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DRONES: IS THE SKY THE LIMIT? SPECIAL EXHIBITION OPENS MAY 10 AT THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEU
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DRONES: IS THE SKY THE LIMIT? SPECIAL EXHIBITION OPENS MAY 10 AT THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
4/4/2017
 

FROM:           THE INTREPID SEA, AIR, & SPACE MUSEUM

Pier 86; West 46th Street and 12th Avenue at Hudson River Park

 

CONTACT: Rubenstein Communications, Inc., Public Relations

Mike Stouber – (212) 843-9381 / mstouber@rubenstein.com

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Ashley Allen – (646) 381-5292 / aallen@intrepidmuseum.org

 

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DRONES: IS THE SKY THE LIMIT? SPECIAL EXHIBITION OPENS MAY 10 AT THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

 

 

 

First Major Museum Exhibition on Pilotless Aircraft

 

Follows History of Drone Technology from WWI Origins

 

to Current Broad Range of Applications from Science to Entertainment

 

 

 

Lady Gaga’s Volantis, the World’s First Flying Dress,

will be on Display to the Public for the First Time

 

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will unveil its temporary exhibition Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?, on Wednesday, May 10.  The first major museum exhibition on pilotless aircraft will explore the history of drone technology, from its modern-day origins in World War I and its military development to its current applications in solving complex humanitarian and commercial challenges.  The large-scale exhibition produced by the Museum will be housed in a pavilion on the Museum’s Pier 86 located at 46th Street and 12th Avenue. Access to the exhibition is free with the price of Museum admission.

 

Drones: Is the Sky the Limit? 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.

 

For more information, please visit intrepidmuseum.org.

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About the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery.

 

The Intrepid Museum fulfills its mission to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth by connecting them to history through hands-on exploration while bridging the future by inspiring innovation.

 

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Museum Hours:

April 1 – October 31:

Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

November 1 – March 31:

Monday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Museum Cost of Admission:

Adult: $33.00

Seniors (65+): $31.00

Child (5-12): $24.00

Children under 5: Free

*NYC Resident Admission (includes five boroughs):

Adults and seniors: $19

Child (5-12): $17

*Retired and Active U.S. Military and U.S. Veterans: Free

 

Free admission for U.S. military and veterans generously provided by Bank of America.

*Proper ID required.

 

Tickets are available for purchase on the Intrepid Museum website, www.intrepidmuseum.org

 

Location:

Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan

 

Public Transportation:

Directions by NYC Metro Bus:

Take cross-town buses west. M34 (34th St.), M42 (42nd St.) or M50 (49th St.) to 12th Ave. and Hudson River. Intrepid is a short walk north from the M34 and M42. The M50 drops off directly in front of the Intrepid Museum.

Directions by NYC Metro Subway:

Take the A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3 or 7 train to 42nd St., then walk or take the M42 West bus to Hudson River (12th Ave). Walk north to Intrepid.

Directions from water:

Take New York Water Taxi to Pier 84 and walk one block north to the Intrepid Museum.  From New Jersey, take the New York Waterway to Midtown (38th St.) and walk north on 12th Avenue to the Museum.