Intrepid Museum 2019 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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EXHIBITIONNavy Cakes: A Slice of History
Kamikaze: Beyond the Fire
Opens November 19

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

November 7, 2019 – 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
November 7, 2019 – 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.
TALKS + PERFORMANCESInnovators
Innovators
November 8

Hear from NASA’s Steven González, who will discuss NASA innovations we take for granted every day and how NASA continues to share technology with the world. Beer and wine available for purchase with valid ID. Ages 21+. Register in advance. Learn more and register.
TALKS + PERFORMANCESUCB
Upright Citizens Brigade:
The George Lucas Talk Show
November 13: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Join Star Wars creator George Lucas, performed by comedian Connor Ratliff, as he interviews special guest NASA's Steve Howell, Kepler exoplanet researcher and astrophysicist, and primatologist and comedian Natalia Reagan . Find out how the Star Wars universe can be strikingly similar to our own. Yes…there is a Tatooine! Space Shuttle Pavilion. Ages 21+. Beer and wine for purchase. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for Museum members. Learn more and purchase tickets.
OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

November 9
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 / MEMBERSHIPTransit of Mercury
Transit of Mercury

November 11: 10:00am – 1:30pm
Join NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, Joseph Martinez, on the flight deck to observe our solar system’s smallest planet, Mercury, as it transits across the disk of the Sun. Using special solar telescopes that make observing the sun completely safe, you can watch Mercury in transit for the last time until 2032! This program is for individuals of all ages. Free with Museum admission. Purchase Museum tickets.
FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: High Flying Design
November 9 & 10

Intrepid Adventures are enrichment programs designed to provide children ages 5–12, their siblings and parents/caregivers an opportunity to have fun and learn together. Programs are one hour and free with Museum admission. Learn more and register.
ACCESS PROGRAMS / VETERANS / FAMILY / FREE PROGRAMVeterans Day
Veterans Day Weekend
November 8–11

Celebrate with us and honor our servicemen and women at the Museum's Veteran's Day and Seats of Honor Ceremonies. Join us as we recognize their service, commemorate their sacrifice and honor them for defending our treasured way of life.
ACCESS PROGRAMSAstronomy Night
The Stories Within: Working Below Deck
November 14

Find out why Intrepid was a "city at sea" and explore where sailors ate, slept and worked to celebrate important their contributions. For individuals with dementia and their care partners.
Learn more and register.

VETERANS / ACCESS PROGRAMSOperation Slumber
Veterans Job Fair

November 15
Open to veterans and their spouses, the Museum's goal is to connect this community to available resource partners and employment and networking opportunities. Throughout the day, workshops led by experts will be offered that are geared towards job acquisition and expanding professional development.
Learn more and register.

ACCESS / FAMILY / FREEWorking Below Deck
Working Below Deck

November 17
Find out why Intrepid was a "city at sea" and learn about the sailors’ many different jobs aboard the ship! Visit spaces where sailors ate, slept and worked, and celebrate the important contributions of Intrepid’s crew.
Learn more.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

November 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.

FREE / SCREENINGOperation Slumber
Planetarium Show: Special Opening Weekend Programs: Biome Away from Home

November 16: 12:30pm & 3:30pm
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! This program is for individuals of all ages. Please arrive 5 minutes before the start of the program. Purchase Museum tickets.
ACCESS PROGRAMS / FAMILYAccess Programs
Sensory Friendly Evening: Hangar Deck (ages 14+)

November 22
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. Learn more and register.
ACCESS PROGRAMS / FAMILYAccess Programs
Early Morning Opening: Living in Space (ages 3-18)

November 23
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 and register.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

November 23
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 / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Intrepid Space Academy
November 23 & 24

Intrepid Adventures are enrichment programs designed to provide children ages 5–12, their siblings and parents/caregivers an opportunity to have fun and learn together. Programs are one hour and free with Museum admission. Learn more and register.
ACCESS / FAMILY / VETERANS / FREEOperation Slumber
Celebrations Aboard Intrepid

December 8: 12:30pm - 3:30pm
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!
Learn more and register.

VETERANSPearl 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.
Purchase Museum tickets.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

December 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

December 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 / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Diving Into Density
December 7 & 8

Intrepid Adventures are enrichment programs designed to provide children ages 5–12, their siblings and parents/caregivers an opportunity to have fun and learn together. Programs are one hour and free with Museum admission. Learn more and register.
FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Flying in Style
December 21 & 22

Intrepid Adventures are enrichment programs designed to provide children ages 5–12, their siblings and parents/caregivers an opportunity to have fun and learn together. Programs are one hour and free with Museum admission. Learn more and register.
FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Star Stories
December 28 & 29

Intrepid Adventures are enrichment programs designed to provide children ages 5–12, their siblings and parents/caregivers an opportunity to have fun and learn together. Programs are one hour and free with Museum admission. Learn more and register.
FREE PROGRAM Perception vs. Reality: The Intersection of AR/VR and Neuroscience
Perception vs. Reality:
The Intersection of AR/VR and Neuroscience
February 1, 2020

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.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY / TALKS + PERFORMANCES / ACCESS PROGRAMSKids Week
Kids Week
February 15-22, 2020

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.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY Kids Week
Intrepid Adventures: Star Stories
January 11 & 12, 2020

Take a trip inside the Intrepid Museum’s planetarium to learn about myths from around the world that explain the stars in the sky. During this planetary adventure, explore the unknown and investigate potential places we can find life in space! Participants can also create their own constellation and myth in a storytelling activity.
Learn more and register.