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January 1st - December 31st
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 - June 8th
Objects in Conversation: A Collections Exhibition

Objects   Objects in Conversation: A Collections Exhibition

Now Open through June 8, 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 - December 31st
Submerged: A New Interactive Submarine Exhibit

Submerged   Submerged: A New Interactive Submarine Exhibit

In 2014, we added a 40-foot interactive submarine exhibit to the Exploreum Interactive Hall, the Museum’s hands-on immersive gallery.

The Intrepid Museum is home to submarine Growler, the only American strategic missile submarine open to the public. This companion education environment, which is fully accessible, will enable children and families to explore life aboard a submarine. How does it work? What does it do? How do people sleep, eat and relax in such cramped quarters? Become a submariner this summer!

January 1st - September 14th
Hubble@25

Hubble   HUBBLE@25

Now Open through September 14, 2015
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
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
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.


February 7th - March 1st
Tour Guide Talk: Tuskegee Airmen: Tuskegee Airmen: The Real Story

Tuskegee Airmen   Tour Guide Talk: Tuskegee Airmen: Tuskegee Airmen: The Real Story

The films The Tuskegee Airmen and Red Tails introduced audiences to the Tuskegee Airmen of the 332nd Fighter Group. This Tour Guide Talk celebrates the accomplishments of these pioneering aviators who fought from May 1943 to June 1945, and highlights what the films got right and wrong.

This Tour Guide Talk, which takes place Saturdays and Sundays at 11:45am and 2:45pm, is open to the public and free with the price of admission to the Museum. It is most appropriate for ages six and up.


February 7th - March 1st
Tour Guide Talk: With Bravery & Distinction: The African-American Journey in Sea, Air & Space

Bravery and Distinction   Tour Guide Talk: With Bravery and Distinction: The African-American Journey in Sea, Air and Space

This Tour Guide Talk celebrates the accomplishments of African Americans who were pioneers in the areas of sea, air and space. Visitors will hear the stories of USS Intrepid's Gun Tub 10, the steward’s mates who fought to save Intrepid from a kamikaze attack; Jesse Brown, the U.S. Navy's first African-American combat pilot, who lost his life during the Korean War; Robert Lawrence, America's first African-American astronaut, who was part of the Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) program in 1967; and many others.

This Tour Guide Talk, which takes place on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm, is open to the public and free with the price of admission to the Museum. It is most appropriate for ages six and up.


February 28th
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!  Stop by the Intrepid Museum on Saturday, February 28, 2015 for a Family Program, Dive into Density. During this 60-minute experience children and their parents or caregivers will learn what density is and how it can be changed by creating and manipulating their own Cartesian diver that they can then bring home.

The program begins at 10:30am 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.


March 7th - March 29th
Tour Guide Talk: Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter   Tour Guide Talk: Rosie the Riveter

This interactive talk celebrates "Rosie the Riveter," an American icon from World War II that has come to represent the "We Can Do It" spirit of women and girls around the globe. The talk will share the history of "Rosie" with visitors and offer insight into how she helped change the lives of women in the workplace up to the present day.

This Tour Guide Talk, which takes place on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:45am and 2:45pm, is open to the public and free with the price of admission to the Museum. It is most appropriate for ages six and up.


March 7th - March 29th
Tour Guide Talk: Intrepid Women: Extraordinary Stories of Women in Sea, Air and Space

Tour Guide Talk: Intrepid Women: Extraordinary Stories of Women in Sea, Air and Space   Tour Guide Talk: Intrepid Women: Extraordinary Stories of Women in Sea, Air and Space

This 45-minute talk will recount the stories of trailblazing women and their accomplishments in sea, air and space over the past 70 years. From the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) to Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, this talk will explore the role women have played in the U.S. military from the 1940s to the present day and will share insight into the female spirit, summed up by the iconic phrase “We Can Do It!”

This Tour Guide Talk, which takes place on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm, is open to the public and free with the price of admission to the Museum. It is most appropriate for ages six and up.


March 11th
Road to Results: Nine Steps for Identifying, Researching, and Building Audiences

Road to Results: Nine Steps for Identifying, Researching, and Building Audiences   Road to Results: Nine Steps for Identifying, Researching, and Building Audiences

The Intrepid Museum invites you to join us for this three-part webinar “watch and talk” series hosted by the American Alliance of Museums. Presenters from 10 organizations that undertook diverse audience-building projects will detail key takeaways on audience research, program and organizational planning, evaluation, successes, challenges, impact and lessons learned. Museum colleagues representing AAM Professional Networks will provide perspective and examples from the museum field. For more information, visit the AAM website.

  • March 11: Know the Audience (Recognizing the Need, Identifying the Target Audience That Fits, Identifying and Removing Barriers, Taking Out the Guesswork)
  • March 18: Aligning the Organization (Thinking through the Relationship, Aligning Strategy, Preparing for Success)
  • March 25: Engaging the Audience (Providing Multiple Ways In, Building in Learning, Measuring Success and Impact)

This event is free, and guests may attend any or all sessions. Click here to register.

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March 14th
Girls in Science and Engineering Day

Girls in Science and Engineering Day   Girls in Science and Engineering Day

Join us at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum to celebrate Girls in Science and Engineering Day. Together various organizations will engage visitors in hands-on experiences, demonstrations and interactives to discover how STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) is all around us! This event takes place from 11:00am to 3:00pm in hangars 2 and 3 at the Museum.


March 14th
Operation Slumber: Girls Only

Teacher Appreciation Day   Operation Slumber: Girls Only

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum hosts "Operation Slumber" overnight visits for families, organized youth groups, and their chaperones. Ideal for scouts troops, and school and camp groups, this sleepover is a great way for young people to experience life aboard the Intrepid. Spaces are still available for this Girls Only Operation Slumber on March 14.

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March 14th
Scout Day: STEM Day

Scout Day: STEM Day   Scout Day: STEM Day

What better way is there to spend your day than by coming to the Intrepid Museum to learn about history and science? Scout programs and activities are designed to help children earn requirements towards their Badges, Interest Projects, Loops or Try-Its. On Scout Days children can participate in fun activities with museum educators and volunteers. Children can participate in make-it and take-it activities and hands-on demonstrations, and activities take place between 11:00am and 2:30pm.

On March 14, Scout Day will be STEM Day, coinciding with our GOALS for Girls in Science and Engineering Day. Learn about cutting-edge science and technology from the people who are inventing and making it happen. Scout Groups receive discounted admission with advanced booking. Click here or contact our group sales department at 646-381-5010 to book your group.

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March 14th
ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival

ReelAbilities   ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival

The Intrepid Museum will serve as a venue for the Seventh Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival. The day-long film festival, to be held in the Allison & Howard Lutnick Theater, will feature a selection of films, both documentary and fictional narrative, that focus on the lives and stories of individuals with a diverse range of disabilities. To expand upon the themes presented on screen and to delve deeper into these important topics, each film will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers and others. Films will include The Finishers (2013), Riding My Way Back (2014) and The Astronaut’s Secret (2014).

Click here to access a detailed schedule of films playing at the Intrepid Museum and click here to purchase tickets. For more information about the ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival, please visit www.reelabilities.org.

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March 14th
Family Program: Cosmic Colors

Family Program: Cosmic Colors   Family Program: Cosmic Colors

Stop by the Intrepid Museum on Saturday, March 14, 2015 for a Family Program, Cosmic Colors. During this 60-minute experience children and their parents or caregivers will learn how astronomers give photos of outer space their vibrant colors by taking a tour of the HUBBLE@25 exhibition, and will paint their own versions of deep space objects using real Hubble data.

The program begins at 10:30am 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.


March 18th
Road to Results: Nine Steps for Identifying, Researching, and Building Audiences

Road to Results: Nine Steps for Identifying, Researching, and Building Audiences   Road to Results: Nine Steps for Identifying, Researching, and Building Audiences

The Intrepid Museum invites you to join us for this three-part webinar “watch and talk” series hosted by the American Alliance of Museums. Presenters from 10 organizations that undertook diverse audience-building projects will detail key takeaways on audience research, program and organizational planning, evaluation, successes, challenges, impact and lessons learned. Museum colleagues representing AAM Professional Networks will provide perspective and examples from the museum field. For more information, visit the AAM website.

  • March 11: Know the Audience (Recognizing the Need, Identifying the Target Audience That Fits, Identifying and Removing Barriers, Taking Out the Guesswork)
  • March 18: Aligning the Organization (Thinking through the Relationship, Aligning Strategy, Preparing for Success)
  • March 25: Engaging the Audience (Providing Multiple Ways In, Building in Learning, Measuring Success and Impact)

This event is free, and guests may attend any or all sessions. Click here to register.

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March 25th
Road to Results: Nine Steps for Identifying, Researching, and Building Audiences

Road to Results: Nine Steps for Identifying, Researching, and Building Audiences   Road to Results: Nine Steps for Identifying, Researching, and Building Audiences

The Intrepid Museum invites you to join us for this three-part webinar “watch and talk” series hosted by the American Alliance of Museums. Presenters from 10 organizations that undertook diverse audience-building projects will detail key takeaways on audience research, program and organizational planning, evaluation, successes, challenges, impact and lessons learned. Museum colleagues representing AAM Professional Networks will provide perspective and examples from the museum field. For more information, visit the AAM website.

  • March 11: Know the Audience (Recognizing the Need, Identifying the Target Audience That Fits, Identifying and Removing Barriers, Taking Out the Guesswork)
  • March 18: Aligning the Organization (Thinking through the Relationship, Aligning Strategy, Preparing for Success)
  • March 25: Engaging the Audience (Providing Multiple Ways In, Building in Learning, Measuring Success and Impact)

This event is free, and guests may attend any or all sessions. Click here to register.

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March 28th
Accessing Field Trips: Students with Disabilities

Accessing Field Trips: Students with Disabilities   Accessing Field Trips: Students with Disabilities

During this Teacher Professional Development day, teachers will have the opportunity to learn about and experiment with strategies for making museum visits more successful and meaningful for students with disabilities. Representatives from the Museum Access Consortium (MAC) will share museum resources for special education teachers and students with disabilities across New York City. Following an introduction of the Intrepid Museum’s programs and resources, in-gallery demonstrations will address teaching science and social studies content, as well as practicing social-emotional skills. Teachers will have the opportunity to work in small groups to develop modifications for their own students. The event will be held on Saturday, March 28, from 9:30am-3:00pm at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

Registration is required and is now open. RSVP here.

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April 11th
Scout Day: Aerospace

Scout Day: Aerospace   Scout Day: Aerospace

What better way is there to spend your day than by coming to the Intrepid Museum to learn about history and science? Scout programs and activities are designed to help children earn requirements towards their Badges, Interest Projects, Loops or Try-Its. On Scout Days children can participate in fun activities with museum educators and volunteers. Activities take place between 11:00am and 2:30pm.

On April 11, Scout Day will be focused on aerospace. Scouts will participate in hands-on activities to help them understand how planes and rockets manage to stay up in the sky when gravity is constantly trying to pull them down to Earth. Scout Groups receive discounted admission with advanced booking. Click here or contact our group sales department at 646-381-5010 to book your group.

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April 24th
Astronomy on Deck

Astronomy Night   Astronomy on Deck 

The Intrepid Museum is happy to welcome back Astronomy on Tap on April 24, 2015—the anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope—for Astronomy on Deck, a night of astronomical merriment! Astronomers will be on hand with their high-powered telescopes, ready to reveal the wonders of the New York sky. Presentations will take place beneath the space shuttle Enterprise in the Space Shuttle Pavilion, and on the flight deck of Intrepid, beneath the stars. Beer and wine will be available to purchase. This event is free and for ages 21+ only. RSVP required; registration will open soon!

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April 30th
Hubble and Our Altered Universe

Astronomy Night   Hubble and Our Altered Universe

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope with leading scientists, as they discuss Hubble’s most important scientific discoveries including Hubble’s only Nobel Prize.  This panel discussion will take place on Thursday, April 30, at 7:00pm, in the Museum’s Lutnick Theater. Sara Seager, MIT; Adam G. Riess, Johns Hopkins University and Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI); Priyamvada (Priya) Natarajan, Yale; and Matt Mountain, Director of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) join moderator, Ira Flatow, host of Science Friday® on PRI, Public Radio International.

From the surprising discovery of an accelerating universe, to the ability to map dark matter, and the first measurements of the chemical makeup of an exoplanet’s atmosphere, the Hubble Space Telescope has altered our very understanding of the universe and our place within it. Tickets cost $20 ($10 for Museum members) and will go on sale on March 16.

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May 21st
The 24th Annual Salute to Freedom Gala

The 24th Annual Salute to Freedom Gala   The 24th Annual Salute to Freedom Gala

You are invited to join us on Thursday, May 21, 2015, aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid for the 24th annual Salute to Freedom gala. William H. McRaven will receive the Intrepid Freedom Award in honor of his 37 years of distinguished service defending the values of freedom and democracy, having served as commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, and now leading The University of Texas System. Ursula M. Burns, the greatly admired CEO of Xerox Corporation, will be honored with the Intrepid Salute Award for her business accomplishments, commitment to education and record of service.

Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.