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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.
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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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ACCESS / FAMILY / FREEAccess Family Program
Early Morning Opening:
Steering and Piloting
January 22, 8:30am – 11:00am ET

Look out! Learn about how Intrepid steered its way through the ocean and its airplanes piloted through the sky. Explore historic spaces and participate in activities that make connections to how we find our way today.
Register Here.

VETERANS / FAMILY / FREEVeterans Program
On Liberty: Zooming into Museums Across the Country – Pima Air & Space Museum
January 26, 6:00pm

Virtually visit museums all across the country with the Intrepid Museum. Join fellow veterans, current service members and their loved ones to explore museums from near and far with connections to the Intrepid Museum’s history and collection.
Register Here.

veterans / FAMILY / FreeIntrepid Adventures
Codebreakers!
January 27, 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET

Investigate coded forms of Naval communication and stealth techniques by examining artifacts from Intrepid’s time in service. Then test out your decoding skills and learn to construct your own secret messages!
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VETERANS / FAMILY / FREEVeterans Program
African Americans in the Navy
February 3, 3:00pm – 4:00pm

African Americans have a long heritage of service in the United States Navy. Despite facing adversity in the fight for equality within the armed forces, Black servicemen and women have continually served with distinction and taken the Navy to new heights. Join us as we highlight some of the remarkable men and women who blazed the trail for African Americans in the Navy today!
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Access Family Program: Life at Sea
February 6
11:00am – 1:00pm / Children (ages 5 – 18)
2:00pm – 4:00pm / Teens and adults (ages 14+)

Discover what it takes to move an aircraft carrier as large as three football fields! Coming and going from port took a lot of teamwork and equipment. Learn about these historic spaces as well as some of the ports around the world Intrepid visited during its service.
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veterans / FAMILY / FreeIntrepid Adventures
Journey to Space
February 10, 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET

During the Space Race in the 1960s, Intrepid played an important role as a prime recovery vessel for NASA’s Mercury and Gemini missions. Learn about the origins of our space program and why astronauts need spacesuits when they venture into Earth’s orbit and beyond! Participants will also get a glimpse into the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home of the space shuttle Enterprise.
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veterans / FAMILY / FreeIntrepid Adventures
Fun and Games
February 13, 1:00pm – 3:00pm ET

Life on the aircraft carrier Intrepid was hard work, but sailors still found ways to have fun! Explore historic spaces, and stories from the crew about sports, entertainment and recreation on board Intrepid and submarine Growler.
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VETERANS / FAMILY / FREEVeterans Program
On Liberty: Zooming into Museums Across the Country – National Air & Space Museum
February 13, 6:00pm

Virtually visit museums all across the country with the Intrepid Museum. Join fellow veterans, current service members and their loved ones to explore museums from near and far with connections to the Intrepid Museum’s history and collection.
More Info Here.

veterans / FAMILY / FreeIntrepid Adventures
Stellar Spacecraft
February 17, 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET

How is landing on the moon different from landing on Earth? Join us as we explore a number of the engineering marvels that helped us to not only keep our astronauts safe, but also land vehicles on the moon and Mars!
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VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEIntrepid Adventures
Virtual Astronomy Live: one-year Anniversary of the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover
February 17, 5:30pm – 7:00pm ET

Hear from scientists and engineers, who worked on the mission, as they update us on the Rovers progress, and show some images captured by the Ingenuity helicopter.
FAMILY / FREEIntrepid Adventures
Kids Week
February 19 – 26

Kids Week at the Intrepid Museum is an annual family-friendly festival offering a variety of activities. Children of all ages and interests will learn more about STEAM through virtual presentations, workshops and demonstrations designed to educate and inspire.
More Information Coming Soon.

ACCESS / VIRTUAL PROGRAMS / FAMILY / FREEAccess Family Program
Virtual Access Family Program:
Citizen Scientists
March 6, 11:00am – 12:00pm ET

Scientists need you! In order to gather data for large-scale projects, scientists are seeking help from people around the world. Explore projects related to sea, air, and space that scientists are asking everyday citizens to contribute to.
VIRTUAL PROGRAMS / FAMILY / FREEGirls in Science and Engineering Day
Girls in Science and Engineering Day
March 12, 11:00am – 03:00pm

Join us on Saturday, March 12 as the Intrepid Museum safely brings back the in-person 8th annual Girls in Science & Engineering Day. From 11:00am-3:00pm, families, chaperoned school/youth groups and teens are invited to celebrate women and girls in STEM. Enjoy hands-on experiences, exciting demonstrations and engaging discussions provided by science-based organizations, college programs and New York City public school students. All are encouraged to attend this program.
Free with pre-registration

VETERANS / FREEIf You Can Ever Get Back
Your Brain on the Military: Screening with Q&A
March 16, 6:30pm ET 

The Intrepid Museum invites current and former service members and the public to a screening of the documentary If You Can Ever Get Back. This captivating documentary tells the story of three US Army combat medics who served in Iraq’s “triangle of death.” Ten years later, they struggle to find their place in the civilian world and to lay to rest their wartime ghosts. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion moderated by Matthew Ryba, Director of Community Outreach and Education at New York-Presbyterian Military Family Wellness Center and Marine Corps Veteran.
Free with advance registration.

ACCESS / FAMILY / FREEVirtual Verbal Description: Celebrations Aboard
Early Morning Opening: Fun & Games
March 19, 8:30am – 11:00am ET

Life on the aircraft carrier Intrepid was hard work, but sailors still found ways to have fun! Explore Intrepid to find out how sailors had fun while at sea and make connections to your own favorite games and experiences.
veterans / FAMILY / FreeIntrepid Adventures
Engineering is Everywhere
March 19, 1:00pm – 4:00pm ET

How do airplanes fly? How do boats float? These are design challenges that engineers solve. Learn more about the form and function of the ship and objects in the Museum’s collection. Explore historic spaces, view exhibits with a Museum educator, and participate in hands-on STEM activities all about how engineers meet certain needs through design!
VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEIntrepid Adventures
Virtual Astronomy Live: Women in Space
March 20, 3:00pm – 4:30pm ET

Hear from female astronauts who will talk about their time in space.
VETERANS / FAMILY / FREEVeterans Program
On Liberty: Zooming into Museums Across the Country – National WASP Museum
March 30, 6:00pm

Virtually visit museums all across the country with the Intrepid Museum. Join fellow veterans, current service members and their loved ones to explore museums from near and far with connections to the Intrepid Museum’s history and collection.
More Info Here.

FAMILY / access / FREEAccess program
Access Family Program:
Build it, Sail it, Fly it! (At the Museum)
April 3
11:00am – 1:00pm / Children (ages 5 – 18)
2:00pm – 4:00pm / Teens and adults (ages 14+)

Figure out how airplanes and ships are assembled and maintained. Learn about the tools and strategies used on board, as well as practice building your own designs!
Register Here.

VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEIntrepid Adventures
Virtual Astronomy Live
April 21, 5:30pm – 7:30pm ET

Join scientists, astronauts and other out-of-this-world experts as they discuss the most fascinating space topics of today and give a sneak peek at what’s next in the world of space exploration.
VETERANS / FAMILY / FREEVeterans Program
On Liberty: Zooming into Museums Across the Country – Charles Schulz Museum
April 27, 6:00pm

Virtually visit museums all across the country with the Intrepid Museum. Join fellow veterans, current service members and their loved ones to explore museums from near and far with connections to the Intrepid Museum’s history and collection.
More Info Here.

FAMILY / FREEFree Fridays
Free Friday with Astronomy Night
April 29, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

The Museum will offer free admission on the last Friday of every month! Enjoy tours and activities with Museum Educators, followed by a book talk with Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise in conversation with former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino. Then explore the night sky with telescopes on the flight deck with the Amateur Astronomers Association.
ACCESS / VIRTUAL PROGRAMS / FAMILY / FreeAccess Family Program
Recycle it! Sea, Air and Space Style
May 1, 11:00am – 12:00pm ET

Learn the historic importance of recycling on the sea, in the air, and especially, in space! Explore some ways you and your family recycle and complete fun activities with recycled items.
VETERANS / FAMILY / FREEVeterans Program
On Liberty: Zooming into Museums Across the Country – National Harbor Defense Museum
May 18, 6:00pm

Virtually visit museums all across the country with the Intrepid Museum. Join fellow veterans, current service members and their loved ones to explore museums from near and far with connections to the Intrepid Museum’s history and collection.
More Info Here.

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS / FAMILY / FREEIntrepid Adventures
Engineering is Everywhere
May 19, 1:00pm – 4:00pm ET

How do airplanes fly? How do boats float? These are design challenges that engineers solve. Learn more about the form and function of the ship and objects in the Museum’s collection. Explore historic spaces, view exhibits with a Museum educator, and participate in hands-on STEM activities all about how engineers meet certain needs through design!
Registration opens on February 21, 2022.

ACCESS / FAMILY / FREEVirtual Verbal Description: Celebrations Aboard
Life Underwater
May 21, 8:30am – 11:00am ET

Submarines were one of the most unique experiences in the Navy! Explore the View from the Deep exhibit and the submarine Growler to learn more about the adventures and challenges of life underwater.
VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEIntrepid Adventures
Virtual Astronomy Live
May 22, 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET

Join scientists, astronauts and other out-of-this-world experts as they discuss the most fascinating space topics of today and give a sneak peek at what’s next in the world of space exploration.
FAMILY / FREEFree Fridays
Free Friday with Movie Night
May 27, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

The Museum will offer free admission on the last Friday of every month! Explore the Museum and enjoy a variety of free after-hours programming including movies on the flight deck! Our cafes are open during Free Friday with food and beverages available for purchase.
VIRTUAL PROGRAMS / FAMILY / FreeIntrepid Adventures
Pride Week - Express Yourself!
June 11, 1:00pm – 4:00pm ET

Sailors often got creative while at sea for long periods of time. Get up close to some of the artwork found on our ship, discover how symbols and paint schemes make planes unique, and learn about other ways sailors expressed themselves through art-making activities and storytelling!
Registration opens on May 16, 2022.

ACCESS / FAMILY / FreeLife at Sea
Navigation: Finding Your Way
June 12
11:00am – 1:00pm / Children (ages 5 – 18)
2:00pm – 4:00pm / Teens and adults (ages 14+)

From ships and planes to submarines and even space shuttles, vessels of all types use navigation to find their way. Families will explore historic spaces and methods that people have used to navigate at sea and up high, and will make connections to how we find our way today.
FAMILY / FREEFree Fridays
Free Friday with Movie Night
June 24, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

The Museum will offer free admission on the last Friday of every month! Explore the Museum and enjoy a variety of free after-hours programming including movies on the flight deck! Our cafes are open during Free Friday with food and beverages available for purchase.
VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEIntrepid Adventures
Virtual Astronomy Live
June 26, 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET

Join scientists, astronauts and other out-of-this-world experts as they discuss the most fascinating space topics of today and give a sneak peek at what’s next in the world of space exploration.
VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEIntrepid Adventures
Virtual Astronomy Live
July 24, 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET

Join scientists, astronauts and other out-of-this-world experts as they discuss the most fascinating space topics of today and give a sneak peek at what’s next in the world of space exploration.
FAMILY / FREEFree Fridays
Free Friday with Movie Night
July 29, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

The Museum will offer free admission on the last Friday of every month! Explore the Museum and enjoy a variety of free after-hours programming including movies on the flight deck! Our cafes are open during Free Friday with food and beverages available for purchase.
VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEIntrepid Adventures
Virtual Astronomy Live
August 21, 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET

Join scientists, astronauts and other out-of-this-world experts as they discuss the most fascinating space topics of today and give a sneak peek at what’s next in the world of space exploration.
FAMILY / FREEFree Fridays
Free Friday with Movie Night
Aug 26, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

The Museum will offer free admission on the last Friday of every month! Explore the Museum and enjoy a variety of free after-hours programming including movies on the flight deck! Our cafes are open during Free Friday with food and beverages available for purchase.
FAMILY / FREEFree Fridays
Free Friday with Astronomy Night
September 26, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

The Museum will offer free admission on the last Friday of every month! Enjoy tours and activities with Museum Educators, followed by a book talk with Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise in conversation with former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino. Then explore the night sky with telescopes on the flight deck with the Amateur Astronomers Association.
VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEIntrepid Adventures
Virtual Astronomy Live
October 23, 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET

Join scientists, astronauts and other out-of-this-world experts as they discuss the most fascinating space topics of today and give a sneak peek at what’s next in the world of space exploration.
VIRTUAL PROGRAMS / FAMILY / FreeIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Celebrations
Nov 5, 1:00pm – 4:00pm ET

Celebrations aboard Intrepid during its time of service brought the crew together and boosted morale as they carried out their jobs at sea. Participants will explore historic spaces of the ship as they learn about the various holidays and events celebrated on board Intrepid and make some festive holiday crafts to take home!
Registration opens on October 10, 2022..

VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEIntrepid Adventures
Virtual Astronomy Live
Nov 20, 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET

Join scientists, astronauts and other out-of-this-world experts as they discuss the most fascinating space topics of today and give a sneak peek at what’s next in the world of space exploration.
VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEIntrepid Adventures
Virtual Astronomy Live
Dec 18, 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET

Join scientists, astronauts and other out-of-this-world experts as they discuss the most fascinating space topics of today and give a sneak peek at what’s next in the world of space exploration.