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January 1st - December 31st
Guided Tours

Guided Tours   Guided Tours

The Intrepid Museum is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of history, science and service as it relates to its home aboard USS Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. Join the Museum’s tour guides for a variety of tours that are offered throughout the week.

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January 1st - February 24th
Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage

The World of Camoufalge   Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage

Extended: Now Open through February 24, 2015
Location: Michael Stern Gallery on the hangar deck

Why is a squirrel gray? Why do some bugs look like sticks? The answer to these questions is camouflage. For many animals, being able to hide in plain sight or look like something entirely different is a necessity of survival. This exhibit explores the art and science of camouflage in the natural world as well as its cultural adaptations. Using digital imagery, artifacts, and interactive elements, visitors will explore color, shade and shapes, and learn how they can fool the eye. Exhibition is free with Museum admission.

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January 1st - June 8th
Objects in Conversation: A Collections Exhibition

Objects   Objects in Conversation: A Collections Exhibition

Now Open through June 8, 2015.

Each item in the Intrepid Museum’s collections tells a particular story. However, these objects have deeper meaning in connection with each other. Featuring recent acquisitions to the Intrepid Museum’s collections, this upcoming exhibition creates conversations between objects, challenging visitors to understand the Museum’s artifacts in new and surprising ways. The exhibition also offers a behind-the-scenes look at the ways in which Museum staff members interpret, care for and display its collections.

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January 1st - December 31st
Submerged: A New Interactive Submarine Exhibit

Submerged   Submerged: A New Interactive Submarine Exhibit

In 2014, we added a 40-foot interactive submarine exhibit to the Exploreum Interactive Hall, the Museum’s hands-on immersive gallery.

The Intrepid Museum is home to submarine Growler, the only American strategic missile submarine open to the public. This companion education environment, which is fully accessible, will enable children and families to explore life aboard a submarine. How does it work? What does it do? How do people sleep, eat and relax in such cramped quarters? Become a submariner this summer!

January 1st - September 14th
Hubble@25

Hubble   HUBBLE@25

Now Open through September 14, 2015
Location:Space Shuttle Pavilion

HUBBLE@25 commemorates the anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope on board the space shuttle Discovery in 1990. The exhibition will be the centerpiece of a Museum-wide initiative that includes a series of public and educational programs centered on the Hubble story and addresses the history and science of space exploration. Through original artifacts, stellar photographs, Hubble produced images and immersive environments this exhibition will showcase the history of this project and reveal its unparalleled scientific achievements.

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January 1st - December 31st
Education Demonstrations

Education Programs   Education Demonstrations

Join us in the Space Shuttle Pavilion as Museum Educators lead free, interactive demonstrations every day at 12:30pm and 2:30pm Monday through Friday; and 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Poof! Life in a Vacuum: What happens to the human body when exposed to the vacuum of space? The answers might surprise you! Museum Educators will facilitate a family-friendly, interactive demonstration about why astronauts need to live within a closed environment at all times.

What Does Hubble Do? Get to the heart of the Hubble mission and find out why we placed a telescope outside the Earth’s atmosphere in the first place. Learn how Hubble was able to see deep space objects that were previously invisible to us, thus redefining our understanding of the universe.


January 1st - December 31st
Tour Guide Talk: Focus on Hubble: The Challenge to Improve Our Greatest Telescope

Hubble   Tour Guide Talk: Focus on Hubble: The Challenge to Improve Our Greatest Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope was designed to be repaired and upgraded in Earth orbit. This 15-minute illustrated talk covers the five bold servicing missions made by space shuttle crews and the scientific discoveries behind Hubble’s spectacular images. These Tour Guide Talks take place on Saturdays and Sundays in the Space Shuttle Pavilion at 12:30pm and 2:30pm.


February 2nd
Professional Learning Opportunity for Educators

Professional Learning Opportunity for Educators   Professional Learning Opportunity for Educators

Join fellow educators at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Monday, February 2, 2015, when the Intrepid Museum’s Education Department will present a FREE day of teacher professional development. Sessions will include hands-on demonstrations, activities and discussions with experts. This professional learning opportunity will use primary sources from the Intrepid Museum archives to examine topics in history and social studies. Online registration for this event is now open.

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February 14th
Family Program: High Fly Design

Education Programs   Family Program: High Fly Design

Stop by the Intrepid Museum on Saturday, February 14, 2015 for a Family Program, High-Flying Design. During this 60-minute experience children and their parents or caregivers will make the best and most unique paper airplanes around while learning about the four forces of flight.

The program begins at 10:30am and will meet at the information desk on the main museum level.  Family programs are free with admission but require advance registration.  To register, please send an email to educationevents@intrepidmuseum.org.


February 16th - February 21st
Kids Week 2015

Astronomy Nights   Kids Week 2015

Kids Week takes flight February 16–21, 2015! Join the Intrepid Museum for six spectacular days of hands-on activities, family-friendly workshops, and exciting live science presentations, all focused on the science and technology of aviation and space exploration.

From airplanes to rockets, and live birds to life in space, families will discover the many ways science learning can be fun! Make your own telescope and learn about Galileo, or learn how to make the perfect paper airplane!  Each day includes special guests, pop-up planetarium visits, and opportunities for kids to investigate, tinker, play and imagine a limitless future.

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February 17th
Teacher Appreciation Day

Teacher Appreciation Day   Teacher Appreciation Day

On Teacher Appreciation Day, teachers of any grade level or subject receive free admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Explore the entire Museum, including the submarine Growler, the Exploreum and the Space Shuttle Pavilion, featuring the new exhibition HUBBLE@25. The Museum’s Education Department will be available to answer questions about workshops and tours for K–12 students. Learn more about school programs, educational opportunities for teachers and upcoming exhibitions.
If you’d like to be added to the list to attend this Teacher Appreciation Event, please email jelliott@intrepidmuseum.org.

For free entry, teachers must present valid school staff ID card in the general admission line at the box office. Box office closes for ticketing at 4:00pm.

February 28th
Family Program: Dive into Density

Education Programs   Family Program: Dive into Density

How do ships float?  How do submarines dive?  It's all about density!  Stop by the Intrepid Museum on Saturday, February 28, 2015 for a Family Program, Dive into Density. During this 60-minute experience children and their parents or caregivers will learn what density is and how it can be changed by creating and manipulating their own Cartesian diver that they can then bring home.

The program begins at 10:30am and will meet at the information desk on the main museum level.  Family programs are free with admission but require advance registration.  To register, please send an email to educationevents@intrepidmuseum.org.


March 14th
Family Program: Cosmic Colors

Family Program: Cosmic Colors   Family Program: Cosmic Colors

Stop by the Intrepid Museum on Saturday, March 14, 2015 for a Family Program, Cosmic Colors. During this 60-minute experience children and their parents or caregivers will learn how astronomers give photos of outer space their vibrant colors by taking a tour of the HUBBLE@25 exhibition, and will paint their own versions of deep space objects using real Hubble data.

The program begins at 10:30am and will meet at the information desk on the main museum level.  Family programs are free with admission but require advance registration.  To register, please send an email to educationevents@intrepidmuseum.org.


March 14th
Girls in Science and Engineering Day

Girls in Science and Engineering Day   Girls in Science and Engineering Day

Join us at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum to celebrate Girls in Science and Engineering Day. Together various organizations will engage visitors in hands-on experiences, demonstrations and interactives to discover how STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) is all around us! This event takes place from 11:00am to 3:00pm in hangars 2 and 3 at the Museum.


March 14th
Operation Slumber: Girls Only

Teacher Appreciation Day   Operation Slumber: Girls Only

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum hosts "Operation Slumber" overnight visits for families, organized youth groups, and their chaperones. Ideal for scouts troops, and school and camp groups, this sleepover is a great way for young people to experience life aboard the Intrepid. Spaces are still available for this Girls Only Operation Slumber on March 14.

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March 14th
ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival

ReelAbilities   ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival

The Intrepid Museum will serve as a venue for the Seventh Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival. The day-long film festival, to be held in the Allison & Howard Lutnick Theater, will feature a selection of films, both documentary and fictional narrative, that focus on the lives and stories of individuals with a diverse range of disabilities. To expand upon the themes presented on screen and to delve deeper into these important topics, each film will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers and others. Films will include The Finishers (2013), Riding My Way Back (2014) and The Astronaut’s Secret (2014).

Detailed schedule of films coming soon. For more information about the ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival, please visit www.reelabilities.org.


March 14th
Scout Day: STEM Day

Scout Day: STEM Day   Scout Day: STEM Day

What better way is there to spend your day than by coming to the Intrepid Museum to learn about history and science? Scout programs and activities are designed to help children earn requirements towards their Badges, Interest Projects, Loops or Try-Its. On Scout Days children can participate in fun activities with museum educators and volunteers. Children can participate in make-it and take-it activities and hands-on demonstrations, and activities take place between 11:00am and 2:30pm.

On March 14, Scout Day will be STEM Day, coinciding with our GOALS for Girls in Science and Engineering Day. Learn about cutting-edge science and technology from the people who are inventing and making it happen. Scout Groups receive discounted admission with advanced booking. Click here or contact our group sales department at 646-381-5010 to book your group.

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April 11th
Scout Day: Aerospace

Scout Day: Aerospace   Scout Day: Aerospace

What better way is there to spend your day than by coming to the Intrepid Museum to learn about history and science? Scout programs and activities are designed to help children earn requirements towards their Badges, Interest Projects, Loops or Try-Its. On Scout Days children can participate in fun activities with museum educators and volunteers. Activities take place between 11:00am and 2:30pm.

On April 11, Scout Day will be focused on aerospace. Scouts will participate in hands-on activities to help them understand how planes and rockets manage to stay up in the sky when gravity is constantly trying to pull them down to Earth. Scout Groups receive discounted admission with advanced booking. Click here or contact our group sales department at 646-381-5010 to book your group.

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April 30th
Hubble and Our Altered Universe

Astronomy Night   Hubble and Our Altered Universe

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope with leading scientists, as they discuss Hubble’s most important scientific discoveries including Hubble’s only Nobel Prize.  This panel discussion will take place on Thursday, April 30, at 7:00pm, in the Museum’s Lutnick Theater. Sara Seager, MIT; Adam G. Riess, Johns Hopkins University and Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI); Priyamvada (Priya) Natarajan, Yale; and Matt Mountain, Director of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) join moderator, Ira Flatow, host of Science Friday® on PRI, Public Radio International.

From the surprising discovery of an accelerating universe, to the ability to map dark matter, and the first measurements of the chemical makeup of an exoplanet’s atmosphere, the Hubble Space Telescope has altered our very understanding of the universe and our place within it. Tickets cost $20 ($10 for Museum members) and will go on sale on March 16.

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