Experience Intrepid Museum Through Free Virtual Tours And Talks
Free Programs for Week of June 1
Visit Experience Intrepid Anywhere for the upcoming schedule and to register for free programs, talks and interactive demonstrations designed for all ages. The site also includes free access to virtual tours, where visitors can explore the Museum’s most intriguing spaces, more than 300 archival videos on the Intrepid Museum YouTube Channel and an opportunity to hear and see directly from those who served on board Intrepid and Growler via the Museum’s Oral History Project.
Upcoming Virtual Programs:
Star Stories (Grades K-5)
Monday, June 1: 1:00pm – 1:45pm (ET)
For millennia, people have gazed at the night sky and told themselves stories about the pictures they see there. These same stars and constellations also allowed sailors to find their way back to port. Using images of the night sky, stories from different cultures and examples of simple navigation tools, an Intrepid Educator will help students view their sky in a whole new way. Register here.
Amazing Aircraft (Grades 3–8)
Tuesday, June 2: 1:00pm – 1:45pm (ET)
Aircraft come in many designs and have various functions. Explore a few of the aircraft in Intrepid’s collection and create four different paper airplane projects in a design challenge led by a Museum Educator to determine how form impacts function.
Materials: Four (or more) sheets of paper. Register here.
Aviation Science – Appropriate for Ages 8-18
Tuesday, June 2: 3:00pm–3:45pm (ET)
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Students will discuss the parts of a plane and how nature influences shape and design. Educators will demonstrate the four forces of flight, and children will experiment with these concepts before creating their own simple flying machines. Classes will also explore the aircraft carrier Intrepid and examine the machinery that makes flight at sea possible. Register here.
Intrepid Celebrations (Grades 3–8)
Wednesday, June 3: 1:00pm – 1:45pm (ET)
Communities and cultures across the world all have their own important customs and values. Along with these customs also come numerous events and celebrations. In this lesson, students will learn about celebrations on board Intrepid, look at giant cakes baked on the ship, and discuss similarities between celebrations on a Navy ship and how we celebrate in our own communities.Register here.
Explore Space Science (Grades 7–12)
Thursday, June 4: 1:00pm – 1:45pm (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. Register here.
Lunar Landers! – Appropriate for Ages 5-12
Thursday, June 4: 3:00pm-3:45pm (ET)
Why is landing on the Moon so difficult? Learn all about Intrepid’s connection to the Space Race and explore the amazing engineering design process that made landing on the moon in 1969 possible. Materials: Disposable cup, recyclable materials, tape, scissors, two coins or other small objects. Register here.
Intrepid in the Pacific, World War II (Grades 7–12)
Friday, June 5: 1:00pm – 1:45pm (ET)
Using images and oral histories, students will discuss battles such as the Battle of the Philippines, the Battle of Leyte Gulf, and the Tokubetsu Kōgekitai kamikaze suicide attack tactic, introduced in October of 1944. The experiences of Intrepid’s crew will be explored, including the celebrated Gun Tub 10, a battle station assigned to African American crew members who braved their post to fire on kamikaze planes as the ship came under attack. Register here.
And looking ahead…
Virtual Homeschool Day: Adventures in Aviation
Friday, June 26: 1:00pm–3:00pm (ET)
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum has one of the most varied aircraft collections in the nation, with five branches of the U.S. armed forces represented, as well as several distinctive aircraft from around the world. Join us on a discovery of aircraft design and learn about the four forces of flight. Let your imagination soar as we virtually explore the historic spaces of the ship. Learn about the weird and wonderful world of aircraft from Eric Boehm, Curator of Aviation & Aircraft Restoration, who will lead a STEM-based aircraft design activity. Open to homeschooling families and learners of all ages. Registration for this event will open in mid-June.