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Designed with the homeschooling community in mind, Homeschool Days feature talks and programs focused on the National Historic Landmark Intrepid and the Museum’s aircraft. Appropriate for a range of ages and abilities, activities include an educator-led tour of the Museum and a chance to explore various topics through historic artifacts, photographs and demonstrations. Students and their families also get time to explore the Museum on their own and go on a self-guided scavenger hunt!

  • Upcoming Homeschool Days

    Adventures in Aviation
    Friday, September 28, 10:00am–2:00pm

    Learn more about the aircraft in the Museum’s collection. Learn how they fly and why they are designed in certain ways. Explore the historic spaces of the ship, view exhibits with a Museum educator, and participate in hands-on STEM activities all about aircraft design and function! REGISTER NOW

    Engineering is Everywhere
    Friday, November 2, 10:00am–2:00pm

    How do airplanes fly? How do boats float? These are challenges that engineers had to design solutions for. Learn more about the ship and objects in the Museum’s collection to find out how their design affects their function. Explore the historic spaces of the ship, view exhibits with a Museum educator, and participate in hands-on STEM activities all about how engineers meet certain needs through their designs!

    Registration will open on October 5.

    Registration is required for all homeschool programs. Some activities have limited space.

 
  • Homeschool on the Hudson

 

Hello homeschool parents and educators!

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is offering a new program called Homeschool on the Hudson—a three-session course exclusively for homeschool students ages 8 to 12. Each course will meet for two and a half hours once a week, over a period of three weeks. During the course, students will explore one topic deeply.

 
  • High Flying Mathematics

    Course Description:
    Engineers must have a strong understanding of physics and mathematics to design aircraft that push the boundaries of what is possible and impossible. This course will prepare students to examine aircraft with a keen eye. As they experiment with foam gliders and explore the Museum’s aircraft collection, students will be encouraged to be curious about the design process and to think critically about how an aircraft’s features, especially wing shape, relate to its performance and mission. Students will also be encouraged to fail, get frustrated and try again, adjusting their understanding of how aircraft work along the way.

    Ages:
    Exclusively for homeschool students ages 8–12.

    Class size:
    Courses are limited to 10 students. There will be two staff members present for each cohort of 10 students.

    Time:
    October 15, 22 and 29, 10:00am–12:30pm

    Cost:
    $150 for the full three-session course.

    REGISTER NOW
    *This program does have limited capacity so we may not be able to accommodate all interested homeschool students.
  • Primary and Secondary Sources

    Course Description:
    Commemorating the 75th anniversary of Intrepid’s commissioning, the inaugural Homeschool on the Hudson course will focus on the ship’s history. During this course, students will learn about the role of a curator in the museum setting, analyze historical artifacts and photographs, explore various parts of the ship and create their own exhibit using objects from the Museum’s collection. Students will also learn about various ways curators inform their decisions when creating exhibits and speak to Museum staff and veterans. Activities will be appropriate for a range of ages and abilities.

    Ages:
    Exclusively for homeschool students ages 8–12.

    Class size:
    Courses are limited to 10 students. There will be two staff members present for each cohort of 10 students.

    Time:
    December 3, 10 and 17, 10:00am–12:30pm

    Cost:
    $150 for the full three-session course.

    REGISTER NOW
    *This program does have limited capacity so we may not be able to accommodate all interested homeschool students.

     

 

 

Homeschool groups of 10 or more students may also take part in the Museum’s school programs for grades pre-K–12. Click here to learn more about programs or make a reservation. All reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

To reserve a program, please fill out our School Program Request form. For questions, call 646-381-5169 or email. schoolreservations@intrepidmuseum.org.

 

CONTACT THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Call: 646-381-5020
Email: education@intrepidmuseum.org
 

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