Space and Science Festival, September 20-23, #spacescifest

While the Museum is closed, the Education team remains committed to bringing our audiences engaging learning experiences though online learning resources and programs.

Please register using the links below.

Online School Programs

Designed for students and teachers learning from home. Programs are offered daily and led by Museum Educators.

Star Stories (Grades K-5) | Monday, June 1: 1:00pm – 1:45pm (ET)
For millennia, people have gazed at the night sky and told themselves stories about the pictures they see there. These same stars and constellations also allowed sailors to find their way back to port. Register here.

Amazing Aircraft (Grades 3–8) | Tuesday, June 2: 1:00pm – 1:45pm (ET)
Aircraft come in many designs and have various functions. Explore a few of the aircraft in Intrepid’s collection and create four different paper airplane projects in a design challenge led by a Museum Educator to determine how form impacts function. Materials: Four (or more) sheets of paper. Register here.

Intrepid Celebrations (Grades 3–8) | Wednesday, June 3: 1:00pm – 1:45pm (ET)
Communities and cultures across the world all have their own important customs and values. Along with these customs also come numerous events and celebrations. In this lesson, students will learn about celebrations on board Intrepid, look at giant cakes baked on the ship, and discuss similarities between celebrations on a Navy ship and how we celebrate in our own communities. Register here.

Explore Space Science (Grades 7–12) | Thursday, June 4: 1:00pm – 1:45pm (ET)
Students will get a tour of the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home of the space shuttle Enterprise. An educator will discuss the Mercury-Atlas 7 and Gemini III missions that occurred during the Space Race, including Intrepid's role as the primary recovery vessel for both NASA missions. Register here.

Intrepid in the Pacific, World War II (Grades 7–12) | Friday, June 5: 1:00pm – 1:45pm (ET)
Using images and oral histories, students will discuss battles such as the Battle of the Philippines, the Battle of Leyte Gulf, and the Tokubetsu Kōgekitai kamikaze suicide attack tactic, introduced in October of 1944. Register here.

Online Family Programs

Join an Intrepid Museum Educator each week as we explore history, science, and ingenuity online together. Online Family Programs are family-friendly and engage all ages.

Aviation Science - Appropriate for Ages 8-18  | Tuesday, June 2: 3:00pm–3:45pm (ET)
Aviation Science Programs are proudly supported by:
Students will discuss the parts of a plane and how nature influences shape and design. Educators will demonstrate the four forces of flight, and children will experiment with these concepts before creating their own simple flying machines. Classes will also explore the aircraft carrier Intrepid and examine the machinery that makes flight at sea possible. Register here.

Lunar Landers - Ages 5-12 | Thursday, June 4: 3:00pm–3:45pm (ET)
Why is landing on the Moon so difficult? Learn all about Intrepid’s connection to the Space Race and explore the amazing engineering design process that made landing on the moon in 1969 possible. Materials: Disposable cup, recyclable materials, tape, scissors, two coins or other small objects. Register here.

Stay tuned as we update our selection of virtual learning opportunities!

Technical Details

Programs are delivered via Zoom. Once you register for the program, you will receive detailed instructions on how to join the program via computer or phone. You must register no later than two business days in advance to receive program instructions and materials when applicable.

For more information about Online School Programs, please contact:
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For more activities and resources you can access any time, visit our Online Resources page.