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EXHIBITIONPostcards from Earth
Postcards from Earth: Holograms on an Interstellar Journey
Opening February 16

Postcards from Earth: Holograms on an Interstellar Journey is opening to the public on Thursday, February 16. This new temporary exhibit showcases an inspiring collaboration between science and art as a means to reach other star systems at speeds never thought to be achievable.
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EXHIBITIONOn the Mend
Women Astronauts of the Space Shuttle Era
Now open

Women Astronauts of the Space Shuttle Era, a new bilingual panel exhibit in English and Spanish in the Space Shuttle Pavilion, is opening to the public on Thursday, October 6. With content originally created by the International Women’s Air & Space Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, this exhibit shines a spotlight on the women astronauts who have made critical contributions to human space flight. Prior to the space shuttle program, no American woman flew in space with NASA.
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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 / ACCESS / FAMILY / FREEACCESS Family Event
Wild Weather at Sea
February 5, 11:00am – 12:00pm ET

Heat, rain, snow- oh no! Learn about the challenges of working in different weather conditions on board the submarine Growler and the aircraft carrier Intrepid.
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VETERANS / FREEVeterans Event
Intrepid After Hours: Women Astronauts
February 8, 4:30pm – 8:00pm ET

Join fellow current and former service members to learn about the first U.S. women astronauts in the temporary exhibit Women Astronauts of the Space Shuttle Era. Enjoy a performance of Betty Skelton: For All Womankind, about champion aviator Betty Skelton, who was the first woman to undergo the physical and psychological tests of NASA’s Mercury 7 astronauts, opening the door to future opportunities for women. Then, continue the conversation over a catered dinner.
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ACCESS / FAMILY / FREETea Dances
Tea Dances for Individuals with Dementia and Their Care Partners: Love is in the Air
February 15, 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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in-person / FAMILYKids Week
Save the date: Kids Week
February 18 – 25

During Kids Week, children of all ages and interests will learn about STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) through fun-filled activities, NASA displays & exhibits,  live animal shows, hands-on workshops, performances, special guests and interactive demonstrations designed to educate and inspire.
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VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEAstroLive
Astro Live: Life in Space featuring NASA Astronaut Jessica Watkins
February 19, 3:00pm – 4:30pm ET

In April 2022, NASA Astronaut Jessica Watkins launched as a mission specialist on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 mission to the International Space Station. Join us for a special conversation between Watkins and former NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino, live from Intrepid Museum’s Kids Week festivities, where they will discuss life in space and what’s next for Watkins as part of the Artemis Team.
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VIRTUAL / ACCESS / FAMILY / FREEACCESS Family Event
Citizen Science
March 5, 11:00am – 12:00pm ET

Scientists need you! In order to gather data for large-scale projects, scientists are seeking help from people around the world. Explore projects that scientists are asking everyday citizens to contribute to.
Registration coming soon.

ages 3 – 18 / ACCESS / FAMILY / FREEACCESS Early Morning Openings
Early Morning Openings: Picture This!
March 18, 8:30am – 11:00am ET

Pictures capture a moment in time. Explore important moments on board Intrepid through activity stations, movement activities and hands-on art experiences.
Registration coming soon.

VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEAstroLive
Astro Live
March 19, 3:00pm – 4:30pm ET

Local, national, and international audiences who have a passion for space science participate and meet astronauts, scientists, and others talents through these monthly live events that explore relevant space, astronomy, and other topics.
Registration coming soon.

IN-PERSON / ACCESS / FAMILY / FREEACCESS Family Event
Nuts & Bolts
April 2, 11:00am – 1:00pm / Children (ages 5 – 18)
April 2, 2:00pm – 4:00pm / Teens and adults (ages 14+)

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.
Registration coming soon.

In-person / Live-stream / FAMILY / FREEAstroLive
Astro Live: Astronomy Night
April 28, 5:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Local, national, and international audiences who have a passion for space science participate and meet astronauts, scientists, and others talents through these monthly live events that explore relevant space, astronomy, and other topics.
Registration coming soon.

teens and adults, ages 14+ / ACCESS / FAMILY / FREEACCESS Sensory Friendly Evenings
Sensory Friendly Evenings: Concorde at Sunset
May 12, 5:00pm – 7:00pm ET

In the evening, specific areas of the Museum are open for self-exploration for individuals with autism eight times a year.
Registration coming soon.

ages 3 – 18 / ACCESS / FAMILY / FREEACCESS Early Morning Openings
Early Morning Openings: Sailing on and Underwater
May 20, 8:30am – 11:00am ET

Submarines and aircraft carriers are very different! Explore the aircraft carrier Intrepid, the A View from the Deep exhibit and the submarine Growler to learn more about the adventures sailing on and underwater!
Registrations coming soon.

VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEAstroLive
Astro Live
May 21, 3:00pm – 4:30pm ET

Local, national, and international audiences who have a passion for space science participate and meet astronauts, scientists, and others talents through these monthly live events that explore relevant space, astronomy, and other topics.
Registration coming soon.

VETERANS / in-person / FAMILYFleet Week
Save the date: Fleet Week
May 26 – 29

Save the Date for the Intrepid Museum's Fleet Week celebrations! From the exciting parade of ships to a flight deck screening of Top Gun to our Memorial Day ceremony, kick off summer with us as we honor our service men and women!
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VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEAstroLive
Astro Live
June 25, 3:00pm – 4:30pm ET

Local, national, and international audiences who have a passion for space science participate and meet astronauts, scientists, and others talents through these monthly live events that explore relevant space, astronomy, and other topics.
Registration coming soon.

VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEAstroLive
Astro Live
July 16, 3:00pm – 4:30pm ET

Local, national, and international audiences who have a passion for space science participate and meet astronauts, scientists, and others talents through these monthly live events that explore relevant space, astronomy, and other topics.
Registration coming soon.

VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEAstroLive
Astro Live
August 20, 3:00pm – 4:30pm ET

Local, national, and international audiences who have a passion for space science participate and meet astronauts, scientists, and others talents through these monthly live events that explore relevant space, astronomy, and other topics.
Registration coming soon.

In-person / Live-stream / FAMILY / FREEAstroLive
Astro Live: Astronomy Night
September 29, 3:00pm – 4:30pm ET

Local, national, and international audiences who have a passion for space science participate and meet astronauts, scientists, and others talents through these monthly live events that explore relevant space, astronomy, and other topics.
Registration coming soon.

VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEAstroLive
Astro Live
October 15, 3:00pm – 4:30pm ET

Local, national, and international audiences who have a passion for space science participate and meet astronauts, scientists, and others talents through these monthly live events that explore relevant space, astronomy, and other topics.
Registration coming soon.

VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEAstroLive
Astro Live
November 19, 3:00pm – 4:30pm ET

Local, national, and international audiences who have a passion for space science participate and meet astronauts, scientists, and others talents through these monthly live events that explore relevant space, astronomy, and other topics.
Registration coming soon.

VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEAstroLive
Astro Live
December 17, 3:00pm – 4:30pm ET

Local, national, and international audiences who have a passion for space science participate and meet astronauts, scientists, and others talents through these monthly live events that explore relevant space, astronomy, and other topics.
Registration coming soon.