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January 1st 2014 - December 31st 2015
Guided Tours

Guided Tours   Guided Tours

The Intrepid Museum is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of history, science and service as it relates to its home aboard USS Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. Join the Museum’s tour guides for a variety of tours that are offered throughout the week.

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January 1st - November 2nd 2015
Objects in Conversation: A Collections Exhibition

Objects   Objects in Conversation: A Collections Exhibition

Exhibition extended through November 2, 2015.

Each item in the Intrepid Museum’s collections tells a particular story. However, these objects have deeper meaning in connection with each other. Featuring recent acquisitions to the Intrepid Museum’s collections, this upcoming exhibition creates conversations between objects, challenging visitors to understand the Museum’s artifacts in new and surprising ways. The exhibition also offers a behind-the-scenes look at the ways in which Museum staff members interpret, care for and display its collections.

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January 1st 2015 - January 10th 2016
Hubble@25

Hubble   HUBBLE@25

Exhibition extended through January 10, 2016
Location:Space Shuttle Pavilion

HUBBLE@25 commemorates the anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope on board the space shuttle Discovery in 1990. The exhibition will be the centerpiece of a Museum-wide initiative that includes a series of public and educational programs centered on the Hubble story and addresses the history and science of space exploration. Through original artifacts, stellar photographs, Hubble produced images and immersive environments this exhibition will showcase the history of this project and reveal its unparalleled scientific achievements.

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January 1st - December 31st 2015
Education Demonstrations

Education Programs   Education Demonstrations

Join us in the Space Shuttle Pavilion as Museum Educators lead free, interactive demonstrations every day at 12:30pm and 2:30pm Monday through Friday; and 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Poof! Life in a Vacuum: What happens to the human body when exposed to the vacuum of space? The answers might surprise you! Museum Educators will facilitate a family-friendly, interactive demonstration about why astronauts need to live within a closed environment at all times.

What Does Hubble Do? Get to the heart of the Hubble mission and find out why we placed a telescope outside the Earth’s atmosphere in the first place. Learn how Hubble was able to see deep space objects that were previously invisible to us, thus redefining our understanding of the universe.


January 1st - December 31st 2015
Tour Guide Talk: Focus on Hubble: The Challenge to Improve Our Greatest Telescope

Hubble   Tour Guide Talk: Focus on Hubble: The Challenge to Improve Our Greatest Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope was designed to be repaired and upgraded in Earth orbit. This 15-minute illustrated talk covers the five bold servicing missions made by space shuttle crews and the scientific discoveries behind Hubble’s spectacular images. These Tour Guide Talks take place on Saturdays and Sundays in the Space Shuttle Pavilion at 12:30pm and 2:30pm.


July 4th
Family Program: Star Stories

Family Program: Star Stories   Family Program: Star Stories

Take a trip inside the Intrepid Museum’s planetarium during Star Stories, a program for families. Learn myths from around the world that explain the stars in the sky, and then create your own constellation and myth in a storytelling activity.

The program begins at 11:00am on Saturday, July 4, and meets at the Information Desk on the main Museum level. Family programs are free with admission but require advance registration. To register, please send an email to educationevents@intrepidmuseum.org.

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July 4th
4th of July Freedom Festival

4th of July Freedom Festival   4th of July Freedom Festival

Join Dark Night Ventures for the first annual 4th of July Freedom Festival, featuring performances by Queen Latifah, Amy Schumer, Rachel Platten, Will Hoge, the Alternate Routes and Sara Evans. Net proceeds will benefit the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. This benefit performance, starting at 7:00pm on July 4, will be held on the Museum’s Pier 86. Tickets are on sale now.

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July 9th
Summer Movie Series: October Sky

Summer Movie Series: October Sky   Summer Movie Series: October Sky

Join the Intrepid Museum for its seventh annual Summer Movie Series. Enjoy FREE feature films on the flight deck, under the stars!

In this true story, Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son, is inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry—against his father's wishes. October Sky will be introduced by Kayla Rajsky, a student at Cornell University and a member of the Cornell Rocketry Team, which competes in the NASA Student Launch competition.

Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets! Guests are encouraged to bring their own food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Doors open at 7:30pm, and the program begins at sunset, weather permitting. Space is limited. Admission tickets (free of charge) will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis before the screening.

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July 11th
Family Program: Dive into Density

Education Programs   Family Program: Dive into Density

How do ships float?  How do submarines dive? It's all about density! In Dive into Density, a program for families, learn what density is and how it can be changed by creating and manipulating your own Cartesian diver.

The program begins at 11:00am on Saturday, July 11, and meets at the Information Desk on the main Museum level. Family programs are free with admission but require advance registration. To register, please send an email to educationevents@intrepidmuseum.org.

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July 14th & 15th
Public Tours of U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol Craft (YPs)

Public Tours of U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol Craft (YPs)   Public Tours of U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol Craft (YPs)

Four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol Craft (YPs), which are used for training and research purposes, will be docked at the Intrepid Museum’s Pier 86, and two of them will be open for free public tours from 10:00am to 5:00pm on July 14 and 15. For more information about YPs, visit the U.S. Naval Academy’s website.


July 14th
Camp Day

Space & Science Festival Teacher Professional Development   Camp Day

Looking for a unique summer adventure for your campers? Bring your camp group to the Intrepid Museum for a day of fun on July 14! The Intrepid Museum has many exciting programs for campers, including scavenger hunts, education programs and rides on our group-friendly flight simulators.

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July 16th
Summer Movie: Moon

Summer Movie: Moon   Summer Movie: Moon

Join the Intrepid Museum for its seventh annual Summer Movie Series. Enjoy FREE feature films on the flight deck, under the stars!

Astronaut Sam Bell experiences a personal crisis as he nears the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, has been sending back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish the planet's power problems. Moon will be introduced by Dr. Charles Marmar, the chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center and a leading expert on post-traumatic stress disorder.

Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets! Guests are encouraged to bring their own food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Doors open at 7:30pm, and the program begins at sunset, weather permitting. Space is limited. Admission tickets (free of charge) will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis before the screening.

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July 18th
Family Program: High-Flying Design

Education Programs   Family Program: High-Flying Design

Make the best and most unique paper airplanes around while learning about the four forces of flight in High-Flying Design, a program for families on Saturday, July 18.

The program begins at 11:00am and meets at the Information Desk on the main Museum level. Family programs are free with admission but require advance registration. To register, please send an email to educationevents@intrepidmuseum.org.

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July 23rd
Summer Movie Series: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Summer Movie Series: Close Encounters of the Third Kind   Summer Movie Series: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Join the Intrepid Museum for its seventh annual Summer Movie Series. Enjoy FREE feature films on the flight deck, under the stars!

After an encounter with a UFO, a line worker feels drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen. Close Encounters of the Third Kind will be introduced by Dr. Steve B. Howell, a project scientist at NASA Ames Research Center.

Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets! Guests are encouraged to bring their own food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Doors open at 7:30pm, and the program begins at sunset, weather permitting. Space is limited. Admission tickets (free of charge) will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis before the screening.

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July 23rd - July 26th
Space & Science Festival

Space & Science Festival   Space & Science Festival

Join the Intrepid Museum for its fourth annual Space & Science Festival! Enjoy talks by scientists, a screening of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, a special Astronomy Night, a Meet the Pilots with former astronaut Pamela Melroy, and displays and activities for the whole family! More information, including a full schedule, can be found here!


July 24th - August 25th 2015
NASA’s Orbit Pavilion

NASA’s Orbit Pavilion   NASA’s Orbit Pavilion

NASA uses a fleet of satellites to observe Earth—its weather patterns, atmosphere, sea levels and ocean currents, winds and storm warnings and freshwater resources. Scientists and artists at NASA, inspired by the ocean-like sounds heard in a seashell, designed and built the Orbit Pavilion to draw attention to NASA’s Earth-observing missions. Step inside the Orbit Pavilion, imagine a silver seashell fallen from space, and listen to the satellites. Each satellite has been given its own tone. The soundscape changes as the satellites move, enabling us to hear them in real time as their orbits bring them into range hundreds of miles above our heads.

NASA’s Orbit Pavilion is on view at the Intrepid Museum’s Pier 86 this summer, from July 24–August 25, 2015, including during Space & Science Festival. Photo courtesy of JPL/Caltech/Dan Goods.


July 24th
Family Astronomy Night

Family Astronomy Night   Family Astronomy Night

Our annual Space & Science Festival includes a special Family Astronomy Night on Friday, July 24, from 6:45pm to 10:00pm. View the night sky with telescopes on the flight deck of Intrepid, and learn all about exoplanets and the search for another Earth with Steve B. Howell, NASA astrophysicist and project scientist for the Kepler mission. And don’t miss Andrew Dawson’s performance of Space Panorama, a re-creation of the entire 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing with nothing more than his hands, a table and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10. This magical performance will take you from Houston to the moon and safely back to Earth.

Astronomy Nights are free, but registration is required. Registration will open soon.

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July 25th & 26th
Family Operation Slumber

Family Operation Slumber   Family Operation Slumber

Spend a night aboard Intrepid! On July 25, the Intrepid Museum is hosting an Operation Slumber overnight visit exclusively for families! Operation Slumber is a great way for young people to experience life aboard Intrepid. Overnights include educational activities, a visit inside the Space Shuttle Pavilion, a flashlight tour of the flight deck, a ride in a flight simulator and meals (dinner, snacks and breakfast). Kids also receive a goodie bag with a T-shirt! Museum members enjoy a special discount on Operation Slumber. Become a member at the Family/Dual level for this benefit and more!

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July 25th
Space & Science Festival Teacher Professional Development

Space & Science Festival Teacher Professional Development   Space & Science Festival Teacher Professional Development

Explore the intersection of science and the arts at our annual Space & Science Festival Teacher Professional Development. Registration is now open.

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July 26th
Meet The Pilots

Meet The pilots   Meet The Pilots

As part of our Space & Science Festival, hear from former astronaut and space shuttle commander Pamela Melroy, in conversation with journalist and author Lynn Sherr. Free with Museum admission.


July 30th
Summer Movie Series: Apollo 13

Summer Movie Series: Apollo 13   Summer Movie Series: Apollo 13

Join the Intrepid Museum for its seventh annual Summer Movie Series.  Enjoy FREE feature films on the flight deck, under the stars!

In this harrowing true story, NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 safely to Earth after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage, putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy. Apollo 13 will be introduced by Jeffrey Kluger, co-author of the book Apollo 13.

Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets! Guests are encouraged to bring their own food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Doors open at 7:30pm, and the program begins at sunset, weather permitting. Space is limited. Admission tickets (free of charge) will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis before the screening.

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July 31st & 1st
Family Operation Slumber

Family Operation Slumber   Family Operation Slumber

Spend a night aboard Intrepid! On July 31, the Intrepid Museum is hosting an Operation Slumber overnight visit exclusively for families! Operation Slumber is a great way for young people to experience life aboard Intrepid. Overnights include educational activities, a visit inside the Space Shuttle Pavilion, a flashlight tour of the flight deck, a ride in a flight simulator and meals (dinner, snacks and breakfast). Kids also receive a goodie bag with a T-shirt! Museum members enjoy a special discount on Operation Slumber. Become a member at the Family/Dual level for this benefit and more!

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August 1st
Family Program: Cosmic Colors

Family Program: Cosmic Colors   Family Program: Cosmic Colors

Stop by the Intrepid Museum for Cosmic Colors, a program for families. Learn how astronomers give photos of outer space their vibrant colors by taking a tour of the exhibition HUBBLE@25, and then paint your own versions of deep space objects using real data from the Hubble Space Telescope.

The program begins at 11:00am on Saturday, August 1, and will meet at the Information Desk on the main Museum level.  Family programs are free with admission but require advance registration.  To register, please send an email to educationevents@intrepidmuseum.org.

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August 5th & 6th
Public Tours of U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol Craft (YPs)

Public Tours of U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol Craft (YPs)   Public Tours of U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol Craft (YPs)

Four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol Craft (YPs), which are used for training and research purposes, will be docked at the Intrepid Museum’s Pier 86, and two of them will be open for free public tours from 10:00am to 5:00pm on August 5 and 6. For more information about YPs, visit the U.S. Naval Academy’s website.


August 8th & 9th
Family Operation Slumber

Family Operation Slumber   Family Operation Slumber

Spend a night aboard Intrepid! On August 8, the Intrepid Museum is hosting an Operation Slumber overnight visit exclusively for families! Operation Slumber is a great way for young people to experience life aboard Intrepid. Overnights include educational activities, a visit inside the Space Shuttle Pavilion, a flashlight tour of the flight deck, a ride in a flight simulator and meals (dinner, snacks and breakfast). Kids also receive a goodie bag with a T-shirt! Museum members enjoy a special discount on Operation Slumber. Become a member at the Family/Dual level for this benefit and more!

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August 8th
Family Program: Flying in Style

Family Program: Flying in Style   Family Program: Flying in Style

There’s more to aircraft than wings and engines. During Flying in Style, a program for families, get up close to the aircraft in our collection to learn how symbols and paint schemes set each airplane apart. Then head back to the classroom to create a family squadron insignia and decorate an airplane.

The program begins at 11:00am on Saturday, August 8, and meets at the Information Desk on the main Museum level. Family programs are free with admission but require advance registration. To register, please send an email to educationevents@intrepidmuseum.org.

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August 12th
Camp Day

Space & Science Festival Teacher Professional Development   Camp Day

Looking for a unique summer adventure for your campers? Bring your camp group to the Intrepid Museum for a day of fun on August 12! The Intrepid Museum has many exciting programs for campers, including scavenger hunts, education programs and rides on our group-friendly flight simulators.

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August 13th
Summer Movie Series: Wall-E

Summer Movie Series: Wall-E   Summer Movie Series: Wall-E
New Date

Join the Intrepid Museum for its seventh annual Summer Movie Series. Enjoy FREE feature films on the flight deck, under the stars!

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of humankind.

Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets! Guests are encouraged to bring their own food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Doors open at 7:30pm, and the program begins at sunset, weather permitting. Space is limited. Admission tickets (free of charge) will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis before the screening.

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August 15th
Family Program: Dive into Density

Education Programs   Family Program: Dive into Density

How do ships float?  How do submarines dive? It's all about density! In Diving into Density, a program for families, learn what density is and how it can be changed by creating and manipulating your own Cartesian diver.

The program begins at 11:00am on Saturday, August 15, and meets at the Information Desk on the main Museum level. Family programs are free with admission but require advance registration. To register, please send an email to educationevents@intrepidmuseum.org.

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August 28th
Astronomy on Deck with Maryam Modjaz

Astronomy on Deck with Maryam Modjaz   Astronomy on Deck with Maryam Modjaz

Join us for Astronomy on Deck on Friday, August 28, from 6:45pm to 10:00pm, featuring a talk by Maryam Modjaz, an astrophysicist with the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics at New York University. This event will take place in the Space Shuttle Pavilion and will include outdoor viewings. Astronomy on Deck is free. Registration is required and will open soon.

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August 29th
Family Program: Star Stories

Family Program: Star Stories   Family Program: Star Stories

Take a trip inside the Intrepid Museum’s planetarium during Star Stories, a program for families. Learn myths from around the world that explain the stars in the sky, and then create your own constellation and myth in a storytelling activity.

The program begins at 11:00am on Saturday, August 29, and meets at the Information Desk on the main Museum level. Family programs are free with admission but require advance registration. To register, please send an email to educationevents@intrepidmuseum.org.

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October 16th 2015 - September 1st 2016
On the Line: Intrepid and the Vietnam War

On the Line: Intrepid & the Vietnam War   On the Line: Intrepid and the Vietnam War

On October 16, 2015, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will unveil On the Line: Intrepid and the Vietnam War, a major exhibition exploring the events and impact of the Vietnam War through the lens of Intrepid’s history. Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the conclusion of the war, the exhibition will offer a site-specific immersion into an important chapter of American history. The legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid served three tours of duty in Vietnam between 1966 and 1969. Set within the very spaces where men lived and served, the exhibition will focus on the experiences of Intrepid and its crew “on the line”—the periods when the ship was active in the Gulf of Tonkin, launching aircraft for missions over mainland Vietnam. The exhibition will include artifacts, photographs and film clips from the Museum’s collection, many of which will be on display for the first time.

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