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EXHIBITIONKamikaze: Beyond the Fire
Kamikaze: Beyond the Fire
Now Open

An immersive multimedia experience reveals the history and impact of kamikazes. Through firsthand accounts and artifacts from the United States and Japan, learn about the young men on both sides of the devastating attacks. Free with Museum admission. Learn more.
EXHIBITIONNavy Cakes: A Slice of History
Navy Cakes: A Slice of History
Open through March 2021

Dig in to our new exhibition that showcases these epic sweets and the hard work of the sailors who created them. Explore recipes, photos, artifacts and oral histories that tell the stories of the elaborate confections baked onboard Intrepid and Growler. Learn more.
EXHIBITIONA View from the Deep
A View from the Deep:
The Submarine Growler & the Cold War
Explore the history of the USS Growler—one of America’s first nuclear-missile submarines—in the context of the Cold War.
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EXHIBITIONOn the Line
On the Line: Intrepid and the Vietnam War
Intrepid served three tours of duty in Vietnam from 1966–1969. This exhibition explores the events and impact of the Vietnam War through the lens of Intrepid’s history.
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FREE PROGRAMEducation
Spooky Space (Ages 5–15)

October 29: 3:00pm–5:00pm
Witches, spiders and ghosts…in space! Find out which eerie creatures lurk in the night sky as we explore the astronomical origins of Halloween and share a few haunting tales of unexplained phenomena as witnessed by astronauts!
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FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Codebreakers (Ages 5–15)
November 3: 3:00pm–4:00pm

Students will learn about naval communication by examining artifacts from Intrepid's time of service. Testing their wits, students will have the opportunity to take a stab at decoding and will learn to construct their own coded messages!
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FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Lunar Landers (Ages 8–18)
November 5: 3:00pm–4:00pm

What's 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. Materials needed: disposable cup, recyclable materials, tape, scissors, two coins or other small objects.
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Life in Space (Virtual)
November 8

Discover what it takes to travel to and from space! Visit the Space Shuttle Pavilion to learn about life in space and practice training like an astronaut.
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FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Life Aboard! (Ages 5–15)
November 10: 3:00pm–4:00pm

With 3,200 sailors aboard Intrepid's, it’s no wonder it was called a "city at sea!" Living on a naval ship proved to be both challenging and exciting. Learn more about what it was like to live aboard Intrepid during this immersive experience! Students will articulate the purpose of an aircraft carrier and identify at least three crew member jobs held during Intrepid's time of service. They will be taught the many ways in which life aboard differed from life on land and some of the adjustments sailors made to improve life aboard.
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ACCESS PROGRAMS / VETERANS / FAMILY / FREE PROGRAMVeterans Day
Veterans Day Weekend
November 11

Celebrate with us and honor our servicemen and women at the Museum's Veteran's Day ceremony. Join us as we recognize their service, commemorate their sacrifice and honor them for defending our treasured way of life.
ACCESS PROGRAMS / FREE PROGRAM Stories Within
Good Morning, Intrepid!

November 12
Explore historic spaces and learn how Intrepid sailors began their day. Then enjoy activities inspired by crew members’ experiences.
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FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Biome Away from Home (Ages 8–18)
November 12: 3:00pm–4:00pm

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.
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ACCESS PROGRAMS / FREE PROGRAMSensory Friendly Evenings
Virtual Sensory Friendly Evening: Submarine Growler (teens and adults, ages 14+)

November 13
Learn about the adventures and challenges of life underwater with this virtual exploration of the Cold War submarine Growler!
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ACCESS PROGRAMS / VETERANS / FAMILY / FREE PROGRAMMilitary Family Program
Virtual Military Family Program: Life Underwater
November 15: 11:00am—12:00pm

Learn about the adventures and challenges of life underwater! Families will explore the submarine Growler virtually. Then experiment with keeping things afloat and other design challenges!
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FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
High Flying Design (Ages 8–18)
November 17: 3:00pm–4:00pm

Students will discuss the parts of a plane and how nature influences shape and design. Educators will demonstrate the four forces of flight and students 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.
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FREE PROGRAMVirtual Mentorship Meetup
Virtual Mentorship Meet-Up
November 18: 4:00pm—5:00pm

Join us for a FREE virtual program in which women in STEAM careers will share inspirational stories of their pathways to their current STEAM careers. This program is most appropriate for teen girls (14-17 years old) but anyone is welcome to join us. Parents must sign up their teens for this event.
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ACCESS PROGRAMS / VETERANS / FREE PROGRAM Intrepid After Hours
Celebrate Cakes!
November 18: 5:00pm—6:00pm

As we enter the Holiday Season, join the Intrepid Museum and fellow veterans virtually as we talk about celebrations onboard. We will be touring our exhibition, Navy Cakes: A Slice of History. Explore recipes, photos, artifacts and oral histories that tell the stories of the elaborate confections baked onboard Intrepid and Growler.
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FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Journey to Space (Ages 5–15)
November 19: 3:00pm–4:00pm

Among the fixed stars lie moving points of light that we now know as planets. From the rings of Saturn to the craters of Mercury, each planet has a unique composition. Join us on this journey as we explore the planets of our solar system and beyond!
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FREE PROGRAM Virtual Astronomy Live: Food in Space
Virtual Astronomy Live: Sounds from Space

November 19: 5:30pm—7:00pm
Take a tour from the Earth's atmosphere to other planets and the Sun. Hear some amazing and natural sounds from the universe along with different sound clouds of space and in our solar system.
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FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Celebrations Aboard Intrepid(Ages 5–15)
November 24: 3:00pm–4:00pm

Witches, spiders and ghosts…in space! Find out which eerie creatures lurk in the night sky as we explore the astronomical origins of Halloween and share a few haunting tales of unexplained phenomena as witnessed by astronauts!
Learn more and register.

FREE PROGRAMVirtual Mentorship Meetup
GOALS for Girls Summer Intensive Virtual Information Session
December 5: 11:00am—Noon

Each year, the Intrepid Museum welcomes a cohort of 50 New York City girls in 8th and 9th grade to participate in our renowned 6-week GOALS for Girls Summer Intensive. This informational will take prospective participants and their parents through all aspects of the application process and the program itinerary.
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Traditions Aboard Intrepid
December 6

Explore Intrepid's historical spaces and find out how crew members celebrated special occasions with their fellow sailors. Families will make connections to their own traditions and take home celebratory projects.
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VETERANS Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
December 7

Attend a wreath-laying ceremony on board Intrepid, in remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Free with admission.
VETERANSIntrepid Book Club
Missionaries with Special Guest Author Phil Klay

December 15: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Join other veterans and their guests as we discuss the new highly anticipated novel Missionaries, with special guest, National Book Award author, Phil Klay! Missionaries follows four characters as they become further entangled in the Columbian civil war. This newly released novel was named “Most Anticipated of Fall 2020” by the Chicago Tribune and New York Magazine and was included on the New York Times “17 New Books to Watch For in October” list. Be a part of this unique experience as we discuss this thrilling novel with the author!
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ACCESS PROGRAMS / FAMILY / FREE PROGRAMEarly Morning Openings
Early Morning Openings (ages 3-18): Ports of Call

December 19
Intrepid visited many ports and countries around the world throughout its years of service. Use your five senses to learn about Intrepid's journeys and imagine some of your own!
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