Events Calendar
Learn, explore and play at the Museum during one of our seasonal festivals, daily science demonstrations, or evening programs.
Amazing Aircraft (Grades 3–8)
Amazing Aircraft (Grades 3–8)
June 2, 1:00pm–1:45pm
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.
Aviation Science (Grades 3–8)
Aviation Science (Grades 3–8)
June 2: 1:00pm–1:45pm
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. Proudly Supported by United Airlines
Intrepid Celebrations (Grades 3–8)
Intrepid Celebrations (Grades 3–8)
June 3: 1:00pm–1:45pm
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.
Explore Space Science (Grades 7–12)
Explore Space Science (Grades 7–12)
June 4: 1:00pm–1:45pm
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.
Lunar Landers! -Appropriate for Ages 5-12
Lunar Landers! -Appropriate for Ages 5-12
June 4, 3:00pm-3:45pm
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 to prepare at home in advance: Disposable cup, recyclable materials, tape, scissors, two coins or other small objects.
Intrepid in the Pacific, World War II (Grades 7–12)
Intrepid in the Pacific, World War II (Grades 7–12)
June 5: 1:00pm–1:45pm
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.
Squadron Maneuvers – Now Virtual!
Squadron Maneuvers – Now Virtual!
Access Family Programs
June 7
Explore the Museum virtually and learn how the crew worked together to move, fuel and prepare planes for flight. For individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Virtual Youth Summit
Virtual Youth Summit
June 13
Curious about the awesome work other teens are doing in NYC? The Intrepid Museum Youth Summit is a FREE conference that invites teens to visit the Intrepid Museum and hear about the incredible problem-solving projects created by their peers to address issues across the world.
Virtual Military Family Program: Technology and Codes
Virtual Military Family Program: Technology and Codes
Military Family Programs
June 21
Discover the history of innovation and codes onboard the former aircraft carrier Intrepid! After exploring historic spaces, families can experiment with different science activities.
Intrepid and the Space Race
Intrepid and the Space Race
Stories Within
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.
Virtual Homeschool Day
Virtual Homeschool Day
Adventures in Aviation
Friday, June 26: 1:00pm–3:00pm (ET)
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. Join us on a discovery of aircraft design and learn about the four forces of flight. Let your imagination soar as we virtually explore the historic spaces of the ship. Learn about the weird and wonderful world of aircraft from Eric Boehm, Curator of Aviation & Aircraft Restoration, who will lead a STEM-based aircraft design activity. Open to homeschooling families and learners of all ages. Registration for this event will open in mid-June.
Life Underwater – Now Virtual!
Life Underwater – Now Virtual!
June 27: Early Morning Openings (ages 3-18)

Learn about the adventures and challenges of life underwater! Families will explore A View From the Deep: The Submarine Growler and the Cold War and have the option to visit the submarine. Then experiment with keeping things afloat and other design challenges!
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!
Airplanes vs. Helicopters
Airplanes vs. Helicopters
Early Morning Openings (ages 3-18)
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.
Flight Deck / Space Shuttle Pavilion
Flight Deck / Space Shuttle Pavilion
Sensory Friendly Evenings (teens and adults, ages 14+)
July 1
Explore the Intrepid Museum after hours during a fun sensory-friendly evening with friends and family. The Space Shuttle Pavilion and flight deck of the historic aircraft carrier will be open.
Hangar Deck
Hangar Deck
Sensory Friendly Evenings (teens and adults, ages 14+)
October 23
Explore the Intrepid Museum after hours during a fun sensory-friendly evening with friends and family. The hangar deck of the historic aircraft carrier will be open.
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!