Intrepid Museum 2019 events
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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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EXHIBITIONApollo 11
Apollo 11: Media, the Moon and Beyond
Through September 3

To mark the 50th anniversary of American astronauts first setting foot on the Moon, we invite you to experience the feelings and emotions of that historic moment. Learn more.
EXHIBITIONISS VR
International Space Station (ISS) VR Experience
Through February 24

Take a virtual reality trip out of this world and visit the International Space Station! Experience what it's like to work, learn and live in the microgravity environment. Purchase Museum tickets.
EXHIBITIONPersonal Space
Personal Space
Through October 1

Personal Space offers a glimpse into the lives of 11 astronauts through special objects they brought with them on missions.
Purchase Museum tickets.

EXHIBITIONDefying Gravity
Defying Gravity: Women in Space
NOW OPEN through September 21

Defying Gravity: Women in Space shares the stories of previously unsung women in the U.S. space program. brought to life through Microsoft HoloLens and hosted by a holographic Dr. Mae Jemison.
Purchase Museum tickets.

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.
Learn more.

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.
Purchase Museum tickets.

SCREENING 3D films
3-D Films
Screenings begin at 10:30am daily

Experience the two new 3D Films playing now in our lutnick theater; Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas and Journey to Space. Immerse yourself in two stories showcasing new perspectives on life at sea and travels through space. Learn more.
FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYPlanetarium Show: On the Wings of New York
Planetarium Show: On the Wings of New York
Monday-Friday 3:00pm

From the placid waters of the Finger Lakes to the open fields of Long Island, aviation grew up in New York. Explore the Empire State’s role in the history of flight and journey with us from our earliest attempts aloft to our giant leaps on the Moon.
FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: High Flying Design
August 24 & 25

Intrepid Adventures are enrichment programs designed to provide children ages 5–12, their siblings and parents/caregivers an opportunity to have fun and learn together. Programs are one hour and free with Museum admission. Learn more and register.
FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Intrepid Space Academy
August 31 & September 1

Intrepid Adventures are enrichment programs designed to provide children ages 5–12, their siblings and parents/caregivers an opportunity to have fun and learn together. Programs are one hour and free with Museum admission. Learn more and register.
MEMBERSHIP / FAMILYMembers Night
Members Night
September 9

Experience the Museum after hours, exclusively for members and their guests. Enjoy talks, free simulator rides and behind-the-scenes access to our collection.
Learn more.

ACCESS PROGRAMSAirmen Escapades
Stories Within: Airmen Escapades
September 12

Hear the stories of pilots and air crews from Intrepid's military service and learn about their adventures on board and in the sky! For individuals with dementia and their care partners.
Learn more.

ACCESS PROGRAMS / VETERANS Airmen Escapades
Intrepid After Hours: Stories From the Flight Deck
September 17

Send off the summer alongside fellow veterans with an evening on Intrepid’s flight deck! Get up close to the Museum's aircraft to hear the stories behind the people who made them soar and take in the sunset over a catered dinner. Learn more.
FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Flying in Style
September 21 & 22

Intrepid Adventures are enrichment programs designed to provide children ages 5–12, their siblings and parents/caregivers an opportunity to have fun and learn together. Programs are one hour and free with Museum admission. Learn more and register.
FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYFree Fridays
Free Friday
September 27

Learn about the forces of flight and NASA's journey to the red planet at our special Spanish-language education demos and tour guide talks taking place throughout the evening. First-come, first-served - 5-9pm. All ages. Learn more.
TALKS + PERFORMANCESInnovators
Innovators: New York: The New Houston
September 27

Hear from innovators who are leading the transformation of New York State into a booming hub in the new space economy. Beer and wine available for purchase with valid ID. Ages 21+. Register in advance. Learn more and register.
FREE PROGRAMSInnovators
College Night
September 27

Our annual College Night event is completely FREE to all college students. Bring your school ID for complimentary entry to the Museum, as well as tours, planetarium shows and a trivia contest with prizes! Learn more.
ACCESS PROGRAMSEarly Morning Opening
Early Morning Opening: Speed and Style: Supersonic Flight (ages 3-18)
September 28

Explore the British Airways Concorde, the A-12 and other supersonic jets at the Intrepid Museum. Learn what it was like to fly and land supersonic planes and experiment with plane design through hands-on activities. For children with autism and their families.
Learn more and register.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY / ACCESS PROGRAMSOperation Slumber
Sensory Friendly Evening: Space Shuttle Pavilion (ages 14+)
October 11

Explore the Intrepid Museum after hours during a fun sensory-friendly evening with friends and family. The Space Shuttle Pavilion will be open. Learn more.
FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY Operation Slumber
Intrepid Adventures: Jobs on Deck
October 5 & 6

Intrepid Adventures are enrichment programs designed to provide children ages 5–12, their siblings and parents/caregivers an opportunity to have fun and learn together. Programs are one hour and free with Museum admission. Learn more and register.
FAMILY / OVERNIGHTSOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

October 12
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did. Learn more.
membership Member Appreciation Month
Member Appreciation Month
October 1–31

Museum members enjoy special exclusives and openings all month long! Enjoy special perks and other exciting opportunities at the Museum throughout October. Become a member.
TALKS + PERFORMANCES
InnovatorsInnovators: To Brooklyn and Beyond: New Lab in Space
October 18

Meet visionary founders of companies based in the Brooklyn tech hub New Lab, who are helping to turn the borough into one of the nation’s leaders in the innovation economy. Beer and wine available for purchase with valid ID. Ages 21+. Register in advance. More information coming soon.
ACCESS PROGRAMSLiving Pictures
The Stories Within: Living Pictures
October 17

Pictures capture a moment in time. Explore important moments on board the Intrepid through ship tours and conversations with former crew members. For individuals with dementia and their care partners.
Learn more and register

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY Free Friday
Free Friday
October 25

Explore the universe in the Museum's pop-up planetarium, with Intrepid Educator-led shows that will take you around our galaxy and back again. Every 45 minutes. First-come, first-served. All ages. Learn more.
FREE PROGRAM / FAMILY Astronomy Night
Astronomy Night
October 25

Celebrate Halloween with a special Astronomy Night and learn about the spookiest planets in the universe from astrophysicist Jackie Faherty. Free. Register in advance - 5-9pm
More info coming soon.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Star Stories
October 26 & 27

Intrepid Adventures are enrichment programs designed to provide children ages 5–12, their siblings and parents/caregivers an opportunity to have fun and learn together. Programs are one hour and free with Museum admission. Learn more and register.
TALKS + PERFORMANCESInnovators
Innovators
November 8

Did you know Velcro was invented by NASA? Hear from NASA’s Steven González, who will discuss NASA innovations we take for granted every day and how NASA continues to share technology with the world. Beer and wine available for purchase with valid ID. Ages 21+. Register in advance. More information coming soon.
More info coming soon.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

November 2
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
Learn more.

ACCESS PROGRAMS / VETERANS / FAMILY
Navigation Finding Your Way Navigation: Finding Your Way

November 3
Ships, planes, submarines and even space shuttles use navigation to find their way. Step into a pop-up planetarium to learn how people navigated in the past and how we find our way today.
Learn more

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

November 9
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
Learn more.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: High Flying Design
November 9 & 10

Intrepid Adventures are enrichment programs designed to provide children ages 5–12, their siblings and parents/caregivers an opportunity to have fun and learn together. Programs are one hour and free with Museum admission. Learn more and register.
ACCESS PROGRAMS / VETERANS / FAMILY / FREE PROGRAMVeterans Day
Veterans Day Weekend
November 8–11

Celebrate with us and honor our servicemen and women at the Museum's Veteran's Day and Seats of Honor Ceremonies. Join us as we recognize their service, commemorate their sacrifice and honor them for defending our treasured way of life.
TALKS + PERFORMANCESWorking Below Deck
Intrepid Presents
November 13

Learn about the search for Earth-like exoplanets in our universe at Intrepid Presents, an evening program and performance series at the Intrepid Museum.
More info coming soon.

ACCESS PROGRAMSAstronomy Night
The Stories Within: Working Below Deck
November 14

Find out why Intrepid was a "city at sea" and explore where sailors ate, slept and worked to celebrate important their contributions. For individuals with dementia and their care partners.
Learn more and register.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

November 16
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
Learn more.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

November 23
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
Learn more.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Intrepid Space Academy
November 23 & 24

Intrepid Adventures are enrichment programs designed to provide children ages 5–12, their siblings and parents/caregivers an opportunity to have fun and learn together. Programs are one hour and free with Museum admission. Learn more and register.
OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

December 7
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
Learn more.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

December 14
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
Learn more.

FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Diving Into Density
December 7 & 8

Intrepid Adventures are enrichment programs designed to provide children ages 5–12, their siblings and parents/caregivers an opportunity to have fun and learn together. Programs are one hour and free with Museum admission. Learn more and register.
FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Flying in Style
December 21 & 22

Intrepid Adventures are enrichment programs designed to provide children ages 5–12, their siblings and parents/caregivers an opportunity to have fun and learn together. Programs are one hour and free with Museum admission. Learn more and register.
FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Star Stories
December 28 & 29

Intrepid Adventures are enrichment programs designed to provide children ages 5–12, their siblings and parents/caregivers an opportunity to have fun and learn together. Programs are one hour and free with Museum admission. Learn more and register.