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Kick off the summer at Fleet Week! Head to the Museum for live performances, interactive displays, and special events honoring our service men and women. Marvel at science demos and talks throughout the week, and hear stories from Intrepid former crew members.
All activities on the pier are free.

 

 

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The majority of the Intrepid Museum is wheelchair accessible. Additional accommodations such as
specialized seating, ASL interpreters, or large print can be made with advance notice (one week preferred).
To request accessibility accommodations, contact access@intrepidmuseum.org.
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Schedule

*Schedule is subject to change
 
Wednesday, May 22
Thursday, May 23
Friday, May 24
Saturday, May 25
Sunday, MAY 26
Monday, May 27
Wednesday, May 22
EVENT
U.S. Navy Parade of Ships
Pop-up Planetarium: Giant Leaps: Exploration in the Space Age: Journey from the edge of the atmosphere to the edge of the universe.
Education Demonstration: Airheads: How Do Things Fly?: Explore the science behind aviation in this demonstration about how things fly.
Education Demonstration: Blast Off! Launching the Space Shuttles: Launching a Space shuttle takes some science, engineering and a whole lot of rocket fuel.
Performance: Elinor Smith: The Flying Flapper of Freeport: Meet a record breaking Aviatrix from the 1920s.
Media Show: On the Wings of New York: Explore the Empire State’s role in the history of flight.
TIME & LOCATION
8:00am - 9:30am, Pier 86
1:15pm, Michael Tyler Fisher Center for Education
1:45pm, Hangar 3 Stage
 
2:15pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion
 
2:30pm, Hangar 3 Stage
3:00pm: Michael Tyler Fisher Center for Educationbg
PURCHASE TICKETS
Thursday, May 23
EVENT
USNA Yard Patrol Squadron:
Visiting ship open for tours
USCGC Lawrence Lawson:
Visiting ship open for tours
Education Demonstration: Blast Off! Launching the Space Shuttles
Launching a Space shuttle takes some science, engineering and a whole lot of rocket fuel.
Salute to Freedom Gala
TIME & LOCATION
10:00am–3:00pm, Pier 86
10:00am–3:00pm, Pier 86
2:15pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion
6:00pm - 10:00pm, Hangar 3
PURCHASE TICKETS
Friday, May 24
EVENT
USNA Yard Patrol Squadron
Visiting ship open for tours
USCGC Lawrence Lawson
Visiting ship open for tours
Pop-up Planetarium: Giant Leaps: Exploration in the Space Age
Journey from the edge of the atmosphere to the edge of the universe.
Education Demonstration: Airheads: How Do Things Fly?
Explore the science behind aviation in this demonstration about how things fly.
Education Demonstration: Blast Off! Launching the Space Shuttles
Launching a Space shuttle takes some science, engineering and a whole lot of rocket fuel.
Performance: Elinor Smith: The Flying Flapper of Freeport
Meet a record breaking Aviatrix from the 1920s.
Media Show: On the Wings of New York
Explore the Empire State’s role in the history of flight.
Summer Movie Night: Top Gun
TIME & LOCATION
10:00am-5:00pm, Pier 86
10:00am-5:00pm, Pier 86
1:15pm, Michael Tyler Fisher Center for Education
1:45pm, Hangar 3 Stage
2:15pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion
2:30pm, Hangar 3 Stage
3:00pm, Michael Tyler Fisher Center for Education
7:00pm: Flight Deck
PURCHASE TICKETS
Saturday, May 25
EVENT
U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary/Civil Air Patrol, LEGOLAND® New York Resort, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Intrepid Education, American Red Cross, Restored and Antique Military Vehicle Clubs, Guide Dog Foundation/America’s Vet Dogs-The Veterans K-9 Corp, American Legion and FDNY
USCGC Lawrence Lawson
Visiting ship open for tours
Costumed Performance:
Elinor Smith: The Flying Flapper of Freeport
 
Media Show: On the Wings of New York
Intrepid Educator Demonstration: Poof! Life in Vacuum
Musical Performance: RamCorps – University of Mobile
Facepainting: Faces by Derrick
Book Talk and Signing: Top Gun: 50 Years of Naval Air Superiority
Musical Performance: Latin Giants of Jazz
Intrepid Educator Demonstration: Airheads: How Do Things Fly?
Intrepid Educator Demonstrations: Blast Off! Launching the Space Shuttles
Musical Performance: America's Sweethearts: Vintage Vocal Trio
Tour Guide Talk: The Magnificent Seven
Musical Performance: 78th Army Band
TIME & LOCATION
10:00am - 6:00pm, Pier 86
10:00am-6:00pm, Pier 86
11:30am, 12:30pm & 2:00pm,
Hangar 3 Stage
11:30am - 3:30pm, Every Half Hour, Michael Tyler Fisher Center for Education
11:30am & 3:30pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion
Noon, Pier 86 Main Stage
Noon - 4:00pm, Pier 86
Noon, 1:00pm & 2:00pm, Hangar 2
1:00pm, Pier 86 Main Stage
1:45pm, Hangar 3 Stage
2:15pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion
3:00pm & 5:00pm, Pier 86 Main Stage
3:30pm, Hangar 3
4:00pm, Pier 86 Main Stage
PURCHASE TICKETS
Sunday, May 26
EVENT
U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary/Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Intrepid Education, American Red Cross, Restored and Antique Military Vehicle Clubs, Guide Dog Foundation/America’s Vet Dogs-The Veterans K-9 Corp, LEGOLAND® New York Resort, American Legion, and FDNY
USCGC Lawrence Lawson
Visiting ship open for tours
Costumed Performance: Elinor Smith: The Flying Flapper of Freeport
Media Show: On the Wings of New York
Intrepid Educator Demonstration: Poof! Life in Vacuum
Musical Performance: RamCorps – University of Mobile
Faces by Derrick: Facepainting
Musical Performance: America's Sweethearts: Vintage Vocal Trio
Intrepid Educator Demonstration: Airheads: How Do Things Fly?
Intrepid Educator Demonstrations: Blast Off! Launching the Space Shuttles
Tour Guide Talk: The Magnificent Seven
Musical Performance: Singer, songwriter and Marine Corps Veteran Laura Rice
TIME & LOCATION
10:00am - 6:00pm, Pier 86
10:00am - 6:00pm, Pier 86
11:30am, 12:30pm & 2:00pm, Hangar 3 Stage
11:30am - 3:30pm, Every Half Hour, Michael Tyler Fisher Center for Education
11:30am & 3:30pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion
Noon & 2:00pm, Pier 86 Main Stage
Noon - 4:00pm, Pier 86
1:00pm& 3:00pm, Pier 86
1:45pm, Hangar 3 Stage
2:15pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion
3:30pm, Hangar 3
4:00pm, Pier 86 Main Stage
PURCHASE TICKETS
Thursday, February 21
Special Events
Pop-Up Planetarium Show | Giant Leaps: Exploration in the Space Age
11:00am–4:00pm (every hour, 20 mins), Pier 86 : Journey from the edge of the atmosphere to the edge of the observable universe as you follow the story of space exploration. Space is limited, Seating is on the floor, but stools are available upon request.
Tour Guide Talk | Launching into History: Mercury
11:00am, Hangar 2 : Learn about Project Mercury, the birth of NASA, the design of manned spacecraft and the brave astronauts who flew the missions.
Science Demonstration | Poof! Life in a Vacuum
11:30am, Space Shuttle Pavilion : Learn why the Earth's atmosphere is so important and why astronauts wear spacesuits.
 
Panel | Science aboard the ISS
Noon, Space Shuttle Pavilion: Get a look at the scientific discoveries made aboard the International Space Station, the most unique laboratory on (and off) Earth! NASA’s Thilini Schlesinger and Steve Huning, along with Jennifer W. Lopez of the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, will discuss the cutting-edge experiments conducted on the space station.
 
Panel | James Webb Space Telescope
1:00pm, Lutnick Theater: Experts from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the Space Telescope Science Institute will discuss the James Webb Space Telescope, set to launch in 2021 and revolutionize our understanding of the universe.
 
Science Demonstration | Blast Off! Launching the Space Shuttle
1:00pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion | Discover the forces at work in space shuttles as Museum educators launch air-powered rockets.
Performance | Voyager: A Journey to Interstellar Space
2:00pm–2:15pm, Space Shuttle PavilionExperience the remarkable Voyager missions through the movement and music of Andrew Dawson.
 
Panel | Voyager: Beyond the Solar System
2:15pm--3:00pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion :Launched in 1977, Voyager1 and Voyager 2 were designed for a five-year mission to Jupiter and Saturn. Instead, the mission extended over four decades—and continues still today. Voyager 1 is now the farthest spacecraft from Earth and the first to enter interstellar space. Hear from Voyager engineers Sun Matsumoto and Todd Barber, along with John Casani, original project manager for the historic mission. Moderated by Jeffrey Kluger, author of Apollo 8 and Apollo 13.
 
Special Tour Guide Talk Presentation in Spanish | Journey to the Red Planet (Marte: Viaje al Planeta Rojo)
2:30pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion : Learn about NASA’s successful missions to the red planet over the past 50 years and how astronauts will get there in the future. Aprenda sobre las exitosas misiones de la NASA al planeta rojo en los últimos 50 años y sobre cómo llegarán los astronautas en el futuro.
Talk | Falcon Heavy
3:00pm–4:00pm, Lutnick Theater : Citizen astronaut and SpaceX investor Richard Garriott discusses the Falcon Heavy rocket developed by SpaceX and how its groundbreaking heavy-lift boosters are a fundamental game changer for the future of space exploration.
Tour Guide Talk | Focus on Hubble
3:30pm, Hangar 2 : Hear about the five bold missions to repair the Hubble Space Telescope and the scientific discoveries it has made possible.
Talk | Intergalactic Travel Bureau
4:00pm–4:30pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion: Have you considered taking a leisure trip to the edge of space, the moon or perhaps Mars? We are at the dawn of a space tourism revolution, and a holiday in space will one day be within reach. Explore the infinite possibilities of your extraterrestrial getaway with the help of some intergalactic travel agents.

 

All-Day Activities (10:00am–6:00pm)
 
Microsoft Augmented Reality Experience | Defying Gravity: Women in Space
Space Shuttle Pavilion : Learn about women’s pivotal yet often unsung contributions to space exploration in this mixed reality experience designed for Microsoft HoloLens, narrated by engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison. Created in collaboration with Microsoft and the Smithsonian.
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Pier 86 | Explore the solar system in virtual reality.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Hangar 3: Exoplanet Exploration, Solar System, Mars and Voyager Programs.
NASA ISS
Hangar 3: International Space Station
American Society of Civil Engineers
Pier 86 : Build your own bridge!
U.S. Space & Rocket Center Space Camp Multi-Axis Trainer
Pier 86 : Take a ride on the multi-axis trainer and feel what it’s like to reenter the Earth’s atmosphere.
Curious-on-Hudson
Pier 86 : Hands-on STEAM activities for curious engineers.
New York Institute of Technology
Pier 86 : Hands-on STEM activities.
3Dux Design
Pier 86 : Build your own rocket ship!
Jupiter Joe's Sidewalk Astronomy
Pier 86 : Displays and activities focused on solar astronomy.
Con Edison
Pier 86 : Interactive display with electric grid, energy-efficient lights and a pedal-a-watt bike activity.
Chandra X-Ray Observatory
Space Shuttle Pavilion : Explore the insides of a star that exploded over 300 years ago through virtual and augmented reality, and learn how space satellites talk to their controllers and send data back to Earth with a binary code name tag activity.
Kerbal Space Academy
Hangar 3 : Interactive gaming booth and livestream broadcast.
 
NASA’s Allison Bolinger
Hangar 2 : Interactive, hands-on display featuring spacewalking tools and virtual reality from the Neutral Buoyancy Lab.
CUNYSAT-1 Lab
Pier 86 : See Medgar Evers College’s CubeSAT nanosatellite lab interactive display.
Education Zone Activities
Pier 86 : Create your own constellation, see a Mars landscape in 3D, and complete an obstacle course wearing space goggles.
 
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope
Hangar 3 : Experts from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the Space Telescope Science Institute will discuss the James Webb
Meet the Scientist
Hangar 2 : To be announced.
NASA's Kevin Hussey
Space Shuttle Pavilion : Explore the universe with NASA’s Eyes.
 
Cornell University Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development
Pier 86 : Hands-on STEM activities.
Columbia Space Initiative
Pier 86 : Interactive STEM-focused activity.
Sci-Tech Kids
Pier 86 : Hands-on STEM activities.
Brooklyn Robot Foundry
Pier 86 : Make your own light-up robot creature!
Space.Com
Pier 86 : Space-themed activities.
National Science Foundation
Pier 86 : Hands-on STEM activities.
Intergalactic Travel Bureau
Hangar 3 : Get a customized travel itinerary to planets throughout the universe.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Pier 86 : Hands-on Marine Science Activities.
Space Games Federation ®
Hangar 3 : Take Space Games™ Stellar Strike Challenge see how well you'd do in a Low Earth Orbit Sport.
FIRST
Pier 86 : Hands-on robotics activities.
Society for Women Engineers
Pier 86 : Hands-on STEM activities.
PURCHASE TICKETS
Monday, May 27
EVENT
U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary/Civil Air Patrol, Intrepid Education, LEGOLAND® New York Resort and FDNY.
Memorial Day Ceremony: Attend the Museum's special ceremony honoring our country's dedicated service men and women.
Intrepid Educator Demonstration: Poof! Life in Vacuum
USCGC Lawrence Lawson
Visiting ship open for tours
Faces by Derrick: Facepainting
Intrepid Educator Demonstration: Airheads: How Do Things Fly?
U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team Performance
Gazillion Bubble Show: Interactive Bubble Garden
American Cornhole League: Games and Challenges
Intrepid Educator Demonstration: Blast Off! Launching the Space Shuttles
U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration
TIME & LOCATION
10:00am - 6:00pm, Pier 86
11:00am, Pier 86
11:30am, Space Shuttle Pavilion
Noon - 6:00pm, Pier 86
Noon - 4:00pm, Pier 86
1:45pm, Hangar 3 Stage
2:00pm, Pier 86
2:00pm - 6:00pm, Pier 86
2:00pm - 6:00pm, Pier 86
2:15pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion
3:00pm, West End Pier 86
PURCHASE TICKETS
Saturday, February 23
Special Events
Pop-Up Planetarium Show | Giant Leaps: Exploration in the Space Age
11:00am–4:00pm (every hour, 20 mins), Pier 86 : Journey from the edge of the atmosphere to the edge of the observable universe as you follow the story of space exploration. Space is limited, Seating is on the floor, but stools are available upon request.
Tour Guide Talk | Launching into History: Mercury
11:00am, Hangar 2 : Learn about Project Mercury, the birth of NASA, the design of manned spacecraft and the brave astronauts who flew the missions.
Science Demonstration | Poof! Life in a Vacuum
11:30am, Space Shuttle Pavilion : Learn why the Earth's atmosphere is so important and why astronauts wear spacesuits.
 
Panel | Science aboard the ISS
Noon, Space Shuttle Pavilion: Get a look at the scientific discoveries made aboard the International Space Station, the most unique laboratory on (and off) Earth! NASA’s Thilini Schlesinger and Steve Huning, along with Jennifer W. Lopez of the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, will discuss the cutting-edge experiments conducted on the space station.
 
Panel | James Webb Space Telescope
1:00pm, Lutnick Theater: Experts from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the Space Telescope Science Institute will discuss the James Webb Space Telescope, set to launch in 2021 and revolutionize our understanding of the universe.
 
Science Demonstration | Blast Off! Launching the Space Shuttle
1:00pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion | Discover the forces at work in space shuttles as Museum educators launch air-powered rockets.
Performance | Voyager: A Journey to Interstellar Space
2:00pm–2:15pm, Space Shuttle PavilionExperience the remarkable Voyager missions through the movement and music of Andrew Dawson.
 
Panel | Voyager: Beyond the Solar System
2:15pm--3:00pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion :Launched in 1977, Voyager1 and Voyager 2 were designed for a five-year mission to Jupiter and Saturn. Instead, the mission extended over four decades—and continues still today. Voyager 1 is now the farthest spacecraft from Earth and the first to enter interstellar space. Hear from Voyager engineers Sun Matsumoto and Todd Barber, along with John Casani, original project manager for the historic mission. Moderated by Jeffrey Kluger, author of Apollo 8 and Apollo 13.
 
Special Tour Guide Talk Presentation in Spanish | Journey to the Red Planet (Marte: Viaje al Planeta Rojo)
2:30pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion : Learn about NASA’s successful missions to the red planet over the past 50 years and how astronauts will get there in the future. Aprenda sobre las exitosas misiones de la NASA al planeta rojo en los últimos 50 años y sobre cómo llegarán los astronautas en el futuro.
Talk | Falcon Heavy
3:00pm–4:00pm, Lutnick Theater : Citizen astronaut and SpaceX investor Richard Garriott discusses the Falcon Heavy rocket developed by SpaceX and how its groundbreaking heavy-lift boosters are a fundamental game changer for the future of space exploration.
Tour Guide Talk | Focus on Hubble
3:30pm, Hangar 2 : Hear about the five bold missions to repair the Hubble Space Telescope and the scientific discoveries it has made possible.
Talk | Intergalactic Travel Bureau
4:00pm–4:30pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion: Have you considered taking a leisure trip to the edge of space, the moon or perhaps Mars? We are at the dawn of a space tourism revolution, and a holiday in space will one day be within reach. Explore the infinite possibilities of your extraterrestrial getaway with the help of some intergalactic travel agents.

 

All-Day Activities (10:00am–6:00pm)
 
Microsoft Augmented Reality Experience | Defying Gravity: Women in Space
Space Shuttle Pavilion : Learn about women’s pivotal yet often unsung contributions to space exploration in this mixed reality experience designed for Microsoft HoloLens, narrated by engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison. Created in collaboration with Microsoft and the Smithsonian.
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Pier 86 | Explore the solar system in virtual reality.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Hangar 3: Exoplanet Exploration, Solar System, Mars and Voyager Programs.
NASA ISS
Hangar 3: International Space Station
American Society of Civil Engineers
Pier 86 : Build your own bridge!
U.S. Space & Rocket Center Space Camp Multi-Axis Trainer
Pier 86 : Take a ride on the multi-axis trainer and feel what it’s like to reenter the Earth’s atmosphere.
Curious-on-Hudson
Pier 86 : Hands-on STEAM activities for curious engineers.
New York Institute of Technology
Pier 86 : Hands-on STEM activities.
3Dux Design
Pier 86 : Build your own rocket ship!
Jupiter Joe's Sidewalk Astronomy
Pier 86 : Displays and activities focused on solar astronomy.
Con Edison
Pier 86 : Interactive display with electric grid, energy-efficient lights and a pedal-a-watt bike activity.
Chandra X-Ray Observatory
Space Shuttle Pavilion : Explore the insides of a star that exploded over 300 years ago through virtual and augmented reality, and learn how space satellites talk to their controllers and send data back to Earth with a binary code name tag activity.
Kerbal Space Academy
Hangar 3 : Interactive gaming booth and livestream broadcast.
 
NASA’s Allison Bolinger
Hangar 2 : Interactive, hands-on display featuring spacewalking tools and virtual reality from the Neutral Buoyancy Lab.
CUNYSAT-1 Lab
Pier 86 : See Medgar Evers College’s CubeSAT nanosatellite lab interactive display.
Education Zone Activities
Pier 86 : Create your own constellation, see a Mars landscape in 3D, and complete an obstacle course wearing space goggles.
 
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope
Hangar 3 : Experts from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the Space Telescope Science Institute will discuss the James Webb
Meet the Scientist
Hangar 2 : To be announced.
NASA's Kevin Hussey
Space Shuttle Pavilion : Explore the universe with NASA’s Eyes.
 
Cornell University Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development
Pier 86 : Hands-on STEM activities.
Columbia Space Initiative
Pier 86 : Interactive STEM-focused activity.
Sci-Tech Kids
Pier 86 : Hands-on STEM activities.
Brooklyn Robot Foundry
Pier 86 : Make your own light-up robot creature!
Space.Com
Pier 86 : Space-themed activities.
National Science Foundation
Pier 86 : Hands-on STEM activities.
Intergalactic Travel Bureau
Hangar 3 : Get a customized travel itinerary to planets throughout the universe.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Pier 86 : Hands-on Marine Science Activities.
Space Games Federation ®
Hangar 3 : Take Space Games™ Stellar Strike Challenge see how well you'd do in a Low Earth Orbit Sport.
FIRST
Pier 86 : Hands-on robotics activities.
Society for Women Engineers
Pier 86 : Hands-on STEM activities.

 

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VISITOR SAFETY 

SAFETY IS A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY 

USE CAUTION AT ALL TIMES 

• There are inherent risks in participating in pier activities, engaging with displays and visiting maritime vessels.

• Pier and Museum visitors expressly assume all risk of property loss and personal injury arising from or related to his/her presence on the pier or at the Museum.

• Behave in a responsible and respectful manner
• Obey all oral and written warnings prior to and
during participation
• Behave in a family-friendly manner
• Do not enter restricted or staff only areas

• Steps to or on a ship’s gangway can be hazardous
or slippery
• Exterior surfaces exposed to sunlight may be hot
• Secure belongings and hold the rails when boarding
a visiting ship

You are responsible for knowing your health and physical condition and limitations and the health and
physical condition and limitations of any minor under your care or supervision.

 

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