Intrepid has served our nation for more than 75 years, playing crucial roles in World War II, the Cold War, Vietnam War and the Space Race. Now as the centerpiece of a world class museum – the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum – it continues to serve with a new mission: to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming, in order to honor our heroes, educate the public, and inspire our youth.
While we are temporarily closed and in these difficult times it remains as important as ever to stay connected and continue to fulfill our mission. Below are some of the ways you can stay engaged with us digitally through a variety of compelling content from oral histories and virtual tours to resources that serve educators, parents and students.
Access to all of our online programs and digital content is free. Now more than ever we could use your help during this challenging time. Your support is critical to our present and future.
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Indigenous Constellation Stories (Ages 8–18
Tuesday, October 13, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Leo the lion, Orion the hunter, Taurus the bull: when the ancient Greeks looked up at the stars, they saw these stories and more. Is this what everyone saw? Join us as we explore the stars using stories from different indigenous cultures! Register Now.
Codebreakers! (Ages 5–15)
Thursday, October 15, 3:00pm-4:00pm
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! Register Now.
Virtual Astronomy Live: Food in Space
Thursday, October 15, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Hear about the nutrition and the food selection for astronauts. See how food is packaged for space and taste testing patterns within the Space Food Systems Lab at NASA with ISS Food System Manager, Ryan Dowdy. Viewers will also hear from former NASA Astronaut Michael Massimino, who will share his stories while in space about the food he ate and some fun facts about his time in space. Register Now.
High Flying Design (Ages 8–18)
Tuesday, October 20, 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. Register Now.
Flying in Style! (Ages 5–15)
Thursday, October 22, 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 create a family squadron insignia and decorate an airplane. Register Now.
Journey to Space (Ages 5–15)
Tuesday, October 27, 3:00pm-4:00pm
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! Register Now.
Thanks to a partnership with Google Arts & Culture, you can access many of the Museum’s historical spaces, artifacts and archives for free. Virtually explore the Museum’s most intriguing spaces, including the aircraft carrier Intrepid, submarine Growler, the Concorde and the Shuttle Pavilion. Click here to virtually visit the Museum!
Search and explore over 300 engaging videos featuring aircraft highlights, Women in History, behind-the-scenes features, collection showcases and much more. Watch our channel now.
View and listen to stories of those who served on board the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid from 1943 to 1974. This collection also includes oral histories from people associated with the submarine Growler, the space shuttle orbiter Enterprise and the supersonic airliner Concorde. Learn more.
Learn about the Museum’s many digital educational resources for K-12 and homeschool students, including virtual field trips and online school programs led by our Education team. Learn more.
In celebration of Intrepid's 75th commissioning anniversary in 2018, the Museum worked with animator Dustin Grella of Dusty Studio to present the stories of four oral history narrators in a new format through a project called Intrepid Animated. Learn more.
Explore the Museum’s collection of items related to the service history of its vessels and aircraft. This searchable database provides access to archival aids, transcripts of oral history projects, and other interesting items. Learn more.
Intrepid has undergone an incredible journey, from its service to the U.S. Navy and NASA, to an escape from the scrapyard, to its permanent home on the Hudson, where it continues to inspire over a million annual visitors. Learn about the life of this famed former aircraft carrier and how it was transformed into the Museum and National Historic Landmark we know today. Learn more.