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What's happening at the Intrepid? 2024 events calendar

The Intrepid Museum hosts a variety of events throughout the year. These events are dedicated to exploring the wonders of astronomy, veterans of major wars, to dive deeper into the museum exhibits. Take a look at this page to know what to look forward to this year.

Why should you attend an event at the Intrepid Museum?

Intrepid Museum Events
  • Legends and living history: Interact with real-life astronauts and veterans who served aboard the Intrepid. Listen to firsthand accounts of groundbreaking missions and historic events, gaining a deeper understanding that textbooks can't provide.
  • Interactive investigations: Become an active participant in history. Crack real-world codes used by Navy cryptographers, pilot a simulated space mission, or participate in a mock archeological dig on the museum deck.
  • Immersive environments:  Imagine sipping cocktails on the flight deck as the city twinkles below, or attending a lecture series in the hangar bay surrounded by iconic aircraft. Here, the Intrepid itself becomes the stage.
  • Exclusive access: Go beyond the velvet ropes. Explore restricted areas of the Intrepid during after-hours events, and get a behind-the-scenes look at ongoing restoration projects on legendary vessels.
  • Curated connections: Intrepid events foster a sense of community. Discuss space exploration with fellow enthusiasts, network with professionals in aerospace or military fields, or simply enjoy the company of those who share your passion.

Intrepid Museum events to look out for

Intrepid Museum Events

Free Friday: Astro Live

Delve into an evening of exciting discoveries in space and astronomy with live interactions with leading astronomers at the Intrepid Museum. Offering extended hours free of charge on select Fridays from 5pm to 9pm, this event features live presentations from astronauts, scientists, and engineers.

  • Days: Select Fridays
  • Time: 5pm - 9pm
  • Ticket price: Free of charge
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Free Friday: Movie Nights

Watch a movie under the stars on the flight deck of the Intrepid. You are encouraged to bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and blankets. You can bring your own food, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages. Light snacks and alcohol will be available onsite.

  • Days: Select Fridays
  • Time: 7pm
  • Ticket price: Free of charge
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Tea Dances

It’s an afternoon event of music and dancing, inspired by Intrepid's years of service (1943-1974), led by Rhythm Break Cares! Polish up your dancing shoes and relive the melodies that once filled the decks of this historic aircraft carrier.

  • Day: May 1
  • Time: 2pm - 3pm
  • Ticket price: Included with admission tickets
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Early Morning Openings: When We Went to the Moon

The Moon landing wasn't just a giant leap for mankind, it was a thrilling race fueled by science and engineering! Dive into the history of the Space Race at the Intrepid Museum's ‘When We Went to the Moon’ exhibit and learn what propelled America to lunar victory.

  • Day: May 4
  • Time: 8:30am - 11am
  • Ticket price: Included with admission tickets
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Fleet Week: May 24-27

Save the date for the Intrepid Museum’s Fleet Week celebration, where you will honor our men and women in uniform. Experience a weekend filled with musical performances and a range of military displays, activities, and demonstrations from branches such as the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Naval Research, and more!

  • Days: May 24-27
  • Time: All day
  • Ticket price: Included with admission tickets

How to attend an Intrepid Museum Event

To attend an Intrepid Museum Event, you can book admission tickets. These tickets give you access to all sections of the museum, including the free shows scheduled for the day.




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Frequently asked questions about events at the Intrepid Museum

Are there any Intrepid Museum events this year?

Yes, the Intrepid Museum hosts public events throughout the year, many of which are free and open to the public. All you need is an entry ticket to the Intrepid Museum.

How much does it cost to attend an Intrepid Museum event?

The entry ticket usually includes the cost of attending an Intrepid Museum event. However, some special events are reserved only for the museum members.

Which Intrepid Museum events should I attend?

All the events at the Intrepid Museum offer unique experiences. They celebrate history, science, technology, and engineering in fun and exciting ways. You can choose based on your interests.

Do I need separate tickets to attend events held at the Intrepid Museum?

The best Intrepid Museum events for you depend on your interests! Space enthusiasts can explore the ‘When We Went to the Moon’ exhibit or attend astronomy talks during Astro Live nights. History buffs can mingle with veterans or learn firsthand from captivating lecture series. Code-cracking workshops or mock digs on the museum deck might be perfect if you crave interactivity. If you want a truly unique experience, check out the restricted areas during after-hours events, or catch a movie under the stars on the flight deck!

Are food and drinks available at events held at the Intrepid Museum?

Yes. Food and drinks are available for all onsite events at the museum. However for events that are held after the regular hours of the museum like Free Fridays, the options may be limited.

Are there any restrictions on photography or filming during events at the Intrepid Museum?

No. You are free to take photos during these events for personal use. However, recording for commercial purposes and professional recording equipment are not allowed.

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