exhibition Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience to Pier 86 this summer. The Museum will be the first venue in the United States to host this immersive “Trek Tech” experience, spanning 12,000 square feet.
Become a cadet and join the Starfleet Academy’s Career Day in the 26th century. After student orientation, cadets visit nine zones focusing on the Academy’s special training in language, medicine, engineering, navigation, command and science. Once training is completed, cadets receive their specialty.
Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience will feature interactive activities and unique technology, including Leap Motion, table projections, projection mapping and holograms.
In addition to Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience, the Museum will feature special Star Trek–themed programs and tours. See below for more information.
|Sunday – Thursday
||10:00am – 8:00pm
|Friday & Saturday
||10:00am – 9:00pm
Exhibition hours differ from Museum hours
Last entry one hour prior to closing.
Timed tickets will apply.
Advance reservations highly recommended
To reserve space for your group of 15 or more, please contact the Intrepid Museum’s sales representatives at StarTrek@intrepidmuseum.org or 646-381-5010
The experience runs from July 9 through
October 31, 2016
Child 4 & Under
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*VIP tickets are not timed, and are good throughout the open hours
of a specific day. These special tickets entitle the bearer to enter the exhibition without selecting a time slot. Please be aware that once
inside the exhibition, it may be crowded, particularly on weekend days.
Space Shuttle Enterprise
& USS Enterprise
Did you know that the space shuttle Enterprise—on display here at the Museum—was named after Star Trek’s USS Enterprise? NASA’s prototype orbiter was originally named Constitution in honor of the nation’s bicentennial in 1976. The orbiter was scheduled to be unveiled on Constitution Day, September 17, 1976. However, more than 400,000 fans of the television show Star Trek successfully petitioned President Gerald Ford to change the name to Enterprise in honor of the fictional starship.
Tours & Talks
Guided Tour: To Boldly Go: Welcome to Starship Intrepid
You’ve just joined the crew of the Federation starship Intrepid in the 24th century. Pay a visit to its namesake, the legendary aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, and discover how service aboard a starship is like service aboard an aircraft carrier. Explore the history behind famous names like Intrepid and Enterprise in the U.S. Navy, NASA and beyond. Gain new appreciation for their shared legacy of exploration, service and sacrifice—a legacy whose next chapter you and your starship will help to write.
To Boldly Go will be conducted “in-universe,” as if guests are newly commissioned officers who just graduated from the Starfleet Academy and are visiting the Intrepid Museum in the 24th century. Guests are encouraged to come in costume. Though the tour will be conducted in English, native Klingon speakers are welcome.
The tour lasts 60 minutes. It will explore the hangar deck, flight deck and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and involves long periods of walking and standing. Lightweight portable stools are available upon request, and the tour is wheelchair accessible. The tour does not include or require admission to Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience, though we do recommend enjoying the exhibition before your tour. Additional Fee required with paid Museum admission, purchase the tickets.
Tour Guide Talk: Tech & Trek
Star Trek’s thought-provoking storytelling imagined a better future for humanity while commenting on social issues facing the viewing audience. Not only did the franchise boldly go in terms of plot, Star Trek inspired generations of tinkerers, inventors and explorers to push the boundaries of modern science and make science fiction into fact. Learn what the show got right and what it got wrong in this special talk exploring the relevance and impact of Star Trek’s tech. Tour Guide Talks are free with Museum admission.
New Exhibit: Shuttlecraft Galileo
May 1, 2016–January 15, 2017
See Galileo, the shuttlecraft that carried the crew of starship USS Enterprise to other planets in Star Trek: The Original Series. This life-size prop debuted in the episode “The Galileo Seven” on January 5, 1967. Galileo, commanded by Mr. Spock, crash-lands on a hostile planet. The fictional Galileo did not survive the episode, but the model lived on, appearing in six other episodes.
After Star Trek was canceled in 1969, the model bounced from owner to owner. The wood and metal prop was not designed to last for decades, and its condition deteriorated. In 2012, the shuttlecraft underwent a complete restoration. The team drew on photographs, footage and input from fans to bring the shuttlecraft back to its original appearance.
Galileo will be on display in the Museum’s Space Shuttle Pavilion, alongside space shuttle Enterprise.
Space & Science Festival
Celebrate science, innovation and art at the Intrepid Museum’s annual Space & Science Festival. This year’s event will include Trek Talks, a Star Trek movie night and a Star Trek–themed Astronomy Night. And on July 16, educators are invited to attend a professional development day with content-rich STEM workshops, some examining “Trek Tech”—the science behind the on-screen magic of Star Trek. More details coming soon!
July 11-15 and August 8-12
Get ready to explore new worlds and seek out new life!
This summer, Camp Intrepid includes two weeklong, Star Trek–themed camps for kids ages 5–13. After visiting Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience, campers become cadets of Starship Enterprise and start exploring. In July, campers will learn about alien life, share cultures across species and practice teamwork skills for traveling in space. And in August, campers will learn about solar systems and space travel. Register now!
Free Summer Movie Series
Watch your favorite Star Trek films on the flight deck during our free Summer Movie Series. Featured films will include
Star Trek (2009), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Each film will be introduced by a special guest. More information coming soon!
Join us for free Astronomy Nights with a Star Trek twist on
July 15 and September 10. Registration opens soon!
Curious what it’s like to sleep on board an aircraft carrier?
Join us on July 23, July 30 and August 6 for Operation Slumber. These overnights will have a special Star Trek theme.
More details coming soon!