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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 - December 31st
Tour Guide Talk: Launching Into History

Launching Into History   Tour Guide Talk: Launching Into History

Join us in the Space Shuttle Pavilion for a free Tour Guide Talk about Project Mercury every Saturday and Sunday at 12:30pm and 2:30pm. From the birth of NASA to designing a manned spacecraft, to finding someone who could actually fly the machine, the Mercury Program was rife with excitement, challenges, danger and ultimately triumphs as America sent its first astronauts into space.


January 1st - December 31st
Education Demonstrations: Poof! Life in a Vacuum

Life in a Vacuum   Education Demonstrations: Poof! Life in a Vacuum

Join us in the Space Shuttle Pavilion as Museum Educators lead free, interactive demonstrations every day at 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.

March 6th - February 24th
Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage

The World of Camoufalge   Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage

Extended: Now Open through February 24, 2015
Location: Michael Stern Gallery on the hangar deck

Why is a squirrel gray? Why do some bugs look like sticks? The answer to these questions is camouflage. For many animals, being able to hide in plain sight or look like something entirely different is a necessity of survival. This exhibit explores the art and science of camouflage in the natural world as well as its cultural adaptations. Using digital imagery, artifacts, and interactive elements, visitors will explore color, shade and shapes, and learn how they can fool the eye. Exhibition is free with Museum admission.

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August 5th
Submerged: A New Interactive Submarine Exhibit

Submerged   Submerged: A New Interactive Submarine Exhibit

Now Open!

Opening August 5, 2014, we will unveil a new addition to the Exploreum Interactive Hall, the Museum’s hands-on immersive gallery: a 40-foot submarine.

The Intrepid Museum is home to submarine Growler, the only American strategic missile submarine open to the public. This companion education environment, which is fully accessible, will enable children and families to explore life aboard a submarine. How does it work? What does it do? How do people sleep, eat and relax in such cramped quarters? Become a submariner this summer!

August 16th - 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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October 23rd - December 31st
Education Demonstrations: "What Does Hubble Do?"

Education Programs   Education Demonstrations: "What Does Hubble Do?"

Join us in the Space Shuttle Pavilion as Museum Educators lead free, interactive demonstrations every day, Monday through Friday, at 12:30pm. “What Does Hubble Do?” goes to the heart of the Hubble mission, explaining why we placed a telescope outside the Earth’s atmosphere in the first place and how Hubble was able to see deep space objects that were previously invisible to us redefining our understanding of the universe.

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October 23rd - September 13th
Hubble@25

Hubble   HUBBLE@25

Now Open through September 13, 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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October 24th
Astronomy Night

Astronomy Night   Astronomy Night

Spend a night under the stars at the Intrepid Museum. Local astronomers will be on hand with their high-powered telescopes to help you navigate the night sky and answer any questions about astronomy and star-gazing. Guests are welcome to bring their own binoculars and telescopes and set them up alongside the experts. In addition to the outside viewing, there will also be talks and hands-on demonstrations inside the Museum itself, making Astronomy Night a rain or (star)shine event! 

Astronomy Night is free but registration is required.

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October 25th
Operation Slumber

Operation Slumber   Operation Slumber

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum hosts "Operation Slumber" overnight visits for families, organized youth groups, and their chaperones. Ideal for scouts troops, and school and camp groups, this sleepover is a great way for young people to experience life aboard the Intrepid. Spaces are still available for an upcoming Operation Slumber on October 25.


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October 31st
Free Admission with a Space-Themed Costume!

Space-Themed Costume   Free Admission with a Space-Themed Costume!

For Halloween, on October 31, 2014, the Intrepid Museum is offering free admission to anyone who comes to the Museum dressed in a space-themed costume! Astronauts, alien invaders, Star Wars characters and more are welcome! Simply come dressed in your best space-themed costume and get a free full-priced general admission ticket, including access to the Space Shuttle Pavilion. Good for Friday, October 31, 2014 only. Free admission only good for the individual wearing the space costume.


November 1st
Professional Learning Opportunity for Educators: NASA BEST Part 1

NASA logo   Professional Learning Opportunity for Educators:
NASA BEST Part 1

Learn how to implement NASA’s BEST (Beginning Engineering, Science and Technology) curriculum in your classrooms and programs. Each session of BEST includes new ideas and strategies, and educators are encouraged to attend as many as they would like. Click here for more information.

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November 4th
Professional Learning Opportunity for Educators

Teacher Professional Development   Professional Learning Opportunity for Educators

View the HUBBLE@25 exhibition and engage in space science learning with colleagues. This Professional Development Opportunity for Educators is offered in partnership with the Space Telescope Science Institute. Materials are best suited for 6th-12th grade science teachers but all are welcome. This event is free and registration is required. Registration is now open. Click here to RSVP and for more information.


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November 8th
Professional Learning Opportunity for Educators: NASA BEST Part 3

NASA logo   Professional Learning Opportunity for Educators:
NASA BEST Part 3

Learn how to implement NASA’s BEST (Beginning Engineering, Science and Technology) curriculum in your classrooms and programs. Each session of BEST includes new ideas and strategies, and educators are encouraged to attend as many as they would like. Click here for more information.

Part 2 of the NASA BEST training will take place at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, 2880 Broadway, New York, NY 10025. More information on Part 2 can be found here.

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November 8th
Scout and Family Day

Family Day   Scout and Family Day

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. Children can participate in make-it and take-it activities and hands-on demonstrations focusing on our newest exhibition, HUBBLE@25, all while learning about Intrepid’s role in the race to the Moon. Scouts and families will also have the chance to meet and interview veterans to learn about what their life was like during their periods of active service.  Activities take place between 11:00am and 2:30pm.

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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November 11th
Veterans Day at the Intrepid Museum

Veterans Day at the Intrepid Museum   Veterans Day at the Intrepid Museum

Join the Intrepid Museum on Tuesday, November 11, as we honor our Veterans. The Museum will host a poignant Veterans Day Ceremony at 3:30pm on Pier 86, and there are special Tour Guide Talks throughout the day.

All Veterans receive complimentary admission to the Intrepid Museum on Veterans Day, November 11, 2014, including admission to the Space Shuttle Pavilion.

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November 12th
Panel Discussion: Last Mission to Hubble

Panel Discussion: Last Mission to Hubble   Panel Discussion: Last Mission to Hubble

November 12, 2014

The Intrepid Museum will host a panel discussion on Wednesday, November 12 at 6:30pm called Last Mission to Hubble. Join mission commander Scott D. Altman, pilot Gregory C. Johnson, and mission specialists Mike Massimino, Megan McArthur, and Michael Good, along with moderator Charlie Gibson, journalist and former ABC news anchor, for this special reunion.

Tickets for this event will be $20 for the general public and $10 for Museum Members. Tickets will go on sale for the general public on October 1 and pre-sale for Members starts on September 29.

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November 14th - November 16th
Professional Learning Opportunity for Educators: NASA GLOBE

NASA logo   Professional Learning Opportunity for Educators:
NASA GLOBE

Learn how to implement NASA’s GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) in your classrooms and programs. Click here for more information.

The session on November 14 will take place at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, 2880 Broadway, New York, NY 10025.

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November 15th
Operation Slumber

Operation Slumber   Operation Slumber

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum hosts "Operation Slumber" overnight visits for families, organized youth groups, and their chaperones. Ideal for scouts troops, and school and camp groups, this sleepover is a great way for young people to experience life aboard the Intrepid. Spaces are still available for an upcoming Operation Slumber on November 15.


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November 22nd
Professional Learning Opportunity for Educators: NASA BEST Part 4

NASA logo   Professional Learning Opportunity for Educators:
NASA BEST Part 4

Learn how to implement NASA’s BEST (Beginning Engineering, Science and Technology) curriculum in your classrooms and programs. Each session of BEST includes new ideas and strategies, and educators are encouraged to attend as many as they would like.  Click here for more information.

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December 10th
Infinite Worlds: The People and Places of Space Exploration

Infinite Worlds: The People and Places of Space Exploration   Infinite Worlds: The People and Places of Space Exploration

December 10, 2014

On Wednesday, December 10 at 7:30pm, the Intrepid Museum will host a conversation between photographer Michael Soluri and science journalist Miles O’Brien. This free event in the Allison & Howard Lutnick Theater starts at 7:30pm and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 7:00pm.

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December 13th
Operation Slumber

Operation Slumber   Operation Slumber

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum hosts "Operation Slumber" overnight visits for families, organized youth groups, and their chaperones. Ideal for scouts troops, and school and camp groups, this sleepover is a great way for young people to experience life aboard the Intrepid. Spaces are still available for an upcoming Operation Slumber on December 13.


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December 20th
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, December 20 for a Family Program from 10:30-11:30am. 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. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP for this program by emailing educationevents@intrepidmuseum.org and visit the Information Desk upon arriving at the Museum.


January 10th
Family Program: High Fly Design

Education Programs   Family Program: High Fly Design

Stop by the Intrepid Museum on Saturday, January 10, 2015 for a Family Program on High Flying Design from 10:30-11:30am. Make some of the best flying and most unique paper airplanes around while also learning about the four forces of flight during this 60-minute experience for children and their parents or caregivers. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP for this program by emailing educationevents@intrepidmuseum.org and visit the Information Desk upon arriving at the Museum.


January 24th
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, January 24, 2015 for a Family Program from 10:30-11:30am. 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. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP for this program by emailing educationevents@intrepidmuseum.org and visit the Information Desk upon arriving at the Museum.