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Mar 26 2013

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Debuts Four Free Tour Guide Talks In April, 2013

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Debuts Four Free Tour Guide Talks In April

with paid admission

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum introduces four free Tour Guide Talks – “Baseball in the Second World War,” “Epic Proportions: Titanic and Intrepid,” “How Big is Space?” and “What’s in a Name? The Story of 6 ‘Intrepids’” – that will run Saturdays and Sundays in April aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan.

  • “Baseball in the Second World War”:
    • World War II affected every American institution including baseball, our national pastime. This interactive talk teaches visitors about how some of our greatest baseball heroes made the ultimate sacrifice for their country during the war. Tour Guide Talks run Saturdays and Sundays from April 6th to 14th, from 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM & 3:00 PM – 3:15 PM
  • “Epic Proportions: Titanic and Intrepid”:
    • One of the most frequently asked questions about USS Intrepid is how it compares to one of the most famous ships in history, the “unsinkable” RMS Titanic. Join this interactive talk to see how these two historic ships stack up in size, propulsion and survivability. Tour Guide Talks runSaturdays and Sundays from April 6th to 14th, from 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM & 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM.
  • “How Big is Space?”:
    • The diagrams of the Solar System we see in school classrooms do not represent the true scale of Space as miles and light years are hard to visualize. Join the Intrepid Tour Guides to build a scale model of the Solar System and learn just how far away the International Space Station, the Moon and Mars actually are. Tour Guide Talks run Saturdays and Sundays from April 20th to 28th, from 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM & 3:00 PM – 3:15 PM.
  • “What’s in a Name? The Story of 6 ‘Intrepids’”:
    • From a bomb ketch in Tripoli harbor to the mighty aircraft carrier that stands today, hear the stories of the four US Navy ships to bear the name Intrepid. This 15-minute interactive talk will also look at two spaceships named Intrepid: one real, one from science fiction. Tour Guide Talks runSaturdays and Sundays from April 20th to 28th, from 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM & 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM.

The Tour Guide Talks are open to the public and free with the price of admission to the museum.

About the Museum

Now home of the Space Shuttle Enterprise, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum complex includes the 900-foot-long aircraft carrier Intrepid; the guided missile submarine Growler; and an extensive collection of 27 aircraft including the A-12 Blackbird, the fastest plane in the world, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft in the world. Guests can experience areas of the ship including the Flight Deck, Hangar Deck, fo’c’sle (commonly known as the anchor chain room), new multimedia presentations and exhibit collections, interactive educational stations and a state-of-the-art public pier.

Guests to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum also can experience the 12,240 square-foot interactive Exploreum – which contains a variety of hands-on exhibits – that teaches guests about the different properties of the sea, air, space and living at sea as each relates to the ship Intrepid. In the Exploreum, guests can experience a flight simulator, transmit messages using Morse code, sit on the bunk of a crewmember, learn how the Intrepid turned salt water into fresh water and perform various tasks while wearing space gloves.

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Museum Hours:

April 1 – October 31:

Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

November 1 – March 31:

Monday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

Museum Cost of Admission:

Adult: $24.00

Seniors and College Students: $20.00

Youth 7-17: $19.00

Veterans: $17.00

Child 3-6: $12.00

Active Military, Retired Military and Children Under 3: Free

Tickets are available for purchase on the Intrepid’s website, www.intrepidmuseum.org.

 

Location:

Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan

 

Public Transportation:

Directions by NYC Metro Bus:

Take cross-town buses west. M34 (34th Sts), M42 (42nd St.) or M-50 (49th St.) to 12th Ave. and Hudson River. Intrepid is a short walk North from the M34 and M42. The M50 drops off immediately in front of the Intrepid.

 

Directions by NYC Metro Subway:

Take the A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3 or 7 train to 42nd St., then walk or take the M-42 West Bus to Hudson River (12th Ave). Walk North to Intrepid.

 

Directions from Water:

Take New York Water Taxi to Pier 84 and walk a block north to the Intrepid Museum. Or from New Jersey take the New York Waterway to Midtown (38th Street) and walk north on 12th Ave to the museum.