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Education programs at Intrepid

Private Online School Programs now available Museum educators will tailor the program to the schedule requirements of individual classes as needed during school closures. Private classes allow for flexibility in date and time choice for teachers scheduling virtual learning options for students studying at home. Please complete the Education Program Request Form and a member of our Group Sales team will assist your reservation. $75 fee applies.

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Online School Programs

These programs are designed for students and teachers learning from home. Programs are offered daily and led by Museum Educators. Programs dive into life aboard Intrepid, exploring space science, star stories, aviation science and Intrepid during her service. We request that teachers register on behalf of their class. All programs take place from 1:00 – 1:45pm (ET) daily. Please register at least two business days in advance.

Explore Space Science (Grades 7–12) | Thursday, June 4: 1:00pm – 1:45pm (ET)

Students will get a tour of the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home of the space shuttle Enterprise. An educator will discuss the Mercury-Atlas 7 and Gemini III missions that occurred during the Space Race, including Intrepid's role as the primary recovery vessel for both NASA missions. Students will learn about the vacuum of space and why astronauts need spacecraft and spacesuits when they venture into Earth’s orbit and beyond. Register here.

Intrepid in the Pacific, World War II (Grades 7–12) | Friday, June 5: 1:00pm – 1:45pm (ET)

Using images and oral histories, students will discuss battles such as the Battle of the Philippines, the Battle of Leyte Gulf, and the Tokubetsu Kōgekitai kamikaze suicide attack tactic, introduced in October of 1944. The experiences of Intrepid's crew will be explored, including the celebrated Gun Tub 10, a battle station assigned to African American crew members who braved their post to fire on kamikaze planes as the ship came under attack. Register here.



Online Family Programs

Join an Intrepid Museum Educator each week as we explore history, science, and ingenuity online together. Online Family Programs are family-friendly and engage all ages. Join in via Zoom. Advance registration for this drop-in online program is required to receive Zoom information and print-at-home materials when necessary.

Lunar Landers! - Appropriate for Ages 5-12 | Thursday, June 4: 3:00pm-3:45pm (ET)

Why is landing on the Moon so difficult? Learn all about Intrepid’s connection to the Space Race and explore the amazing engineering design process that made landing on the moon in 1969 possible. Materials: Disposable cup, recyclable materials, tape, scissors, two coins or other small objects. Register here.


Stay tuned as we update our selection of virtual learning opportunities!

Technical Details

Programs are delivered via Zoom. Once you register for the program, you will receive detailed instructions on how to join the program via computer or phone. You must register no later than two business days in advance to receive program instructions and materials when applicable.


Now more than ever, the Intrepid Museum needs your support during these unprecedented times so we may continue to honor our heroes and educate future generations. We appreciate your support.


Our education programs are designed to provide meaningful and engaging experiences that leverage the Museum’s collection—a unique resource in the study of history, science and technology—for students in and out of school, teachers, adults and families. We engage learners of all ages and abilities with the lessons of the past in order to understand the present and envision the future.

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For more information about Online School Programs, please contact:
For more information about Online Family Programs, please contact:
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For questions about accessibility or students with disabilities, please contact
For more activities and resources you can access any time, visit our Online Resources page.

The Museum is deeply grateful to the funders that make our education programs possible:

GOALS for Girls is generously supported by:
The Arconic Foundation, Motorola Solutions Foundation, The Velaj Foundation, BNY Mellon, conEdison: Everything Matters, Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund

YLI is generously supported by: Cathay Bank

Career Ladder is generously supported by: The Pinkerton Foundation

Access Programs are generously supported by: ThE FAR Fund, J.F. & Z. R. Butler Foundation, The Warner Fund, The Barker Welfare Foundation

Community Engagement Programs are made possible, in part, by: National Endowment for the Humanities, Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust, Booth Ferris foundation, The Warner Fund, Northrop Grumman, Michael Tuch Foundation, Inc.

School and Teacher Programs are generously supported by: conEdision: Everything Matters, The Ambrose Monell Foundation, ISTAT, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.
Aviation Science Programs are proudly supported by:


The Museum’s education programs are also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. NYC Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts

Veterans Programs are made possible by public funds facilitated by the Councilman Chaim Deutsch, Chair of the Committee on Veterans, in partnership with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. These programs are also supported by:



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