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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EXHIBITIONNavy Cakes: A Slice of History
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.
EXHIBITIONDiscover Exoplanets
Discover Exoplanets:
the Search for Alien Worlds

November 7, 2019 – January 26, 2020

This traveling exhibition provides an introduction to the search for habitable worlds beyond our solar system and features multimedia activities where visitors can build their own solar systems, see the most recent NASA discoveries and learn about whether popular TV shows and movies feature facts or fiction. Purchase Museum tickets.
EXHIBITIONISS VR
International Space Station (ISS) VR Experience
Temporarily Closed

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.
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. Purchase Museum tickets.
FREE PROGRAM / FAMILYPlanetarium Show: On the Wings of New York
Planetarium Show: Biome Away from Home
November 7, 2019 – January 26, 2020
Monday-Friday: 1:15pm

Michael Tyler Fisher Center for Education Being in "the Goldilocks Zone," Earth was JUST right to support life – but what about other planets in our solar system? During this planetary adventure, explore the unknown and investigate potential places we can find life in space! Please arrive 5 minutes before the start of the program. Purchase Museum tickets.
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.

ACCESS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Access Family Programs: Traditions Aboard Intrepid

December 15
Explore Intrepid's historical spaces and find out how crew members celebrated special occasions with their fellow sailors.
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 / FAMILY Kids Week
Intrepid Adventures: Star Stories
January 11 & 12

Take a trip inside the Intrepid Museum’s planetarium to learn about myths from around the world that explain the stars in the sky. During this planetary adventure, explore the unknown and investigate potential places we can find life in space! Participants can also create their own constellation and myth in a storytelling activity.
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.
FAMILYIntrepid Adventures
Homeschool Program: Exciting Exoplanets
January 10: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Could there be worlds like ours out there in the universe? Through the lens of the pop-up planetarium show: Biome Away from Home and the temporary exhibition Discover Exoplanets in the Space Shuttle Pavilion, participants will learn all about exoplanets and the methods used to detect them. Participants may also participate in hands-on STEM activities related to the study of exoplanets and the possibility on life beyond our solar system! Learn more and register.
OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

January 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.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

January 25
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.

VETERANS / Family / FREE PROGRAMDeep Space Exploration
Deep Space Exploration

Sunday, January 26: 12:30pm-3:00pm
Learn about Intrepid's connections to space travel through multi-sensory exploration and discover how our adventures into space have helped us to learn more about our solar system and beyond. Families will visit the Space Shuttle Pavilion and explore deep space in the Museum's pop-up planetarium.
Learn more.

FREE PROGRAM Perception vs. Reality: The Intersection of AR/VR and Neuroscience
Perception vs. Reality:
The Intersection of AR/VR and Neuroscience
February 1

How does augmented and virtual reality affect the human brain? Join us as NYSCI and special guests lead discussions, demonstrations and activities about AR/VR and neuroscience. At the conclusion of the program, participants are free to enjoy the Museum for the remainder of the day.
Learn more.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

February 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.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

February 8
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 / FAMILY / TALKS + PERFORMANCES / ACCESS PROGRAMSKids Week
Kids Week
February 15-22

Join us all week long for live animal shows, pop-up planetarium shows, maker spaces, live performances and so much more! Children of all ages and interests will learn more about STEAM through activities and demonstrations designed to educate and inspire.
Learn more.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

February 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.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

February 29
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
Homeschool Program: Intrepid Celebrations
March 6: 10:00am – 2:00pm

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 visit historic spaces of the ship and the new exhibition Navy Cakes: A Slice of History as they learn about the various holidays and events celebrated onboard Intrepid. Registration opens February 7.
OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

March 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

March 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.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

March 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.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

March 20
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

March 21
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

March 28
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

April 4
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

April 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.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

April 25
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

May 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.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

May 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

June 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.

OVERNIGHTS / FAMILYOperation Slumber
Operation Slumber

June 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
Homeschool Program: Intrepid Celebrations
June 26: 10:00am – 2:00pm

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum has one of the most varied aircraft collections in the nation, with five branches of the U.S. armed forces represented, as well as several distinctive aircraft from around the world. Learn more about how these aircraft fly and why they are designed in specific ways. Explore the historic spaces of the ship, view exhibits with a Museum educator, and participate in hands-on STEM activities all about aircraft design and function! Registration opens May 29.