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.
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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ONLINE PROGRAM / FAMILY / ACCESS PROGRAMS Access Programs
Squadron Maneuvers
June 7 - Now Virtual!

Explore the Museum virtually and learn how the crew worked together to move, fuel and prepare planes for flight. For individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Learn more.

ONLINE PROGRAM ONLINE PROGRAMS
Star Stories (Grades K–5)

June 8
For millennia, people have gazed at the night sky and told themselves stories about the pictures they see there. These same stars and constellations also allowed sailors to find their way back to port. Using images of the night sky, stories from different cultures and examples of simple navigation tools, an Intrepid Educator will help students view their sky in a whole new way. Materials: Blank piece of paper, coloring tools such as crayons or colored pencils. Register now.
ONLINE PROGRAM ONLINE PROGRAMS
Amazing Aircraft (Grades 3–8)

June 9
Aircraft come in many designs and have various functions. Explore a few of the aircraft in Intrepid’s collection and create four different paper airplane projects in a design challenge led by a Museum Educator to determine how form impacts function. Materials: Four (or more) sheets of paper. Register now.
ONLINE PROGRAM ONLINE PROGRAMS
Planetary Science (Ages 5–18)

June 9
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! Register now.
ONLINE PROGRAM ONLINE PROGRAMS
Intrepid Celebrations (Grades 3–8)

June 10
Celebrate the end of the school year with cake! Communities and cultures across the world all have their own important customs and values. Along with these customs also come numerous events and celebrations. In this lesson, students will learn about celebrations on board Intrepid, look at giant cakes baked on the ship, and discuss similarities between celebrations on a Navy ship and how we celebrate in our own communities. Register now.
ONLINE PROGRAM ONLINE PROGRAMS
Explore Space Science (Grades 7–12)

June 11
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. Register now.
ONLINE PROGRAM ONLINE PROGRAMS
Life Aboard (Ages 5–18)

June 11
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 Intrepid differed from life on land, and some of the adjustments sailors made to improve life aboard. Register now.
ONLINE PROGRAM ONLINE PROGRAMS
Intrepid in the Pacific, World War II

June 12
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. Register now.
ONLINE PROGRAM Teen Events
Virtual Youth Summit
June 13

Curious about the awesome work other teens are doing in NYC? The Intrepid Museum Youth Summit is a FREE conference that invites teens to visit the Intrepid Museum and hear about the incredible problem-solving projects created by their peers to address issues across the world. Registration begins January 15, 2020.
Learn more.

ONLINE PROGRAM ONLINE PROGRAMS
Codebreakers! (Ages 8–18)

June 16
Students will learn about Naval communication by examining artifacts from Intrepid in its 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! Register now.
ONLINE PROGRAM ONLINE PROGRAMS
Star Stories (Ages 5–18)

June 18
For millennia, people have gazed at the night sky and told themselves stories about the pictures they see there. These same stars and constellations also allowed sailors to find their way back to port. Using images of the night sky, stories from different cultures and examples of simple navigation tools, an Intrepid Educator will help participants view their sky in a whole new way. Materials: Blank piece of paper, coloring tools such as crayons or colored pencils Register now.
VETERANS / FAMILY / ONLINE PROGRAMMilitary Family Program
Virtual Military Family Program: Technology and Codes
June 21

Current and former military service members and their families, these programs include a hands-on tour of the Museum, experiments, and design challenges intended to engage the whole family. For current and former service members and their families. Learn more.
ONLINE PROGRAM ONLINE PROGRAMS
What Floats Your Boat? (Ages 8–18)

June 23
How exactly does a ship float? Learn about the steps engineers take as they carry out a project such as making a ship large as Intrepid float and create your own floating vessels.. For kids and adults at home. Register now.
ONLINE PROGRAM / FAMILY / ACCESS PROGRAMS Operation Slumber
Intrepid and the Space Race

June 25
Discover Intrepid's Cold War connection to space travel and America's early ventures into space. Visit the Space Shuttle Pavilion to the see the space shuttle Enterprise, and explore space in the Museum's planetarium. Tour will include the special exhibition When We Went to the Moon.
Learn more.

ONLINE PROGRAM ONLINE PROGRAMS
High Flying Design (Ages 8–18)

June 25
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. Register now.
FAMILY / ONLINE PROGRAMHomeschool
Virtual Homeschool Day: 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. Join us on a discovery of aircraft design and learn about the four forces of flight. Let your imagination soar as we virtually explore the historic spaces of the ship. Learn about the weird and wonderful world of aircraft from Eric Boehm, Curator of Aviation & Aircraft Restoration, who will lead a STEM-based aircraft design activity. Open to homeschooling families and learners of all ages.
Registration for this event will open in mid-June.

ACCESS PROGRAMS / FAMILY / FREEEarly Morning Openings
Early Morning Openings (ages 3-18): Life Underwater – Now Virtual!

June 27
Learn about the adventures and challenges of life underwater! Families will explore the submarine virtually. Then experiment with keeping things afloat and other design challenges! For children with autism and their families.
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ONLINE PROGRAM ONLINE PROGRAMS
Journey to Space! - (Ages 5–18)

June 30
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. Register now.
ACCESS PROGRAMS / FREESensory Friendly Evenings
Sensory Friendly Evening: Virtual Program!

July 1
Explore the Intrepid Museum virtually for a fun sensory-friendly evening with friends and family. For teens and adults with autism and their friends and family.
REGISTRATION OPENS IN JUNE

FREE PROGRAM Teen Events
GOALS for Girls Summer Intensive
June 6 - August 14

GOALS for Girls is a FREE six-week STEM program for girls in eighth and ninth grades. During the GOALS Summer Intensive, girls conduct experiments, work on engineering projects and learn in a supportive environment from experts in the STEM fields.
Learn more.

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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!
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ACCESS PROGRAMS / FAMILY / FREEEarly Morning Openings
Early Morning Openings (ages 3-18): Airplanes vs. Helicopters

July 25
Discover what makes airplanes and helicopters similar and different. Learn how they fly through the air through hands-on experiments, art activities and exploration of the Museum's aircraft collection.
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FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY / ACCESS PROGRAMS 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.

ACCESS PROGRAMS / FREESensory Friendly Evenings
Sensory Friendly Evening: Submarine (teens and adults, ages 14+): Concorde

September 4
Learn about the British Airways Concorde on a rare behind the scenes tour of this historic aircraft! Explore hands-on artifacts and do an activity based on this supersonic jet during this sensory-friendly program.
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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.

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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.
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TALKS + PERFORMANCES Innovators
Innovators
October 16

Niki Werkheiser will introduce NASA's Game Changing Development Program, an initiative that engages students to innovatively adapt NASA technology to solve complex problems. Beer and wine available for purchase with valid ID. Ages 21+. Register in advance.
More information coming soon.

ACCESS PROGRAMS / FREESensory Friendly Evenings
Sensory Friendly Evening: Submarine (teens and adults, ages 14+): Hangar Deck

October 23
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.
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ACCESS PROGRAMS / FAMILY / FREEEarly Morning Openings
Early Morning Openings (ages 3-18): Airplanes vs. Helicopters

October 24
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.
Learn more.

FREE / FAMILY / TALKS + PERFORMANCES Astronomy Night
Astronomy Night: Deep Field - Hubble

October 30
The film, titled Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of our Universe, was inspired by Grammy® award-winning composer Eric Whitacre’s symphonic work Deep Field and features Hubble’s stunning imagery including brand new visualizations and fly-throughs of far-flung galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters that depict the awesome beauty of the universe.
More information coming soon.

FREE / FAMILY / TALKS + PERFORMANCES Astronomy Night
Astronomy Night: 40th Anniversary Voyager I / Saturn Flyby

November 6
On November 12, 1980, Voyager I passed by Saturn and provided high-resolution data, dramatically changing our understanding of Saturn and its moons. Join propulsion engineer, Todd Barber, JPL as we mark the 40th Anniversary of Voyager I's achievement.
More information coming soon..

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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.

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.
TALKS + PERFORMANCES Innovators
Innovators
December 4

Brooklyn has emerged as one of the nation’s leaders in the innovation economy fueled by tech start-ups, creative companies and next-generation manufacturers. New Lab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard is at the heart of this growth. Meet some of their young entrepreneurs, founders of new tech companies in fields ranging from Urban Agriculture to High Speed Transportation. More information coming soon.
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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.
 
ACCESS PROGRAMS / FAMILY / FREEEarly 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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