Intrepid Museum 2020 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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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 October 2020

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.
EXHIBITIONDiscover Exoplanets
Discover Exoplanets:
the Search for Alien Worlds

Open through January 26, 2020

This traveling exhibition provides an introduction to the search for habitable worlds beyond our solar system and features multimedia activities where visitors can build their own solar systems, see the most recent NASA discoveries and learn about whether popular TV shows and movies feature facts or fiction. Purchase Museum tickets.
EXHIBITIONISS VR
International Space Station (ISS) VR Experience
Temporarily Closed

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. Purchase Museum tickets.
FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYPlanetarium Show: On the Wings of New York
Planetarium Show: Biome Away from Home
Open through January 26, 2020
Monday-Friday: 1:15pm

Michael Tyler Fisher Center for Education Being in "the Goldilocks Zone," Earth was JUST right to support life – but what about other planets in our solar system? During this planetary adventure, explore the unknown and investigate potential places we can find life in space! Please arrive 5 minutes before the start of the program. Purchase Museum tickets.
OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

January 25
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.

VETERANS / Family / FREEDeep Space Exploration
Deep Space Exploration

January 26
Learn about Intrepid's connections to space travel through multi-sensory exploration and discover how our adventures into space have helped us to learn more about our solar system and beyond. Families will visit the Space Shuttle Pavilion and explore deep space in the Museum's pop-up planetarium.
Learn more.

FREE PROGRAM Teen Event
Perception vs. Reality:
The Intersection of AR/VR and Neuroscience
February 1

How does augmented and virtual reality affect the human brain? Join us as NYSCI and special guests lead discussions, demonstrations and activities about AR/VR and neuroscience. At the conclusion of the program, participants are free to enjoy the Museum for the remainder of the day.
Learn more.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

February 1
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 / FAMILY / ACCESS PROGRAM Access Programs
Living Pictures
February 2

Pictures capture a moment in time. Explore important moments on board Intrepid through ship tours, movement activities and hands-on art experiences.
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FREE PROGRAM Teen Event
Teen Leadership Programs:
Morning Informational
February 8

Parents, teachers, school administrators and teens from New York City are invited to learn more about the Intrepid Museum’s no-cost teen leadership programs.
Learn more.

VETERANS / FREE Early Morning Opening
Intrepid Book Club: A Woman of No Importance, by Sonia Purnell
February 6

At this meeting, we will be discussing the New York Times Best Seller A Woman of No Importance, by Sonia Purnell. This captivating new biography of World War II spy Virginia Hall was described by The New York Times Book Review as "Excellent…This book is as riveting as any thriller, and as hard to put down."
Learn more.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY / ACCESS PROGRAM Early Morning Opening
Early Morning Opening: Celebrations Aboard Intrepid (ages 3-18)
February 8

Explore how crew members aboard Intrepid celebrated special occasions with their fellow sailors when their families were far away. The program will recreate some of these U.S. Navy traditions and give families the chance to share some of their own! Tours will visit the special exhibition Navy Cakes: A Slice of History.
Learn more.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

February 8
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 / FAMILY / TALKS + PERFORMANCES / ACCESS PROGRAMSKids Week
Kids Week
February 15-22

Join us all week long for live animal shows, pop-up planetarium shows, maker spaces, live performances and so much more! Children of all ages and interests will learn more about STEAM through activities and demonstrations designed to educate and inspire.
Learn more.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

February 22
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.

VETERAN / FREEIntrepid After Hours
The Sweeter Side of Service!

February 26: 4:30pm-8:00pm
Explore the special exhibit Navy Cakes: A Slice of History and celebrate with fellow veterans and Milk Bar. Hear and share stories about the significance of cake in the military, then work together to make Milk Bar’s famous cake truffles. Eat some right away and take some home!
Learn more.

FAMILYCamp Intrepid
Camp Intrepid

February 17-21
Engineering from STEM to STERN – Check out some of the awesome engineering feats involved in Intrepid functioning as a ship, an airport and a city at sea and then come up with your own ways to solve our engineering challenges. What innovations will you come up with? Ages 5-10.
Learn more.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

February 29
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 / FAMILY / ACCESS PROGRAM Access Programs
Ship Safety
March 1

Discover how Intrepid's crew kept this ship running smoothly! Families will visit various areas of the ship to learn how sailors kept safe at sea, forming connections to their own lives along the way.
Learn more.

FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Homeschool Program: Intrepid Celebrations
March 6

Celebrations aboard Intrepid during its time of service brought the crew together and boosted morale as they carried out their jobs at sea. Participants will visit historic spaces of the ship and the new exhibition Navy Cakes: A Slice of History as they learn about the various holidays and events celebrated onboard Intrepid. Registration opens February 7.
FREE / FAMILY / TALKS + PERFORMANCES Operation Slumber
Astronomy Night - Beyond Me: A Journey with Music & Sounds Through Space, Art and Technology

March 6
Join us for a special "work in process" with Dr. Steve B. Howell NASA Ames Kepler Exoplanet Researcher and Henri Scars Struck & Grace Palmer, the creative team, The Other Side of the Brain.
Purchase museum tickets.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

March 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

March 13
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

March 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 Teen Event
Girls in Science and Engineering Day
March 14

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Museum invites families, chaperoned school/youth groups and teens to celebrate women and girls in STEM at the sixth annual Girls in Science and Engineering Day. Enjoy hands-on experiences, exciting demonstrations and engaging discussions provided by science-based organizations, college programs and New York City public school students.
Learn more.

FAMILYCamp Intrepid
Camp Intrepid

March 16 - 20
Transportation, On the Sea, In the Air, Into Space – Check out the many modes of transportation represented in the Museum’s collection and learn about the possible places in (and out of) this world they can take you. Do you have the "drive" to travel to these places one day? Ages 5-10.
Learn more.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

March 20
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

March 21
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 Teen Event
STEAM Mentorship Day: BEING…
March 28

Calling all teen girls interested in the diverse subjects of STEM for a day of BEING: being YOURSELF as you speak with peers and women from varied STEAM fields about your interests and journey in STEAM; being INSPIRED as you learn about the different education and career paths of invited female mentors; and being OPEN to the perspectives, opportunities and ways to transformation the STEAM narrative.
Learn more.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

March 28
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

April 3
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 / FAMILY / TALKS + PERFORMANCES Operation Slumber
Astronomy Night

April 3
Discover how the next generation of spacecraft incorporate structures that need to be folded up for launch and then unfolded once in space with Manan Arya, technologist and space origami engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Purchase museum tickets.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

April 4
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 / FAMILY / ACCESS PROGRAM Access Programs
Aircraft Design
April 5

Learn about the forces that help helicopters and airplanes take off and fly! Families will get up close to aircraft and compare different types, before experimenting with design challenges.
Learn more.

TALKS + PERFORMANCES Public Programs
Innovators
April 10

Meet the co-founders of Space Factory, a multi-planetary architectural and technology design firm building for both earth and space environments. Beer and wine available for purchase with valid ID. Ages 21+. Register in advance. More information coming soon.
Learn more.

FAMILYCamp Intrepid
Camp Intrepid

April 13 - 17
Spy Science – Explore Intrepid, the submarine Growler, the A-12 spy plane and items in the collection used for spying and super-secret communication! How does science help us with sending, receiving and learning secrets? Ages 5-10.
Learn more.

FREE PROGRAM Teen Events
College Fair
April 18

Join us at our College Fair! Upper-middle and high school students are invited to learn about the college application process in an intimate and unique setting, speak with college and university representatives, and participate in workshop sessions to connect with college advisors, students and peers.
Learn more.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

April 18
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 / FAMILYFree Friday
Intrepid Museum Free Fridays

April 24
The Museum will offer free admission on the last Friday of every month from April through September from 5:00pm–8:00pm! Explore the Museum and enjoy a variety of free after-hours programming including stargazing and movies on the flight deck! Our cafes are open during Free Friday with food and beverages available for purchase.
More information coming soon.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

April 25
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

May 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.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY / ACCESS PROGRAM Access Programs
Aircraft Design
May 10

From ships and planes to submarines and even space shuttles, vessels of all types use navigation to find their way. Families will explore the ship and try out the navigation tools from each of these vessels, followed by a planetarium show that demonstrates the ways people have navigated throughout history and how we find our way today.
Learn more.

Talks + Performances Salute to Freedom Gala
Salute to Freedom

May 21
The Intrepid Museum's Salute to Freedom gala recognizes extraordinary leadership and honors the brave men and women who serve in defense of our nation.
Learn more.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

May 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.

Veterans / FAMILY / TALKS + PERFORMANCESFleet Week NYC
Fleet Week at the Intrepid Museum

May 20 - 25
Celebrate our service men and women with a full lineup of live performances, interactive displays, and special events. Marvel at science demos and talks throughout the week, and hear stories from Intrepid former crew members. Don’t miss the arrival of visiting ships, the kick off to the museums summer movie series, and much more!
More information coming soon.

FREE / FAMILYFree Friday
Intrepid Museum Free Fridays

May 29
The Museum will offer free admission on the last Friday of every month from April through September from 5:00pm–8:00pm! Explore the Museum and enjoy a variety of free after-hours programming including stargazing and movies on the flight deck! Our cafes are open during Free Friday with food and beverages available for purchase.
More information coming soon.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

June 6
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 / FAMILY / ACCESS PROGRAM Access Programs
Squadron Maneuvers
June 7

Learn how the crew worked together to move, fuel and prepare planes for flight. Families will explore the Museum and work together to complete science activities and create art.
Learn more.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

June 13
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.

FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Homeschool Program: Adventures in Aviation
June 26

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum has one of the most varied aircraft collections in the nation, with five branches of the U.S. armed forces represented, as well as several distinctive aircraft from around the world. Learn more about how these aircraft fly and why they are designed in specific ways. Explore the historic spaces of the ship, view exhibits with a Museum educator, and participate in hands-on STEM activities all about aircraft design and function!
Registration opens May 29.

FREE / FAMILYFree Friday
Intrepid Museum Free Fridays

June 26
The Museum will offer free admission on the last Friday of every month from April through September from 5:00pm–8:00pm! Explore the Museum and enjoy a variety of free after-hours programming including stargazing and movies on the flight deck! Our cafes are open during Free Friday with food and beverages available for purchase.
More information coming soon.

FREE / FAMILYFree Friday
Intrepid Museum Free Fridays

July 31
The Museum will offer free admission on the last Friday of every month from April through September from 5:00pm–8:00pm! Explore the Museum and enjoy a variety of free after-hours programming including stargazing and movies on the flight deck! Our cafes are open during Free Friday with food and beverages available for purchase.
More information coming soon.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY / ACCESS PROGRAM Access Programs
Under the Weather
July 12

Heat, rain, snow—oh no! Explore the aircraft carrier Intrepid and learn about the challenges of working in different weather conditions on board the ship or while flying an airplane. Families will then create projects for weather-preparedness!
Learn more.

FREE / FAMILYFree Friday
Intrepid Museum Free Fridays

August 28
The Museum will offer free admission on the last Friday of every month from April through September from 5:00pm–8:00pm! Explore the Museum and enjoy a variety of free after-hours programming including stargazing and movies on the flight deck! Our cafes are open during Free Friday with food and beverages available for purchase.
More information coming soon.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY / ACCESS PROGRAM Access Programs
Space Race
August 2

What does a ship have to do with outer space? Discover Intrepid's connection to America's early ventures into space and explore the future of space travel. Tour will include the special exhibition When We Went to the Moon.
Learn more.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY / ACCESS PROGRAM Access Programs
Jobs Aboard
September 13

Find out why Intrepid was a "city at sea" and learn about different jobs aboard the ship! Visit spaces where sailors lived and worked, then participate in activities inspired by their experiences.
Learn more.

FREE / FAMILYFree Friday
Intrepid Museum Free Fridays

September 25
The Museum will offer free admission on the last Friday of every month from April through September from 5:00pm–8:00pm! Explore the Museum and enjoy a variety of free after-hours programming including stargazing and movies on the flight deck! Our cafes are open during Free Friday with food and beverages available for purchase.
More information coming soon.

FREE / FAMILYFree Friday
Intrepid Museum Free Fridays

September 25
The Museum will offer free admission on the last Friday of every month from April through September from 5:00pm–8:00pm! Explore the Museum and enjoy a variety of free after-hours programming including stargazing and movies on the flight deck! Our cafes are open during Free Friday with food and beverages available for purchase.
More information coming soon.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY / ACCESS PROGRAM Access Programs
Build it, Sail it, Fly it
October 4

Explore Intrepid and its aircraft to discover how they were built and changed over time. Families will learn how artifacts are fixed and maintained today and practice problem-solving and collaboration through challenges and activities.
Learn more.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY / ACCESS PROGRAM Access Programs
Life in Space
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.
Learn more.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY / ACCESS PROGRAM Access Programs
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.
Learn more.