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January 1st 2014 - December 31st 2015
Guided Tours

Guided Tours   Guided Tours

The Intrepid Museum is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of history, science and service as it relates to its home aboard USS Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. Join the Museum’s tour guides for a variety of tours that are offered throughout the week.

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January 1st - November 2nd 2015
Objects in Conversation: A Collections Exhibition

Objects   Objects in Conversation: A Collections Exhibition

Exhibition extended through November 2, 2015.

Each item in the Intrepid Museum’s collections tells a particular story. However, these objects have deeper meaning in connection with each other. Featuring recent acquisitions to the Intrepid Museum’s collections, this upcoming exhibition creates conversations between objects, challenging visitors to understand the Museum’s artifacts in new and surprising ways. The exhibition also offers a behind-the-scenes look at the ways in which Museum staff members interpret, care for and display its collections.

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January 1st 2015 - January 10th 2016
Hubble@25

Hubble   HUBBLE@25

Exhibition extended through January 10, 2016
Location:Space Shuttle Pavilion

HUBBLE@25 commemorates the anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope on board the space shuttle Discovery in 1990. The exhibition will be the centerpiece of a Museum-wide initiative that includes a series of public and educational programs centered on the Hubble story and addresses the history and science of space exploration. Through original artifacts, stellar photographs, Hubble produced images and immersive environments this exhibition will showcase the history of this project and reveal its unparalleled scientific achievements.

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January 1st - December 31st 2015
Education Demonstrations

Education Programs   Education Demonstrations

Join us in the Space Shuttle Pavilion as Museum Educators lead free, interactive demonstrations every day at 12:30pm and 2:30pm Monday through Friday; and 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Poof! Life in a Vacuum: What happens to the human body when exposed to the vacuum of space? The answers might surprise you! Museum Educators will facilitate a family-friendly, interactive demonstration about why astronauts need to live within a closed environment at all times.

What Does Hubble Do? Get to the heart of the Hubble mission and find out why we placed a telescope outside the Earth’s atmosphere in the first place. Learn how Hubble was able to see deep space objects that were previously invisible to us, thus redefining our understanding of the universe.


January 1st - December 31st 2015
Tour Guide Talk: Focus on Hubble: The Challenge to Improve Our Greatest Telescope

Hubble   Tour Guide Talk: Focus on Hubble: The Challenge to Improve Our Greatest Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope was designed to be repaired and upgraded in Earth orbit. In this 15-minute illustrated talk, hear about the five bold servicing missions made by space shuttle crews and the scientific discoveries behind Hubble’s spectacular images.

This Tour Guide Talk is offered in the Space Shuttle Pavilion and is free with admission to the Pavilion. Ask at the Information Desk or in the Space Shuttle Pavilion for exact times.


July 1st - July 31st
Tour Guide Talk: Crossing the Line

Tour Guide Talk: Crossing the Line   Tour Guide Talk: Crossing the Line

In its more than 200-year history, the U.S. Navy has developed a set of traditions all its own. What’s a pollywog? And what’s a shellback? Why don’t you want to be a pollywog, and how do you become a shellback? Find out what these terms mean and what they have to do with a U.S. Navy ship “crossing the line.”

This Tour Guide Talk, offered daily in hangar 1, is open to the public and free with admission to the Museum. Ask at the Information Desk for exact times.


July 1st - July 31st
Tour Guide Talk: The Real Rosie the Riveter

Tour Guide Talk: The Real Rosie the Riveter    Tour Guide Talk: The Real Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter, an American icon from World War II, has come to represent the “We Can Do It” spirit of women and girls around the globe. Learn the history of Rosie and gain insight into how she has helped change the lives of women in the workplace up to the present day.

This Tour Guide Talk, offered daily in hangar 1, is open to the public and free with admission to the Museum. Ask at the Information Desk for exact times.


July 24th - August 25th 2015
NASA’s Orbit Pavilion

NASA’s Orbit Pavilion   NASA’s Orbit Pavilion

NASA uses a fleet of satellites to observe Earth—its weather patterns, atmosphere, sea levels and ocean currents, winds and storm warnings and freshwater resources. Scientists and artists at NASA, inspired by the ocean-like sounds heard in a seashell, designed and built the Orbit Pavilion to draw attention to NASA’s Earth-observing missions. Step inside the Orbit Pavilion, imagine a silver seashell fallen from space, and listen to the satellites. Each satellite has been given its own tone. The soundscape changes as the satellites move, enabling us to hear them in real time as their orbits bring them into range hundreds of miles above our heads.

NASA’s Orbit Pavilion is on view at the Intrepid Museum’s Pier 86 this summer, from July 24–August 25, 2015, including during Space & Science Festival. Photo courtesy of JPL/Caltech/Dan Goods.


July 31st & 1st
Family Operation Slumber

Family Operation Slumber   Family Operation Slumber

Spend a night aboard Intrepid! On July 31, the Intrepid Museum is hosting an Operation Slumber overnight visit exclusively for families! Operation Slumber is a great way for young people to experience life aboard Intrepid. Overnights include educational activities, a visit inside the Space Shuttle Pavilion, a flashlight tour of the flight deck, a ride in a flight simulator and meals (dinner, snacks and breakfast). Kids also receive a goodie bag with a T-shirt! Museum members enjoy a special discount on Operation Slumber. Become a member at the Family/Dual level for this benefit and more!

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August 1st
Family Program: Cosmic Colors

Family Program: Cosmic Colors   Family Program: Cosmic Colors

Stop by the Intrepid Museum for Cosmic Colors, a program for families. Learn how astronomers give photos of outer space their vibrant colors by taking a tour of the exhibition HUBBLE@25, and then paint your own versions of deep space objects using real data from the Hubble Space Telescope.

The program begins at 11:00am on Saturday, August 1, and will meet at the Information Desk on the main Museum level.  Family programs are free with admission but require advance registration.  To register, please send an email to educationevents@intrepidmuseum.org.

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August 1st - August 31st
Tour Guide Talk: Light This Candle: In Memoriam of Fallen Astronauts

Tour Guide Talk: Light This Candle:
            In Memoriam of Fallen Astronauts   Tour Guide Talk: Light This Candle:
In Memoriam of Fallen Astronauts

“Light this candle!” These three words, uttered by Alan Shepard, began NASA’s tradition of daring space exploration—an endeavor not without risk. Seventeen astronauts in America’s space shuttle program lost their lives exploring this new frontier. Learn about the astronauts of the Apollo I, Challenger STS-51L and Columbia STS-107 missions and their legacy for future generations. This 15-minute Tour Guide Talk is offered daily in the Space Shuttle Pavilion and is free with admission to the Pavilion. Ask at the Information Desk or in the Pavilion for exact times.


August 1st - August 31st
Tour Guide Talk: What’s in a Name? Six Ships Named Intrepid

What’s in a Name? Six Ships Named Intrepid   Tour Guide Talk: What’s in a Name? Six Ships Named Intrepid

Discover the enduring legacy of the name Intrepid in the U.S. military, from the original ship that fought in the Barbary Wars up to the aircraft carrier Intrepid at the Museum. Learn about two other types of craft that bore the nameas well: the lunar landing module for the Apollo 12 mission and an observation balloon used by the Union Army during the Civil War.

This Tour Guide Talk, offered daily in hangar 1, is open to the public and free with admission to the Museum. Ask at the Information Desk for exact times.


August 1st - August 31st
Tour Guide Talk: V-J Day: Intrepid at War’s End

Tour Guide Talk: V-J Day: Intrepid at War’s End   Tour Guide Talk: V-J Day: Intrepid at War’s End

On August 15, 1945, Japan announced its unconditional surrender. After four long years, the Pacific War was over. On September 2, 1945, the signing of a treaty marked the official end of World War II. Today, V-J Day, or Victory over Japan Day, refers to both of these dates. For the folks back home and for the men of Intrepid, these were days of reflection and mourning as much as celebration and optimism for the future. Join us as we commemorate the experiences and emotions of Intrepid’s crew at war’s end.

This Tour Guide Talk, offered daily in hangar 1, is open to the public and free with admission to the Museum. Ask at the Information Desk for exact times.


August 5th & 6th
Public Tours of U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol Craft (YPs)

Public Tours of U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol Craft (YPs)   Public Tours of U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol Craft (YPs)

Four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol Craft (YPs), which are used for training and research purposes, will be docked at the Intrepid Museum’s Pier 86, and two of them will be open for free public tours from 10:00am to 5:00pm on August 5 and 6. For more information about YPs, visit the U.S. Naval Academy’s website.


August 8th
Family Program: Flying in Style

Family Program: Flying in Style   Family Program: Flying in Style

There’s more to aircraft than wings and engines. During Flying in Style, a program for families, get up close to the aircraft in our collection to learn how symbols and paint schemes set each airplane apart. Then head back to the classroom to create a family squadron insignia and decorate an airplane.

The program begins at 11:00am on Saturday, August 8, and meets at the Information Desk on the main Museum level. Family programs are free with admission but require advance registration. To register, please send an email to educationevents@intrepidmuseum.org.

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August 8th & 9th
Family Operation Slumber

Family Operation Slumber   Family Operation Slumber

Spend a night aboard Intrepid! On August 8, the Intrepid Museum is hosting an Operation Slumber overnight visit exclusively for families! Operation Slumber is a great way for young people to experience life aboard Intrepid. Overnights include educational activities, a visit inside the Space Shuttle Pavilion, a flashlight tour of the flight deck, a ride in a flight simulator and meals (dinner, snacks and breakfast). Kids also receive a goodie bag with a T-shirt! Museum members enjoy a special discount on Operation Slumber. Become a member at the Family/Dual level for this benefit and more!

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August 12th
Camp Day

Space & Science Festival Teacher Professional Development   Camp Day

Looking for a unique summer adventure for your campers? Bring your camp group to the Intrepid Museum for a day of fun on August 12! The Intrepid Museum has many exciting programs for campers, including scavenger hunts, education programs and rides on our group-friendly flight simulators.

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August 13th
Summer Movie Series: Wall-E

Summer Movie Series: Wall-E   Summer Movie Series: Wall-E
New Date

Join the Intrepid Museum for its seventh annual Summer Movie Series. Enjoy FREE feature films on the flight deck, under the stars!

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of humankind.

Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets! Guests are encouraged to bring their own food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Doors open at 7:30pm, and the program begins at sunset, weather permitting. Space is limited. Admission tickets (free of charge) will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis before the screening.

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August 15th
Family Program: Dive into Density

Education Programs   Family Program: Dive into Density

How do ships float?  How do submarines dive? It's all about density! In Diving into Density, a program for families, learn what density is and how it can be changed by creating and manipulating your own Cartesian diver.

The program begins at 11:00am on Saturday, August 15, and meets at the Information Desk on the main Museum level. Family programs are free with admission but require advance registration. To register, please send an email to educationevents@intrepidmuseum.org.

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August 28th
Astronomy on Deck with Maryam Modjaz

Astronomy on Deck with Maryam Modjaz   Astronomy on Deck with Maryam Modjaz

Join us for Astronomy on Deck on Friday, August 28, from 6:45pm to 10:00pm, featuring a talk by Maryam Modjaz, an astrophysicist with the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics at New York University. This event will take place in the Space Shuttle Pavilion and will include outdoor viewings. Astronomy on Deck is free. Registration is required and will open on Agust 13.

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August 29th
Family Program: Star Stories

Family Program: Star Stories   Family Program: Star Stories

Take a trip inside the Intrepid Museum’s planetarium during Star Stories, a program for families. Learn myths from around the world that explain the stars in the sky, and then create your own constellation and myth in a storytelling activity.

The program begins at 11:00am on Saturday, August 29, and meets at the Information Desk on the main Museum level. Family programs are free with admission but require advance registration. To register, please send an email to educationevents@intrepidmuseum.org.

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October 15th - October 31st
Tour Guide Talk: One Day in Vietnam: October 9, 1966

Tour Guide Talk: One Day in Vietnam: October 9, 1966   Tour Guide Talk: One Day in Vietnam: October 9, 1966

The day-to-day operations and stories of the Vietnam War often get lost in the big picture. Delve into one particular day in Intrepid’s service to gain a better understanding of the U.S. Navy’s role in the war and the complexity of operations in North Vietnam. Hear about the events of October 9, 1966, and the people that experienced them, including Lt. Tom Patton, who shot down a jet-powered MiG-17 from his propeller-driven airplane.

This Tour Guide Talk, offered daily in hangar 1, is open to the public and free with admission to the Museum. Ask at the Information Desk for exact times.


October 16th 2015 - September 1st 2016
On the Line: Intrepid and the Vietnam War

On the Line: Intrepid & the Vietnam War   On the Line: Intrepid and the Vietnam War

On October 16, 2015, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will unveil On the Line: Intrepid and the Vietnam War, a major exhibition exploring the events and impact of the Vietnam War through the lens of Intrepid’s history. Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the conclusion of the war, the exhibition will offer a site-specific immersion into an important chapter of American history. The legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid served three tours of duty in Vietnam between 1966 and 1969. Set within the very spaces where men lived and served, the exhibition will focus on the experiences of Intrepid and its crew “on the line”—the periods when the ship was active in the Gulf of Tonkin, launching aircraft for missions over mainland Vietnam. The exhibition will include artifacts, photographs and film clips from the Museum’s collection, many of which will be on display for the first time.

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October 20th
Kronos Quartet: Black Angels

Kronos Quartet   Kronos Quartet: Black Angels

The Grammy Award–winning Kronos Quartet visits the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum for the first time to perform George Crumb’s Black Angels in the uniquely relevant setting of Intrepid, which served three tours of duty in the Vietnam War. Following the performance, John Schaefer, host of NPR’s Soundcheck, will lead a discussion with the members of the Kronos Quartet and Dr. Steven Bruns, an associate professor of music and expert on George Crumb. The panel will explore music’s ability to reflect on issues past and present with insight and sensitivity.

The concert will take place on Tuesday, October 20, at 7:30pm. Tickets are now on sale for the general public.

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