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Kids Week at the Intrepid Museum is going VIRTUAL!

Kids Week welcomes kids of all ages and interests to join us for online as the Museum hosts dozens of fun-filled demonstrations, live animal shows, hands-on workshops, musical performances and special guests that the whole family will enjoy. Through themed daily activities, kids can explore space and science, engage with the arts and music, and learn all about animals!

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Monday, Feb 15 & Tuesday, Feb 16:
10:00am-3:00pm ET

Safari & Nature

All ages

Wednesday, Feb 17: 10:00am-3:00pm ET

Music & Art

All ages

Thursday, Feb 18 & Friday, Feb 19:
10:00am-3:00pm ET

Space & Science

All ages

Daily Schedule

*Schedule is subject to change
FEB 15
FEB 16
FEB 17
FEB 18
FEB 19
Saturday, February 15
10:00am – 5:00pm: All Day Activities by:
Dazzling Discoveries, Puppetry Arts Theater, OrigamiUSA, The Museum of Interesting Things, Story Pirates,
Brooklyn Music School, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square, Sesame Street Live!, Nick Jr. Live!,
Medieval Times, STOMP, Society of Women Engineers
11:00am & 1:00pm: Performance with WonderSpark Puppets
11:00am-4:00pm (every half hour): Pop-Up Planetarium Show led by Museum Educators
11:00am-5:00pm: Face Painting NYC (by A Princess Like Me NYC)
11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm: WonderSpark Puppet Making Workshops
12:00pm: Performance by Story Pirates
2:00pm: Performance: Joshua David Stein and The Band Books
3:00pm: Intrepid Education Demonstration
4:00 pm: Performance by the Brooklyn Music School: Student Ensemble
Performance: Band Books by Joshua David Stein
Author Joshua David Stein and his ensemble The Band Books inspire young audiences to read
(more) through music by performing children’s book classics. Come for the books, stay for the rock.

Tuesday, February 16
PDF ASL interpretation will be available all day for all live programs
10:15am: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Presents: Wild Antarctica
What adaptations does a species need to survive in Antarctica? Students will learn how species use special teeth, interlocking feathers, projectile vomiting and very deep dives to protect themselves in this wild and unique environment. (Recommended for ages 6-11).
11:00am: Intrepid Museum Education Program: Camouflage: Now You See it, Now You Don’t it a bird? Is it a plane? Yes, it's a plane! Learn how animals have influenced military camouflage by exploring the ship and our aircraft collection! Then, create your own camouflaged creation that can hide in "plane" sight!
Noon: Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Presents: Wild Adventure
Join Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo on a journey to discovery! Learn about incredible species from all over the world and even in your own backyard. Together we will find out what makes them unique and how we can help them thrive. (All Ages)
(MEMBERS ONLY 12:30pm) Kids Week Exclusive: Two by Two Zoo Presents - Wild World of Animals Two by Two is hopping through with leaping Lemurs, hopping Kangaroos, and more. Let us virtually bring the animals to you! Join today! New members receive 20% off with code KW2021.
1:00pm: Wildlife Conservation Society
Join the Bronx Zoo for an exciting live animal demonstration! (All Ages)
2:00pm: Billion Oyster Project Presents: Oysters! What's really inside?
Students explore the external and internal anatomy of an oyster through observation, video dissection and a fun coloring puzzle challenge! (Recommended for grades 4-9)
3:00pm: Intrepid Adventures: African Americans in Space
Join us in celebrating Black History Month as we examine the role of African Americans in space exploration!
Wednesday, February 17
10:15am: Ballet Hispánico School of Dance Presents: Los Pasitos: Early Childhood Program
The program will feature a dance class and will focus on developing coordination, spatial awareness, and musicality, with an emphasis on each child’s individual self-expression. (Recommended for ages 2-6)  

Follow along: download ahead of time (PDF attached "prepare for class stretch the starfish”)

Special Discount for Kids Week attendees: 10% Discount Code: Intrepid21 (*Valid 2/18/21- 2/21/21) Virtual Los Pasitos: Early Childhood Program (Ages 2-6) - Spring Session: April 12 - June 10, 2021.Registration Spring session opens on February 16 until March 31.
11:00am: Intrepid Museum Education Program: Golden Record: Messages from Earth
In 1977, NASA launched the Voyager space probes and included a golden record with recordings from home. Discover the art, photographs, and music that can be found on this interstellar mixtape, and create a time capsule to send your own message to the future!
Noon: The Radio City Rockettes®
Tune in to see and talk to a Radio City Rockette® as they teach choreography from the classic Christmas Spectacular® number “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers!” (Recommended for ages 8+)
(MEMBERS ONLY 12:30pm) Kids Week Exclusive: Talk with Children’s Book author and illustrator Lincoln Peirce In this members-only meet-and-greet, meet Lincoln Peirce, New York Times bestselling author and cartoonist. Join us for a session of graphic novel illustration and a discussion of Peirce’s book Max and the Midknights! Join today! New members receive 20% off with code KW2021.
1:00pm: Meet the Illustrators: Laura Knetzger, Lauren Castillo, and Judd Winick
Meet illustrators Laura Knetzger (Bug Boys), Lauren Castillo (Our Friend Hedgehog), and Judd Winick (Hilo series) and tune in for their live drawings! (Recommended for ages 7-10)
2:00pm: Jazz at Lincoln Center’s WeBop Program Presents: The Duke’s Train Adventure: 
Children and their caregivers will go on a musical adventure. They will discover the music of Duke Ellington and explore different ways to make music together. (Recommended for ages 2-6)
Please come prepared with the following materials:
1. HOMEMADE SHAKERS: small containers filled with lentils, rice, sprinkles, etc.
2. HOMEMADE DRUMS: cardboard box, cans, empty plastic containers
3. Colorful scarves or handkerchiefs


Thursday, February 18
10:15am: U.S. Space Force Presents
Space Time with a Space Guardian: a STEM education program aimed at 2nd – 6th grade students. The program teaches kids about how space is part of their daily lives, and covers exciting topics like space launches, satellites, space debris, the history of the US in space, the U.S. Space Force (USSF) and the importance of a solid STEM education if they are interested working in any sector of the space enterprise. (Recommended for ages 7-12)
11:00am: Intrepid Education Program: Lunar Landers
What might be difficult about landing on the moon? Explore Intrepid’s connection to the Space Race and analyze the result of the engineering design process that made landing on the moon possible. Lunar Landers Activity Materials: Disposable cup, recyclable materials, tape, scissors, two coins or other small objects.
Noon: NASA Presents: 3D Printing with Materials Engineer Tracie Prater
This talk will cover NASA’s in-space manufacturing project, which is developing 3D printing and recycling technologies to reduce the number of parts and materials we have to launch on space missions.
1:00pm: American Society of Civil Engineers
Interactive Bridge Workshop: Learn the basics of bridge engineering and look at a day in the life of a civil engineer with members of ASCE. Afterwards, build a paper bridge and test out the strongest shapes for construction! Recommended for ages 7-10)
Materials needed 3x5 index cards (at least 10), tape, and a toy car- Hot Wheels style.
2:00pm: Rube Goldberg Presents: A reading from Rube Goldberg’s Simple, Normal, Humdrum School Day with author Jennifer George (Rube Goldberg's Granddaughter) and Illustrations by Ed Steckley. Ed will draw characters from the book.
Follow along: Have some paper and a pencil ready to follow along.
3:00pm Intrepid Adventures: Journey to Space
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.
3:55pm: Tune in for NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Landing
Watch as the team prepares for the Perseverance rover to touch down on Mars. During landing, the rover plunges through the thin Martian atmosphere, slowing down from 12,000 mph to about 2 mph as it is lowered to the surface with the famous “skycrane manueuver.” (Time is subject to change and the landing may happen earlier or later)
5:30pm: Intrepid Museum Presents: Virtual Astronomy Live! Preparing for Launch: Assembling the Artemis Rocketket
Hear from Engineer Abdiel Santos Galindo as he talks about the assembly of the Artemis 1 rocket and takes visitors on a virtual tour of how the rocket is being built! Learn more
Friday, February 19
PDF ASL interpretation will be available all day for all live programs
10:15am: Robofun: Video Game Coding Workshop
Kids can watch an entire video game being made from beginning to end using a software called Scratch. Discover how you can put together pieces of code to structure your own games, from a "maze" game to a "platform" game, to their own version of "Space Invaders." (Recommended for ages 7-12)
11:00am: Intrepid Museum Education Program: Star Stories
For millennia, people have gazed at the night sky and created stories about the pictures they see there. These same stars and constellations also allowed sailors to find their way back to port. Using images of the night sky, stories from different cultures and examples of simple navigation tools, a Museum educator will help participants view the sky in a whole new way.
(MEMBERS ONLY 11:15am) Kids Week Exclusive: Meet and Greet with NASA Astronaut Stephen G. Bowen (Captain, U.S. Navy)
Join us for a private meet-and-greet with NASA Astronaut Stephen G. Bowen (Captain, U.S. Navy). Captain Bowen is the first Submarine Officer selected by NASA as a Mission specialist. He has logged more than 40 days in space.
Noon: Presentation by NASA Astronaut Stephen G. Bowen
Hear from NASA Astronaut Stephen G. Bowen as he talks about his time in space.
1:00pm: Science Friyay Activities with Theanne Griffith, Bill Doyle, Jennifer L. Holm, and John Rocco
Join us for a live science experiment with Theanne Griffith (The Magnificent Makers) followed by an additional live Escape This! activity played out by authors Jennifer Holm (The Lion of Mars), John Rocco (How We Got to the Moon), and Bill Doyle (Escape This Book! Race to the Moon). (Recommended for ages 7-12)
2:00pm: Kerbal Space Academy
Learn the basics of designing and launching a rocket using a physics simulation game from the Kerbal Space Program.
3pm: Virtual Tour of the Intrepid Museum
Join a Museum educator on a virtual tour of the Intrepid Museum using the Google Arts and Culture site to explore the history of the ship and the crew who served from 1943-1974. (All Ages)
Thursday, February 20
10:00am – 5:00pm: All Day Activities by:
Dazzling Discoveries, Math Matters to Me, NASA Goddard, NASA Johnson Space Center,
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Curious On Hudson, Columbia University: Engineering Division,
The Museum of Interesting Things, Cosmos Project: NYC Tandon, AI Space Factory
and Columbia Engineering
11:00am-4:00pm (every half hour): Pop-Up Planetarium Show led by Museum Educators
11:00am & 3:00pm: Zero Kitchen: Presentation: Cookies in Space
11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm: Presentation by: Kerbal Space Academy
12:00pm & 2:00pm: Presentation by Mad Science
12:30pm & 2:30pm: Workshop by Curious-on-Hudson
1:00pm: Intrepid Education Demonstration
4:00pm: Presentation by Planetary Geologist Natalie Curren with NASA Goddard
Presentation by Mad Science: Marvels of Motion
Isaac Newton would be proud! Come explore his laws of motion with us in this abundantly engaging physics performance. Observe the power of all sorts of forces including gravity, centrifugal force, inertia and much more. Then we’ll harness the power of these forces together to create astonishing jet packs and even a rocket-propelled car! This Mad Science show is sure to please everyone and inspire more imaginative learning in all of our audience members!

Presentation by Planetary Geologist Natalie Curren with NASA Goddard, showing lunar samples from Apollo missions.
Monday, February 15
10:15am: American Museum of Natural History Presents
How did Triceratops get their horns and frill? Learn the secrets of horned dinosaurs!. (Recommended for ages 3+)
11:00am: Intrepid Museum Education Program: High Flying Design
Discuss the parts of a plane and how nature influences shape and design. Educators will demonstrate the four forces of flight, and participants will experiment with these concepts before creating their own simple flying machines. Fundamental concepts such as the four forces of flight, Bernoulli's principle and aerodynamics will be discussed.
Noon: Two by Two Zoo Presents: Wild World of Animals
Two by two hopping through with leaping lemurs and hopping kangaroos! Let us virtually bring the animals to you! (All Ages)
1:00pm: The Climate Museum
In this workshop, Climate Museum educators will invite kids to create climate art, use their drawings as conversation-starters about the climate impacts that matter most to them, and share their art with others.
(Recommended for ages 7+)
2:00pm: Meet the Illustrators: Brigette Barrager and Rachel Ignotofsky, and Mindfulness Expert for Children: Kira Willey
Families will be able to follow along as author and mindfulness expert Kira Willey (Peaceful Like a Panda) leads viewers on a mindfulness breathing exercise, followed by back-to-back illustrator lessons from Brigette Barrager (Welcome Flower Child) and Rachel Ignotofsky (What’s Inside a Flower?). They will share some of their previous illustrations and present a live drawing. (Recommended for ages 5-10) Follow Along: More activities with Kira Willey
Saturday, February 22
10:00am – 5:00pm: All Day Activities by:
Dazzling Discoveries, American Society of Civil Engineers, Jupiter Joe's Sidewalk Astronomy,
CUNYSAT-1 Lab, Math Matters to Me, Cornell University Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development,
NASA Goddard, NASA Johnson Space Center, Curious On Hudson, ROBOFUN, Columbia Space Initiative
The Museum of Interesting Things, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Con Edison, Kerbal Space Academy
11:00am: Presentation by NASA flight director Allison Bolinger
11:00am-4:00pm (every half hour): Pop-Up Planetarium Show led by Museum Educators
11:00am-4:00pm (every half hour): Pop-Up Planetarium Show led by Museum Educators
12:00pm: Presentation by NASA Astronaut Ricky Arnold(Museum members early access)
1:00pm: Intrepid Education Demonstration
1:30pm: Workshop with NASA flight director Allison Bolinger: Build your own space station.
2:00pm & 4:00pm: Presentation by Mad Science
2:30pm: Workshop by CUNYSAT-1 Lab: Rocket Modeling and Building
3:00pm: Presentation by NASA Astronaut Ricky Arnold and NASA Flight Director
Allison Bolinger: Spacewalks: A Team Sport
Presentation by NASA Astronaut Ricky Arnold
Learn about life in space from a NASA astronaut, All ages. Richard R. Arnold II

Presentation by NASA flight director Allison Bolinger:
From Swimming Pools to Vacuum Chambers: How We Teach Astronauts to Spacewalk.

Learn how Allison prepares astronauts on Earth to perform spacewalks aboard the International
Space Station, including demonstrations of spacesuit components and tools and details on the
many facilities used for training. Ages 7-12.

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