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Join us all week long for live animal shows, pop-up planetarium shows, maker spaces, live performances and so much more! Children of all ages and interests will learn more about STEAM through activities and demonstrations designed to educate and inspire.

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Saturday, Feb 15 & Sunday, Feb 16

ART &
MUSIC FUN

All ages

Monday, Feb 17– Wednesday, Feb 19

SAFARI &
NATURE ADVENTURE

All ages

Thursday, Feb 20 Saturday, Feb 22

EXPLORING
SPACE &
SCIENCE

All ages


Schedule


*Schedule is subject to change
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FEB 15
FEB 16
FEB 17
FEB 18
FEB 19
FEB 20
FEB 21
FEB 22
Saturday, February 15
10:00am – 5:00pm: All Day Activities by:
Dazzling Discoveries, Puppetry Arts Theater, OrigamiUSA, The Museum of Interesting Things, Story Pirates,
Brooklyn Music School, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square
11:00am-4:00pm (every half hour): Pop-Up Planetarium Show led by Museum Educators
11:00am-5:00pm: Face Painting NYC (by A Princess Like Me NYC)
11:00am & 1:00pm: Storytime performance with Paddington Bear
11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm: WonderSpark Puppet Making Workshops
12:00pm: Performance by Story Pirates
2:00pm: Performance: Joshua David Stein and The Band Books
3:00pm: Intrepid Education Demonstration
4:00 pm: Performance by the Brooklyn Music School: Student Ensemble
Highlights
Performance: Band Books by Joshua David Stein
Author Joshua David Stein and his ensemble The Band Books inspire young audiences to read
(more) through music by performing children’s book classics. Come for the books, stay for the rock.

Storytime performance with Paddington Bear:
Paddington Bear Gets in a Jam: Paddington Bear comes to life with this special storytime performance.
Sunday, February 16
10:00am – 5:00pm: All Day Activities by:
Dazzling Discoveries, Puppetry Arts Theater, OrigamiUSA,The Museum of Interesting Things, Story Pirates,
Brooklyn Music School, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square
11:00am: Storytime performance with Paddington Bear
11:00am-4:00pm (every half hour): Pop-Up Planetarium Show led by Museum Educators
11:00am-5:00pm: Face Painting NYC (by A Princess Like Me NYC)
11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm: WonderSpark Puppet Making Workshops
12:00pm: Storytime performance with Paddington Bear (Intrepid Members Only Perk!)
12:00pm: Presentation by author/illustrator Drew Brockington- CatStronauts
1:00pm & 4:00pm: Performance by: TheaterWorksUSA: Rosie Revere Engineer
2:00pm: Performance: Joshua David Stein and The Band Books
3:00pm: Intrepid Education Demonstration
4:00 pm: Performance by the Brooklyn Music School
Highlights
Presentation by Author/Illustrator Drew Brockington- CatStronauts Prepare for Launch
Discover how the past, present, and future of NASA continues to inspire the
CatStronauts graphic novel series. Followed by book signing

Storytime performance with Paddington Bear:
Paddington Bear Gets in a Jam: Paddington Bear comes to life with this special storytime performance.
Monday, February 17
10:00am – 5:00pm: All Day Activities by:
Dazzling Discoveries, Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Two by Two Zoo, Wildlife Conservation Society,
The Museum of Interesting Things, The Climate Museum, Wild Encounters with Zoologist Jarod Miller
11:00am: Intrepid Education Demonstration
11:00am: Presentation by Author/Illustrator Drew Brockington- CatStronauts (Intrepid Members Only Perk!)
11:00am-4:00pm (every half hour): Pop-Up Planetarium Show led by Museum Educators
11:30am & 3:30pm: Live Animal Presentation: Wild Encounters with Zoologist Jarod Miller
12:00pm: Presentation by Author/Illustrator Author Drew Brockington- CatStronauts
12:30pm & 2:30pm: Workshop by The Climate Museum
1:00pm: Live Animal Demonstration by the Two by Two Zoo
2:00pm & 4:00pm: Performance by: The Gazillion Bubble Show
3:00pm: Presentation by the Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Highlights
Presentation by the Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Edible Insects program: covering the who, what, when, where, and whys of
eating bugs and will feature some live invertebrates.

Gazillion Bubble Show: learn about the science behind bubbles with this interactive performance.

Live Animal Demonstration by Zoologist Jarod Miller
Learn all about unique animal adaptations from zoologist Jarod Miller in a live animal demonstration featuring a kangaroo, golden eagle, African crested porcupine and an alligator! All Ages.
Tuesday, February 18
10:00am – 5:00pm: All Day Activities by:
Dazzling Discoveries, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, Two by Two Zoo,
Billion Oyster Project, Stamford Museum & Nature Center, NASA, The Museum of Interesting Things,
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Wild Encounters with Zoologist Jarod Miller
11:00am & 3:00pm: Performance by the Wildlife Theater Group
11:00am-4:00pm (every half hour): Pop-Up Planetarium Show led by Museum Educators
11:30am & 2:30pm: Live Animal Presentation: Wild Encounters with Zoologist Jarod Miller
12:00pm & 4:00pm: Live Animal Demonstration by Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
12:30pm & 3:30pm: Workshop by the Billion Oyster Project
1:00pm: Intrepid Education Demonstration
2:00pm: Live Animal Show by the Two by Two Zoo
Highlights
Live Animal Demonstration by Beardsley Zoo: Colossal Miniature Critters
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo will embark on a journey through the world of invertebrates. Experience life as a praying mantis and discover what it takes to survive in the wild. Come explore the realm of insects, uncover mysteries of the miniature world and learn how you can help save wildlife.

Presentation by the Wildlife Theater Group:
Super Shark’s Ocean Adventure: Join Wildlife Theater as we dive into the ocean right off our coast to
explore the wonderful diversity of life in our own backyard! From sharks to jellyfish to sea turtles,
our superhero SuperShark will meet and protect them all! Learn how easy it is to become an Ocean Protector!
Wednesday, February 20
Special Events
ASL-interpreted Tour: Astronauts Aboard Intrepid
10:00am, Hangar 2 : Information Desk: Uncover Intrepid’s role in the early space program with a Museum Educator and ASL interpreters. Explore the space shuttle orbiter Enterprise and replica space capsules. Advance registration required. Click here to register
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 | Blast Off! Launching the Space Shuttle
11:45am, Space Shuttle Pavilion : Discover the forces at work as Museum educators launch air-powered rockets.
Pop-Up Planetarium Show | Giant Leaps: Exploration in the Space Age
1:15pm–4:15pm (every hour), Hangar 3 Rotunda : 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.
Kerbal Space Academy: Launch a Rocket!
1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm & 4:00pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion : All ages can learn the basics of building and launching a rocket with KSA instructor Das Valdez in this 30 minute interactive presentation using the educational game Kerbal Space Program..
Tour Guide Talk | Mars: Journey to the Red Planet
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.
Tour Guide Talk | Focus on Hubble
3:30pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion : Hear about the five bold missions to repair the Hubble Space Telescope and the scientific discoveries it has made possible.
Family Astronomy Night
6:45pm–10:00pm, Hangar Deck and Flight Deck : Hear talks by scientists, stargaze on the flight deck, and see shows in our pop-up planetarium. Click here to register
 

 

All-Day Activities (10:00am–5:00pm)
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Pier : Explore the solar system in virtual reality.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Hangar 3: Exoplanet Exploration, Solar System, Mars and Voyager Programs.
New York Institute of Technology
Pier 86 : Hands-on STEM activities.
3Dux Design
Pier 86 : Build your own rocket ship!
U.S. Space & Rocket Center: Space Camp
Pier 86: Take a ride on the multi-axis trainer and feel what it’s like to reenter the Earth’s atmosphere.
 
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope
Hangar 3 : Interactive activities sharing space science and engineering
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 Kevin Hussey
Space Shuttle Pavilion : Explore the universe with NASA’s Eyes.
Self-Guided Visits
K–12 student groups can experience all the excitement of the Space & Science Festival during free self-guided experiences. Select FREE Space & Science Self-Guide when making a reservation. Register in advance here.
PURCHASE TICKETS
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Wednesday, February 19
10:00am – 5:00pm: All Day Activities by:
Dazzling Discoveries, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, Two by Two Zoo, Billion Oyster Project,
Stamford Museum & Nature Center, NASA, The Museum of Interesting Things
11:00am & 3:00pm: Performance by the Wildlife Theater Group
11:00am-4:00pm (every half hour): Pop-Up Planetarium Show led by Museum Educators
11:30am Live Animal Show by the Two by Two Zoo (Intrepid Members Only Perk!)
12:00pm & 4:00pm: Live Animal Demonstration by Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
12:30pm & 3:30pm: Workshop by the Billion Oyster Project
1:00pm: Intrepid Education Demonstration
2:00pm: Live Animal Show by the Two by Two Zoo
Highlights
Two by Two Zoo
Wild World of Animals Exhibit: kangaroo (juvenile), bearded dragon, tortoise,
chinchilla, alligators (juvenile), ball python, hissing cockroaches.

Live Animal Demonstration by Beardsley Zoo: Colossal Miniature Critters
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo will embark on a journey through the world of invertebrates. Experience life as a praying mantis and discover what it takes to survive in the wild. Come explore the realm of insects, uncover mysteries of the miniature world and learn how you can help save wildlife.
Thursday, February 20
10:00am – 5:00pm: All Day Activities by:
Dazzling Discoveries, Math Matters to Me, Cornell University, Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development,
NASA Goddard,NASA Johnson Space Center, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Curious On Hudson,
Columbia University: Engineering Division,The Museum of Interesting Things, Cosmos Project: NYC Tandon
and Columbia Engineering
11:00am-4:00pm (every half hour): Pop-Up Planetarium Show led by Museum Educators
12:00pm & 2:00pm: Presentation by Mad Science
12:30pm & 2:30pm: Workshop by Curious-on-Hudson
1:00pm: Intrepid Education Demonstration
4:00pm: Presentation by Planetary Geologist Natalie Curren with NASA Goddard
Highlights
Presentation by Mad Science: Marvels of Motion
Isaac Newton would be proud! Come explore his laws of motion with us in this abundantly engaging physics performance. Observe the power of all sorts of forces including gravity, centrifugal force, inertia and much more. Then we’ll harness the power of these forces together to create astonishing jet packs and even a rocket-propelled car! This Mad Science show is sure to please everyone and inspire more imaginative learning in all of our audience members!

Presentation by Planetary Geologist Natalie Curren with NASA Goddard, showing lunar samples from Apollo missions.
Friday, February 21
10:00am – 5:00pm: All Day Activities by:
Dazzling Discoveries, Jupiter Joe's Sidewalk Astronomy, CUNYSAT-1 Lab, Math Matters to Me,
Cornell University Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development, NASA Goddard,
NASA Johnson Space Center, Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, Curious On Hudson,
ROBOFUN, Columbia Space Initiative,The Museum of Interesting Things, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
11:00am: Presentation by NASA Astronaut Ricky Arnold and NASA Flight Director Allison Bolinger
11:00am-4:00pm (every half hour): Pop-Up Planetarium Show led by Museum Educators
12:00pm: Presentation by NYU Instructor Doug Vitarelli: The Evolution of Animation
(Museum members early access)
12:30pm & 3:30pm: Workshop: Rube Goldberg speed building challenge
1:00pm: Intrepid Education Demonstration
1:30pm: Workshop with NASA flight director Allison Bolinger: Build your own space station.
2:00pm: Presentation by NASA Astronaut Ricky Arnold (Museum members early access)
2:30pm: Workshop by CUNYSAT-1 Lab: Rocket Modeling and Building
3:00pm: Presentation by NASA flight director Allison Bolinger
4:00pm: Presentation by Planetary Geologist Natalie Curran with NASA Goddard
Highlights
Presentation by NASA Astronaut Ricky Arnold
Presentation Learn about life in space from a NASA astronaut, All ages. Richard R. Arnold II.
Presentation by NYU Instructor Doug Vitarelli: The Evolution of Animation

Presentation by NASA flight director Allison Bolinger:
From Swimming Pools to Vacuum Chambers: How We Teach Astronauts to Spacewalk.

Learn how Allison prepares astronauts on Earth to perform spacewalks aboard the International Space Station, including demonstrations of spacesuit components and tools and details on the many facilities used for training. Ages 7-12.
Saturday, February 22
10:00am – 5:00pm: All Day Activities by:
Dazzling Discoveries, American Society of Civil Engineers, Jupiter Joe's Sidewalk Astronomy,
CUNYSAT-1 Lab, Math Matters to Me, Cornell University Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development,
NASA Goddard, NASA Johnson Space Center, Curious On Hudson, ROBOFUN, Columbia Space Initiative
The Museum of Interesting Things, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Con Edison
11:00am: Presentation by NASA flight director Allison Bolinger
11:00am-4:00pm (every half hour): Pop-Up Planetarium Show led by Museum Educators

11:00am-4:00pm (every half hour): Pop-Up Planetarium Show led by Museum Educators
12:00pm: Presentation by NASA Astronaut Ricky Arnold(Museum members early access)
1:00pm: Intrepid Education Demonstration
1:30pm: Workshop with NASA flight director Allison Bolinger: Build your own space station.
2:00pm & 4:00pm: Presentation by Mad Science
2:30pm: Workshop by CUNYSAT-1 Lab: Rocket Modeling and Building
3:00pm: Presentation by NASA Astronaut Ricky Arnold and NASA Flight Director
Allison Bolinger: Spacewalks: A Team Sport
Highlights
Presentation by NASA Astronaut Ricky Arnold
Learn about life in space from a NASA astronaut, All ages. Richard R. Arnold II

Presentation by NASA flight director Allison Bolinger:
From Swimming Pools to Vacuum Chambers: How We Teach Astronauts to Spacewalk.

Learn how Allison prepares astronauts on Earth to perform spacewalks aboard the International
Space Station, including demonstrations of spacesuit components and tools and details on the
many facilities used for training. Ages 7-12.
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The Intrepid Museum is wheelchair accessible and all major presentations will be held in spaces with an induction loop system. Additional accommodations such as specialized seating, ASL interpreters, or large print can be made with advance notice (one week preferred). Learn more. To request accessibility accommodations, contact access@intrepidmuseum.org.

 



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