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Public Events Calendar
May 10th - December 3rd 2017
Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?


Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?


This large-scale exhibition will showcase historical artifacts, model airplanes, rare videos and immersive installations exploring the earliest attempts to employ unmanned flying machines to the advanced systems of the 21st century and beyond. Visitors will be able to fly actual drones and watch the dizzying first-person viewpoint of a drone racing; get up close and personal with Volantis, the world’s first “flying dress,” designed by global superstar Lady Gaga, in collaboration with TechHaus, the technology development division of her Haus of Gaga, and Studio XO, on public display for the first time ever; see a prototype of an Amazon cargo vehicle designed for home delivery of online shopping orders; explore the use of drones in police and fire departments; see how drone technology creates new perspectives for photographers, artists, filmmakers and stage productions; explore the implications of pilotless aircraft on industries including infrastructure, agriculture and meteorology; learn about its contributions to conservation and humanitarian efforts; and consider what the future holds – from the possibility of personal flying cars to space exploration.

Free with Museum Admission.


November 1st
Ports of Call

  Ports of Call
Open Now

Intrepid’s missions took the ship and crew to cities around the globe. At each port of call, crew members visited tourist attractions, historic sites, souvenir shops, restaurants and bars. View their souvenirs, memorabilia, photographs, film footage and oral histories, and learn the significance of these journeys to the young sailors who formed Intrepid’s crew.

May 22nd
Author Talk with Jeffrey Kluger

Author Talk with Jeffrey Kluger  

Author Talk: Apollo 8 by Jeffrey Kluger

Monday, May 22
Allison & Howard Lutnick Theater

Join us for a talk by Jeffrey Kluger, author of the new book Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon. Kluger, in conversation with former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino, will reflect on the harrowing mission that brought the dream of walking on the moon within reach.

Space is limited and first come, first served. Learn more

January 1st 2017 - December 31st 2018
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
Education Demonstrations

Education Programs   Education Demonstrations

Poof! Life in a Vacuum
Weekdays at 3:30pm, Weekends at 11:30am and 3:30pm in the Space Shuttle Pavilion
Learn just how important the Earth's atmosphere is and why astronauts need to wear those big, heavy space suits. Using a bell jar and vacuum pump, Intrepid Educators will mimic the vacuum of space. Participants will first predict, then discover what happens to various objects when they are exposed to a vacuum and then make the extension to how the human body would react to the vacuum of space. (Don't worry, nothing gross!)

Blast Off! Launching the Space Shuttles
Every Day at 1:30pm in the Space Shuttle Pavilion
Traveling at 17,500 miles per hour in a space shuttle takes some science, engineering and a whole lot of rocket fuel. In this interactive demonstration, Museum educators launch air-powered rockets and use Newton’s laws of motion to explore the history and future of rocket propulsion.

Helicopters: How Do Those Things Fly?
Weekdays at 2:00pm on the Hangar Deck
Helicopters are amazing flying machines, but how do they stay in the air? Using computer-generated models and hands-on demonstrations, Museum educators demystify how helicopters can fly in any direction.


January 1st - December 31st 2017
Early Morning Tours

Early Morning Tours  

Early Morning Tours

Come at nine and beat the line! The Museum offers early
morning tours every weekend year round and weekdays
during the summer.

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April 28th
Cash or Crash: Investing in the Drone Revolution


Cash or Crash: Investing in the Drone Revolution

April 28

7:15pm (Doors open at 6:45pm)
Free. Registration is required.

Become an investor for the evening, and take a (simulated!) gamble on the drone start-up market! In this interactive game, teams of investors will hear pitches from entrepreneursfour ingenious start-ups in need of funding. As a player, you’ll ask questions, assess the potential value of their technology and decide how much your team is willing to invest. Your bank account will go up or down as your investments cash out or crash. 

Learn more and register



May 26th - August 8th 2017
Summer Movie Series

Intrepid After Hours  

Summer Movie Series


Watch a movie on the flight deck, under the stars! The series kicks off with Top Gun on Friday, May 26, during Fleet Week, and continues on Tuesdays throughout the summer.

Check out the full lineup here.


May 27th
Battle of the Big Bands


Battle of the Big Bands

Saturday, May 27, 7:00pm–1:00am

Doors to the hangar deck open at 7:00pm
Flight deck opens at 8:00pm

Join us during Fleet Week for an epic battle of the big bands on Intrepid’s flight deck! This special event will conjure the music, dancing and style of the World War II era, with three of New York City’s best big bands going head-to-head.  Swing dance performances, a dance contest, swing DJs and free beginner swing dance lessons will keep the dance floor moving until midnight. A vintage fashion show and contest will add to the flair. Don’t miss this one-night-only event, presented by the Intrepid Museum in partnership with Prohibition Productions.

For adults ages 21 and over. Cash bar and snacks for purchase.

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Tickets are nonrefundable. The event will take place rain or shine.


October 16th 2015 - October 1st 2017
On the Line: Intrepid and the Vietnam War

On the Line: Intrepid & the Vietnam War   On the Line: Intrepid and the Vietnam War
Exhibition Now Open!

Explore the events and impact of the Vietnam War through the lens of the ship’s history. Set within the spaces where men lived and served, the exhibition focuses on the experiences of Intrepid and its crew “on the line”—the periods when the ship was active in the Gulf of Tonkin, launching aircraft for missions over mainland Vietnam. The exhibition includes artifacts, photographs and film clips from the Museum’s collection, many of which are on display for the first time.

Bank of America has generously provided free admission to U.S. active military, retired military and veterans. Proper ID is requested, and tickets may be obtained at the Museum box office.

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September 29th 2016 - January 27th 2018
Special Exhibition: Don’t Be a Dilbert! U.S. Navy Safety Posters

Special Exhibition: Don’t Be a Dilbert! U.S. Navy Safety Posters   Special Exhibition: Don’t Be a Dilbert! U.S. Navy Safety Posters

Now Open

See the Museum’s collection of U.S. Navy safety posters, illustrated by noted cartoonist Robert Osborn. These World War II posters feature two blundering cartoon characters—Dilbert the pilot and Spoiler the mechanic—whose slip-ups endangered lives and equipment. Free with general admission.

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