Intrepid Museum Programs and Exhibitions
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The Intrepid Museum offers monthly programs for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. These programs take place on select Sundays during regular Museum hours. Families take a guided, interactive tour or virtual tour of the Museum and can participate in art-making activities that everyone can enjoy.

In 2022, Access Family Programs alternate each month between virtual and in-person programs. Virtual programs take place over Zoom and include at-home activity packets. In-person programs take place at the Museum, with a morning session for children and an afternoon session for teens and adults.

Programs are free but registration is required. To register, please follow the registration links below. Registration typically opens one month in advance. If you have any questions, please contact

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Navigation: Finding Your Way (At the Museum)
Sunday, June 12
11:00am-1:00pm - Children (ages 5-18)
2:00pm-4:00pm - Teens and adults (ages 14+)

From ships and planes to submarines and even space shuttles, vessels of all types use navigation to find their way. Families will explore historic spaces and methods that people have used to navigate at sea and up high, and will make connections to how we find our way today.
Registration link for children (5-17) (11:00am)
Registration link for teens & adults (14+) (2:00pm)

Space Spinoffs (Virtual) (All ages)
Sunday, July 10, 11:00am-Noon ET 

It takes a lot of creativity to launch and live in space! Learn how items and technology designed for astronauts have made their way into our everyday lives on Earth.

Aircraft Design (At the Museum)
Sunday, August 7
11:00am-1:00pm - Children (ages 5-17)
2:00pm-4:00pm - Teens and adults (ages 14+)

Creating new types of airplanes involves understanding aircraft design of the past and innovating for the future. Explore Intrepid’s aircraft collection to hone observational skills, compare different types of airplanes, and learn what’s new in aircraft design. 

Sea, Air and Space Food (Virtual) (All ages)
Sunday, September 18, 11:00am-Noon ET 

Food is an important part of any travel experience. Learn about food on Intrepid, British Airways Concorde, and NASA space shuttles and determine for yourself which is the tastiest!

Heroes and Superheroes (At the Museum)
Sunday, October 18

11:00am-1:00pm - Children (ages 5-17)
2:00pm-4:00pm - Teens and adults (ages 14+)

Superheroes are not just in the comics—they are also in our communities! Learn about the real-life heroes of Intrepid and their superhero connections.

Life Underwater (Virtual) (All ages)
Sunday, November 13, 11:00am-Noon ET 

Submarines were one of the most unique experiences in the Navy! Virtually explore the submarine Growler and its artifacts as well as hear stories from former crew members about the adventures and challenges of life underwater.

Celebrations Aboard (At the Museum)
Sunday, December 4
11:00am-1:00pm - Children (ages 5-17)
2:00pm-4:00pm - Teens and adults (ages 14+)

Learn how crew members aboard Intrepid celebrated special occasions with their fellow sailors when their families were far away. The program will highlight U.S. Navy traditions on Intrepid and Growler as well as give families the chance to share some of their own!

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Call: 646-381-5020