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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Navigation: Finding Your Way
May 19

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.
EXHIBITIONPersonal Space
Personal Space
NOW OPEN through October 13

Personal Space offers a glimpse into the lives of 11 astronauts through special objects they brought with them on missions.
Purchase Museum tickets.
EXHIBITIONIntrepid A to Z
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.
FAMILY / OVERNIGHTSOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber
April 6

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.
FAMILY / VETERANS/ SCREENINGSReelAbilities Film Festival
ReelAbilities Film Festival
April 7

ReelAbilities Film Festival is the largest film festival in the world dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different abilities.
Learn more.
FAMILY / OVERNIGHTSOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

April 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.
FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Jobs on Deck
April 6 & 7

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 Intrepid Presents: Attraction Lab: Outer Space Edition
Intrepid Presents: Attraction Lab: Outer Space Edition

April 16
Join us for an evening of sensory experiments that deconstruct “romantic spark” and unlock the science of attraction with Guerilla Science, beneath the Space Shuttle Enterprise. $20.
Learn more
FAMILY / OVERNIGHTSOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

April 13
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.
FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Diving into Density
April 27 & 28

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 PROGRAMS / FAMILY
College Fair
April 20

Join us at our FREE college fair! Upper middle and high school students are invited to learn about the college application process in an intimate and unique setting, speak with college and university representatives and participate in workshop sessions.
Learn more.
FREE PROGRAMS / FAMILY
Free Friday
April 26

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.

TALKSInnovators
Innovators: Life on Earth: Brought to you by Satellite
April 26

Learn about the many ways satellites drive our world—from TVs and computers to weather forecasts and humanitarian efforts. Beer and wine available for purchase with valid ID. Free. 21+. Register in advance. Learn more.
FAMILY / OVERNIGHTSOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

April 27
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.
FAMILY / VETERANSMilitary Family Program
Military Family Programs
May 5

Current and former military service members and their families, these programs include a hands-on tour of the Museum, experiments, and design challenges intended to engage the whole family. Learn more.
FAMILY / VETERANSMilitary Family Program
Intrepid After Hours
July 24

Intrepid After Hours invites military veterans and service members to experience the Museum at night. Explore the Museum without the crowds, and then join peers for conversation, a creative exercise and a catered dinner. Learn more.
FAMILY / VETERANSMilitary Family Program
Military Family Programs
July 28

Current and former military service members and their families, these programs include a hands-on tour of the Museum, experiments, and design challenges intended to engage the whole family. Learn more.
FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Intrepid Space Academy
May 11 & 12

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

May 18
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.
FAMILY / VETERANSFleet Week
Fleet Week

May 22-27
Celebrate Fleet Week at the Intrepid Museum!
Join us for a special lineup of programs and performances, including hands-on activities on the pier and a free screening of Top Gun on the flight deck.
Learn more.
FAMILY / membershipParade of Ships
Parade of Ships Viewing

May 22
Kick off Fleet Week by watching the Parade of Ships from Intrepid's fantail—a private "front-row" seat right on the Hudson River.
Become a Member.
FAMILY / membership
Memorial Day Members Breakfast

May 27
Members at the Dual level and above are invited to join us for a catered breakfast at the Museum, and then take your reserved seats for the Memorial Day Ceremony.
Become a Member.
FAMILY / VETERANSMemorial Day Ceremony
Memorial Day Ceremony

May 27
Attend the Museum's special ceremony honoring our country's dedicated service men and women.
FREE PROGRAMS / FAMILY
Free Friday
May 31

Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while you watch Dunkirk from Intrepid’s flight deck. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting. First-come, first-served.   Learn more.
FAMILY / OVERNIGHTSOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

June 1
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.
Professional DevelopmentProfessional Development
Chancellor's Day Professional Development
June 6

Join fellow educators at this professional development All About the Moon! Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing.
Learn more.
FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Flying in Style
June 8 & 9

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.
PERFORMANCES
Battle of the Big Bands
June 8

Grab your dancing shoes and join us on Intrepid’s flight deck for a night of live music, swing dancing and an epic battle to decide New York’s best big band.
More info coming soon.
EVENT
Teen Night
June 14

Head to the Museum for a night of tours, planetarium shows and flight simulator rides. Test your knowledge of the ship’s history and other topics in our trivia contest while hanging out with your friends or making new ones from other schools. School ID is required.
Learn more.
TALKS
Innovators
June 14

The New York Space Alliance (NYSA) and NASA are partnering to support the use of NASA’s intellectual property by start-ups in New York for their own groundbreaking endeavors. Beer and wine available for purchase with valid ID. Free. 21+. Register in advance.
More info coming soon.
FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Jobs on Deck
June 22 & 23

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

June 22
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 PROGRAMS / FAMILY
Free Friday
June 21

With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing less than a month away, visit the Museum's Space Shuttle Pavilion for our new installation—Media, the Moon and Beyond. Experience the feelings and emotions of that historical moment through archival news media from the era. First-come, first-served. Learn more.
FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: High Flying Design
June 29 & 30

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.
FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Star Stories
July 6 & 7

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.
FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Diving Into Density
July 13 & 14

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 PROGRAMS / FAMILY
Free Friday
July 19

Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while screening the film First Man from Intrepid’s flight deck. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting. First-come, first-served. Stay tuned for more information. Learn more.
FAMILY / TALKSAstronomy Night
Astronomy Night: Apollo 11 Anniversary
July 19

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a talk by special guests from NASA, stargazing on the flight deck (weather permitting), shows in our pop-up planetarium and more! Free. Register in advance.
More info coming soon.
TALKS
Upright Citizens Brigate Touring Co.
July 20

Celebrate humankind’s first footsteps off-planet, marking a new era in space exploration, with a night of comedy, history and science beneath the space shuttle Enterprise as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing with the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Co., astronaut Mike Massimino, a NASA expert and a very special guest.
More info coming soon.
FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Intrepid Space Academy
July 20 & 21

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.
FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Jobs on Deck
August 3 & 4

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.
FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Star Stories
August 10 & 11

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 PROGRAMS / FAMILY
Free Friday
August 16

Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while screening a feature film from Intrepid’s flight deck. This film will be selected by the community; check the Museum’s website to vote on your favorite! The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting. Learn more.
FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Adventures: Intrepid Space Academy
August 17 & 18

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.
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.
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 Members 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.
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 PROGRAMS / FAMILY
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. All ages. Learn more.
TALKS
Innovators
September 27

The New York Space Alliance (NYSA) and NASA are partnering to support the use of NASA’s intellectual property by start-ups in New York for their own groundbreaking endeavors. Beer and wine available for purchase with valid ID. Free. 21+. Register in advance.
More info coming soon.
FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
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.
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
Innovators
October 18

The New York Space Alliance (NYSA) and NASA are partnering to support the use of NASA’s intellectual property by start-ups in New York for their own groundbreaking endeavors. Beer and wine available for purchase with valid ID. Free. 21+. Register in advance.
More info coming soon.
FREE PROGRAMS / FAMILY
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.
FAMILYAstronomy 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.
More info coming soon.
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
Innovators
November 8

The New York Space Alliance (NYSA) and NASA are partnering to support the use of NASA’s intellectual property by start-ups in New York for their own groundbreaking endeavors. Beer and wine available for purchase with valid ID. Free. 21+. Register in advance.
More info coming soon.
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.
FAMILY / VETERANS Member Appreciation Month
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.