Events Calendar
Learn, explore and play at the Museum during one of our seasonal festivals, daily science demonstrations, or evening programs.
Free Fridays: Astronomy Night
Free Fridays: Astronomy Night
September 30, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Appropriate for all ages


The museum will open to the public for free from 5:00pm – 9:00pm and will include a talk between Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise and former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino about Haise's new book Never Panic Early: An Apollo 13 Astronaut's Journey. Educational activities, demonstrations, and stargazing with local astronomers will also be available throughout the evening! Guests are welcome to bring their own binoculars or look through the telescopes of the experts.
Special Access to Free Friday Astronomy Night!
Special Access to Free Friday Astronomy Night!
September 30, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Appropriate for all ages


Current and former service members who pre-register will enjoy preferred entry to the Museum and the option to receive one free copy of Never Panic Early per household.
College Fair
College Fair
October 1, 11:00am – 2:00pm ET

t’s never too early to think about college! Calling all teens and college ready youth to spend the day with us chatting with college/university representatives near and far. Participants will hear from speakers about the journey to higher learning, and are encouraged to attend informative workshops on scholarships, college readiness and more. After the program, participants are free to enjoy the Museum complex for the rest of the day. Teens/youth under the age of 16 must attend with an adult chaperone. We welcome all to bring their family and friends!
Betty Skelton: For All Womankind
Betty Skelton: For All Womankind
October 8, 12:00pm & 2:00pm ET

In 1959, champion aviator Betty Skelton became the first woman to undergo the physical and psychological tests of NASA’s Mercury 7 astronauts, opening the door to future opportunities for women. This first-person, live performance engages our visitors with the story of Betty Skelton—and the much larger story of women’s contribution to space and aviation history and exploration. The performance was scripted, created, and performed by Elysia Segal, a teaching artist and producer of public programs at the Museum, as well as a NASA Solar System Ambassador.
Tea Dances
Tea Dances
October 12, 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET
Tea Dances for Individuals with Dementia and Their Care Partners: Boo Bash


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! Dance from the comfort of your home and stay after to learn more about the sessions at the Intrepid Museum!
Heroes and Superheroes (Children)
Heroes and Superheroes (Children)
October 16, 11:00am – 1:00pm ET
Access Family Program
Children (ages 5 – 18)


Superheroes are not just in the comics—they are also in our communities! Learn about the real-life heroes of Intrepid and their superhero connections.
Heroes and Superheroes (Teens & Adults)
Heroes and Superheroes (Teens & Adults)
October 16, 2:00pm – 4:00pm ET
Access Family Program
Teens and adults (ages 14+)


Superheroes are not just in the comics—they are also in our communities! Learn about the real-life heroes of Intrepid and their superhero connections.
Betty Skelton: For All Womankind
Betty Skelton: For All Womankind
October 16: 1:00pm, 2:30pm & 4:00pm ET

In 1959, champion aviator Betty Skelton became the first woman to undergo the physical and psychological tests of NASA’s Mercury 7 astronauts, opening the door to future opportunities for women. This first-person, live performance engages our visitors with the story of Betty Skelton—and the much larger story of women’s contribution to space and aviation history and exploration. The performance was scripted, created, and performed by Elysia Segal, a teaching artist and producer of public programs at the Museum, as well as a NASA Solar System Ambassador.
Intrepid After Hours
Intrepid After Hours
October 17, 4:30pm – 8:00pm
A Close Look at Sick Bay


Join fellow current and former service members for an exploration of Intrepid’s sick bay and the exhibit On the Mend: Restoring Intrepid’s Sick Bay! Learn about the Museum’s plans to restore and publicly open this part of the ship and about the stories curators have started to uncover about health and medicine aboard Intrepid. Then, continue the conversation over a catered dinner.

This program is for current and former service members only.
On Liberty: Zooming into Museums
On Liberty: Zooming into Museums
Oct 26, 6:00pm ET

Museum of Chinese in America 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.
Betty Skelton: For All Womankind
Betty Skelton: For All Womankind
November 5: 1:30pm & 3:30pm ET

In 1959, champion aviator Betty Skelton became the first woman to undergo the physical and psychological tests of NASA’s Mercury 7 astronauts, opening the door to future opportunities for women. This first-person, live performance engages our visitors with the story of Betty Skelton—and the much larger story of women’s contribution to space and aviation history and exploration. The performance was scripted, created, and performed by Elysia Segal, a teaching artist and producer of public programs at the Museum, as well as a NASA Solar System Ambassador.
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
Betty Skelton: For All Womankind
Betty Skelton: For All Womankind
November 19: 12:00pm & 2:00pm ET

In 1959, champion aviator Betty Skelton became the first woman to undergo the physical and psychological tests of NASA’s Mercury 7 astronauts, opening the door to future opportunities for women. This first-person, live performance engages our visitors with the story of Betty Skelton—and the much larger story of women’s contribution to space and aviation history and exploration. The performance was scripted, created, and performed by Elysia Segal, a teaching artist and producer of public programs at the Museum, as well as a NASA Solar System Ambassador.