Events Calendar
Learn, explore and play at the Museum during one of our seasonal festivals, daily science demonstrations, or evening programs.
Spooky Space
Spooky Space
October 29
Online Learning (Ages 5–15)
Witches, spiders and ghosts…in space! Find out which eerie creatures lurk in the night sky as we explore the astronomical origins of Halloween and share a few haunting tales of unexplained phenomena as witnessed by astronauts!
Halloween Fun at the Museum!
Halloween Fun at the Museum!
October 31
This Halloween, show us your spookiest self! This Saturday, October 31, guests who visit the Museum wearing a costume will get in free of charge. Head to the box office to redeem the offer.
Codebreakers!
Codebreakers!
November 3
Virtual Intrepid Adventures (Ages 5–15)
Students will learn about Naval communication by examining artifacts from Intrepid in its time of service. Testing their wits, students will have the opportunity to take a stab at decoding and will learn to construct their own coded messages!
Lunar Landers
Lunar Landers
November 5
Virtual Intrepid Adventures (Ages 8–18)
What’s 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 needed: disposable cup, recyclable materials, tape, scissors, two coins or other small objects.
Life in Space
Life in Space
November 8
Access Family Programs
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.
Life Aboard
Life Aboard
November 10
Virtual Intrepid Adventures (Ages 5–15)
With 3,200 sailors aboard Intrepid, it’s no wonder it was called a "city at sea!" Living on a naval ship proved to be both challenging and exciting. Learn more about what it was like to live aboard Intrepid during this immersive experience! Students will articulate the purpose of an aircraft carrier and identify at least three crew member jobs held during Intrepid's time of service. They will be taught the many ways in which life aboard differed from life on land and some of the adjustments sailors made to improve life aboard.
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.
Biome Away From Home
Biome Away From Home
November 12
Virtual Intrepid Adventures (Ages 8–18)
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.
Good Morning,  <i>Intrepid!</i>
Good Morning, Intrepid!
November 12
Stories Within
Explore historic spaces and learn how Intrepid sailors began their day. Then enjoy activities inspired by crew members' experiences.
Submarine Growler
Submarine Growler
November 13
Sensory Friendly Evenings (teens and adults, ages 14+)
Learn about the adventures and challenges of life underwater with this virtual exploration of the Cold War submarine Growler!
Life Underwater
Life Underwater
November 15
Virtual Military Family Program
Learn about the adventures and challenges of life underwater! Families will explore the submarine Growler virtually. Then experiment with keeping things afloat and other design challenges!
High Flying Design
High Flying Design
November 17
Virtual Intrepid Adventures (Ages 8–18)
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.
Virtual STEAM Mentor Meet-up
Virtual STEAM Mentor Meet-up
November 18
Teen Events
Join us for a FREE virtual program in which women in STEAM careers will share inspirational stories of their pathways to their current STEAM careers. This program is most appropriate for teen girls (14-17 years old) but anyone is welcome to join us. Parents must sign up their teens for this event.
Celebrate Cakes!
Celebrate Cakes!
November 18
Intrepid After Hours
As we enter the Holiday Season, join the Intrepid Museum and fellow veterans virtually as we talk about celebrations onboard. We will be touring our exhibition, Navy Cakes: A Slice of History. Explore recipes, photos, artifacts and oral histories that tell the stories of the elaborate confections baked onboard Intrepid and Growler.
Journey to Space
Journey to Space
November 19
Virtual Intrepid Adventures (Ages 5–15)
Among the fixed stars lie moving points of light that we now know as planets. From the rings of Saturn to the craters of Mercury, each planet has a unique composition. Join us on this journey as we explore the planets of our solar system and beyond!
Celebrations Aboard <i>Intrepid</i>
Celebrations Aboard Intrepid
November 24
Virtual Intrepid Adventures (Ages 5–15)
Witches, spiders and ghosts…in space! Find out which eerie creatures lurk in the night sky as we explore the astronomical origins of Halloween and share a few haunting tales of unexplained phenomena as witnessed by astronauts!
GOALS for Girls Virtual Information Session
GOALS for Girls Virtual Information Session
December 5
Teen Events
Each year, the Intrepid Museum welcomes a cohort of 50 New York City girls in 8th and 9th grade to participate in our renowned 6-week GOALS for Girls Summer Intensive. This informational will take prospective participants and their parents through all aspects of the application process and the program itinerary.
Traditions Aboard Intrepid
Traditions Aboard Intrepid
December 6
Access Family Programs
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.
<i>Missionaries</i> with Author Phil Klay
Missionaries with Author Phil Klay
December 15
Intrepid Book Club
Join other veterans and their guests as we discuss the new highly anticipated novel Missionaries, with special guest, National Book Award author, Phil Klay! Missionaries follows four characters as they become further entangled in the Columbian civil war. This newly released novel was named “Most Anticipated of Fall 2020” by the Chicago Tribune and New York Magazine and was included on the New York Times “17 New Books to Watch For in October” list. Be a part of this unique experience as we discuss this thrilling novel with the author!
Ports of Call
Ports of Call
December 19
Virtual Not-So-Early Morning Openings for children with autism and their families (ages 3-18)
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!