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Group Education Programs: Fall 2021The Intrepid Museum’s Education Department offers programs for groups of all ages including students in grades K–12, homeschool groups, after-school programs, camps, groups of all ages with disabilities and more. Educational programs are offered in-person at the Museum and virtually to meet the needs of students and teachers participating in all learning environments. All programs are tailored to specific grade levels and can be modified for groups that include students with disabilities if requested in advance. Museum educators look forward to offering programming in a safe way to students across the country.

Please click the request forms below and a member of our Group Sales team will assist you

On-Site Museum Program Request ❱ Virtual Education Program Request ❱

 
  • In Person Programs

    • Welcome back aboard! The Intrepid Museum is pleased to offer engaging and educational programs for school, homeschool, community and youth groups onsite at the Museum. All programs are multisensory and adapted to the interest and learning goals of your group. Museum Educators  will lead your group in an inquiry based experience exploring the engineering artifacts and historic spaces relevant to your program choice. All programs are 60 minutes in duration, and then your group is free to explore more should your schedule allow. Reservations must be made at least two weeks before the desired date of the visit. The Museum COVID-19 safety precautions must be followed while participating in a group program. More information about our policies and procedures can be found here.

      Pursuant to the City of New York’s Emergency Executive Order No. 225, patrons of the Intrepid Museum 12 years of age and older must provide proof of at least one vaccination shot against COVID-19, as well as identification, before entering the premises. Please visit here for more details on how to show proof of vaccination.​
       

      A member of the Group Sales Department can assist you in making a reservation. Please complete an On-Site Museum Program Request form to start your group reservation.

      *Self-Contained Classes, please click here for more information for supports for groups of learners with disabilities*
       
    • ALL AGES

      Welcome Aboard- Intrepid Highlights Tour

      An educator will take your group on a tour of the Intrepid Museum, where students will learn about the history of the ship and the crew who served from 1943-1974. All programs are adjusted to be age appropriate and will vary according to the age of the group.
       

      GRADES K-2

      Social Studies/History

      Life Aboard Intrepid (Grades K-2)
      What was life like for those serving on an aircraft carrier? Students will discuss the many ways in which life aboard Intrepid differed from life on land and some of the adjustments sailors made to improve life aboard. Students will learn how a sense of community was built on board Intrepid and discuss similarities between the community on a Navy ship and their own experiences.

      STEM

      Transportation: Sea, Air & Space (Grades K-2)
      Learn about different modes of transportation through the lens of an aircraft carrier, a ship that functions as an airport at sea! Students will explore the features of various aircraft, spacecraft and the ship itself. Materials needed: paper, crayon, marker, or coloring pencil.


      GRADES 3-5

      Social Studies/History

      • Life Aboard Intrepid (Grades 3-5)
        What was life like for those serving on an aircraft carrier? Students will discuss the many ways in which life aboard Intrepid differed from life on land and some of the adjustments sailors made to improve life aboard. Students will learn how a sense of community was built on board Intrepid and discuss similarities between the community on a Navy ship and their own experiences.

      STEM

      • The Four Forces of Flight (Grades 3-5)
        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. 

      Exploring Spacecraft (Grades 3-5)
      Evaluate the challenges of early space missions as an educator discusses the Mercury-Atlas 7 and Gemini III missions that occurred during the Space Race! Explore Intrepid’s role as the primary recovery vessel for both NASA missions and get a tour of the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home of the space shuttle Enterprise.


      GRADES 6-8

      Social Studies/ History

      Intrepid’s Service: Focused Study

      The former USS Intrepid served for 31 years for the United States Navy and it’s rich history can be explored today through the collections of the Museum. Learn in detail about  Intrepid’s involvement in a specific period of time that corresponds with your unit of study. Choose from World War II, Cold War, and Vietnam War Era.
       

      STEM

      • Exploring Spacecraft (Grades 6-8)
        During this program, students will evaluate the challenges of early space missions as an educator discusses the Mercury-Atlas 7 and Gemini III missions that occurred during the Space Race.  Students will also explore Intrepid’s role as the primary recovery vessel for both NASA missions. Students will get a tour of the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home of the space shuttle Enterprise.

      • Designing for Flight (Grades 6-8)
        The design of an aircraft plays an important role in that aircraft’s ability to manipulate the sum of forces in order to impact its motion. Students will explore the museum’s collection of aircraft and evaluate different aircraft’s level of success in achieving the tasks they were designed for.


    GRADES 9-12

    Social Studies/ History

    • Intrepid’s Service: Focused Study

    The former USS Intrepid served for 31 years for the United States Navy and it’s rich history can be explored today through the collections of the Museum. Learn in detail about Intrepid’s involvement in a specific period of time that corresponds with your unit of study. Choose from World War II, Cold War, and Vietnam War Era.

    STEM

    • Designing for Flight (Grades 9-12)
      The design of an aircraft plays an important role in that aircraft’s ability to manipulate the sum of forces in order to impact its motion. Students will explore the museum’s collection of aircraft and evaluate different aircraft’s level of success in achieving the tasks they were designed for.

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  • Virtual Education Programs

     

    • Online school programs are 45 minutes and offered via Zoom. If you require another video conferencing platform for your online program (such as Google Meet, etc.) we will work out the details with you.

      Pre-visit materials will be emailed to the teacher once the reservation is complete.

      Registration is required at least two weeks in advance of the program date. Payment is due in advance and is not refundable, though your program will be rescheduled at no cost if you need to cancel. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.

      A member of the Group Sales Department can assist you in making a reservation. Please complete a Virtual Museum Program Request form to start your group reservation.

      *Self-Contained Classes, please click here for more information for supports for groups of learners with disabilities*
       

      ALL AGES

      Welcome Aboard! Highlights of the Intrepid Museum (All Ages)

      An educator will take your group on a virtual tour of the Intrepid Museum, where students will learn about the history of the ship and the crew who served from 1943-1974. All programs are adjusted to be age-appropriate and will vary according to the age of the group.
       

      K-12 Programs PRE-K and Early ChildhoodComing Soon! Blast off for an exciting new streaming program series for our youngest Intrepid adventurers (ages 3-6)!
      Join us as we explore themes in sea, air, & space through storytelling, music, activities and imaginative play!


      GRADES K-2

      Social Studies/History

      Life Aboard Intrepid (Grades K-2)
      What was life like for those serving on an aircraft carrier? Students will discuss the many ways in which life aboardIntrepid differed from life on land and some of the adjustments sailors made to improve life aboard. Students will learn how a sense of community was built on board Intrepid and discuss similarities between the community on a Navy ship and their own experiences.

      STEM

      • Transportation: Sea, Air & Space (Grades K-2)
        Learn about different modes of transportation through the lens of an aircraft carrier, a ship that functions as an airport at sea! Students will explore the features of various aircraft, spacecraft and the ship itself. Materials needed: paper, crayon, marker, or coloring pencil.

      • Star Stories (Grades K-2)
        The motions of the Sun, Moon and stars create recognizable patterns that led to the development of the astronomy that we know today. Using an online planetarium program, students will view the night sky, see how our planet moves in space, and learn how that movement affects our days and seasons. After viewing the stars and learning how these observations of the sky were used to explain different phenomena on Earth in the past, students will create an engaging art project based on their own interpretations of the stars. Materials needed: paper, crayon, marker or coloring pencil.


      GRADES 3-5

      Social Studies/History

      • Life Aboard Intrepid (Grades 3-5)
        What was life like for those serving on an aircraft carrier? Students will discuss the many ways in which life aboard Intrepid differed from life on land and some of the adjustments sailors made to improve life aboard. Students will learn how a sense of community was built on board Intrepid and discuss similarities between the community on a Navy ship and their own experiences.

      STEM

      • The Four Forces of Flight (Grades 3-5)
        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. Materials needed: paper, paperclip (recommended).

      • Star Stories (Grades 3-5)
        The motions of the Sun, Moon and stars create recognizable patterns that led to the development of the astronomy that we know today. Using an online planetarium program, students will view the night sky, see how our planet moves in space, and learn how that movement affects our days and seasons. After viewing the stars and learning how these observations of the sky were used to explain different phenomena on Earth in the past, students will create an engaging art project based on their own interpretations of the stars. Materials needed: paper, crayon, marker or coloring pencil.
       

      GRADES 6-8

      Social Studies/ History

      • Visual Thinking (Grades 6-8)
        A picture is worth a thousand words. After going on a virtual tour of specific exhibits, students will examine historic photographs and practice analyzing and interpreting these important primary sources. This program engages students in inquiry-based discussion and allows them to engage in critical dialogue through both writing and discussion.
         

      STEM

      • Intrepid and the Space Race (Grades 6-8)
        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 get a tour of the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home of the space shuttle Enterprise.

      • Exploring Newton’s Laws through Space Craft (Grades 6-8)
        Are we really weightless in space? What does an astronaut experience while living on the International Space Station? After observing and taking part in science demonstrations, students will explore the concepts of microgravity and gravitational force and construct their own arguments on how gravity works.

      • Amazing Aircraft (Grades 6-8)
        Aircraft can come in many forms and have wide-ranging functions. Explore the aircraft in Intrepid's collection and create three different paper airplane designs alongside a Museum educator to determine how plane design impacts function. Materials needed: three sheets of paper.

       

      GRADES 9-12

      Social Studies/ History

      • Intrepid’s Service: Focused Study

      The former USS Intrepid served for 31 years for the United States Navy and it’s rich history can be explored today through the collections of the Museum. Learn in detail about  Intrepid’s involvement in a specific period of time that corresponds with your unit of study. Choose from World War II, Cold War, and Vietnam War Era.

      • Double Victory: Black Americans in World War II (Grades 9-12)
        In World War II, many Black Americans sought double victory, both at home and at war. Intrepid's Black sailors were underrepresented and often relegated to low-ranking positions on board, mirroring the Jim Crow laws taking place at home. Looking at primary sources from the Museum's collection and personal accounts from Black sailors who lived and fought on Intrepid, we will explore themes of segregation, discrimination and brave activism in creating historical change.

       

  • Groups with Disabilities

    All Hands: Self-Contained Classes & Adult Groups (All Ages)

    Guided programs for groups with disabilities are available both online and in-person at the Museum. Please complete the Virtual Education Program Request Form for virtual programs. Please complete the On-Site Museum Request Form for programs at the Museum.

    All Hands: Self-Contained Classes & Adult Groups (All Ages)

    These 45-60 minute virtual explorations of the Museum are specifically designed to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of learners with developmental or learning disabilities. Educators customize programs to the goals, interests and needs of each group. All groups receive pre-visit materials including a social narrative, visual vocabulary and extension activities. Program themes include, but are not limited to:

    Life at Sea

    Learn what it took to be one of the approximately 3,000 crew members living aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid. This program focuses on the living conditions and wide variety of jobs that were needed for a "city at sea."

    Aviation & Aircraft

    Discover the four forces of flight and how an airplane flies in the sky. This program explores the Museum’s extensive aircraft collection.

    Space

    Uncover Intrepid's role in the early space program. Explore the space shuttle Enterprise, replica space capsules and the night sky.

    Transportation

    Compare the different ways humans can travel on water, in the air and into space! This program examines the design and function of the ship, aircraft and spacecraft.

    Virtual pre-visits are also available for groups of learners with autism. Museum educators introduce students to the Museum and what to expect during their visit. Please note your interest in a two-part program when making your request.

    To reserve a virtual program, please complete the Virtual Education Program Request Form. For programs at the Museum, please complete the On-Site Museum Programs Request Form.

    Select “All Hands” as the program type. Please contact us at access@intrepidmuseum.org with any questions.


    Verbal Description Tours: Students Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision (All Ages)

    In-Person at the Museum

    These 90-minute customized multisensory programs include detailed verbal descriptions of Museum spaces, artifacts and historic images, as well as opportunities to touch aircraft, artifacts and models. Program themes include, but are not limited to, Life at Sea, Aviation & Aircraft, Space, and Transportation. Virtual or in-person pre-visit sessions to help students prepare for their visit are available by request.

    Virtual

    These 60-90 minute customized programs feature sound effects and detailed verbal descriptions of Museum spaces, artifacts and historic images. Programs themes include, but are not limited to, Life at Sea, Aviation & Aircraft, Space, and Transportation. A special focus on the temporary exhibit Navy Cakes: A Slice of History or the British Airways Concorde is also available. All groups receive pre-visit materials to help prepare for the program. Two-part sessions are available by request.

    To reserve a virtual program, please complete the Virtual Education Program Request Form. For programs at the Museum, please complete the On-Site Museum Program Request Form. Select “Verbal Description Tour” as the program type. Please contact us at access@intrepidmuseum.org with any questions.

     

     

    American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation: Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (All Ages)

    American Sign Language interpretation is available for all Guided Group and All Hands programs, whether virtual or at the Museum. Please include the request for ASL interpreters on the request form. Programs are scheduled for 90 minutes. ASL interpreters are provided by the Museum at no additional cost. Groups in New York City are eligible for free programs.

    To reserve a virtual program, please complete the Virtual Education Program Request Form. For programs at the Museum, please complete the On-Site Museum Program Request Form. Note your request for ASL interpretation under “Group Information.” Please contact us at access@intrepidmuseum.org with any questions.


  • Pricing Information

    On-Site Museum Programs

    • New York City public schools: $10.50 per student

    • All other NYC or other school groups, please contact  Group Sales at groupsales@intrepidmuseum.org or 646-381-5010. 

    • Self-guided visits to the Museum are also available. Contact Group Sales for more information.

    Virtual Education Programs

    $75 per 45-minute Virtual Education Program unless otherwise noted. Included in your program:

    • Pre-visit materials

    • Guided tour of the Intrepid Museum via Google Arts & Culture

    • Live instruction with an Intrepid Museum educator

    Funding may be available for NYC DOE schools, DYCD, BOCES, COMPASS, NYCHA, and DHS groups for both on-site and virtual education programs. Please inquire about these funded programs when making your reservation.

    Funding is available for free programs for groups with disabilities based in New York City. Self-contained classes and organizations working with individuals with disabilities are eligible for funding for up to four sessions per school or organization. Please inquire about these funded programs when making your reservation.

  • FAQ

    More information regarding group programs can be found on our FAQ page.

Aviation Science Programs are proudly supported by:   United Airlines

CONTACT THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Call: 646-381-5010
Email: education@intrepidmuseum.org
 

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