Events Calendar
Learn, explore and play at the Museum during one of our seasonal festivals, daily science demonstrations, or evening programs.
Under the Weather
Under the Weather
Access Family Programs
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!
Journey to Space!  (Ages 5–18)
Journey to Space! (Ages 5–18)
Tuesday, July 14, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
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. Students will learn about the vacuum of space and why astronauts need spacecraft and spacesuits when they venture into Earth’s orbit and beyond.
Virtual Astronomy Live
Virtual Astronomy Live
Exploring Astronaut Photography and Art
Thursday, July 16 from 5:30pm-7:30pm ET

This free event explores the extraordinary voyages that astronauts experience and how they can kindle creative expression. Many astronauts have used art and photography to convey the sense of wonder they feel when they look down on our home planet. NASA astronaut Donald R. Pettit, along with Andrea Meado, a geoscientist for the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit at NASA Johnson Space Center, will share their experiences with artistry inspired by space.
Lunar Landers(Ages 8–18)
Lunar Landers(Ages 8–18)
July 16, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
What might be difficult about landing on the moon? Explore Intrepid’s connection to the Space Race and analyze the result of the engineering design process that made landing on the moon possible. Materials: Disposable cup, recyclable materials, tape, scissors, two coins or other small objects
Virtual Military Family Program
Virtual Military Family Program
Traditions Aboard
July 19: 11:00am-11:45am
As we are practicing physical distancing, Military Family Programs will be going virtual! Join fellow military and veteran families via Zoom for a free interactive program. Explore Intrepid’s historic spaces and find out how crew members celebrated special occasions with their fellow sailors. The virtual tour will visit the special exhibition Navy Cakes: A Slice of History.
High Flying Design  (Ages 8–18)
High Flying Design (Ages 8–18)
July 21, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Students will discuss the parts of a plane and how nature influences shape and design. Educators will demonstrate the four forces of flight, and students will experiment with these concepts before creating their own simple flying machines. Fundamental concepts such as the four forces of flight, Bernoulli's principle and aerodynamics will be discussed.
Intrepid After Hours
Intrepid After Hours
Behind the Scenes (Virtual)July 21, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Take a peek behind the scenes at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum during the next Intrepid After Hours! Join the Museum’s Curator of History and Collections, Jessica Williams, and Collections Manager, Danielle Swanson, for a tour of exciting artifacts that are not on public display. Learn more about the Intrepid Museum’s collections and see where they are stored below deck!
Flying in Style! (Ages 5–18)
Flying in Style! (Ages 5–18)
July 23: 3:00pm–4:00pm
There’s more to aircraft than wings and engines. Get up close to the aircraft in our collection to learn how symbols and paint schemes set each airplane apart. Then head back to the classroom to create a family squadron insignia and decorate an airplane.
Early Morning Openings (ages 3-18): Airplanes vs. Helicopters
Early Morning Openings (ages 3-18): Airplanes vs. Helicopters
July 25
Discover what makes airplanes and helicopters similar and different. Learn how they fly through the air through hands-on experiments, art activities and exploration of the Museum's aircraft collection.
Space Race
Space Race
Access Family Programs
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.
Jobs Aboard
Jobs Aboard
Access Family Programs
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.
Concorde
Concorde
Sensory Friendly Evenings (teens and adults, ages 14+)
September 4
Learn about the British Airways Concorde on a rare behind the scenes tour of this historic aircraft! Explore hands-on artifacts and do an activity based on this supersonic jet during this sensory-friendly program.
Build it, Sail it, Fly it
Build it, Sail it, Fly it
Access Family Programs
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.
Deep Field - Hubble
Deep Field - Hubble
Astronomy Night
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.
Space Race
Space Race
Early Morning Openings (ages 3-18)
October 24
Discover what makes airplanes and helicopters similar and different. Learn how they fly through the air through hands-on experiments, art activities and exploration of the Museum's aircraft collection.
40th Anniversary Voyager I / Saturn Flyby
40th Anniversary Voyager I / Saturn Flyby
Astronomy Night
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.
Traditions Aboard Intrepid
Traditions Aboard Intrepid
Access Family Program
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.
Ports of Call
Ports of Call
Early Morning Openings (ages 3-18)
December 19
Intrepid visited many ports and countries around the world throughout its years of service. Use your five senses to learn about Intrepid's journeys and imagine some of your own!