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Meet astronauts, explore exhibits by NASA, chat with our expert partners, stargaze on the ship and more during four days of out-of-this-world events at the Museum.

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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). To request accessibility accommodations, contact access@intrepidmuseum.org.
 

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Public Service Broadcasting

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Astronaut Presentation

Defying Gravity Augmented Reality Experience
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Movie on the Flight Deck | Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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September 20
September 21
September 22
September 23
Thursday, September 20
Special Events
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 in space shuttles 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.
 
Live Performance: Public Service Broadcasting
7:30pm–10:00pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion : The sampling British band are back to perform tracks from their critically acclaimed album The Race for Space. Purchase Tickets
 

 

All-Day Activities (10:00am–5:00pm)
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 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.
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
Friday, September 21
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
Saturday, September 22
Special Events
Teacher Professional Development
8:30am - 4:00pm : Join us for a full-day conference focused on STEM learning. Teachers will hear talks by guest speakers from NASA, participate in workshops led by Museum educators, and see presentations by other educational organizations. The Intrepid Museum is an NYSED-approved CTLE provider. Register in advance here.
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.
Intergalactic Travel Bureau
Noon–4:00pm, Hangar 3 : Get a customized travel itinerary to planets throughout the universe.
Talk | Chandra X-Ray Observatory: Walking Among the Stars
Noon, Space Shuttle Pavilion: The moon is our closest celestial neighbor, and it’s nearly 250,000 miles from Earth. The sun, our closest star, is 93 million miles away. Because of these extreme distances, exploring objects in space is incredibly difficult. But with data from some special observatories, you can walk (virtually) inside a dead star. Find out how!
 
Talk | NASA Astronaut Sunita Williams
12:30pm, Lutnick Theater: Sunita Williams has spent a total of 322 days in space on two missions to the International Space Station, ranking second after Peggy Whitson for most time in space by a woman. Hear about her experiences on board as well as her current assignment: training to fly America’s first commercially built spacecraft, the Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Dragon.
 
Science Demonstration | Blast Off! Launching the Space Shuttle
1:00pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion Discover the forces at work as Museum educators launch air-powered rockets.
Performance | Voyager: A Journey to Interstellar Space
1:30pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion Experience the remarkable Voyager missions through the movement and music of Andrew Dawson.
Tour Guide Talk | Mars: Journey to the Red Planet
2:30pm, Hangar 2: Learn about NASA’s successful missions to the red planet over the past 50 years and how astronauts will get there in the future.
Special Presentation and Q&A by Dr. Mae Jemison
3:00pm, Lutnick Theater: Former Astronaut, engineer, entrepreneur, physician and educator, Dr. Mae Jemison is a leading voice for science, social responsibility and education. Now, she’s paving the way for human interstellar travel. Jemison served six years as a NASA astronaut and was the first woman of color in the world to go into space aboard a joint space shuttle mission with the Japanese space agency.
 
Panel | The Human Drive to Explore
3:30pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion: Richard Wiese, president of the Explorers Club, sits down with two celebrated adventurers to discuss their passion for exploration. Hear from Tim Jarvis, who re-created Ernest Shackleton’s incredible Trans-Antarctica Expedition (1914–1917), and Richard Garriott, who journeyed to the International Space Station as a private astronaut.
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.
 
Movie on the Flight Deck | Star Wars: The Last Jedi
7:00pm, Flight Deck: Watch a movie under the stars. FREE.

 

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 | Exoplanet Exploration Program
Hangar 3: Exoplanet Exploration, Solar System, Mars and Voyager Programs.
NASA ISS
Hangar 3 : International Space Station
American Society of Civil Engineers | Hands-On STEM Activity
Pier 86 : Build your own bridge!
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.
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 exploring 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.
CUNYSAT-1 Lab
Pier 86: See Medgar Evers College’s CubeSAT nanosatellite lab interactive display.
NASA’s Allison Bolinger
Hangar 2 : Interactive, hands-on display featuring spacewalking tools and virtual reality from the Neutral Buoyancy Lab.
Meet the Scientist
Hangar 2 : Meet NASA Earth scientist Michael Taylor and discover how NASA satellites use spectrometers to measure the amount of light reflected off Earth’s surface.
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 : Interactive activities sharing space science and engineering
 
NASA's Kevin Hussey
Space Shuttle Pavilion : Explore the universe with NASA’s Eyes.
Columbia Space Initiative
Pier 86 : Interactive STEM-focused activity.
Sci-Tech Kids
Pier 86 : Hands-on STEM activities.
Cornell University Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development
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.
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
Sunday, September 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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Public Service Broadcasting

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Thursday, September 20
The sampling British band are back to perform tracks from their critically acclaimed album The Race for Space. Public Service Broadcasting’s unique audiovisual extravaganza highlights the glory days of the space race—from Sputnik and Gagarin to Armstrong’s boots on the moon—through the band’s eccentric mix of guitar-driven electronica, propulsive drumming and spoken-word samples culled from this rich period of modern history. Purchase tickets
 


Defying Gravity Augmented Reality Experience with Microsoft

Defying Gravity Augmented Reality Experience with Microsoft

Saturday, September 22

Defying Gravity: Women in Space is a mixed reality experience designed for Microsoft HoloLens, narrated by engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut, Dr. Mae Jemison, that takes guests through women’s pivotal yet often unsung contributions to space exploration. Created in collaboration with Microsoft and The Smithsonian.

 
 

Movie on the Flight Deck | Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Saturday, September 22 : 7:00pm

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Watch a movie on the ship’s flight deck, under the stars! Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while you watch some old and new favorites on the big screen. Admission tickets (free of charge) will be distributed first-come, first-served before the show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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