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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 March 2021

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 PROGRAMCodebreakers
African Americans in the Navy (Ages 10-18)

January 19, 3:00pm-4:00pm
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!
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FREE PROGRAMJobs on Deck  (Ages 5–15)
Jobs on Deck (Ages 5–15)

January 21, 3:00pm–4:00pm
With 3,200 sailors aboard Intrepid, it’s no wonder it was called a “City at Sea!” Living on a ship proved to be both challenging and exciting. Learn more about what it was like to live aboard Intrepid during this immersive experience! 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.
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FREE PROGRAM Astro live
35th Anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia launch

January 21, 2021
Hear from former Astronaut and 12th NASA Administrator, Charles F. Bolden Jr., in conversation with Mike Massimino, as he shares his experiences on board the Space Shuttle Columbia.
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ACCESS PROGRAMS / VETERANS / FAMILY / FREE PROGRAMMilitary Family Program
Virtual Military Family Program: Citizen Scientist
January 23, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Scientists need your help! In order to gather data for large scale projects, scientists need the help of people around the world. Explore projects related to sea, air and space that scientists are asking everyday citizens to contribute to.
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FREE PROGRAMLunar Landers (Ages 8–18)
Lunar Landers (Ages 8–18)

January 26, 3:00pm–4:00pm
What might be difficult about landing on the Moon? Explore Intrepid’s connection to the Space Race and analyze the result of the engineering design process that made landing on the Moon possible.
Lunar Landers Activity Materials: Disposable cup, recyclable materials, tape, scissors, two coins or other small objects.
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FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Journey to Space (Ages 5–15)
January 28: 3:00pm–4:00pm

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.
Learn more and register.

FREE PROGRAMCodebreakers
Codebreakers! (Ages 5–15)

February 2, 3:00pm-4:00pm
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!
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ONLINE PROGRAM / FAMILYONLINE PROGRAMS
Space Pudding. - Appropriate for Ages 5-12

February 4, 3:00pm-4:00pm
What do astronauts eat in space? Explore Intrepid’s connection to the Space Race, learn about living microgravity, and follow along with an instructor to create your very own “space pudding”. Materials to prepare in advance: Sandwich bag, Instant pudding mix, dehydrated milk, Tablespoon measuring spoon. Register now.
FREE PROGRAMEducation
Flying in Style! (Ages 5–15)

February 9: 3:00pm–4:00pm
There’s more to aircraft than wings and engines. Get up close to the aircraft in our collection to learn how symbols and paint schemes set each airplane apart. Then create a family squadron insignia and decorate an airplane.
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ACCESS PROGRAMSOperation Slumber
Love is in the Air

February 10
Put on your dancing shoes and join the Intrepid Museum for an afternoon of virtual dancing and engagement with music from Intrepid’s years of service (1943-1974) led by Rhythm Break Cares! Participants who register two weeks before the program* will receive a care package of music makers, decorations and dance ribbons to enjoy during and beyond the program.
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FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
High Flying Design (Ages 8–18)
February 11, 3:00pm–4:00pm

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.
Learn more and register.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
African Americans in Space | (Ages 8–18)
February 16, 3:00pm–4:00pm

Join us in celebrating Black History Month as we examine the role of African Americans in space exploration!
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FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Journey to Space (Ages 5–15)
February 18: 3:00pm–4:00pm

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.
Learn more and register.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Biome Away from Home (Ages 8–18)
February 23, 3:00pm–4:00pm

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.
Learn more and register.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Star Stories (Ages 5-15)
February 25, 3:00pm–4:00pm

For millennia, people have gazed at the night sky and told 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, a Museum educator will help participants view the sky in a whole new way.
Learn more and register.