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Adult GroupsAdult programs cover a variety of topics from World War II to the technological advancements of space flight. These programs are suitable for college, adult, senior or community groups. Both on-site and virtual options are available.

Please click the request forms below and a member of our Group Sales team will assist you.

On-Site Museum Program Request ❱ Virtual Education Program Request ❱

For programs for organizations serving individuals with dementia and their care partners,
please visit the Stories Within page.

 


 
  • ON-SITE PROGRAMS

    All on-site guided programs are 60 minutes in duration unless otherwise noted. Reservations must be made at least two weeks before the desired date of the visit. The Museum COVID-19 safety precautions must be followed while participating in a group program.
    For updates to COVID-19 Policy please click here.

    All programs are subject to availability and may be reserved for groups of 15 or more.The Group Sales department can assist your group in making a reservation.

     

    Accessibility

    Tours require long periods of walking and standing. Lightweight portable stools are available to borrow at no additional cost. Assistive listening devices with headphones or neck loops are also available to borrow.

    Intrepid 101

    Learn about Intrepid’s history from World War II up to the Vietnam War, including historical details about aircraft carrier operations. Hear stories about the men who served aboard Intrepid, and see artifacts from the Museum’s collection as you explore the hangar deck and flight deck of the ship.
     

    Exploring Space: Project Mercury, Enterprise and Beyond

    Learn about past, present and future ventures in space travel as you examine some of the Museum's major artifacts. Discover Intrepid’s connection to the United States' early spaceflight programs Mercury and Gemini. Get a look at Enterprise, the first space shuttle, while hearing about the triumphs and tragedies of the space shuttle program. And see a Russian Soyuz capsule that flew to the International Space Station. 


    All Hands: for groups with developmental disabilities (All Ages)

    These 60 minute explorations of the Museum are specifically designed for learners with developmental or learning disabilities. Educators customize programs to the goals, interests and needs of each group. All groups receive pre-visit materials including a social narrative and visual vocabulary. Program themes include, but are not limited to:

    • Life at Sea
      Learn what it took to be one of the approximately 3,000 crew members living aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid. This program focuses on the living conditions and wide variety of jobs that were needed for a "city at sea." 
    • Aviation & Aircraft
      Discover the four forces of flight and how an airplane flies in the sky. This program explores the Museum’s extensive aircraft collection. 
    • Transportation
      Compare the different ways humans can travel on water, in the air and into space! This program examines the design and function of the ship, aircraft and spacecraft. 
    • Space
      Uncover Intrepid's role in the early space program. Explore the space shuttle Enterprise, replica space capsules and the night sky.
  • VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

    The Education Department offers Virtual Programs for adult groups. Community centers, libraries, senior centers or any private group of adults can book an engaging virtual program with our knowledgeable Museum educators. Programs may include Google Arts & Culture tours of the Museum, archival photographs from the collection, and lively question and answer sessions.

    Programs are conducted via Zoom. Times subject to availability. All programs are 45-60 minutes unless otherwise noted.

     

    One Giant Leap: The Story of Apollo

    On July 20, 1969 over half a billion people watched as astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first humans to land on the moon, completing the challenge set forth by President John F. Kennedy just eight years prior. Join us as we explore this historic mission from concept to completion and beyond.


    Intrepid Women

    Women have made a significant impact on the air & space industry, from the dawn of flight, through wartime efforts, and even as pioneers in the space industry. Hear the stories of some of these brave, unsung women who paved the way for gender equality in their fields, and discover the impact their work has had on the next generation of women in STEM.


    Concorde: A Supersonic Story

    Take off on a unique exploration of the Concorde G-BOAD, the fastest commercial aircraft to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Learn about the aerodynamic advances responsible for this technological marvel, designed in the 1960s and operational until 2003, and hear stories of some of the famous figures who experienced the comfort of the Concorde’s first-class cabin and sophisticated flight deck. It's champagne and caviar at 60,000 feet!


    All Hands: for groups with developmental disabilities (All Ages)

     These 45-60 minute virtual explorations of the Museum are specifically designed to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of learners with developmental or learning disabilities. Educators customize programs to the goals, interests and needs of each group. All groups receive pre-visit materials including a social narrative, visual vocabulary and extension activities. Program themes include, but are not limited to:

    • Life at Sea
      Learn what it took to be one of the approximately 3,000 crew members living aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid. This program focuses on the living conditions and wide variety of jobs that were needed for a "city at sea." 
    • Aviation & Aircraft
      Discover the four forces of flight and how an airplane flies in the sky. This program explores the Museum’s extensive aircraft collection. 
    • Space
      Uncover Intrepid's role in the early space program. Explore the space shuttle Enterprise, replica space capsules and the night sky. 
    • Transportation
      Compare the different ways humans can travel on water, in the air and into space! This program examines the design and function of the ship, aircraft and spacecraft. 
  • Pricing Information

    Please contact Group Sales for all group pricing options. Email groupsales@intrepidmuseum.org or call 646-381-5010.

    Funding is available for free All Hands programs for NYC-based organizations serving adults with disabilities, including day habilitation programs, social groups and residential programs. Funding is also available for free programs for organizations primarily serving veterans and military families.

     
Aviation Science Programs are proudly supported by:   United Airlines

CONTACT THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Call: 646-381-5010
Email: education@intrepidmuseum.org
 

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