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About Distance Learning
The Intrepid Museum's Distance Learning programs are great ways to learn more about science, history and technology for those who are not able to visit us in New York City.

Distance learning experiences from the Intrepid Museum bring our historic World War II ship and the Museum's collections to classrooms, living rooms and community centers all around the globe. Programs encourage audiences to learn about naval history, aviation and space science through inquiry, discussion, and examination of history and science with multimedia technology.
Virtual Pre-Visits
Have you booked a program with us through Education or Group Sales? Why not pair your experience with a 30-minute virtual pre-visit with a Museum educator? This program will allow teachers, students and trip organizers to see how our Museum Complex is organized, from walking into our entrance on Pier 86, checking in your group or finding our mess deck for lunch. We will go over any logistical details you desire.

Educators will also introduce our ship’s history and curatorial themes, so you can be ready to be inspired the moment you arrive. Ask about this unique opportunity when speaking with a Group Sales representative!

Video Conferencing - School Programs
Created for school children, our video conferencing programs focus on National Learning Standards, and come with pre- and post-programming materials so teachers can expound upon their students’ virtual experience with follow-up activities.

Life at Sea (4th-8th grades)
National Standards in Social Studies: USS-USH.5-12.8

Students discover what life at sea was like for sailors who served aboard USS Intrepid. Museum educators and students discuss how historians gather information about the past. Students listen to oral histories provided by former crew members and examine ship’s artifacts with Museum educators. The program concludes with students forming cooperative groups to interpret historic photographs provided by the Museum and then reporting their findings to the rest of the class.

Take Flight (4th-8th grades)
Standards in Science: NS.5-8.1, NS.5-8.2, NS.5-8.5

Students experience the world of aviation by discovering Intrepid’s function as a floating airport. Students view and discuss a video of how aircraft are launched and recovered by the ship’s crew, compare and contrast aircraft technologies and interpret historic photographs. Students finish the program by experimenting with educational materials provided by the Museum to help demonstrate the forces of flight.

Intrepid Journeys (4th-8th grades)
National Standards in Geography: NSS-G.K-12.1, NSS-G.K-12.4, NSS-G.K-12.6

Students are introduced to how latitude and longitude assist sailors in understanding their position on earth and plot the course that USS Intrepid took to get to the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Students discuss natural and man-made geographical features of North America, listen to oral histories provided by former crew members and interpret historic photographs during the course of the program.

Food and Nutrition: How do Astronauts Stay Healthy?
National Standards coming soon!

In a weightless environment, astronauts must make sure to eat properly and keep their muscles fit. Students will determine healthy food choices for astronauts on a space mission and will create food menus for them as well.


Video Conferencing - Adult Programs
Inspiration and Ingenuity—Intrepid in World War II

As a World War II aircraft carrier, Intrepid survived massive damage to the flight deck, hull and rudder. In this program, participants examine photographs, artifacts, and plans from some of Intrepid's most trying days—days during which inspiration and ingenuity meant quick thinking and survival.

Humanity Behind the Hardware

Intrepid was nothing without the crew that worked and slept on its decks. Humanity Behind the Hardware uses a combination of former crew member interviews, ship's artifacts, newspapers and cruise books to give us a better view of how crew members lived aboard a U.S. naval ship.


Google Connected Classrooms and Hangouts
Coming soon! Check out this link to learn more about how the Intrepid Museum is connecting with classrooms and computers all around the world!


Google hangouts