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INTREPID ADVENTURES

Intrepid Adventures

Virtual Intrepid Adventure Programs

Join an Intrepid Museum educator each week as we explore history, science and ingenuity online together. Virtual Intrepid Adventure Programs are family-friendly and engage all ages. We request that adults participate in the program with their children. Programs run between 45 minutes and one hour. Advance registration for this drop-in online program is required to receive Zoom information and print-at-home materials when applicable.

Upcoming Programs:

Intrepid Women | (Ages 5-15)

Tuesday, March 2, 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Join us as we celebrate Women's History Month by highlighting some of the brave, unsung women who paved the way for the inclusion of women in air & space! Register Here.

High-Flying Design | (Ages 8-18)

Thursday, March 4, 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. Register Here.

Flying in Style | (Ages 5-15)

Tuesday, March 9, 3:00-4:00pm

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 or create a paper airplane and decorate it! Register Here.

 

Lunar Landers | (Ages 8-18)

Thursday, March 11, 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.

Register Here.

Journey to Space | (Ages 5-15)

Tuesday, March 16, 3:00pm–4:00pm

Students will get a tour of the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home of the space shuttle Enterprise. A Museum 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. Register Here.

Codebreakers! | (Ages 5-15)

Thursday, March 18, 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! Register Here.

Jobs on Deck | (Ages 5-15)

Tuesday, March 23, 3:00pm–4:00pm   

With 3,200 sailors aboard Intrepid, it’s no wonder it was called a “city at sea!” Living on a naval 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. Register Here.

Biome Away from Home | (Ages 8-18)

Thursday, March 25, 3:00pm–4:00pm   

Being in the “Goldilocks Zone”, Earth’s conditions are JUST right to support life. But what about other planets in our solar system? Other moons? Exoplanets? During this planetary adventure, explore the unknown and investigate places we can potentially find life in space! Register Here.

Star Stories | (Ages 5-15)

Tuesday, March 30, 3:00pm–4:00pm 

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

Star Stories activity materials: Blank piece of paper, coloring tools such as crayons or colored pencils. Register Here

Wacky Carriers | (Ages 5-15)

Thursday, April 1, 3:00pm–4:00pm   

Some aircraft carriers were built to fly through the air or go underwater, among other unusual designs. Although most of these concepts proved to be dead-ends in the development of the modern aircraft carrier, they represent innovative attempts to deal with challenges faced by militaries around the world. Join us as we highlight some of these strange and remarkable aircraft carrier designs. Register Here.

Snackin in Space! | (Ages 8-18)

Tuesday, April 6, 3:00pm–4:00pm 

What do astronauts eat in space and what’s the deal with astronaut ice cream? From meat cubes to dehydrated shrimp cocktail, explore the evolution of space cuisine! Register Here.

High-Flying Design | (Ages 8-18)

Thursday, April 8, 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. Register Here.

Flying in Style | (Ages 5-15)

Tuesday, April 13, 3:00-4:00pm

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 or create a paper airplane and decorate it! Register Here.

Lunar Landers | (Ages 8-18)

Thursday, April 15, 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. Register Here.

Journey to Space | (Ages 5–15)

Tuesday, April 20, 3:00pm–4:00pm

Students will get a tour of the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home of the space shuttle Enterprise. A Museum 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. Register Here.

Journey to Space | (Ages 5–15)

Tuesday, April 20, 3:00pm–4:00pm

Students will get a tour of the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home of the space shuttle Enterprise. A Museum 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. Register Here.

Codebreakers! | (Ages 5-15)

Thursday, April 22, 3:00-4:00pm

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! Register Here.

Jobs on Deck |  (Ages 5-15)

Tuesday, April 27, 3:00pm–4:00pm   

With 3,200 sailors aboard Intrepid, it’s no wonder it was called a “city at sea!” Living on a naval 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. Register Here.

Biome Away from Home | (Ages 8–18)

Thursday, April 29, 3:00pm–4:00pm   

Being in the “Goldilocks Zone”, Earth’s conditions are JUST right to support life. But what about other planets in our solar system? Other moons? Exoplanets? During this planetary adventure, explore the unknown and investigate places we can potentially find life in space! Register Here.

Technical Details

Programs are delivered via Zoom. Once registered for the program, you will receive detailed instructions on how to join the program via computer or phone. You must register no less than two business days in advance to receive program instructions and materials when applicable.

Contact

For more information about our Intrepid Adventures programs, please contact: community@intrepidmuseum.org.

For questions about our school programs, please contact: schoolprograms@intrepidmuseum.org.

For questions about accessibility or students with disabilities, please contact access@intrepidmuseum.org.

For more activities and resources you can access any time, visit our Online Resources page.

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

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