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College Access for All at the Intrepid Museum

The Intrepid Museum offers two programs that support College Access for All (CA4ALL), an initiative of the New York City Department of Education. These programs are designed to prepare high school students for college.

Pieces of History
CA4ALL Specialized Program

During this two-hour program, students analyze and interpret objects in the Museum’s collection and discuss the curation process of collecting, categorizing and displaying objects. Working in groups, students then design an “exhibit” using reproductions of artifacts, documents and ephemera from the Museum’s collection. Students explore the importance of historical accuracy, point of view and purpose in relation to the exhibit design. Group collaboration, communication and consensus are essential for the project’s success.

Availability: Open to approved school or out-of-school time programs
Grades: 9–12
Date: Offered Monday–Friday throughout the school year
Time: Between 1:00pm and 5:00pm
Program Duration: Two hours
Location: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Price: $10.50 / student


  • Students will gain an understanding of museum careers and pathways and articulate the essential facets of museum exhibit work.
  • Students will practice primary source analysis
  • Students will understand how a curatorial point of view influences historical collecting and interpretation.
  • Students will complete a tangible project that ties together concepts and content introduced during the program.

To reserve a program, click here.

You must make a reservation at least two weeks before the desired program date

GOALS College Fair
Available for CA4ALL Partners

This college fair for high school students and their families will feature 10–15 colleges located in and outside New York City. Representatives of these schools will offer information about their campuses and programs.

During breakout sessions, students will learn about social life, time management and class load from the perspectives of college students and professors, the application process for financial aid and writing the college essay. Prep materials are available to students who attend.

Availability: Open to schools in all five boroughs. Space is limited.
Grades: 9–12
Date: April 13, 2017
Time: 4:30pm–7:30pm
Location: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Price: Free

Students will learn about a variety of college programs, the resources available to them during the college application process, financial aid, and the academic expectations and challenges they will face in college.

To register your group, click here.

Registration deadline: March 27, 2017


Questions? Email