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Group Education Programs: Summer 2021The Intrepid Museum’s Education Department offers programs for groups with students in grades K–12, homeschool groups, after-school programs, 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 ❱

 
  • On-Site Group Programs

    • Available: July 6-August 20

      The Intrepid Museum is pleased to offer a limited number of educational programs to educational, community and youth groups this summer on-site, at the Museum. Programs are multisensory and adapted to the interest and goals of the group. Programs must be reserved at least two weeks before the desired date of the visit. All Programs are 60 minutes and guided by a Museum Educator in small groups. 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.

      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.
       

      Welcome Aboard- Aviation Science 

      Students will learn about Intrepid through the lens of its aircraft collection. 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

      Welcome Aboard- History & Humanity

      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.

  • Virtual Education Programs

     

    • Life Aboard Intrepid | All Ages

      Students take a virtual tour of the Museum and will discover 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.
       
    • Star Stories | Ages 5-12
      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 Educator will help students view their sky in a whole new way. Materials: Blank piece of paper, coloring tools such as crayons or colored pencils​
       
    • Amazing Aircraft | Ages 8-14
      Aircraft come in many designs and have various functions. Explore a few of the aircraft in Intrepid’s collection and create three different paper airplane projects in a design challenge led by a Museum Educator to determine how form impacts function. Materials: Four (or more) sheets of paper.​
      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.

       
  • 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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