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INTREPID KICKS OFF SUMMER SEASON WITH NEW EXHIBITS AND AUDIO TOURS AVAILABLE IN SEVEN LANGUAGES
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INTREPID KICKS OFF SUMMER SEASON WITH NEW EXHIBITS AND AUDIO TOURS AVAILABLE IN SEVEN LANGUAGES
6/3/2009
 
FROM:   
THE INTREPID SEA, AIR, & SPACE MUSEUM
Pier 86 -- West 46th Street and 12th Avenue, Manhattan
www.intrepidmuseum.org 

CONTACT:    
Rubenstein Communications, Inc., Public Relations
Brady Littlefield – 212-843-9220 /
blittlefield@rubenstein.com
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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
KICKS OFF SUMMER SEASON WITH NEW EXHIBITS AND
AUDIO TOURS AVAILABLE IN SEVEN LANGUAGES

To kick off the summer season, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan, will debut the new exhibit “Transporter FX,” bring back the improved “Kamikaze: Day of Darkness, Day of Light” and launch new audio tours that are available in seven languages. 

Transporter FX
Now “departing” from Pier 86, the Transporter FX flight simulator is like nothing you’ve ever experience before.  Don the special polarized glasses and rock, pitch and jolt your way through six minutes of sensory overload as you feel the power of the blasting bass while wind and mist whip through the cabin.  Tickets may be purchased at the Welcome Center or on Pier 86 for $6.  Riders must be at least 42” tall.

“Kamikaze: Day of Darkness, Day of Light”
Experience true heroism under fire as the multimedia experience “Kamikaze: Day of Darkness, Day of Light” returns to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum for the first time since 2006 when the museum closed to undergo a nearly two-year renovation. 

“Kamikaze: Day of Darkness, Day of Light” transports visitors back to November 25, 1944, when the USS Intrepid was struck by two kamikaze suicide planes. The exhibit includes a memorial wall that honors the 69 officers and crew members who gave their lives while serving aboard Intrepid. 

A multimedia experience, audio, video, lighting controls, smoke and flame effects, projectors and five synchronized video screens comprise the exhibit.  All systems combine to create an immersive, on-location environment experience that tells the history of the kamikaze attacks in a gripping and memorable way. 

A segment of the video projection is available for viewing, downloading and distribution at
http://www.sendspace.com/file/zdfapz . The video is courtesy of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

Experiencing the exhibit is free with the price of admission to the museum.  “Kamikaze: Day of Darkness, Day of Light” runs every hour on the half hour.

New Audio Tours
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is proud to present new audio tours to enhance the experiences of visitors to the museum and immerse guests in the Intrepid adventure. 

Walk through the ship and hear from the pilots and crew members who were there during Intrepid’s greatest and most challenging days.  Special stories are provided by President George H.W. Bush, General Colin Powell, Senator John McCain and Astronaut Scott Carpenter, as well as Museum leaders, volunteers and tour guides who help bring those stories to life every day.

Tours are available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese and Japanese.  There are also audio tours tailored for children and the hearing impaired. 

Cost:
One audio tour - $6 each
Two audio tours - $5 each
Three or more audio tours - $4 each

About the Museum
The newly renovated Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum complex includes the 900-foot-long aircraft carrier ‘Intrepid’ with seven full decks and four theme halls; the guided missile submarine Growler; and an extensive collection of over 30 aircraft including the A-12 Blackbird, the fastest plane in the world, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft in the world.  Guests can experience newly opened areas of the ship including the fo’c’sle (commonly known as the anchor chain room), new multimedia presentations and exhibit collections, interactive educational stations and a brand new state-of-the-art public pier. 

Also new to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is the 12,240 square-foot interactive Exploreum – which contains 18 different hands-on exhibits – that teaches guests about the different properties of the sea, air, space and living at sea as each relates to the ship Intrepid.  In the Exploreum, guests can experience a flight simulator, climb a cargo net, transmit messages using Morse code, crawl through living quarters of crewmembers, learn how the Intrepid turned salt water into fresh water and perform various tasks while wearing space gloves.

Museum Hours:
Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Cost of Admission:
Adult – $19.50; Seniors (62+), Veterans and College Students  – $15.50; Youth (6-17) - $14.50; Children (2-5) - $7.50; Children under 2, Retired Military, Active Duty and Museum Members - FREE

Tickets are available for purchase on the Intrepid’s website, www.intrepidmuseum.org. 

Location:
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan

Public Transportation:

Directions by NYC Metro Bus
Take cross-town buses west. M34 (34th Sts), M42 (42nd St.) or M-50 (49th St.) to 12th Ave. and Hudson River. Intrepid is a short walk North from the M34 and M42. The M50 drops off immediately in front of the Intrepid.

Directions by NYC Metro Subway
Take the A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, W, 1, 2, 3, 7, or 9 train to 42nd St., then walk or take the M-42 West Bus to Hudson River (12th Ave). Walk North to Intrepid.

Directions from Water
Take New York Water Taxi to Pier 84 and walk a block north to the Intrepid Museum. Or from New Jersey take the New York Waterway to Midtown (38th Street) and walk north on 12th Ave to the museum.