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January 1st - December 31st
Guided Tours

Guided Tours   Guided Tours

The Intrepid Museum is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of history, science and service as it relates to its home aboard USS Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. Join the Museum’s tour guides for a variety of tours that are offered throughout the week.

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January 1st - June 8th
Objects in Conversation: A Collections Exhibition

Objects   Objects in Conversation: A Collections Exhibition

Now Open through June 8, 2015.

Each item in the Intrepid Museum’s collections tells a particular story. However, these objects have deeper meaning in connection with each other. Featuring recent acquisitions to the Intrepid Museum’s collections, this upcoming exhibition creates conversations between objects, challenging visitors to understand the Museum’s artifacts in new and surprising ways. The exhibition also offers a behind-the-scenes look at the ways in which Museum staff members interpret, care for and display its collections.

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January 1st - September 14th
Hubble@25

Hubble   HUBBLE@25

Now Open through September 14, 2015
Location:Space Shuttle Pavilion

HUBBLE@25 commemorates the anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope on board the space shuttle Discovery in 1990. The exhibition will be the centerpiece of a Museum-wide initiative that includes a series of public and educational programs centered on the Hubble story and addresses the history and science of space exploration. Through original artifacts, stellar photographs, Hubble produced images and immersive environments this exhibition will showcase the history of this project and reveal its unparalleled scientific achievements.

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January 1st - December 31st
Education Demonstrations

Education Programs   Education Demonstrations

Join us in the Space Shuttle Pavilion as Museum Educators lead free, interactive demonstrations every day at 12:30pm and 2:30pm Monday through Friday; and 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Poof! Life in a Vacuum: What happens to the human body when exposed to the vacuum of space? The answers might surprise you! Museum Educators will facilitate a family-friendly, interactive demonstration about why astronauts need to live within a closed environment at all times.

What Does Hubble Do? Get to the heart of the Hubble mission and find out why we placed a telescope outside the Earth’s atmosphere in the first place. Learn how Hubble was able to see deep space objects that were previously invisible to us, thus redefining our understanding of the universe.


January 1st - December 31st
Tour Guide Talk: Focus on Hubble: The Challenge to Improve Our Greatest Telescope

Hubble   Tour Guide Talk: Focus on Hubble: The Challenge to Improve Our Greatest Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope was designed to be repaired and upgraded in Earth orbit. This 15-minute illustrated talk covers the five bold servicing missions made by space shuttle crews and the scientific discoveries behind Hubble’s spectacular images. These Tour Guide Talks take place on Saturdays and Sundays in the Space Shuttle Pavilion at 12:30pm and 2:30pm.


April 30th
Hubble and Our Altered Universe

Hubble and Our Altered Universe   Hubble and Our Altered Universe

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope with leading scientists, as they discuss Hubble’s most important scientific discoveries including Hubble’s only Nobel Prize.  This panel discussion will take place on Thursday, April 30, at 7:00pm, in the Museum’s Lutnick Theater. Sara Seager, MIT; Adam G. Riess, Johns Hopkins University and Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI); Priyamvada (Priya) Natarajan, Yale; and Matt Mountain, President of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) join moderator, Ira Flatow, host of Science Friday® on PRI, Public Radio International.

From the surprising discovery of an accelerating universe, to the ability to map dark matter, and the first measurements of the chemical makeup of an exoplanet’s atmosphere, the Hubble Space Telescope has altered our very understanding of the universe and our place within it. Tickets cost $20 ($10 for Museum members) and will go on sale on March 16.

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April 30th
Power of One: Dr. Priyamvada Natarajan

Dr. Priyamvada Natarajan   Power of One: Dr. Priyamvada Natarajan

Thursday, April 30, 2015
10:00am – Noon

High school science classes are invited to join us for the latest installment of our Power of One Speaker Series, featuring theoretical astrophysicist Dr. Priyamvada Natarajan.

Dr. Natarajan is a professor of astronomy and physics at Yale University whose research interests include cosmology, gravitational lensing and black hole physics. At our Power of One event, she will discuss her work on mapping dark matter, the most elusive substance in the universe. Learn more about Dr. Natarajan here.

For more information, or if you would like to bring your high school science students to this FREE program, please email Jason Mizerek at jmizerek@intrepidmuseum.org. Space is limited.

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May 9th
Family Program: Dive into Density

Education Programs   Family Program: Dive into Density

How do ships float?  How do submarines dive?  It's all about density!  Stop by the Intrepid Museum on Saturday, May 9 for a Family Program, Dive into Density. During this 60-minute experience children and their parents or caregivers will learn what density is and how it can be changed by creating and manipulating their own Cartesian diver that they can then bring home.

The program begins at 10:30am and will meet at the information desk on the main museum level.  Family programs are free with admission but require advance registration.  To register, please send an email to educationevents@intrepidmuseum.org.

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May 10th
Mother's Day

Mothers's Day   Mothers's Day
Sunday, May 10, 2015

Today we celebrate Mothers by extending the same price as KIDS! Mothers will pay the price of a youth ticket just by bringing this coupon with them when they visit the Intrepid Museum. Valid for Sunday, May 10, 2015. Must present this coupon, good for youth ticket only, not valid toward group packages, memberships and may not be combined with any other offers.


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May 16th
Scout Day: Scouts Take Over

Scout Day: Scouts Take Over   Scout Day: Scouts Take Over

What better way is there to spend your day than by coming to the Intrepid Museum to learn about history and science? Scout programs and activities are designed to help children earn requirements towards their Badges, Interest Projects, Loops or Try-Its. On Scout Days children can participate in fun activities with museum educators and volunteers. Activities take place between 11:00am and 2:30pm.

Has your troop been hard at work on a project? Want to show off your scouting skills? Come down to the Intrepid Museum on May 16 for our Scouts Take Over Day. Scouts will have the chance to demonstrate their projects to the public as well as other scout groups. Scout Groups receive discounted admission with advanced booking. Click here or contact our group sales department at 646-381-5010 to book your group.

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May 16th
Family Astronomy Night

Astronomy Night   Family Astronomy Night

Stargaze from the flight deck of Intrepid during our Family Astronomy Night on Saturday, May 16. This event will feature fun-filled and educational experiences for the whole family, including a talk by astrophysicist Juan Ibáñez-Mejía, our pop-up planetarium, trivia with prizes, live demonstrations and outdoor viewings! Astronomy Nights are free, but registration is required. Registration will open soon.

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May 20th - May 26th
Fleet Week 2015

Fleet Week 2015   Fleet Week 2015

Join us for Fleet Week at the Intrepid Museum as we honor our service men and women with a special lineup of presentations, programs and interactive displays.

Enjoy hands-on activities led by the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and our other military partners, as well as NASA. Help us kick off our Summer Movie Series with a screening of Top Gun, and hear from former astronaut and naval pilot Scott Altman, who served as the flight double for Tom Cruise. Families are also invited to catch a unique Meet the Pilots, featuring Scott Altman along with former and current astronauts and military aviators Ron Garan and Gregory C. Johnson!

All activities on Pier 86 are free.
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May 21st
The 24th Annual Salute to Freedom Gala

The 24th Annual Salute to Freedom Gala   The 24th Annual Salute to Freedom Gala

You are invited to join us on Thursday, May 21, 2015, aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid for the 24th annual Salute to Freedom gala. William H. McRaven, Adm. (Ret.) will receive the Intrepid Freedom Award in honor of his 37 years of distinguished service defending the values of freedom and democracy, having served as commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, and now leading The University of Texas System. Ursula M. Burns, the greatly admired CEO of Xerox Corporation, will be honored with the Intrepid Salute Award for her business accomplishments, commitment to education and record of service.

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May 25th
Memorial Day Members Breakfast

Memorial Day Members Breakfast   Memorial Day Members Breakfast 

On Monday, May 25, Intrepid Museum members will enjoy a Memorial Day Breakfast under the Concorde. The Members Breakfast is a benefit for members at the Family/Dual level and above. Click here or call 646-381-5030 to become a member and join us for our Memorial Day Members Breakfast!

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May 30th
Family Program: Cosmic Colors

Family Program: Cosmic Colors   Family Program: Cosmic Colors

Stop by the Intrepid Museum on Saturday, May 30 for a Family Program: Cosmic Colors. During this 60-minute experience children and their parents or caregivers will learn how astronomers give photos of outer space their vibrant colors by taking a tour of the HUBBLE@25 exhibition, and will paint their own versions of deep space objects using real Hubble data.

The program begins at 10:30am and will meet at the information desk on the main museum level.  Family programs are free with admission but require advance registration.  To register, please send an email to educationevents@intrepidmuseum.org.

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June 4th
Teacher Professional Development Day: Food for Thought!

Teacher Professional Development Day: Food for Thought!   Teacher Professional Development Day: Food for Thought!

Join us on Chancellor’s Conference Day for a free teacher professional development opportunity at the Intrepid Museum. Learn about the culture and science of food through the history of the aircraft carrier Intrepid and the submarine Growler. The day’s lineup includes guest speakers from the curatorial staff, hands-on workshops on interdisciplinary subjects and Museum exploration. A light breakfast will be provided. Bring your curiosity and your appetite! This event will be held on Thursday, June 4, from 8:30am to 3:30pm. Space is limited, so register online to reserve your spot. Registration is now open.

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June 21st
Father's Day

Father's Day   Father's Day
Sunday, June 21, 2015

Today we celebrate Fathers by extending the same price as KIDS! Fathers will pay the price of a youth ticket just by bringing this coupon with them when they visit the Intrepid Museum. Valid for Sunday, June 21, 2015. Must present this coupon, good for youth ticket only, not valid toward group packages, memberships and may not be combined with any other offers.


Click here for coupon.


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