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The Intrepid Museum offers monthly programs for children (ages 5-17) with learning and developmental disabilities. Similar family programs for teens (15+) and adults with developmental disabilities are offered six times a year. These two-hour programs take place on select Sundays during regular Museum hours. Families take a guided, interactive tour of the Museum and participate in art-making activities that everyone can enjoy.

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January 12
Deep Space Exploration
Learn about Intrepid's connections to space travel through multi-sensory exploration and discover how our adventures into space have helped us to learn more about our solar system and beyond. Families will visit the Space Shuttle Pavilion and explore deep space in the Museum’s pop-up planetarium.

11:00am – 1:00pm – for children ages 5-17

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February 2
Living Pictures
Pictures capture a moment in time. Explore important moments on board Intrepid through ship tours, movement activities and hands-on art experiences.

11:00am – 1:00pm – for children ages 5-17

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2:00pm – 4:00pm – teen & adult session

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March 1
Ship Safety
Discover how Intrepid's crew kept this ship running smoothly! Families will visit various areas of the ship to learn how sailors kept safe at sea, forming connections to their own lives along the way.

11:00am – 1:00pm – for children ages 5-17


April 5
Aircraft Design
Learn about the forces that help helicopters and airplanes take off and fly! Families will get up close to aircraft and compare different types, before experimenting with design challenges.

11:00am – 1:00pm – for children ages 5-17
2:00pm – 4:00pm – teen & adult session


May 10
Navigation: Finding Your Way
From ships and planes to submarines and even space shuttles, vessels of all types use navigation to find their way. Families will explore the ship and try out the navigation tools from each of these vessels, followed by a planetarium show that demonstrates the ways people have navigated throughout history and how we find our way today.

11:00am – 1:00pm – for children ages 5-17


June 7
Squadron Maneuvers
Learn how the crew worked together to move, fuel and prepare planes for flight. Families will explore the Museum and work together to complete science activities and create art.

11:00am – 1:00pm – for children ages 5-17
2:00pm – 4:00pm – teen & adult session


July 12
Under the Weather
Heat, rain, snow- oh no! Explore the aircraft carrier Intrepid and learn about the challenges of working in different weather conditions on board the ship or while flying an airplane. Families will then create projects for weather-preparedness!

11:00am – 1:00pm – for children ages 5-17


August 2
Space Race
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. Tour will include the special exhibition When We Went to the Moon.

11:00am – 1:00pm – for children ages 5-17
2:00pm – 4:00pm – teen & adult session


September 13
Jobs Aboard
Find out why Intrepid was a "city at sea" and learn about different jobs aboard the ship! Visit spaces where sailors lived and worked, then participate in activities inspired by their experiences.

11:00am – 1:00pm for children ages 5-17


October 4
Build it, Sail it, Fly it
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 and collaboration through challenges and activities.

11:00am – 1:00pm – for children ages 5-17
2:00pm – 4:00pm – teen & adult session


November 8
Life in Space
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.

11:00am – 1:00pm – for children ages 5-17


December 6
Traditions Aboard Intrepid
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.

11:00am – 1:00pm – for children ages 5-17
2:00pm – 4:00pm – teen & adult session


 

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Call: 646-381-5020
Email: education@intrepidmuseum.org
 

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