THE INTREPID SEA, AIR, & SPACE MUSEUM
West 46th Street and 12th Avenue at Hudson River Park
Rubenstein Communications, Inc., Public Relations
Brady Littlefield – (212) 843-9220 / firstname.lastname@example.org
For Immediate Release
INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
ANNOUNCES “KIDS WEEK” ACTIVITIES
ANNUAL WEEK OF PROGRAMMING PROVIDES FUN AND
LEARNING DURING SCHOOLS’ WINTER BREAK
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum presents its annual “Kids Week” from Saturday, February 13 – Sunday, February 21. “Kids Week” offers a week full of fun and engaging educational programs while students are out of class during Presidents’ Week.
Partnering with the Intrepid to provide programming during this year’s “Kids Week” are the New York Red Bulls, Ringling Brothers, Rosie O’Donnell’s Rosie’s Broadway Kids, Dave and Busters, Madame Tussauds New York, Mr. Met, NASA, Old Navy, The Gap and others.
This year’s special events include:
Saturday, February 13: Special appearances and demonstrations by members of the New York Red Bulls and guest performances by Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. Visitors can also make valentines for troops overseas.
Sunday, February 14: Guest performances by Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus and a magician. Visitors can also make valentines for troops overseas.
Monday, February 15: Special appearance by Mr. Met and fun activities with the Mets Kids Club. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory presents interactive robot demonstrations. Dave and Busters offers games and giveaways throughout the day.
Tuesday, February 16: Performances by Rosie O’Donnell’s Rosie’s Broadway Kids. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory presents interactive robot demonstrations. Fun and games provided by Dave and Busters.
Wednesday, February 17: Performances of “Venton’s Visit” by the Puppetry Arts Theater.
Thursday, February 18: Gap and Old Navy present Fashion Day at the Intrepid. Gap and Old Navy models will participate in fashion shows throughout the day. Interactive exhibits provided by Madame Tussauds.
Friday, February 19: Science Day at the Intrepid. “Outrageous Reptiles” program including live alligators, snakes and turtles provided by Jenkinson’s Aquarium. New York Hall of Science will lead dissections throughout the day. Guest performances by Phenomenal Physics with Mr. Fish.
Saturday, February 20: Interactive exhibits provided by NASA
Sunday, February 21: Interactive exhibits provided by NASA
*Dates and times are subject to change. For the most updated information, please visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.*
In addition the special events and appearances, staff of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Education Department will lead interactive demonstrations, jeopardy games, and activities related to flight, space, water and life at sea for families each day. Join us for hands-on fun discovering the properties of water, how Intrepid floats, how airplanes fly, how the crew lived, how an aircraft carrier works and more.
Two new temporary exhibitions will also be open to visitors during “Kids Week:” “Mission to Mars” and “Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace.”
“Mission to Mars” displays a timeline of the American space program from President John F. Kennedy’s race to the moon speech to the current Rovers on Mars, and includes a full-scale model of the current Mars Rovers. Special emphasis is placed on the role that the USS Intrepid played while acting as a space capsule recovery ship for the Mercury 7 and Gemini 3 NASA missions.
“Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace” showcases Charles M. Schulz’s lovable beagle Snoopy’s imaginary journeys through the skies of Europe from the time he faced a deadly bout of influenza to sparring with the Flying Ace’s archenemy, the Red Baron. More than 25 digital prints from the original drawings done by Schulz will be on display alongside a photograph of the artist. Accompanying Schulz’s scenes of Snoopy is artwork featuring the Peanuts gang that was created by crewmembers serving aboard the USS Intrepid.
“Kids Week” activities and temporary exhibits are free with the price of admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Tickets for the museum are available for purchase at www.intrepidmuseum.org.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is proudly supported by Bank of America.
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.
Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Cost of Admission:
Seniors and College Students: $18.00
Youth 3-17 and Veterans: $17.00
Active Military, Retired Military and Children Under 3: Free
All tickets are subject to a $2.00 facility fee.
Tickets are available for purchase on the Intrepid’s website, www.intrepidmuseum.org
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan
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.