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February 17-24, 2024

KIDS WEEK

During Kids Week, children of all ages and interests will learn about STEAM through fun-filled activities, NASA displays & exhibits, live animal shows, hands-on workshops, performances, special guests and interactive demonstrations designed to educate and inspire. All Kids Week programming is free with Museum admission
View the daily schedule below.

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Accommodating Everyone

The Intrepid Museum welcomes all visitors, including those with disabilities, their peers and families. For more information about resources available during your visit, please visit intrepidmuseum.org/access. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided on February 18, 21 & 24. Visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families can register for free tickets for days with ASL interpretation with this form here. To learn more about accessibility during Kids Week, please email access@intrepidmuseum.org

Veteran and military families, learn about special Kids Week admission and access here

For general information, please call us: 877-957-SHIP (7447) or 212-245-0072.

Daily Schedule

10:00am-5:00pm: Displays and Activities (Location: Hangar 3, Exploreum)

Partners Include:
Wildlife Conservation Society: Learn about the variety of engaging education programs at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo and New York Aquarium, and explore a wildly fun hands-on activity!  

Two by Two Animal Haven: Wild World of Animals exhibit including kangaroo, North American alligator, hedgehog, chinchilla, snake, parrot, tarantula, and small tortoises. 

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory: Explore the Polar regions with some super, cool superhero scientists! Spin the wheel to find what polar activity you get to try! 10:00am-4:30pm: Intrepid Museum Education Maker Zone 

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater: is excited to bring the Hudson River to Kids Week! Play our version of "Go Fish," imagine you're out sailing with us with our sloop-themed coloring sheets, and interact with river critters. 

International Ocean Discovery Program: Journey through Earth's past, present and future with the International Ocean Discovery Program. 

Beardsley Zoo: Discover how incredible invertebrates survive in the wild with tabletop displays and live arthropod animal ambassadors! 

American Society of Civil Engineers: Interactive Seismic Structural Experience where kids will be able to build their own toothpick structures and see how they behave under seismic loading on our simulated shake table. 

Naval Air STEM: See how Naval Air STEM, part of Office of Naval Research creates an inclusive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) culture that pioneers innovation and propels the Navy and Nation’s workforce forward. 

Naval Surface Center, Phildadelphia: Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division: Explore technology demonstrations with STEM professionals responsible for shipboard machinery systems on US Navy ships.

Naval Submarine League and Submarine Force Library & Museum: visitors will engage in submarine-related hands-on activities using concepts of: buoyancy, density, force and motion, and propulsion. 

The Climate Museum: The Climate Museum invites kids of all ages to speak up for planet Earth through hands-on activities, picture books, and climate science intro videos that get them thinking and talking about climate change. Kids will learn about climate impacts, add the living things they care most about protecting from climate change to a collective mural, and share their climate priorities to emphasize the importance of youth voices on climate. 

Billion Oyster Project: Learn how you can help efforts to repopulate the oyster population in NY Harbor through community engagement initiatives and education.

FARO Technologies, Inc.  FARO measures and analyzes the world in 3D

INTERverse Mirror Portal: Alter your reality and explore the inner workings of the INTERverse Mirror Portal, which combines a webcam, a graphics processing unit (GPU) and AI-powered software that recognizes humans and applies an art-inspired style in real time. 

10:00am-4:30pm: Intrepid Museum Education Maker Zone: Lunar Landers: Use your engineering skills to create a lunar lander that safely delivers miniature astronauts to the moon!

Noon: Intrepid Museum Education Demonstration: Airheads: The Science of Flight: Explore the science behind aviation in this demonstration about how things fly! 

1:00pm: Two by Two Animal Haven presents: Join us as we show you the importance of Animal Conservation. Our Wild World of Animal show brings fun and exciting animals to YOU!

2:00pm: WonderSpark Puppets: Join us for an interactive puppet show about the Lion and the Mouse' and 'The Tortoise and the Hare'. Learn about forgiveness, the power of kindness, and good sportsmanship.

3:00pm:Two by Two Animal Haven presents: Join us as we show you the importance of Animal Conservation. Our Wild World of Animal show brings fun and exciting animals to YOU!

10:00am-5:00pm: Displays and Activities (Location: Hangar 3, Exploreum) 

Partners include:
Wildlife Conservation Society: Learn about the variety of engaging education programs at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo and New York Aquarium, and explore a wildly fun hands-on activity!

Two by Two Animal Haven: Wild World of Animals exhibit including kangaroo, North American alligator, hedgehog, chinchilla, snake, parrot, tarantula, and small tortoises. 

Columbia University's Society of Women Engineers: inspires young students to pursue creative engineering careers through two activities: making various designs of paper airplanes to learn about aerodynamics principles and creating Blue Origin's Club for Future postcards families can send to space!

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory: Explore the Polar regions with some super, cool superhero scientists! Spin the wheel to find what polar activity you get to try! 

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater is excited to bring the Hudson River to Kids Week! Play our version of "Go Fish," imagine you're out sailing with us with our sloop-themed coloring sheets, and interact with river critters. 

International Ocean Discovery Program: Journey through Earth's past, present and future with the International Ocean Discovery Program.  

ROBOFUN: Robofun will present a variety of LEGO robots and coding interfaces for students to play and experiment with. There will be a remote-controlled car, dance robots, automatic top spinner, robotic dog sled, circuitry station, and video game creation software stations amongst many other projects. Come join us to engage with all these projects and see what you can make! 

American Society of Civil Engineers: Interactive Seismic Structural Experience where kids will be able to build their own toothpick structures and see how they behave under seismic loading on our simulated shake table. 

Naval Air STEM: See how Naval Air STEM, part of Office of Naval Research creates an inclusive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) culture that pioneers innovation and propels the Navy and Nation’s workforce forward.

Naval Surface Center, Phildadelphia: Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division: Explore technology demonstrations with STEM professionals responsible for shipboard machinery systems on US Navy ships.

Naval Submarine League and Submarine Force Library & Museum: visitors will engage in submarine-related hands-on activities using concepts of: buoyancy, density, force and motion, and propulsion. 

The Climate Museum: The Climate Museum invites kids of all ages to speak up for planet Earth through hands-on activities, picture books, and climate science intro videos that get them thinking and talking about climate change. Kids will learn about climate impacts, add the living things they care most about protecting from climate change to a collective mural, and share their climate priorities to emphasize the importance of youth voices on climate. 

Billion Oyster Project: Learn how you can help efforts to repopulate the oyster population in NY Harbor through community engagement initiatives and education. 

FARO Technologies, Inc. FARO measures and analyzes the world in 3D

NTERverse Mirror Portal: Alter your reality and explore the inner workings of the INTERverse Mirror Portal, which combines a webcam, a graphics processing unit (GPU) and AI-powered software that recognizes humans and applies an art-inspired style in real time.

10:00am-4:30pm: Intrepid Museum Education Maker Zone 
Camouflage Planes: Use your art skills to camouflage a plane so it can fly without being seen!

Noon: Intrepid Museum Education Demonstration: 
Airheads: The Science of Flight: Explore the science behind aviation in this demonstration about how things fly!

1:00pm: Mad Science Presents: Up, Up & Away: You think homework is pressure? Just wait until you learn how the weight of the earth’s atmosphere pushes down on you with the force of two elephants! Explore how Bernoulli’s principle creates enough lift to make a jumbo jet fly or how air pressure can be used to launch a hot air balloon. Watch in amazement as our vortex generator creates giant smoke rings. Mad Science shows are fun and educational and this program will leave you flying high! 

2:00pm: Two by Two Animal Haven presents: Join us as we show you the importance of Animal Conservation. Our Wild World of Animal show brings fun and exciting animals to YOU! 

3:00pm: Mad Science Presents: Up, Up & Away: You think homework is pressure? Just wait until you learn how the weight of the earth’s atmosphere pushes down on you with the force of two elephants! Explore how Bernoulli’s principle creates enough lift to make a jumbo jet fly or how air pressure can be used to launch a hot air balloon. Watch in amazement as our vortex generator creates giant smoke rings. Mad Science shows are fun and educational and this program will leave you flying high! 
 

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided. ASL icon small 
  
10:00am-5:00pm: Displays and Activities (Location: Hangar 3, Exploreum) 

Partners include:

Columbia University's Society of Women Engineers: inspires young students to pursue creative engineering careers through two activities: making various designs of paper airplanes to learn about aerodynamics principles and creating Blue Origin's Club for Future postcards families can send to space! 

International Ocean Discovery Program: Journey through Earth's past, present and future with the International Ocean Discovery Program. 

ROBOFUN: Robofun will present a variety of LEGO robots and coding interfaces for students to play and experiment with. There will be a remote-controlled car, dance robots, automatic top spinner, robotic dog sled, circuitry station, and video game creation software stations amongst many other projects. Come join us to engage with all these projects and see what you can make!

Naval Air STEM: See how Naval Air STEM, part of Office of Naval Research creates an inclusive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) culture that pioneers innovation and propels the Navy and Nation’s workforce forward.

Naval Surface Center, Phildadelphia: Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division: Explore technology demonstrations with STEM professionals responsible for shipboard machinery systems on US Navy ships.

American Society of Civil Engineers: Interactive Seismic Structural Experience where kids will be able to build their own toothpick structures and see how they behave under seismic loading on our simulated shake table. 

Billion Oyster Project: Learn how you can help efforts to repopulate the oyster population in NY Harbor through community engagement initiatives and education. 

NYC Ghostbusters League: NYC Ghostbusters are back aboard Intrepid to teach you how to make your own cross link polymer gel, our own scientific recipe for ectoplasmic slime. 

Mad Science: Playing with Polymers (Brew up your own Slime sample) Join us in this amazing chemical reaction that will produce a gooey cup of madness you can treasure. 

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers: Discover the magic of STEM and make your own LED paper flashlight! 

FARO Technologies, Inc. FARO measures and analyzes the world in 3D

INTERverse Mirror Portal: Alter your reality and explore the inner workings of the INTERverse Mirror Portal, which combines a webcam, a graphics processing unit (GPU) and AI-powered software that recognizes humans and applies an art-inspired style in real time. 

10:00am-4:30pm: Intrepid Museum Education Maker Zone: Lunar Habitats: Design a lunar habitat for the first residents of the moon!

Noon: Intrepid Museum Education Demonstration:
Blastoff! Launching Space Shuttles: Launching a space shuttle takes some science, engineering, and a whole lot of rocket fuel. Explore how space shuttles got into space and, more importantly, how they got astronauts home safely, during this interactive demonstration!

12:30pm: New York Mets: Mascot Appearance (approximately 45 minutes)

1:00pm: Mad Science Presents Sounds like Science: Want to hear some good vibrations? Our sound show explores how sound is made and how we hear it. Everyone will be shocked as we create a dinosaur roar with simple materials. Explore the science of speakers with us as we create a funky disco show with magnets and your skull! You’ll really “rock out” with this supersonic audio experience.

2:00pm: WonderSpark Puppets: Join us for an interactive puppet show about “The Lion and the Mouse” and “The Tortoise and the Hare.” Learn about forgiveness, the power of kindness, and good sportsmanship.

3:00pm: Mad Science Presents Sounds like Science: Want to hear some good vibrations? Our sound show explores how sound is made and how we hear it. Everyone will be shocked as we create a dinosaur roar with simple materials. Explore the science of speakers with us as we create a funky disco show with magnets and your skull! You’ll really “rock out” with this supersonic audio experience.
 

Partners
NASA logo
Ballet Hispánico School of Dance logo
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester logo
ROBOFUN logo
Zack and Zoey Adventures logo
climate museum logo
Blue Man Group Logo
Blue Origin Club for the Future Logo
Brooklyn book bodega Logo
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ECGStandard logo
fcma logo
amateur astronomers association
American dream
Ashley Zelenskie Logo
Billion Oyster Project Logo
Connecticut Beardsley Zoo Logo
Sew Sister Logo
ECGStandard logo
fcma logo
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Gazillion bubble show
International clean discovery program
Mad Science Logo
Naval STEM
Society of Women Engineers Logo
Wildlife Conservation Society logo
That Planetarium Guy Logo
NYC Ghostbusters League
rhythem journey
New Victory Theater
Space Telescope Science Institute
Madame Tussauds New York
Theater Works USA
Guggenheim
John Reid
Two by Two Zoo
Inter
FARO
Clearwater Lamont Perkins
NAVSEA ASCE Hidden No More
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