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EXHIBITIONOn the Mend
On the Mend: Restoring Intrepid’s Sick Bay
Now open

The temporary exhibition On the Mend: Restoring Intrepid’s Sick Bay examines the history of medical care on the ship while also illuminating the Museum’s current efforts to open sick bay to visitors. Objects, photographs, archives and oral histories reveal the complexities of medical care on board an aircraft carrier at sea. Visitors can also explore an interactive 3D model of sick bay.
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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.
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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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VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEIntrepid Adventures
Virtual Astronomy Live: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope: First Science Images
August 21, 3:00pm – 5:00pm ET

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a partnership with ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), released its first full-color images and spectroscopic data on July 12, 2022. As the largest and most complex observatory ever launched into space, Webb went through a six-month period of preparation before it began science work, calibrating its instruments to its space environment and aligning its mirrors. This talk will explain Webb engineering, first science images, and future science goals.
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FAMILY / FREEFree Fridays
Free Fridays with Movie Night
August 26, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

The Museum will offer free admission on the last Friday of every month! Explore the Museum and enjoy a variety of free after-hours programming including movies on the flight deck! Our cafes are open during Free Friday with food and beverages available for purchase.
Blade Runner
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VETERANS / MILITARY FAMILY / FREESpecial Cat Shot Café Access
Special Cat Shot Café Access
August 26, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Current and former service members who register in advance enjoy exclusive access and complimentary refreshments on the Aircraft Elevator, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, before the showing of the film. With advance registration, military and veteran families may also skip the general admission line and enter via the member line.
Blade Runner
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VIRTUAL / FAMILY / Freethe British Airways Concorde
Behind the Scenes Live: 40th Anniversary Virtual Experiences: the British Airways Concorde
September 8, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Join the Intrepid Museum’s Curator of Aviation Eric Boehm and Former Concorde Pilot Leslie Scott on a rare virtual tour of the supersonic British Airways Concorde!
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ACCESS / FAMILY / FREETea Dances
Tea Dances for Individuals with Dementia and Their Care Partners: Fall Ball
September 14, 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET

Put on your dancing shoes and join the Intrepid Museum for an afternoon of dancing and engagement with music from Intrepid’s years of service (1943–1974), led by Rhythm Break Cares! Dance from the comfort of your home and stay after to learn more about the sessions at the Intrepid Museum!
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ACCESS / teens and adults, ages 14+ / FREEAccess Family Program
Sensory Friendly Evenings
September 16, 5:00pm – 7:00pm ET

The Intrepid Museum offers Sensory Friendly Evenings for individuals with autism eight times a year. By keeping the doors open at night for teens (14+) and adults, participants can experience the Museum in a sensory-friendly environment. In the evening, specific areas of the Museum are open for self-exploration.
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ACCESS / VIRTUAL / Family, All Ages / FREEAccess Family Program
Sea, Air and Space Food
September 18, 11:00am – 12:00pm ET

Food is an important part of any travel experience. Learn about food on Intrepid, British Airways Concorde, and NASA space shuttles and determine for yourself which is the tastiest!
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ACCESS / FAMILy,  Ages 3 –18 / FREEAccess Program
Early Morning Openings: Concorde
September 24, 8:30am – 11:00am ET

Discover the luxury experience of the British Airways Concorde! Go inside this supersonic jet to learn about the Concorde experience and legacy.
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FAMILY / FREEFree Fridays
Free Fridays with Astronomy Night
September 30, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

The museum will open to the public for free from 5:00pm – 9:00pm and will include a talk between Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise and former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino about Haise's new book Never Panic Early: An Apollo 13 Astronaut's Journey. Educational activities, demonstrations, and stargazing with local astronomers will also be available throughout the evening!
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ACCESS / FAMILY / FREETea Dances
Tea Dances for Individuals with Dementia and Their Care Partners: Boo Bash
October 12, 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET

Put on your dancing shoes and join the Intrepid Museum for an afternoon of dancing and engagement with music from Intrepid’s years of service (1943–1974), led by Rhythm Break Cares! Dance from the comfort of your home and stay after to learn more about the sessions at the Intrepid Museum!
Registration coming soon

ACCESS / FAMILY / FreeAccess Program
Heroes and Superheroes
October 16
11:00am – 1:00pm / Children (ages 5 – 18)
2:00pm – 4:00pm / Teens and adults (ages 14+)

Superheroes are not just in the comics—they are also in our communities! Learn about the real-life heroes of Intrepid and their superhero connections.
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VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEIntrepid Adventures
Virtual Astronomy Live
October 23, 3:00pm – 5:00pm ET

Join scientists, astronauts, and other out-of-this-world experts as they discuss the most fascinating space topics of today and give a sneak peek at what’s next in the world of space exploration.
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ACCESS / FAMILY,  Ages 3 –18 / FREEAccess Program
Early Morning Openings: Nuts & Bolts
November 5, 8:30am – 11:00am ET

Figure out how airplanes and ships are assembled and maintained. Learn about the tools used by aircraft restoration specialists at the Museum, and practice building your own designs.
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FAMILY / FreeIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Celebrations
November 5, 1:00pm – 4:00pm ET

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 explore historic spaces of the ship as they learn about the various holidays and events celebrated on board Intrepid and make some festive holiday crafts to take home!
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ACCESS / FAMILY / FREETea Dances
Tea Dances for Individuals with Dementia and Their Care Partners: Big Apple Swing
November 9, 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET

Put on your dancing shoes and join the Intrepid Museum for an afternoon of dancing and engagement with music from Intrepid’s years of service (1943–1974), led by Rhythm Break Cares! Dance from the comfort of your home and stay after to learn more about the sessions at the Intrepid Museum!
Registration coming soon

ACCESS / VIRTUAL / Family, All Ages / FREEAccess Family Program
Life Underwater
November 13, 11:00am – 12:00pm ET

Submarines were one of the most unique experiences in the Navy! Virtually explore the submarine Growler and its artifacts as well as hear stories from former crew members about the adventures and challenges of life underwater.
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ACCESS / teens and adults, ages 14+ / FREEAccess Family Program
Sensory Friendly Evenings
November 18, 5:00pm – 7:00pm ET

The Intrepid Museum offers Sensory Friendly Evenings for individuals with autism eight times a year. By keeping the doors open at night for teens (14+) and adults, participants can experience the Museum in a sensory-friendly environment. In the evening, specific areas of the Museum are open for self-exploration.
More information and registration coming soon

VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEIntrepid Adventures
Virtual Astronomy Live
November 20, 3:00pm – 5:00pm ET

Join scientists, astronauts, and other out-of-this-world experts as they discuss the most fascinating space topics of today and give a sneak peek at what’s next in the world of space exploration.
More information coming soon

ACCESS / FAMILY / FreeAccess Program
Celebrations Aboard
December 4
11:00am – 1:00pm / Children (ages 5 – 18)
2:00pm – 4:00pm / Teens and adults (ages 14+)

Learn how crew members aboard Intrepid celebrated special occasions with their fellow sailors when their families were far away. The program will highlight U.S. Navy traditions on Intrepid and Growler as well as give families the chance to share some of their own!
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ACCESS / FAMILY / FREETea Dances
Tea Dances for Individuals with Dementia and Their Care Partners: Winter Wonderland
December 7, 2:00pm – 3:30pm ET

Put on your dancing shoes and join the Intrepid Museum for an afternoon of dancing and engagement with music from Intrepid’s years of service (1943–1974), led by Rhythm Break Cares! Featuring a special 1940’s Radio Show performance before the Tea Dance! During World War II, radio variety shows provided news, music and entertainment not only to those at home, but also to the brave soldiers and sailors fighting overseas. Turn up the fun in our live studio audience as we bring to life the stories and sounds of a 1940’s Armed Forces holiday radio broadcast!
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VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FreeVirtal Drop-in STEM program
Behind the Scenes: 40th Anniversary Virtual Experiences
December 8, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Go behind the scenes and virtually tour some of the Museum’s biggest acquisitions over the last 40 years. Topic this month: Live from the Intrepid Museum: the Missile Submarine Growler
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VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEIntrepid Adventures
Virtual Astronomy Live
December 18, 3:00pm – 5:00pm ET

Join scientists, astronauts, and other out-of-this-world experts as they discuss the most fascinating space topics of today and give a sneak peek at what’s next in the world of space exploration.
More information coming soon