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January 1st 2014 - December 31st 2015
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 - November 2nd 2015
Objects in Conversation: A Collections Exhibition

Objects   Objects in Conversation: A Collections Exhibition

Exhibition extended through November 2, 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 2015 - January 10th 2016
Hubble@25

Hubble   HUBBLE@25

Exhibition extended through January 10, 2016
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 2015
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 2015
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. In this 15-minute illustrated talk, hear about the five bold servicing missions made by space shuttle crews and the scientific discoveries behind Hubble’s spectacular images.

This Tour Guide Talk is offered in the Space Shuttle Pavilion and is free with admission to the Pavilion. Ask at the Information Desk or in the Space Shuttle Pavilion for exact times.


August 1st - October 31st 2015
Tour Guide Talk: Light This Candle: In Memoriam of Fallen Astronauts

Tour Guide Talk: Light This Candle:
            In Memoriam of Fallen Astronauts   Tour Guide Talk: Light This Candle:
In Memoriam of Fallen Astronauts

“Light this candle!” These three words, uttered by Alan Shepard, began NASA’s tradition of daring space exploration—an endeavor not without risk. Seventeen astronauts who served in America’s space shuttle program lost their lives exploring this new frontier. Learn about the astronauts of the Apollo I, Challenger STS-51L and Columbia STS-107 missions and their legacy for future generations. This Tour Guide Talk is offered daily in the Space Shuttle Pavilion and is free with admission to the Pavilion. Ask at the Information Desk or in the Pavilion for exact times.


August 1st - October 31st 2015
Tour Guide Talk: What’s in a Name? Six Ships Named Intrepid

What’s in a Name? Six Ships Named Intrepid   Tour Guide Talk: What’s in a Name? Six Ships Named Intrepid

Discover the enduring legacy of the name Intrepid in the U.S. military, from the original ship that fought in the Barbary Wars up to the aircraft carrier Intrepid at the Museum. Learn about two other types of craft that bore the nameas well: the lunar landing module for the Apollo 12 mission and an observation balloon used by the Union Army during the Civil War.

This Tour Guide Talk, offered daily in hangar 1, is open to the public and free with admission to the Museum. Ask at the Information Desk for exact times.


August 1st - October 31st 2015
Tour Guide Talk: V-J Day: Intrepid at War’s End

Tour Guide Talk: V-J Day: Intrepid at War’s End   Tour Guide Talk: V-J Day: Intrepid at War’s End

On August 15, 1945, Japan announced its unconditional surrender. After four long years, the Pacific War was over. On September 2, 1945, the signing of a treaty marked the official end of World War II. Today, V-J Day, or Victory over Japan Day, refers to both of these dates. For the folks back home and for the men of Intrepid, these were days of reflection and mourning as much as celebration and optimism for the future. Join us as we commemorate the experiences and emotions of Intrepid’s crew at war’s end.

This Tour Guide Talk, offered daily in hangar 1, is open to the public and free with admission to the Museum. Ask at the Information Desk for exact times.


August 29th
Family Program: Star Stories

Family Program: Star Stories   Family Program: Star Stories

Take a trip inside the Intrepid Museum’s planetarium during Star Stories, a program for families. Learn myths from around the world that explain the stars in the sky, and then create your own constellation and myth in a storytelling activity.

The program begins at 11:00am on Saturday, August 29, and meets 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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September 26th
Family Program: High-Flying Design

Education Programs   Family Program: High-Flying Design

Make the best and most unique paper airplanes around while learning about the four forces of flight in High-Flying Design, a program for families on Saturday, September 26.

The program begins at 11:00am and meets 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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September 26th
Operation Slumber

Operation Slumber   Operation Slumber

Spend a night aboard Intrepid! On September 26, the Intrepid Museum is hosting an Operation Slumber overnight visit! Operation Slumber is a great way for young people to experience life aboard Intrepid. Overnights include educational activities, a visit inside the Space Shuttle Pavilion, a flashlight tour of the flight deck, a ride in a flight simulator and meals (dinner, snacks and breakfast). Kids also receive a goodie bag with a T-shirt! Museum members enjoy a special discount on Operation Slumber. Become a member at the Family/Dual level for this benefit and more!

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October 10th
Family Program: Cosmic Colors

Family Program: Cosmic Colors   Family Program: Cosmic Colors

Stop by the Intrepid Museum for Cosmic Colors, a program for families. Learn how astronomers give photos of outer space their vibrant colors by taking a tour of the exhibition HUBBLE@25, and then paint your own versions of deep space objects using real data from the Hubble Space Telescope.

The program begins at 11:00am on Saturday, October 10, 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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October 15th - November 30th 2015
Tour Guide Talk: One Day in Vietnam: October 9, 1966

Tour Guide Talk: One Day in Vietnam: October 9, 1966   Tour Guide Talk: One Day in Vietnam: October 9, 1966

The day-to-day operations and stories of the Vietnam War often get lost in the big picture. Delve into one particular day in Intrepid’s service to gain a better understanding of the U.S. Navy’s role in the war and the complexity of operations in North Vietnam. Hear about the events of October 9, 1966, and the people that experienced them, including Lt. Tom Patton, who shot down a jet-powered MiG-17 from his propeller-driven airplane.

This Tour Guide Talk, offered daily in hangar 1, is open to the public and free with admission to the Museum. Ask at the Information Desk for exact times.


October 16th 2015 - September 1st 2016
On the Line: Intrepid and the Vietnam War

On the Line: Intrepid & the Vietnam War   On the Line: Intrepid and the Vietnam War

On October 16, 2015, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will unveil On the Line: Intrepid and the Vietnam War, a major exhibition exploring the events and impact of the Vietnam War through the lens of Intrepid’s history. Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the conclusion of the war, the exhibition will offer a site-specific immersion into an important chapter of American history. The legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid served three tours of duty in Vietnam between 1966 and 1969. Set within the very spaces where men lived and served, the exhibition will focus 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 will include artifacts, photographs and film clips from the Museum’s collection, many of which will be on display for the first time.

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October 17th
Operation Slumber

Operation Slumber   Operation Slumber

Spend a night aboard Intrepid! On October 17, the Intrepid Museum is hosting an Operation Slumber overnight visit! Operation Slumber is a great way for young people to experience life aboard Intrepid. Overnights include educational activities, a visit inside the Space Shuttle Pavilion, a flashlight tour of the flight deck, a ride in a flight simulator and meals (dinner, snacks and breakfast). Kids also receive a goodie bag with a T-shirt! Museum members enjoy a special discount on Operation Slumber. Become a member at the Family/Dual level for this benefit and more!

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October 20th
Kronos Quartet: Black Angels

Kronos Quartet   Kronos Quartet: Black Angels

The Grammy Award–winning Kronos Quartet visits the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum for the first time to perform George Crumb’s Black Angels in the uniquely relevant setting of Intrepid, which served three tours of duty in the Vietnam War. Following the performance, John Schaefer, host of NPR’s Soundcheck, will lead a discussion with the members of the Kronos Quartet and Dr. Steven Bruns, an associate professor of music and expert on George Crumb. The panel will explore music’s ability to reflect on issues past and present with insight and sensitivity.

The concert will take place on Tuesday, October 20, at 7:30pm. Tickets are now on sale for the general public.

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October 24th
Operation Slumber

Operation Slumber   Operation Slumber

Spend a night aboard Intrepid! On October 24, the Intrepid Museum is hosting an Operation Slumber overnight visit! Operation Slumber is a great way for young people to experience life aboard Intrepid. Overnights include educational activities, a visit inside the Space Shuttle Pavilion, a flashlight tour of the flight deck, a ride in a flight simulator and meals (dinner, snacks and breakfast). Kids also receive a goodie bag with a T-shirt! Museum members enjoy a special discount on Operation Slumber. Become a member at the Family/Dual level for this benefit and more!

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October 31st
Family Program: Flying in Style

Family Program: Flying in Style   Family Program: Flying in Style

There’s more to aircraft than wings and engines. During Flying in Style, a program for families, get up close to the aircraft in our collection to learn how symbols and paint schemes set each airplane apart. Then head back to the classroom to create a family squadron insignia and decorate an airplane.

The program begins at 11:00am on Saturday, October 31, and meets 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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November 14th
Scout Day: Astronomy

Scout Day: STEM Day   Scout Day: Astronomy

Join us for Scout Day on November 14, where scouts will learn the ins and outs of amateur astronomy from Museum educators, as well as the important role the stars play for pilots and astronauts navigating through the sky. Workshops take place between 11:00am and 2:30pm.

During Astronomy Scout Days, Cubs Scouts will work on their Astronomy Belt Loops and Academics Pins while Boy Scouts will work toward their Astronomy Merit Badges.

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November 18th
Panel Discussion: Memory, Trauma and Resilience

Panel Discussion   November 18, 2015
Panel Discussion: Memory, Trauma and Resilience

The Intrepid Museum will host a paneldiscussion on Memory, Trauma and Resilience, on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at 7:30pm in the Allison & Howard Lutnick Theater, as part of programming for its upcoming exhibition,
On the Line: Intrepid and the Vietnam War.


Four decades after the Vietnam War, 11 percent of veterans still suffer from posttraumatic stress, and new research suggests that for some people, this condition is unlikely to go away. Learnabout new research on memory and trauma in this moderated panel featuring Joseph LeDoux, Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science at New York University (NYU) and director of the Emotional Brain Institute at NYU; George Bonanno,professor of clinical psychology and director of the Loss, Trauma, and Emotion Lab, Teachers College, Columbia University; Charles Marmar, chair of the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center and director of the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Veterans Center and Military Family Clinic; and Daniela Schiller, assistant professor of psychiatry and neuroscience and head of the Schiller Laboratory of Affective Neuroscience at the Icahn School ofMedicine at Mount Sinai.

Tickets will go on sale soon: $20 general/$10 members

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