Events Calendar
Learn, explore and play at the Museum during one of our seasonal festivals, daily science demonstrations, or evening programs.
3-D Films
3-D Films
Screenings begin at 10:30am daily
Experience the two new 3D Films playing now in our Lutnick Theater; Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas and Journey to Space. Immerse yourself in two stories showcasing new perspectives on life at sea and travels through space.
Planetarium Show: On the Wings of New York
Planetarium Show: On the Wings of New York
Monday-Friday 3:00pm
From the placid waters of the Finger Lakes to the open fields of Long Island, aviation grew up in New York. Explore the Empire State’s role in the history of flight and journey with us from our earliest attempts aloft to our giant leaps on the Moon.
Navy Cakes: A Slice of History
Navy Cakes: A Slice of History
Open though October 2020
Dig in to our new exhibition that showcases these epic sweets and the hard work of the sailors who created them. Explore recipes, photos, artifacts and oral histories that tell the stories of the elaborate confections baked onboard Intrepid and Growler.
Intrepid After Hours: The Sweeter Side of Service!
Intrepid After Hours: The Sweeter Side of Service!
February 26
Explore the special exhibit Navy Cakes: A Slice of History and celebrate with fellow veterans and Milk Bar. Hear and share stories about the significance of cake in the military, then work together to make Milk Bar’s famous cake truffles. Eat some right away and take some home!
Operation Slumber
Operation Slumber
February 29
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
Access Family Program: Ship Safety
Access Family Program: Ship Safety
March 1
Discover how Intrepid's crew kept this ship running smoothly! Families will visit various areas of the ship to learn how sailors kept safe at sea, forming connections to their own lives along the way.
Homeschool Program: Intrepid Celebrations
Homeschool Program: Intrepid Celebrations
March 6
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 visit historic spaces of the ship and the new exhibition Navy Cakes: A Slice of History as they learn about the various holidays and events celebrated onboard Intrepid.
Astronomy Night: BEYOND ME, a Musical and Scientific Work in Progress
Astronomy Night: BEYOND ME, a Musical and Scientific Work in Progress
March 6
Join us for a special "work in process" with Dr. Steve B. Howell NASA Ames Kepler Exoplanet Researcher and Henri Scars Struck & Grace Palmer, the creative team, The Other Side of the Brain.
Operation Slumber
Operation Slumber
March 7
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
Operation Slumber
Operation Slumber
March 13
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
Girls in Science and Engineering Day
Girls in Science and Engineering Day
March 14
In celebration of Women's History Month, the Museum invites families, chaperoned school/youth groups and teens to celebrate women and girls in STEM at the sixth annual Girls in Science and Engineering Day. Enjoy hands-on experiences, exciting demonstrations and engaging discussions provided by science-based organizations, college programs and New York City public school students.
Operation Slumber
Operation Slumber
March 14
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
Military Family Programs: Technology and Codes
Military Family Programs: Technology and Codes
March 14
Discover the history of innovation and codes onboard the former aircraft carrier Intrepid! After exploring historic spaces, families can experiment with different science activities.
Camp Intrepid
Camp Intrepid
March 16 - 20
Transportation, On the Sea, In the Air, Into Space - Check out the many modes of transportation represented in the Museum’s collection and learn about the possible places in (and out of) this world they can take you. Do you have the "drive" to travel to these places one day? Ages 5-10.
Early Morning Opening: Nuts & Bolts (ages 3-18)
Early Morning Opening: Nuts & Bolts (ages 3-18)
March 21
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.
Operation Slumber
Operation Slumber
March 21
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
Stories Within: Artifact Encounters
Stories Within: Artifact Encounters
March 26
See different artifacts and explore their stories with experts at the historic Intrepid Museum.
Operation Slumber
Operation Slumber
March 28
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
Astronomy Night: Origami…In Space!
Astronomy Night: Origami…In Space!
April 3
Discover how the next generation of spacecraft incorporate structures that need to be folded up for launch and then unfolded once in space with Manan Arya, technologist and space origami engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Operation Slumber
Operation Slumber
April 4
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
Access Family Program: Aircraft Design
Access Family Program: Aircraft Design
April 5
Learn about the forces that help helicopters and airplanes take off and fly! Families will get up close to aircraft and compare different types, before experimenting with design challenges.
Innovators: AI Space Factory: From Earth to Mars and Back
Innovators: AI Space Factory: From Earth to Mars and Back
April 10
Meet the co-founders of Space Factory, a multi-planetary architectural and technology design firm building for both earth and space environments. Beer and wine available for purchase with valid ID. Ages 21+. Register in advance.
Camp Intrepid
Camp Intrepid
April 13 - 17
Spy Science - Explore Intrepid, the submarine Growler, the A-12 spy plane and items in the collection used for spying and super-secret communication! How does science help us with sending, receiving and learning secrets? Ages 5-10.
College Fair
College Fair
April 18
Join us at our College Fair! Upper-middle and high school students are invited to learn about the college application process in an intimate and unique setting, speak with college and university representatives, and participate in workshop sessions to connect with college advisors, students and peers.
Operation Slumber
Operation Slumber
April 18
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
Intrepid Museum Free Fridays
Intrepid Museum Free Fridays
April 24
The Museum will offer free admission on the last Friday of every month from April through September from 5:00pm-8:00pm! Explore the Museum and enjoy a variety of free after-hours programming including stargazing and movies on the flight deck! Our cafes are open during Free Friday with food and beverages available for purchase.
Operation Slumber
Operation Slumber
April 25
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
Stories Within: Fun & Games
Stories Within: Fun & Games
April 30
Life on the aircraft carrier Intrepid was hard work, but sailors found ways to have fun! Explore historical spaces, and hear stories from the crew about entertainment and recreation on board Intrepid. Tours will visit the special exhibition Navy Cakes: A Slice of History.
Astronomy Night: Mars Rover
Astronomy Night: Mars Rover
May 1
Join us at the Intrepid Museum for our series of Astronomy Night programs! These events offer exciting hands-on stargazing opportunities on the Intrepid flight deck. Visitors will also gain access to special guest talks and performances by scientists, technologists, creative professionals and more. More information coming soon.
Sensory Friendly Evening: Submarine (teens and adults, ages 14+)
Sensory Friendly Evening: Submarine (teens and adults, ages 14+)
May 1
Explore the Intrepid Museum after hours during a fun sensory-friendly evening with friends and family. The submarine Growler and A View From the Deep: The Submarine Growler and the Cold War will be open.
Operation Slumber
Operation Slumber
May 2
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
Innovators
Innovators
May 8
Shared Studios uses technology to bring geographically distant communities together in immersive spaces (portals) – Join us for a unique international conversation. Beer and wine available for purchase with valid ID. Ages 21+. Register in advance. More information coming soon.
Access Family Program: Aircraft Design
Access Family Program: Aircraft Design
May 10
From ships and planes to submarines and even space shuttles, vessels of all types use navigation to find their way. Families will explore the ship and try out the navigation tools from each of these vessels, followed by a planetarium show that demonstrates the ways people have navigated throughout history and how we find our way today.
Operation Slumber
Operation Slumber
May 16
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
Fleet Week at the Intrepid Museum
Fleet Week at the Intrepid Museum
May 20 - 25
Celebrate our service men and women with a full lineup of live performances, interactive displays, and special events. Marvel at science demos and talks throughout the week, and hear stories from Intrepid former crew members. Don’t miss the arrival of visiting ships, the kick off to the museums summer movie series, and much more!
Salute to Freedom
Salute to Freedom
May 21
The Intrepid Museum's Salute to Freedom gala recognizes extraordinary leadership and honors the brave men and women who serve in defense of our nation.
Intrepid Summer Movie Series
Intrepid Summer Movie Series
May 22
Watch a movie on the ship's flight deck, under the stars! Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while you watch some old and new favorites on the big screen. The movie series opens with the annual screening of Top Gun on Friday, May 22, kicking off Memorial Day Weekend. The movie nights continue on the last Friday of June, July and August during the museums Free Fridays.
Stories Within: Restoration
Stories Within: Restoration
MAY 28
Explore the former aircraft carrier Intrepid and learn how it has been maintained and restored over the years. Meet an aircraft restoration specialist and learn about the tools used to keep the Museum’s collection in ship shape.
Intrepid Museum Free Fridays
Intrepid Museum Free Fridays
May 29
The Museum will offer free admission on the last Friday of every month from April through September from 5:00pm-8:00pm! Explore the Museum and enjoy a variety of free after-hours programming including stargazing and movies on the flight deck! Our cafes are open during Free Friday with food and beverages available for purchase.
Operation Slumber
Operation Slumber
June 6
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
Access Family Program: Squadron Maneuvers
Access Family Program: Squadron Maneuvers
June 7
Learn how the crew worked together to move, fuel and prepare planes for flight. Families will explore the Museum and work together to complete science activities and create art.
Operation Slumber
Operation Slumber
June 13
Spend a night aboard Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
Astronomy Night: Moon Quakes
Astronomy Night: Moon Quakes
June 19
David Williams, NASA Goddard, will share exciting new evidence about quakes happening on the moon, and the new technology being designed for future lunar missions. More information coming soon.
Stories Within: Race to the Moon
Stories Within: Race to the Moon
June 25
Discover Intrepid's Cold War connection to space travel and America's early ventures into space. Visit the Space Shuttle Pavilion to the see the space shuttle Enterprise, and explore space in the Museum's planetarium. Tour will include the special exhibition When We Went to the Moon.
Intrepid Summer Movie Series
Intrepid Summer Movie Series
June 26
Watch a movie on the ship's flight deck, under the stars! Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while you watch some old and new favorites on the big screen. The movie series opens with the annual screening of Top Gun on Friday, May 22, kicking off Memorial Day Weekend. The movie nights continue on the last Friday of June, July and August during the museums Free Fridays.
Intrepid Museum Free Fridays
Intrepid Museum Free Fridays
June 26
The Museum will offer free admission on the last Friday of every month from April through September from 5:00pm–8:00pm! Explore the Museum and enjoy a variety of free after-hours programming including stargazing and movies on the flight deck! Our cafes are open during Free Friday with food and beverages available for purchase.
Homeschool Program: Adventures in Aviation
Homeschool Program: Adventures in Aviation
June 26
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum has one of the most varied aircraft collections in the nation, with five branches of the U.S. armed forces represented, as well as several distinctive aircraft from around the world. Learn more about how these aircraft fly and why they are designed in specific ways. Explore the historic spaces of the ship, view exhibits with a Museum educator, and participate in hands-on STEM activities all about aircraft design and function!
Access Family Program: Under the Weather
Access Family Program: Under the Weather
July 12
Heat, rain, snow—oh no! Explore the aircraft carrier Intrepid and learn about the challenges of working in different weather conditions on board the ship or while flying an airplane. Families will then create projects for weather-preparedness!
Intrepid Summer Movie Series
Intrepid Summer Movie Series
July 31
Watch a movie on the ship's flight deck, under the stars! Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while you watch some old and new favorites on the big screen. The movie series opens with the annual screening of Top Gun on Friday, May 22, kicking off Memorial Day Weekend. The movie nights continue on the last Friday of June, July and August during the museums Free Fridays.
Intrepid Museum Free Fridays
Intrepid Museum Free Fridays
July 31
The Museum will offer free admission on the last Friday of every month from April through September from 5:00pm–8:00pm! Explore the Museum and enjoy a variety of free after-hours programming including stargazing and movies on the flight deck! Our cafes are open during Free Friday with food and beverages available for purchase.
Access Family Program: Space Race
Access Family Program: Space Race
August 2
What does a ship have to do with outer space? Discover Intrepid's connection to America's early ventures into space and explore the future of space travel. Tour will include the special exhibition When We Went to the Moon.
Intrepid Summer Movie Series
Intrepid Summer Movie Series
August 28
Watch a movie on the ship's flight deck, under the stars! Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while you watch some old and new favorites on the big screen. The movie series opens with the annual screening of Top Gun on Friday, May 22, kicking off Memorial Day Weekend. The movie nights continue on the last Friday of June, July and August during the museums Free Fridays.
Intrepid Museum Free Fridays
Intrepid Museum Free Fridays
August 28
The Museum will offer free admission on the last Friday of every month from April through September from 5:00pm–8:00pm! Explore the Museum and enjoy a variety of free after-hours programming including stargazing and movies on the flight deck! Our cafes are open during Free Friday with food and beverages available for purchase.
Access Family Program: Jobs Aboard
Access Family Program: Jobs Aboard
September 13
Find out why Intrepid was a "city at sea" and learn about different jobs aboard the ship! Visit spaces where sailors lived and worked, then participate in activities inspired by their experiences.
Intrepid Museum Free Fridays
Intrepid Museum Free Fridays
September 25
The Museum will offer free admission on the last Friday of every month from April through September from 5:00pm-8:00pm! Explore the Museum and enjoy a variety of free after-hours programming including stargazing and movies on the flight deck! Our cafes are open during Free Friday with food and beverages available for purchase.
Build it, Sail it, Fly it
Build it, Sail it, Fly it
October 4
Explore Intrepid and its aircraft to discover how they were built and changed over time. Families will learn how artifacts are fixed and maintained today and practice problem-solving and collaboration through challenges and activities.
Innovators
Innovators
October 16
Niki Werkheiser will introduce NASA's Game Changing Development Program, an initiative that engages students to innovatively adapt NASA technology to solve complex problems. Beer and wine available for purchase with valid ID. Ages 21+. Register in advance. More information coming soon.
Astronomy Night: Deep Field - Hubble
Astronomy Night: Deep Field - Hubble
October 30
The film, titled Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of our Universe, was inspired by Grammy® award-winning composer Eric Whitacre’s symphonic work Deep Field and features Hubble’s stunning imagery including brand new visualizations and fly-throughs of far-flung galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters that depict the awesome beauty of the universe.
Astronomy Night: 40th Anniversary Voyager I / Saturn Flyby
Astronomy Night: 40th Anniversary Voyager I / Saturn Flyby
November 6
On November 12, 1980, Voyager I passed by Saturn and provided high-resolution data, dramatically changing our understanding of Saturn and its moons. Join propulsion engineer, Todd Barber, JPL as we mark the 40th Anniversary of Voyager I's achievement. More information coming soon.
Life in Space
Life in Space
November 8
Discover what it takes to travel to and from space! Visit the Space Shuttle Pavilion to learn about life in space and practice training like an astronaut.
Veterans Day Weekend
Veterans Day Weekend
November 11
Celebrate with us and honor our servicemen and women at the Museum's Veteran's Day ceremony. Join us as we recognize their service, commemorate their sacrifice and honor them for defending our treasured way of life.
Innovators
Innovators
December 4
Brooklyn has emerged as one of the nation’s leaders in the innovation economy fueled by tech start-ups, creative companies and next-generation manufacturers. New Lab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard is at the heart of this growth. Meet some of their young entrepreneurs, founders of new tech companies in fields ranging from Urban Agriculture to High Speed Transportation. More information coming soon.
Access Family Program: Traditions Aboard Intrepid
Access Family Program: Traditions Aboard Intrepid
December 6
Explore Intrepid's historical spaces and find out how crew members celebrated special occasions with their fellow sailors. Families will make connections to their own traditions and take home celebratory projects.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
December 7
Attend a wreath-laying ceremony on board Intrepid, in remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Free with admission.