Intrepid Museum 2019 events
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Learn, explore and play at the Museum all year long! Visit during one of our seasonal festivals, or drop by anytime for free programs like science demonstrations, talks, planetarium shows and more.
 


 
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EXHIBITIONNavy Cakes: A Slice of History
Navy Cakes: A Slice of History
Opens October 11

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.
EXHIBITIONISS VR
International Space Station (ISS) VR Experience
Through February 24

Take a virtual reality trip out of this world and visit the International Space Station! Experience what it's like to work, learn and live in the microgravity environment. Purchase Museum tickets.
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.
Learn more.

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.
Purchase Museum tickets.

SCREENING 3D films
3-D Films
Screenings begin at 10:30am daily

Experience the two new 3D Films playing now in our lutnick theater; Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas and Journey to Space. Immerse yourself in two stories showcasing new perspectives on life at sea and travels through space. Learn more.
FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYPlanetarium Show: On the Wings of New York
Planetarium Show: On the Wings of New York
Monday-Friday 3:00pm

From the placid waters of the Finger Lakes to the open fields of Long Island, aviation grew up in New York. Explore the Empire State’s role in the history of flight and journey with us from our earliest attempts aloft to our giant leaps on the Moon.
membership Member Appreciation Month
Member Appreciation Month
October 1–31

Museum members enjoy special exclusives and openings all month long! Enjoy special perks and other exciting opportunities at the Museum throughout October. Become a member.
TALKS + PERFORMANCES
InnovatorsInnovators: To Brooklyn and Beyond: New Lab in Space
October 18

Meet visionary founders of companies based in the Brooklyn tech hub New Lab, who are helping to turn the borough into one of the nation’s leaders in the innovation economy. Beer and wine available for purchase with valid ID. Ages 21+. Register in advance. Learn more and register.
ACCESS PROGRAMSLiving Pictures
The Stories Within: Living Pictures
October 17

Pictures capture a moment in time. Explore important moments on board the Intrepid through ship tours and conversations with former crew members. For individuals with dementia and their care partners.
Learn more and register

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY Free Friday
Free Friday
October 25

Explore the universe in the Museum's pop-up planetarium, with Intrepid Educator-led shows that will take you around our galaxy and back again. Every 45 minutes. First come, first served. All ages.
Learn more.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY Astronomy Night
Astronomy Night
October 25

Celebrate Halloween with a special Astronomy Night and learn about the spookiest planets in the universe from astrophysicist Jackie Faherty. Free. Space is limited. First come, first served. Talk starts at 7:30pm.
More information coming soon.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Star Stories
October 26 & 27

Intrepid Adventures are enrichment programs designed to provide children ages 5–12, their siblings and parents/caregivers an opportunity to have fun and learn together. Programs are one hour and free with Museum admission. Learn more and register.
ACCESS PROGRAMS / VETERANS / FREE PROGRAMVeterans
Veterans Plus: Exit12 Workshop & Performance
October 29

Performance by Exit12 Dance Company for veterans and their guests. The Intrepid Museum transforms into a stage as veterans recount incredible moments of sacrifice, courage, triumph and loss. These stories are then realized in choreography. Veterans and a guest are also invited to register for Movement to Contact, a pre-show dance/movement workshop. Learn more and register.
TALKS + PERFORMANCESInnovators
Innovators
November 8

Hear from NASA’s Steven González, who will discuss NASA innovations we take for granted every day and how NASA continues to share technology with the world. Beer and wine available for purchase with valid ID. Ages 21+. Register in advance. More information coming soon. Learn more and register.
TALKS + PERFORMANCESUCB
Upright Citizens Brigade:
The George Lucas Talk Show
Wednesday, November 13: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Join Star Wars creator George Lucas, performed by comedian Connor Ratliff, as he interviews special guest NASA's Steve Howell, Kepler exoplanet researcher and astrophysicist, and primatologist and comedian Natalia Reagan . Find out how the Star Wars universe can be strikingly similar to our own. Yes…there is a Tatooine! Space Shuttle Pavilion. Ages 21+. Beer and wine for purchase. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for Museum members. Learn more and purchase tickets.
OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

November 2
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
Learn more.

ACCESS PROGRAMS / VETERANS / FAMILY
Navigation: Finding Your Way Navigation: Finding Your Way

November 3
Ships, planes, submarines and even space shuttles use navigation to find their way. Step into a pop-up planetarium to learn how people navigated in the past and how we find our way today.
Learn more

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

November 9
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
Learn more.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: High Flying Design
November 9 & 10

Intrepid Adventures are enrichment programs designed to provide children ages 5–12, their siblings and parents/caregivers an opportunity to have fun and learn together. Programs are one hour and free with Museum admission. Learn more and register.
ACCESS PROGRAMS / VETERANS / FAMILY / FREE PROGRAMVeterans Day
Veterans Day Weekend
November 8–11

Celebrate with us and honor our servicemen and women at the Museum's Veteran's Day and Seats of Honor Ceremonies. Join us as we recognize their service, commemorate their sacrifice and honor them for defending our treasured way of life.
ACCESS PROGRAMSAstronomy Night
The Stories Within: Working Below Deck
November 14

Find out why Intrepid was a "city at sea" and explore where sailors ate, slept and worked to celebrate important their contributions. For individuals with dementia and their care partners.
Learn more and register.

VETERANS / ACCESS PROGRAMSOperation Slumber
Veterans Job Fair

November 15
Open to veterans and their spouses, the Museum's goal is to connect this community to available resource partners and employment and networking opportunities. Throughout the day, workshops led by experts will be offered that are geared towards job acquisition and expanding professional development.
Learn more and register.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

November 16
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
Learn more.

ACCESS PROGRAMS / FAMILYAccess Programs
Sensory Friendly Evening: Hangar Deck (ages 14+)

November 22
Explore the Intrepid Museum after hours during a fun sensory-friendly evening with friends and family. The hangar deck of the historic aircraft carrier will be open. Learn more and register.
ACCESS PROGRAMS / FAMILYAccess Programs
Early Morning Opening: Living in Space (ages 3-18)

November 23
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.
Learn more and register.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

November 23
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
Learn more.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Intrepid Space Academy
November 23 & 24

Intrepid Adventures are enrichment programs designed to provide children ages 5–12, their siblings and parents/caregivers an opportunity to have fun and learn together. Programs are one hour and free with Museum admission. Learn more and register.
OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

December 7
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
Learn more.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

December 14
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
Learn more.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Diving Into Density
December 7 & 8

Intrepid Adventures are enrichment programs designed to provide children ages 5–12, their siblings and parents/caregivers an opportunity to have fun and learn together. Programs are one hour and free with Museum admission. Learn more and register.
FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Flying in Style
December 21 & 22

Intrepid Adventures are enrichment programs designed to provide children ages 5–12, their siblings and parents/caregivers an opportunity to have fun and learn together. Programs are one hour and free with Museum admission. Learn more and register.
FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Star Stories
December 28 & 29

Intrepid Adventures are enrichment programs designed to provide children ages 5–12, their siblings and parents/caregivers an opportunity to have fun and learn together. Programs are one hour and free with Museum admission. Learn more and register.