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EXHIBITIONOn the Mend
On the Mend: Restoring Intrepid’s Sick Bay
Now open

The temporary exhibition On the Mend: Restoring Intrepid’s Sick Bay examines the history of medical care on the ship while also illuminating the Museum’s current efforts to open sick bay to visitors. Objects, photographs, archives and oral histories reveal the complexities of medical care on board an aircraft carrier at sea. Visitors can also explore an interactive 3D model of sick bay.
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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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GRADES 6 – 8 / VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FreeVirtal Drop-in STEM program
Exploring Newton’s Laws through Spacecraft
May 25, 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

Traveling to space and returning safely is no easy feat. After observing and taking part in science demonstrations, participants will explore Newton’s laws of motion and the concepts of gravitational force to determine how they impact man-made objects traveling into space.
Pre-register here

VETERANS / FAMILY / FREEFleet Week
Fleet Week
May 27 – 30

Fleet Week activities will kick off Friday, May 27 with our annual movie night on the flight deck. Throughout the weekend, explore a variety of displays, activities and demos from the military, including the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, and even some antique military vehicles. The weekend will conclude on Monday, May 30 with the Museum’s annual Memorial Day ceremony.
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FAMILY / FREEFree Fridays
Free Fridays 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.
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ACCESS / FAMILY / FREETea Dances
Tea Dances for Individuals with Dementia and Their Care Partners
June 8, 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET

Put on your dancing shoes and join the Intrepid Museum for an afternoon of dancing and engagement with music from Intrepid’s years of service (1943-1974), led by Rhythm Break Cares! Tea Dances will take place at the Intrepid Museum. Free transportation to and from the Museum by car service is available for all participants in New York City.
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Teen / FreeIntrepid Adventures
Youth Summit
June 11, 11:00am – 4:30pm ET

Transform HOPE into ACTION at the Intrepid Museum's 3rd Annual Virtual Youth Summit. Attendees will be able to participate in concurrently diverse workshops, presentations and panel sessions. Through HOPE and action, we’re amplifying youth voices in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and math) and civics.
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FAMILY / FreeIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Family Day Celebrates Pride - 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!
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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.
Registration for children
Registration for teens and adults

FAMILY / FREEFree Fridays
Free Fridays 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.
Learn more here

VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEIntrepid Adventures
Virtual Astronomy Live
June 26, 3:00pm – 5:00pm 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.
Registration coming soon

ACCESS / VIRTUAL / Family, All Ages / FREEAccess Family Program
Space Spinoffs
July 10, 11:00am – 12:00pm ET

It takes a lot of creativity to launch and live in space! Learn how items and technology designed for astronauts have made their way into our everyday lives on Earth.
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VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FreeVirtal Drop-in STEM program
Behind the Scenes: 40th Anniversary Virtual Experiences
July 14, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Go behind the scenes and virtually tour some of the Museum’s biggest acquisitions over the last 40 years. Topic this month: One Step For Curiosity: A Rare Look Inside the Space Shuttle Enterprise
Registration coming soon

ACCESS / teens and adults, ages 14+ / FREEAccess Family Program
Sensory Friendly Evenings
July 15, 5:00pm – 7:00pm ET

The Intrepid Museum offers Sensory Friendly Evenings for individuals with autism eight times a year. By keeping the doors open at night for teens (14+) and adults, participants can experience the Museum in a sensory-friendly environment. In the evening, specific areas of the Museum are open for self-exploration.
More information and registration coming soon

ACCESS / FAMILy,  Ages 3 –18 / FREEAccess Program
Early Morning Openings: Astronauts Aboard
July 23, 8:30am – 11:00am ET

The aircraft carrier Intrepid and space shuttle Enterprise each carried astronauts, but for very different reasons! Visit the Space Shuttle Pavilion, and learn about what it takes to travel to and from space.
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VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEIntrepid Adventures
Virtual Astronomy Live
July 24, 3:00pm – 5:00pm 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.
Registration coming soon

FAMILY / FREEFree Fridays
Free Fridays 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.
Learn more here

ACCESS / FAMILY / FreeAccess Program
Aircraft Design
August 7
11:00am – 1:00pm / Children (ages 5 – 18)
2:00pm – 4:00pm / Teens and adults (ages 14+)

Creating new types of airplanes involves understanding aircraft design of the past and innovating for the future. Explore Intrepid’s aircraft collection to hone observational skills, compare different types of airplanes, and learn what’s new in aircraft design.
Registration coming soon

VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEIntrepid Adventures
Virtual Astronomy Live
August 21, 3:00pm – 5:00pm 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.
More information coming soon

FAMILY / FREEFree Fridays
Free Fridays with Movie Night
August 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.
Learn more here

VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FreeVirtal Drop-in STEM program
Behind the Scenes: 40th Anniversary Virtual Experiences
September 8, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Go behind the scenes and virtually tour some of the Museum’s biggest acquisitions over the last 40 years. Topic this month: Live from the Intrepid Museum: the British Airways Concorde
Registration coming soon

ACCESS / teens and adults, ages 14+ / FREEAccess Family Program
Sensory Friendly Evenings
September 16, 5:00pm – 7:00pm ET

The Intrepid Museum offers Sensory Friendly Evenings for individuals with autism eight times a year. By keeping the doors open at night for teens (14+) and adults, participants can experience the Museum in a sensory-friendly environment. In the evening, specific areas of the Museum are open for self-exploration.
More information and registration coming soon

ACCESS / VIRTUAL / Family, All Ages / FREEAccess Family Program
Sea, Air and Space Food
September 18, 11:00am – 12:00pm ET

Food is an important part of any travel experience. Learn about food on Intrepid, British Airways Concorde, and NASA space shuttles and determine for yourself which is the tastiest!
Registration coming soon

ACCESS / FAMILy,  Ages 3 –18 / FREEAccess Program
Early Morning Openings: Concorde
September 24, 8:30am – 11:00am ET

Discover the luxury experience of the British Airways Concorde! Go inside this supersonic jet to learn about the Concorde experience and legacy.
Registration coming soon

FAMILY / FREEFree Fridays
Free Fridays with Astronomy Night
September 30, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

The Museum will offer free admission on the last Friday of every month, from April – September! Enjoy tours and activities with Museum Educators, followed by special guest speakers. Local astronomers will be on hand with their high-powered telescopes to help visitors navigate the night sky.
Learn more here.

ACCESS / FAMILY / FreeAccess Program
Heroes and Superheroes
October 18
11:00am – 1:00pm / Children (ages 5 – 18)
2:00pm – 4:00pm / Teens and adults (ages 14+)

Superheroes are not just in the comics—they are also in our communities! Learn about the real-life heroes of Intrepid and their superhero connections.
Registration coming soon

VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEIntrepid Adventures
Virtual Astronomy Live
October 23, 3:00pm – 5:00pm 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.
More information coming soon

ACCESS / FAMILy,  Ages 3 –18 / FREEAccess Program
Early Morning Openings: Nuts & Bolts
November 5, 8:30am – 11:00am ET

Figure out how airplanes and ships are assembled and maintained. Learn about the tools used by aircraft restoration specialists at the Museum, and practice building your own designs.
Registration coming soon

FAMILY / FreeIntrepid Adventures
Intrepid Celebrations
November 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 coming soon

ACCESS / VIRTUAL / Family, All Ages / FREEAccess Family Program
Life Underwater
November 13, 11:00am – 12:00pm ET

Submarines were one of the most unique experiences in the Navy! Virtually explore the submarine Growler and its artifacts as well as hear stories from former crew members about the adventures and challenges of life underwater.
Registration coming soon

ACCESS / teens and adults, ages 14+ / FREEAccess Family Program
Sensory Friendly Evenings
November 18, 5:00pm – 7:00pm ET

The Intrepid Museum offers Sensory Friendly Evenings for individuals with autism eight times a year. By keeping the doors open at night for teens (14+) and adults, participants can experience the Museum in a sensory-friendly environment. In the evening, specific areas of the Museum are open for self-exploration.
More information and registration coming soon

VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEIntrepid Adventures
Virtual Astronomy Live
November 20, 3:00pm – 5:00pm 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.
More information coming soon

ACCESS / FAMILY / FreeAccess Program
Celebrations Aboard
December 4
11:00am – 1:00pm / Children (ages 5 – 18)
2:00pm – 4:00pm / Teens and adults (ages 14+)

Learn how crew members aboard Intrepid celebrated special occasions with their fellow sailors when their families were far away. The program will highlight U.S. Navy traditions on Intrepid and Growler as well as give families the chance to share some of their own!
Registration coming soon

VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FreeVirtal Drop-in STEM program
Behind the Scenes: 40th Anniversary Virtual Experiences
December 8, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Go behind the scenes and virtually tour some of the Museum’s biggest acquisitions over the last 40 years. Topic this month: Live from the Intrepid Museum: the Missile Submarine Growler
Registration coming soon

VIRTUAL / FAMILY / FREEIntrepid Adventures
Virtual Astronomy Live
December 18, 3:00pm – 5:00pm 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.
More information coming soon