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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Codebreakers! (Ages 8–18)
Thursday, August 13, 3:00pm – 4:00pm (ET)
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.
Journey to Space! (Ages 5–18)
Tuesday, August 18, 3:00pm – 4:00pm (ET)
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. Register now.
Lunar Landers(Ages 8–18)
Thursday, August 20, 3:00pm – 4:00pm (ET)
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. Register now.
Virtual Astronomy LIVE: Visualizing Spaceflight Experiences
Thursday, August 20, 5:30pm – 7:00pm (ET)
Hear from Jason Craig, Visualization Producer of the NASA’s Eyes software at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, as he talks through Eyes on the Solar System, a program that lets you explore the planets, their moons, asteroids, comets and the spacecraft exploring them. Using real trajectory data you can recreate famous moments in solar system exploration or preview exciting adventures yet to come. 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.