Events Calendar
Learn, explore and play at the Museum during one of our seasonal festivals, daily science demonstrations, or evening programs.
On Liberty: Zooming into Museums
On Liberty: Zooming into Museums
May 18, 6:00pm ET

National Harbor Defense Museum: 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. Each program will be guided by museum curators and educators, with plenty of opportunities to share and ask questions.
Early Morning Opening: Life Underwater
Early Morning Opening: Life Underwater
May 21, 8:30am – 11:00am ET

Submarines were one of the most unique experiences in the Navy! Explore the View from the Deep exhibit and the submarine Growler to learn more about the adventures and challenges of life underwater.
Virtual Astronomy Live:
Virtual Astronomy Live:
May 22, 3:00pm – 5:00pm ET
Constructing the Next Generation Space Habitat
Appropriate for all ages


Developing a deep-space habitat will allow a crew to live and work safely in space for long durations on missions to explore the Moon and Mars. The Habitation Systems Development office is a multi-center NASA team working together to develop sustainable living quarters, workspaces, and laboratories for astronauts on next-generation space missions. Hear from these NASA experts as they give viewers an inside look into the project.
Exploring Newton’s Laws through Spacecraft
Exploring Newton’s Laws through Spacecraft
May 25, 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET
Free Virtual Drop-In STEM Program: Grades 6 – 8


Traveling to space and returning safely is no easy feat. After observing and taking part in science demonstrations, participants will explore Newton’s laws of motion and the concepts of gravitational force to determine how they impact man-made objects traveling into space.
Free Fridays: Movie Night
Free Fridays: Movie Night
May 27, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Crimson Tide


The Museum will offer free admission on the last Friday of every month! Explore the Museum and enjoy a variety of free after-hours programming including movies on the flight deck! Our cafes are open during Free Friday with food and beverages available for purchase.
Fleet Week
Fleet Week
May 27 – 30
Appropriate for all ages


Fleet Week activities will kick off Friday, May 27 with our annual movie night on the flight deck. Throughout the weekend, explore a variety of displays, activities and demos from the military, including the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, and even some antique military vehicles. The weekend will conclude on Monday, May 30 with the Museum’s annual Memorial Day ceremony.
Tea Dances
Tea Dances
June 8, 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET
Tea Dances for Individuals with Dementia and Their Care Partners


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! This first session of the season will be offered online over Zoom. Dance from the comfort of your home and stay after to learn more about the sessions at the Intrepid Museum!
Virtual Youth Summit
Virtual Youth Summit
June 11, 11:00am – 4:30pm ET
This FREE program is most appropriate for students between the ages of 14 and 21


Express Yourself! Transform HOPE into ACTION at the Intrepid Museum's 3rd Annual Virtual Youth Summit. Attendees will be able to participate in concurrently diverse workshops, presentations and panel sessions. Through HOPE and action, we’re amplifying youth voices in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and math) and civics.
Intrepid Family Day Celebrates Pride
Intrepid Family Day Celebrates Pride
June 11, 1:00pm – 4:00pm ET
Appropriate for all ages


Express Yourself! Sailors often got creative while at sea for long periods of time. Get up close to some of the artwork found on our ship, discover how symbols and paint schemes make planes unique, and learn about other ways sailors expressed themselves through art-making activities and storytelling!
Access Family Program: Finding Your Way
Access Family Program: Finding Your Way
June 12
11:00am – 1:00pm ET:
Children (ages 5 – 18)

Navigation: Finding Your Way.
From ships and planes to submarines and even space shuttles, vessels of all types use navigation to find their way. Families will explore historic spaces and methods that people have used to navigate at sea and up high, and will make connections to how we find our way today.
Access Family Program: Finding Your Way
Access Family Program: Finding Your Way
June 12
2:00pm – 4:00pm ET:
Teens and adults (ages 14+)

Navigation: Finding Your Way.
From ships and planes to submarines and even space shuttles, vessels of all types use navigation to find their way. Families will explore historic spaces and methods that people have used to navigate at sea and up high, and will make connections to how we find our way today.
Free Fridays: Movie Night
Free Fridays: Movie Night
June 24, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Appropriate for all ages


The Museum will offer free admission on the last Friday of every month! Explore the Museum and enjoy a variety of free after-hours programming including movies on the flight deck! Our cafes are open during Free Friday with food and beverages available for purchase.
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
July 14

40th Anniversary Virtual Experiences

Go behind the scenes and virtually tour some of the Museum’s biggest acquisitions over the last 40 years.
Topic this month: One Step For Curiosity: A Rare Look Inside the Space Shuttle Enterprise
Free Fridays: Movie Night
Free Fridays: Movie Night
July 29, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Appropriate for all ages


The Museum will offer free admission on the last Friday of every month! Explore the Museum and enjoy a variety of free after-hours programming including movies on the flight deck! Our cafes are open during Free Friday with food and beverages available for purchase.
Free Fridays: Movie Night
Free Fridays: Movie Night
August 26, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Appropriate for all ages


The Museum will offer free admission on the last Friday of every month! Explore the Museum and enjoy a variety of free after-hours programming including movies on the flight deck! Our cafes are open during Free Friday with food and beverages available for purchase.
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
September 8

40th Anniversary Virtual Experiences

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 British Airways Concorde
Free Fridays: Astronomy Night
Free Fridays: Astronomy Night
September 30, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Appropriate for all ages


Astronomy Nights feature fun-filled and educational experiences for the whole family, including talks from leading scientists and activities from the Museum’s education department. Local astronomers will be on hand with their high-powered telescopes to help visitors navigate the night sky and answer questions about astronomy and stargazing. Guests are welcome to bring their own binoculars or look through the telescopes of the experts.
Intrepid Family Days: Intrepid Celebrations
Intrepid Family Days: Intrepid Celebrations
November 5, 1:00pm – 4:00pm ET
Appropriate for all ages


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! Registration opens on October 10, 2022.
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
December 8

40th Anniversary Virtual Experiences

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