Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Announces 2018 Kids Week Schedule
February 18 – 24, 2018
Over 50 Partners Participating in Themed Week of Fun, Educational Programming During NYC Public School Winter Break
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host its annual Kids Week festival from Sunday, February 18 – Saturday, February 24. During Kids Week, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in dozens of fun-filled activities, hands-on workshops, live performances, special guests and interactive demonstrations that the whole family will enjoy.
This year, Kids Week will showcase that Science is Everywhere! Through themed performances and hands-on activities, kids can learn about the science behind their favorite sports and games, art, theater and music, nature, animals and even outer space!
Sunday, February 18 and Monday, February 19, Kids Week will explore the science of sports and games. Kids can hone their fastball skills while learning about the physics of a pitch, perfect their golf swings with experts, learn to throw a perfect spiral, meet iconic baseball mascot Mr. Met, and much more!
Tuesday, February 20 and Wednesday, February 21, families can discover the science of arts and music. Kids can enjoy showstopping performances from the casts of Broadway musicals, showcase their artistic skills at drawing and puppetry workshops, create their own comic books, meet special guests including popular Nickelodeon. characters Shimmer and Shine, and more.
Thursday, February 22 through Saturday, February 24, kids will explore science and the natural world. Families can get up close and personal with a penguin, kangaroo and other exciting animals and learn about outer space from astronauts and engineers from NASA. Kids will build, tinker and play while learning about robotics, space, wildlife and the natural world!
Special guests include Jarod Miller, a zoologist and naturalist who has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O’Brien, along with his amazing animals; NASA spacewalk flight controller and lead trainer Allison Bollinger, former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino; astronomer Jason Kailari; iconic New York Mets mascot Mr. Met; popular Nickelodeon characters Shimmer and Shine, and a lineup of popular children’s book authors and scientists.
Kids Week programming partners include LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, NASA, Nickelodeon, New York Jets, New York Mets, Staten Island Yankees, Brooklyn Cyclones, Chelsea Piers Golf Club, New York Road Runners, Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, The NFL Experience, Anastasia, School of Rock, SpongeBob The Musical, Once on This Island, New Victory Theatre, Gazillion Bubble Show, Central Park Zoo, Two by Two Zoo, Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Beardsley Zoo, Wildlife Conservation Society: NY Aquarium, Rube Goldberg, Coca-Cola, In the Sports Zone, Space Racers, Dazzling Discoveries, Wonderspark Puppets, Museum of Interesting Things, Story Pirates, Kidville, Mad Science, Madame Tussauds NY, Shared Studios, Jupiter Joe’s Sidewalk Astronomy, Tuffy Tiger: Live and in Orange, Be A Broadway Star, The Giggling Pig Art Studio, SciTech Kids, Brooklyn Fiber Art, FIRST, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, CUNY Medgar Evers College, Kuiper Kat’s Astronomy, Columbia Space Initiative, Robofun, Brooklyn Robot Foundry, The Climate Museum, Society of Women Engineers, and more!
In addition, Intrepid Museum educators will lead live demonstrations, planetarium presentations, sketch theater performances, and Tour Guides will lead themed Tour Guide Talks throughout each day.
All Kids Week activities are free with Museum admission.
Performers and schedule are subject to change. For complete Kids Week activity and performance schedules, please visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.
Kids Week at the Intrepid Museum is proudly supported by Coca-Cola.
About the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery.
The Intrepid Museum fulfills its mission to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth by connecting them to history through hands-on exploration while bridging the future by inspiring innovation.