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Learn, explore and play at the Museum all year long! Visit during one of our seasonal festivals, or drop by anytime for free programs like science demonstrations, talks, planetarium shows and more.
 


 
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EXHIBITIONKamikaze: Beyond the Fire
Kamikaze: Beyond the Fire
Now Open

An immersive multimedia experience reveals the history and impact of kamikazes. Through firsthand accounts and artifacts from the United States and Japan, learn about the young men on both sides of the devastating attacks. Free with Museum admission. Learn more.
EXHIBITIONNavy Cakes: A Slice of History
Navy Cakes: A Slice of History
Open through October 2020

Dig in to our new exhibition that showcases these epic sweets and the hard work of the sailors who created them. Explore recipes, photos, artifacts and oral histories that tell the stories of the elaborate confections baked onboard Intrepid and Growler. Learn more.
EXHIBITIONA View from the Deep
A View from the Deep:
The Submarine Growler & the Cold War
Explore the history of the USS Growler—one of America’s first nuclear-missile submarines—in the context of the Cold War.
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EXHIBITIONOn the Line
On the Line: Intrepid and the Vietnam War
Intrepid served three tours of duty in Vietnam from 1966–1969. This exhibition explores the events and impact of the Vietnam War through the lens of Intrepid’s history.
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FREE PROGRAM Teen Events
GOALS for Girls Summer Intensive
June 6 - August 14

GOALS for Girls is a FREE six-week STEM program for girls in eighth and ninth grades. During the GOALS Summer Intensive, girls conduct experiments, work on engineering projects and learn in a supportive environment from experts in the STEM fields.
Learn more.

ONLINE PROGRAM / FAMILYONLINE PROGRAMS
Star Stories (Grades K–5)

August 6
For millennia, people have gazed at the night sky and told themselves stories about the pictures they see there. These same stars and constellations also allowed sailors to find their way back to port. Register now.
ONLINE PROGRAM / FAMILYONLINE PROGRAMS
Life Aboard Intrepid (Grades 3–8)

August 11
Students will articulate the purpose of an aircraft carrier and identify at least three crew member jobs held during Intrepid's time of service. They will be taught the many ways in which life aboard Intrepid differed from life on land, and some of the adjustments sailors made to improve life aboard. Learn more.
ONLINE PROGRAM ONLINE PROGRAMS
Codebreakers! (Ages 8–18)

August 13
Students will learn about Naval communication by examining artifacts from Intrepid in its time of service. Testing their wits, students will have the opportunity to take a stab at decoding, and will learn to construct their own coded messages! Register now.
ONLINE PROGRAM ONLINE PROGRAMS
Journey to Space! (Ages 5–18)

August 18
Students will get a tour of the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home of the space shuttle Enterprise. An educator will discuss the Mercury-Atlas 7 and Gemini III missions that occurred during the Space Race, including Intrepid's role as the primary recovery vessel for both NASA missions. Students will learn about the vacuum of space and why astronauts need spacecraft and spacesuits when they venture into Earth’s orbit and beyond. Register now.
ONLINE PROGRAM ONLINE PROGRAMS
Lunar Landers(Ages 8–18)

August 20
What might be difficult about landing on the moon? Explore Intrepid’s connection to the Space Race and analyze the result of the engineering design process that made landing on the moon possible. Materials: Disposable cup, recyclable materials, tape, scissors, two coins or other small objects Register now.
ONLINE PROGRAM ONLINE PROGRAMS
High Flying Design (Ages 8–18)

August 25
Students will discuss the parts of a plane and how nature influences shape and design. Educators will demonstrate the four forces of flight, and students will experiment with these concepts before creating their own simple flying machines. Fundamental concepts such as the four forces of flight, Bernoulli's principle and aerodynamics will be discussed. Register now.
ONLINE PROGRAM ONLINE PROGRAMS
Flying in Style! (Ages 5–18)

August 27
There’s more to aircraft than wings and engines. 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. Register now.
ACCESS PROGRAMS / FREESensory Friendly Evenings
Sensory Friendly Evening: Submarine (teens and adults, ages 14+): Concorde

September 4
Learn about the British Airways Concorde on a rare behind the scenes tour of this historic aircraft! Explore hands-on artifacts and do an activity based on this supersonic jet during this sensory-friendly program.
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FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY / ACCESS PROGRAMS Access Programs
Jobs Aboard (Virtual)
September 13

Find out why Intrepid was a "city at sea" and learn about different jobs aboard the ship! Explore spaces where sailors lived and worked, then participate in at-home activities inspired by their experiences.
11:00am – 11:45am – for all ages Learn more.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY / ACCESS PROGRAMS Access Programs
Build it, Sail it, Fly it (Virtual)
October 4

Explore Intrepid and its aircraft to discover how they were built and changed over time. Families will learn how artifacts are fixed and maintained today and practice problem-solving through at-home challenges and activities.
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TALKS + PERFORMANCES Innovators
Innovators
October 16

Niki Werkheiser will introduce NASA's Game Changing Development Program, an initiative that engages students to innovatively adapt NASA technology to solve complex problems. Beer and wine available for purchase with valid ID. Ages 21+. Register in advance.
More information coming soon.

ACCESS PROGRAMS / FREESensory Friendly Evenings
Sensory Friendly Evening: Submarine (teens and adults, ages 14+): Hangar Deck

October 23
Explore the Intrepid Museum after hours during a fun sensory-friendly evening with friends and family. The hangar deck of the historic aircraft carrier will be open.
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ACCESS PROGRAMS / FAMILY / FREEEarly Morning Openings
Early Morning Openings (ages 3-18): Airplanes vs. Helicopters

October 24
What does a ship have to do with outer space? Discover Intrepid's connection to America's early ventures into space and explore the future of space travel.
Learn more.

FREE / FAMILY / TALKS + PERFORMANCES Astronomy Night
Astronomy Night: Deep Field - Hubble

October 30
The film, titled Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of our Universe, was inspired by Grammy® award-winning composer Eric Whitacre’s symphonic work Deep Field and features Hubble’s stunning imagery including brand new visualizations and fly-throughs of far-flung galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters that depict the awesome beauty of the universe.
More information coming soon.

FREE / FAMILY / TALKS + PERFORMANCES Astronomy Night
Astronomy Night: 40th Anniversary Voyager I / Saturn Flyby

November 6
On November 12, 1980, Voyager I passed by Saturn and provided high-resolution data, dramatically changing our understanding of Saturn and its moons. Join propulsion engineer, Todd Barber, JPL as we mark the 40th Anniversary of Voyager I's achievement.
More information coming soon..

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY / ACCESS PROGRAMS Access Programs
Life in Space (Virtual)
November 8

Discover what it takes to travel to and from space! Visit the Space Shuttle Pavilion to learn about life in space and practice training like an astronaut.
Learn more.

ACCESS PROGRAMS / VETERANS / FAMILY / FREE PROGRAMVeterans Day
Veterans Day Weekend
November 11

Celebrate with us and honor our servicemen and women at the Museum's Veteran's Day ceremony. Join us as we recognize their service, commemorate their sacrifice and honor them for defending our treasured way of life.
TALKS + PERFORMANCES Innovators
Innovators
December 4

Brooklyn has emerged as one of the nation’s leaders in the innovation economy fueled by tech start-ups, creative companies and next-generation manufacturers. New Lab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard is at the heart of this growth. Meet some of their young entrepreneurs, founders of new tech companies in fields ranging from Urban Agriculture to High Speed Transportation. More information coming soon.
FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY / ACCESS PROGRAMS Access Programs
Traditions Aboard Intrepid
December 6

Explore Intrepid's historical spaces and find out how crew members celebrated special occasions with their fellow sailors. Families will make connections to their own traditions and take home celebratory projects.
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VETERANS Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
December 7

Attend a wreath-laying ceremony on board Intrepid, in remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Free with admission.
 
ACCESS PROGRAMS / FAMILY / FREEEarly Morning Openings
Early Morning Openings (ages 3-18): Ports of Call

December 19
Intrepid visited many ports and countries around the world throughout its years of service. Use your five senses to learn about Intrepid's journeys and imagine some of your own!
Learn more.