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January 1st - December 31st
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 - December 31st
Education Demonstrations: Poof! Life in a Vacuum

Life in a Vacuum   Education Demonstrations: Poof! Life in a Vacuum

Join us in the Space Shuttle Pavilion as Museum Educators lead free, interactive demonstrations every day at 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.

March 6th - February 24th
Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage

The World of Camoufalge   Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage

Extended: Now Open through February 24, 2015
Location: Michael Stern Gallery on the hangar deck

Why is a squirrel gray? Why do some bugs look like sticks? The answer to these questions is camouflage. For many animals, being able to hide in plain sight or look like something entirely different is a necessity of survival. This exhibit explores the art and science of camouflage in the natural world as well as its cultural adaptations. Using digital imagery, artifacts, and interactive elements, visitors will explore color, shade and shapes, and learn how they can fool the eye. Exhibition is free with Museum admission.

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August 5th
Submerged: A New Interactive Submarine Exhibit

Submerged   Submerged: A New Interactive Submarine Exhibit

Now Open!

Opening August 5, 2014, we will unveil a new addition to the Exploreum Interactive Hall, the Museum’s hands-on immersive gallery: a 40-foot submarine.

The Intrepid Museum is home to submarine Growler, the only American strategic missile submarine open to the public. This companion education environment, which is fully accessible, will enable children and families to explore life aboard a submarine. How does it work? What does it do? How do people sleep, eat and relax in such cramped quarters? Become a submariner this summer!

August 16th - June 8th
Objects in Conversation: A Collections Exhibition

Objects   Objects in Conversation: A Collections Exhibition

Now Open through June 8, 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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October 23rd - December 31st
Education Demonstrations: "What Does Hubble Do?"

Education Programs   Education Demonstrations: "What Does Hubble Do?"

Join us in the Space Shuttle Pavilion as Museum Educators lead free, interactive demonstrations every day, Monday through Friday, at 12:30pm. “What Does Hubble Do?” goes to the heart of the Hubble mission, explaining why we placed a telescope outside the Earth’s atmosphere in the first place and how Hubble was able to see deep space objects that were previously invisible to us redefining our understanding of the universe.

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October 23rd - September 13th
Hubble@25

Hubble   HUBBLE@25

Now Open through September 13, 2015
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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November 1st - December 31st
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. This 15-minute illustrated talk covers the five bold servicing missions made by space shuttle crews and the scientific discoveries behind Hubble’s spectacular images. These Tour Guide Talks take place on Saturdays and Sundays in the Space Shuttle Pavilion at 12:30pm and 2:30pm.


December 6th - January 4th
Tour Guide Talk: Stories from Pearl Harbor

Tour Guide Talk: Stories from Pearl Harbor   Tour Guide Talk: Stories from Pearl Harbor

On December 7, 1941, six Japanese aircraft carriers launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, plunging the United States into World War II. Today, 73 years later, the event is still a defining symbol in American culture. This talk will share three stories: The first is an account of one of Pearl Harbor’s lesser-known heroes, George Walters. The second dispels an enduring myth about the fate of the Pearl Harbor battleships. The third story discusses the legacy of the attack in terms of the USS Arizona Memorial, highlighting the attack’s symbolic impact during and after the war.

This Tour Guide Talk will take place at 11:45am and 2:45pm in hangar 1 on December 6‒7 and December 13‒14, and daily from December 20 through January 4.


December 20th
Astronomy Night

Astronomy Nights   Astronomy Night

Join us on Saturday, December 20, for a special Astronomy on Deck in the Space Shuttle Pavilion, featuring Dr. Denton Ebel, Curator (Meteorites) Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History. Doors open at 6:45pm. Astronomy Night is free but RSVP is required. Guests must be at least 21 years old as beer and wine will be available to purchase. Registration is now open; click here to RSVP.

Following the December 4 test flight of the Orion space launch system, Dr. Ebel will discuss what the launch means for future exploration of potentially hazardous near-Earth asteroids, the Moon, and eventually, Mars.

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December 20th
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! Stop by the Intrepid Museum on Saturday, December 20 for a Family Program from 10:30-11:30am. During this 60-minute experience children and their parents or caregivers will learn what density is and how it can be changed by creating and manipulating their own Cartesian diver that they can then bring home. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP for this program by emailing educationevents@intrepidmuseum.org and visit the Information Desk upon arriving at the Museum.


January 10th
Family Program: High Fly Design

Education Programs   Family Program: High Fly Design

Stop by the Intrepid Museum on Saturday, January 10, 2015 for a Family Program on High Flying Design from 10:30-11:30am. Make some of the best flying and most unique paper airplanes around while also learning about the four forces of flight during this 60-minute experience for children and their parents or caregivers. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP for this program by emailing educationevents@intrepidmuseum.org and visit the Information Desk upon arriving at the Museum.


January 17th
Operation Slumber

Operation Slumber   Operation Slumber

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum hosts "Operation Slumber" overnight visits for families, organized youth groups, and their chaperones. Ideal for scouts troops, and school and camp groups, this sleepover is a great way for young people to experience life aboard the Intrepid. Spaces are still available for an upcoming Operation Slumber on January 17.


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January 23rd
Astronomy Night

Astronomy Night   Astronomy Night

On Friday, January 23, 2015, the Intrepid Museum will host an indoor Astronomy Night, featuring a presentation from astrophysicist Steve B. Howell. Doors open at 6:45pm and the program will begin at 7:30pm in hangar 3. Astronomy Night is free but RSVP is required. Guests must be at least 21 years old as beer and wine will be available to purchase. Registration for this event will open soon.

How close are we to discovering another Earth? Steve B. Howell, project scientist for the Kepler and K2 missions, will discuss the Kepler Space Telescope and its goals of discovering exoplanets—planets orbiting other stars—and determining the frequency of Earth-like planets in our universe.

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January 24th
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!  Stop by the Intrepid Museum on Saturday, January 24, 2015 for a Family Program from 10:30-11:30am. During this 60-minute experience children and their parents or caregivers will learn what density is and how it can be changed by creating and manipulating their own Cartesian diver that they can then bring home. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP for this program by emailing educationevents@intrepidmuseum.org and visit the Information Desk upon arriving at the Museum.


February 2nd
Professional Learning Opportunity for Educators

Professional Learning Opportunity for Educators   Professional Learning Opportunity for Educators

Join fellow educators at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Monday, February 2, 2015, when the Intrepid Museum’s Education Department will present a FREE day of teacher professional development. Sessions will include hands-on demonstrations, activities and discussions with experts. This professional learning opportunity will use primary sources from the Intrepid Museum archives to examine topics in history and social studies. Online registration for this event will open January 8, 2015.

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February 16th - February 21st
Kids Week 2015

Astronomy Nights   Kids Week 2015

Kids Week takes flight February 16–21, 2015! Join the Intrepid Museum for six spectacular days of hands-on activities, family-friendly workshops, and exciting live science presentations, all focused on the science and technology of aviation and space exploration.

From airplanes to rockets, and live birds to life in space, families will discover the many ways science learning can be fun! Make your own telescope and learn about Galileo, or learn how to make the perfect paper airplane!  Each day includes special guests, pop-up planetarium visits, and opportunities for kids to investigate, tinker, play and imagine a limitless future.

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February 17th
Teacher Appreciation Day

Teacher Appreciation Day   Teacher Appreciation Day

On Teacher Appreciation Day, teachers of any grade level or subject receive free admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Explore the entire Museum, including the submarine Growler, the Exploreum and the Space Shuttle Pavilion, featuring the new exhibition HUBBLE@25. The Museum’s Education Department will be available to answer questions about workshops and tours for K–12 students. Learn more about school programs, educational opportunities for teachers and upcoming exhibitions.

For free entry, teachers must present valid school staff ID card in the general admission line at the box office. Box office closes for ticketing at 4:00pm.

March 14th
Girls in Science and Engineering Day

Girls in Science and Engineering Day   Girls in Science and Engineering Day

Join us at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum to celebrate Girls in Science and Engineering Day. Together various organizations will engage visitors in hands-on experiences, demonstrations and interactives to discover how STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) is all around us! This event takes place from 11:00am to 3:00pm in hangars 2 and 3 at the Museum.


March 14th
Operation Slumber: Girls Only

Teacher Appreciation Day   Operation Slumber: Girls Only

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum hosts "Operation Slumber" overnight visits for families, organized youth groups, and their chaperones. Ideal for scouts troops, and school and camp groups, this sleepover is a great way for young people to experience life aboard the Intrepid. Spaces are still available for this Girls Only Operation Slumber on March 14.

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March 14th
Scout Day: STEM Day

Scout Day: STEM Day   Scout Day: STEM Day

What better way is there to spend your day than by coming to the Intrepid Museum to learn about history and science? Scout programs and activities are designed to help children earn requirements towards their Badges, Interest Projects, Loops or Try-Its. On Scout Days children can participate in fun activities with museum educators and volunteers. Children can participate in make-it and take-it activities and hands-on demonstrations, and activities take place between 11:00am and 2:30pm.

On March 14, Scout Day will be STEM Day, coinciding with our GOALS for Girls in Science and Engineering Day. Learn about cutting-edge science and technology from the people who are inventing and making it happen. Scout Groups receive discounted admission with advanced booking. Click here or contact our group sales department at 646-381-5010 to book your group.

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April 11th
Scout Day: Aerospace

Scout Day: Aerospace   Scout Day: Aerospace

What better way is there to spend your day than by coming to the Intrepid Museum to learn about history and science? Scout programs and activities are designed to help children earn requirements towards their Badges, Interest Projects, Loops or Try-Its. On Scout Days children can participate in fun activities with museum educators and volunteers. Activities take place between 11:00am and 2:30pm.

On April 11, Scout Day will be focused on aerospace. Scouts will participate in hands-on activities to help them understand how planes and rockets manage to stay up in the sky when gravity is constantly trying to pull them down to Earth. Scout Groups receive discounted admission with advanced booking. Click here or contact our group sales department at 646-381-5010 to book your group.

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