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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EXHIBITIONPersonal Space
Apollo 11: Media, the Moon and Beyond
Open: May 1

To mark the 50th anniversary of American astronauts first setting foot on the Moon, we invite you to experience the feelings and emotions of that historic moment. Learn more.
EXHIBITIONPersonal Space
Personal Space
Through October 1

Personal Space offers a glimpse into the lives of 11 astronauts through special objects they brought with them on missions.
Purchase Museum tickets.

EXHIBITIONIntrepid A to Z
Defying Gravity: Women in Space
NOW OPEN through September 21

Defying Gravity: Women in Space shares the stories of previously unsung women in the U.S. space program. brought to life through Microsoft HoloLens and hosted by a holographic Dr. Mae Jemison.
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.
TALKS + PERFORMANCES Apollo
One Giant Leap:
The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11
Saturdays and Sundays

Hear the historic events leading up to the Apollo XI mission; the mission that took man from Earth to the Moon! Learn about the powerful rockets, technologies and of the men and women, who helped America’s Astronauts take that historic first step. Presentation is 20 minutes and free with admission to the Museum. Check at the Information Desk, location and schedule subject to change.
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: Elinor Smith: The Flying Flapper of Freeport
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.
FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Elinor Smith: The Flying Flapper of Freeport
Tuesday-Friday 2:30pm

In 1928, pioneering aviatrix Elinor Smith became the youngest licensed pilot in the country. Discover what it was like to grow up during the Golden Age of Aviation and much more.
VETERANS / FAMILY / FREE PROGRAMIntrepid After Hours
Intrepid After Hours
July 24

Intrepid After Hours invites military veterans and service members to experience the Museum at night. Explore the Museum without the crowds, and then join peers for conversation, a creative exercise and a catered dinner. Learn more.
VETERANS / FAMILY / FREE PROGRAMMilitary Family Program
Military Family Programs
July 28

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. Learn more.
FREE PROGRAM
Teen Night
June 14

Head to the Museum for a night of tours, planetarium shows and flight simulator rides. Test your knowledge of the ship’s history and other topics in our trivia contest while hanging out with your friends or making new ones from other schools. School ID is required.
Learn more.

TALKS + PERFORMANCES
Innovators
June 14

Author Douglas Brinkley will discuss the extraordinary political, cultural and scientific factors that shot the United States to victory in the Space Race at the height of the Cold War. Beer and wine available for purchase with valid ID. Free. 21+. Learn more and register.
FAMILY Father's Day
Fathers Day
June 16

We’re celebrating dads by offering discounted admission. On Sunday, June 16, all dads get in for the price of a child ticket.
Learn more.

ACCESS / FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY
Camouflage
June 16

Explore our aircraft collection and the aircraft carrier Intrepid to learn about the creative ways the military uses camouflage to their advantage.
Learn more and register.

ACCESS / FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY
Caregiver Appreciation Day
June 19

Join fellow caregivers for an afternoon of exploration through the historic spaces of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, followed by refreshments with a beautiful view. Learn about the Museum’s programs for individuals with dementia and their care partners, which integrate storytelling, tactile objects, music and more. Learn more.
SCREENING / FAMILY / FREE PROGRAM Summer movies
Summer Movie Series: Apollo 11
June 21

From director Todd Douglas Miller, Apollo 11 takes us to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins into household names. Crafted from a trove of 65mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, the film takes you back to those momentous days in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting. Learn more.
FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY
Free Friday
June 21

With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing less than a month away, visit the Museum's Space Shuttle Pavilion for our new installation—Media, the Moon and Beyond. Experience the feelings and emotions of that historical moment through archival news media from the era. First-come, first-served - 5-9pm. Learn more.
ACCESS / TALKS + PERFORMANCES
Astronauts Aboard Intrepid & Enterprise

June 27
The aircraft carrier Intrepid and space shuttle Enterprise each carried astronauts, but for very different reasons! Visit the Space Shuttle Pavilion and step inside the Museum’s pop-up planetarium to learn about these missions and discover what it takes to travel to space.
VETERANS / SCREENING / FREE PROGRAM Veterans
Film Screening and Q&A – A Bond Unbroken

June 24
This reunion has been 40 years in the making. After decades of wondering what became of their combat interpreter, a group of U.S. Navy SEALs attempt to find Nguyen Hoang Minh who was left behind in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, Navy SEALs featured in the film and advocates for wartime allies. Learn more and register.
FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: High Flying Design
June 29 & 30

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
July 6 & 7

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: Diving Into Density
July 13 & 14

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.
SCREENING / FAMILY / FREE PROGRAM Summer movies
Summer Movie Series: First Man
July 19

Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while screening the film First Man on the pier. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting. First-come, first-served - 5-9pm. Learn more.
FAMILY / TALKS + PERFORMANCESAstronomy Night
Astronomy Night: Apollo 11 Anniversary
July 19

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a talk by special guests from NASA, stargazing on the flight deck (weather permitting), shows in our pop-up planetarium and more! Free. Register in advance.
More info coming soon.

TALKS + PERFORMANCESAstronomy Night
Intrepid Presents: To the Moon with the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company
featuring Lauren Adams
July 20

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing beneath the space shuttle Enterprise with a night of comedy, history and science with the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Co featuring Lauren Adams, former astronaut Mike Massimino, and NASA’s Noah Petro, deputy project scientist for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. General $15, Museum Members: $10.
Learn more and register

ACCESS
Early Morning Opening: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary (ages 3-18)
July 20

Come to the Intrepid Museum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landings! Commemorate this historic event with a tour and hands-on activities.
Learn more and register

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Intrepid Space Academy
July 20 & 21

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: Jobs on Deck
August 3 & 4

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.
FAMILY / OVERNIGHTSOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

August 10
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: Star Stories
August 10 & 11

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: Intrepid Space Academy
August 17 & 18

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: High Flying Design
August 24 & 25

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: Intrepid Space Academy
August 31 & September 1

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.
FAMILY / membershipMembers Night
Members Night
September 9

Experience the Museum after hours, exclusively for members and their guests. Enjoy talks, free simulator rides and behind-the-scenes access to our collection.
Learn more.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Flying in Style
September 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 / FAMILY
Free Friday
September 27

Learn about the forces of flight and NASA's journey to the red planet at our special Spanish-language education demos and tour guide talks taking place throughout the evening. First-come, first-served - 5-9pm. All ages. Learn more.
TALKS + PERFORMANCES
Innovators
September 27

The New York Space Alliance (NYSA) and NASA are partnering to support the use of NASA’s intellectual property by start-ups in New York for their own groundbreaking endeavors. Beer and wine available for purchase with valid ID. Free. 21+. Register in advance.
More info coming soon.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Jobs on Deck
October 5 & 6

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.
FAMILY / OVERNIGHTSOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

October 12
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.

membership Member Appreciation Month
Member Appreciation Month
October 1–31

Museum members enjoy special exclusives and openings all month long! Enjoy special perks and other exciting opportunities at the Museum throughout October. Become a member.
TALKS + PERFORMANCES
Innovators
October 18

The New York Space Alliance (NYSA) and NASA are partnering to support the use of NASA’s intellectual property by start-ups in New York for their own groundbreaking endeavors. Beer and wine available for purchase with valid ID. Free. 21+. Register in advance.
More info coming soon.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY / FREE
Free Friday
October 25

Explore the universe in the Museum's pop-up planetarium, with Intrepid Educator-led shows that will take you around our galaxy and back again. Every 45 minutes. First-come, first-served. All ages. Learn more.
FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY / FREEAstronomy Night
Astronomy Night
October 25

Celebrate Halloween with a special Astronomy Night and learn about the spookiest planets in the universe from astrophysicist Jackie Faherty. Free. Register in advance - 5-9pm
More info coming soon.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Star Stories
October 26 & 27

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.
TALKS + PERFORMANCES
Innovators
November 8

The New York Space Alliance (NYSA) and NASA are partnering to support the use of NASA’s intellectual property by start-ups in New York for their own groundbreaking endeavors. Beer and wine available for purchase with valid ID. Free. 21+. Register in advance.
More info coming soon.

FAMILY / OVERNIGHTSOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

November 2
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.

FAMILY / OVERNIGHTSOperation 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 / 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.
VETERANS / FAMILY / FREE PROGRAMMember Appreciation Month
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.
TALKS + PERFORMANCES
Intrepid Presents
November 13

Learn about the search for Earth-like exoplanets in our universe at Intrepid Presents, an evening program and performance series at the Intrepid Museum.
More info coming soon.

FAMILY / OVERNIGHTSOperation 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.

FAMILY / OVERNIGHTSOperation 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.
FAMILY / OVERNIGHTSOperation 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.

FAMILY / OVERNIGHTSOperation 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.