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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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IN-PERSON / teen event / FREECollege Fair
College Fair
October 1, 11:00am – 2:00pm ET

It’s never too early to think about college! Calling all teens and college ready youth to spend the day with us chatting with college/university representatives near and far. Participants will hear from speakers about the journey to higher learning, and are encouraged to attend informative workshops on scholarships, college readiness and more. After the program, participants are free to enjoy the Museum complex for the rest of the day. Teens/youth under the age of 16 must attend with an adult chaperone. We welcome all to bring their family and friends!
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IN-PERSON / family / FREECollege Fair
Betty Skelton: For All Womankind
October 8, 12:00pm & 2:00pm ET

In 1959, champion aviator Betty Skelton became the first woman to undergo the physical and psychological tests of NASA’s Mercury 7 astronauts, opening the door to future opportunities for women. This first-person, live performance engages our visitors with the story of Betty Skelton—and the much larger story of women’s contribution to space and aviation history and exploration. The performance was scripted, created, and performed by Elysia Segal, a teaching artist and producer of public programs at the Museum, as well as a NASA Solar System Ambassador.
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ACCESS / FAMILY / FREETea Dances
Tea Dances for Individuals with Dementia and Their Care Partners: Boo Bash
October 12, 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! Dance from the comfort of your home and stay after to learn more about the sessions at the Intrepid Museum!
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ACCESS / FAMILY / FreeAccess Program
Heroes and Superheroes
October 16
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.
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Registration for teens and adults

IN-PERSON / family / FREEBetty Skelton
Betty Skelton: For All Womankind
October 16: 1:00pm, 2:30pm & 4:00pm ET

In 1959, champion aviator Betty Skelton became the first woman to undergo the physical and psychological tests of NASA’s Mercury 7 astronauts, opening the door to future opportunities for women. This first-person, live performance engages our visitors with the story of Betty Skelton—and the much larger story of women’s contribution to space and aviation history and exploration. The performance was scripted, created, and performed by Elysia Segal, a teaching artist and producer of public programs at the Museum, as well as a NASA Solar System Ambassador.
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VETERANS / FREEFree Fridays
Intrepid After Hours: A Close Look at Sick Bay
October 17, 4:30pm – 8:00pm

Join fellow current and former service members for an exploration of Intrepid’s sick bay and the exhibit On the Mend: Restoring Intrepid’s Sick Bay! Learn about the Museum’s plans to restore and publicly open this part of the ship and about the stories curators have started to uncover about health and medicine aboard Intrepid. Then, continue the conversation over a catered dinner
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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.
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VETERANS / FAMILY / FREEVeterans Program
On Liberty: Zooming into Museums Across the Country – Museum of Chinese in America
October 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.
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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.
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IN-PERSON / family / FREEBetty Skelton
Betty Skelton: For All Womankind
November 5: 1:30pm & 3:30pm ET

In 1959, champion aviator Betty Skelton became the first woman to undergo the physical and psychological tests of NASA’s Mercury 7 astronauts, opening the door to future opportunities for women. This first-person, live performance engages our visitors with the story of Betty Skelton—and the much larger story of women’s contribution to space and aviation history and exploration. The performance was scripted, created, and performed by Elysia Segal, a teaching artist and producer of public programs at the Museum, as well as a NASA Solar System Ambassador.
More information here

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!
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ACCESS / FAMILY / FREETea Dances
Tea Dances for Individuals with Dementia and Their Care Partners: Big Apple Swing
November 9, 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! Dance from the comfort of your home and stay after to learn more about the sessions at the Intrepid Museum!
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.
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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

IN-PERSON / family / FREEBetty Skelton
Betty Skelton: For All Womankind
November 19: 12:00pm & 2:00pm ET

In 1959, champion aviator Betty Skelton became the first woman to undergo the physical and psychological tests of NASA’s Mercury 7 astronauts, opening the door to future opportunities for women. This first-person, live performance engages our visitors with the story of Betty Skelton—and the much larger story of women’s contribution to space and aviation history and exploration. The performance was scripted, created, and performed by Elysia Segal, a teaching artist and producer of public programs at the Museum, as well as a NASA Solar System Ambassador.
More information here

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!
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ACCESS / FAMILY / FREETea Dances
Tea Dances for Individuals with Dementia and Their Care Partners: Winter Wonderland
December 7, 2:00pm – 3:30pm 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! Featuring a special 1940’s Radio Show performance before the Tea Dance! During World War II, radio variety shows provided news, music and entertainment not only to those at home, but also to the brave soldiers and sailors fighting overseas. Turn up the fun in our live studio audience as we bring to life the stories and sounds of a 1940’s Armed Forces holiday radio broadcast!
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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
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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