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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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FREE PROGRAM / ACCESS PROGRAM / VeteransIntrepid Book Club
Intrepid Book Club Reads Bloods by Wallace Terry

September 29
At this virtual meeting, we will be discussing the classic Bloods: Black Veterans of the Vietnam War: An Oral History by Wallace Terry. This collection of oral histories tells the stories of Black veterans as they fought in Vietnam for their country and also at home for their civil rights.
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Build it, Sail it, Fly it (Virtual)
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 through at-home challenges and activities.
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ACCESS PROGRAMSStories Within
Stories Within: Artifact Encounters

October 8
See different artifacts and explore their stories with experts at the historic Intrepid Museum.
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TALKS AND PERFORMANCESVirtual Astronomy Live: Food in Space
Virtual Astronomy Live: Food in Space

October 15
Hear about the nutrition and the food selection for astronauts. See how food is packaged for space and taste testing patterns within the Space Food Systems Lab at NASA with ISS Food System Manager, Ryan Dowdy. Viewers will also hear from former NASA Astronaut Michaal Massimino, who will share his stories while in space about the food he ate and some fun facts about his time in space.
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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.
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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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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 PROGRAMSStories Within
Stories Within: Artifact Encounters

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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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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