Kids Week at the Intrepid 2019

Kids Week by Erika Kapin/courtesy the Intrepid
Repeats every day until Sat Feb 23 2019.
Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Event Info
Cost: 
Free with admission. Kids Week activities, including planetarium presentations and special Tour Guide Talks, are free with general admission. Regular Museum activities such as Guided Tours and simulator rides require an additional fee.
Contact Phone: 
212-245-0072
Recommended Age: 
All

During Kids Week, visitors have the opportunity to participate in dozens of fun activities, hands-on workshops, live performances, and special guests, from NASA astronauts to a performance from Broadway's King Kong musical.

Sunday, February 17

All-Day Activities (10am – 5pm) Location: Hangar 3

  • Dazzling Discoveries: Hands-on STEAM-themed activities.
  • Puppetry Arts Theater: Arts and crafts activities.
  • OrigamiUSA: Learn origami and discover the joy of paperfolding!
  • Theaterworks USA: Interactive craft activity.
  • Show-Score: Face painting and more.
  • Brooklyn Music School: Experience the joy of music by interacting with different percussion, string, and other types of instruments.
  • El Museo: Make your own musical instrument! Guests can make a güiro, a commonly used instrument in popular musical styles from Puerto Rico, Cuba and Latin America including son, cumbia, plena and salsa. It's played by scratching a stick along the notches on the instrument and is traditionally made from hollow gourds, wood, fiberglass or metal.

Special Events

11am & 1pm: Performance by Theaterworks USA: Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends
Rosie and her friends are on a field trip gone awry—learn how these out-of-the-box problem solvers save the day in this fun new musical that spotlights STEM!

11:30am & 2:30pm: Workshop by Story Pirates: Make your own puppet!

12n & 2pm: Performance by Story Pirates

12n-3pm:Pop-Up Planetarium Show: Star Stories
Take a trip inside the Intrepid Museum’s planetarium to learn myths from around the world that explain the stars in the sky.

12:30pm & 3:30pm: Workshop by the Rube Goldberg Speed Building Challenge

3pm: Intrepid Education Demonstration: Astronauts Behaving Badly
Wacky, but true, tales about some of America’s first astronauts.
 

Monday, February 18

All Day Activities (10am-5pm)
(See Sunday schedule, plus NY Road Runners host a hands-on Sports Science Activity)

Special Events

12n-3pm: Pop-Up Planetarium Show: Star Stories
Take a trip inside the Intrepid Museum’s planetarium to learn myths from around the world that explain the stars in the sky.

12n: Intrepid Education Demonstration: Astronauts Behaving Badly
Wacky, but true, tales about some of America’s first astronauts.

12:30pm & 3:30pm: Workshop by the Rube Goldberg Speed Building Challenge

1pm: Performance by Tuffy the Tiger

2:30pm: Broadway Performance: King Kong
The epic modern myth that comes alive onstage through an innovative mix of animatronics, puppetry, music and stagecraft!

3pm & 4pm: Performance by the Gazillion Bubble Show

Tuesday, February 19

All Day Activities (10am-5pm)

  • Dazzling Discoveries: Hands-on STEAM-themed activities.
  • Beardsley Zoo: Meet animal ambassadors from around the world, find out how zoos save animals from extinction and learn how you can help.
  • Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Two by Two Zoo, Wild World of Animals Exhibit: kangaroo (juvenile), bearded dragon, tortoise, chinchilla, alligators (juvenile), ball python, hissing cockroaches.
  • Billion Oyster Project: Learn how to help repopulate the oyster population in New York Harbor through community engagement initiatives and education.
  • Sprout Up NYC: Perform a scientific experiment on something you do every day: brushing your teeth!
  • NYC Department of Environmental Protection: Enjoy educational, water-themed activities such as water quality testing, hands-on crafts and the opportunity to learn more about our city's drinking water and wastewater system.
  • Meet the Scientist: Herpetologist Arianna Kuhn offers hands-on encounters with frogs, lizards and snakes and talks about how new species are discovered!
  • Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory: Learn about the incredible research being conducted by the students at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Special Events

11am & 3pm: Presentation by the Wildlife Theater Group
Amazing Adaptations: The Dinosaur Adventure: Cope and Marsh journey through the Bronx Zoo, past and present, to find out the truth about animal adaptations and say hello during the dinosaur and tortoise puppet meet and greets!

11am & 3pm: Workshop by the Billion Oyster Project
Oysters are a keystone species for three main reasons: water filtration, habitats for other organisms, and shoreline protection. Learn how important these ecosystem services are to our estuary!

11:30am: Intrepid Education Demonstration: Airheads: How Do Things Fly?
Museum educators explore the science behind aviation in this demonstration about how things fly!

12n & 2pm: Presentation by Animal Embassy: World Wildlife Animal Adventure
Animal Embassy takes families on a journey around the globe with incredible live animal ambassadors, exploring their diverse habitats and discussing some of the conservation issues and challenges they face. This interactive live animal presentation includes animals such as an Australian eclectus parrot, a Honduran milk snake, an African sulcata tortoise and a New Caledonian giant gecko. Plus a family of South American chinchillas.

12n: Workshop by SproutUp NYC: Make Some Noise for Recycling!
Environmental consciousness and the fascinating physics behind musical instruments come together in Sprout Up’s maker workshop, where visitors can craft their own musical instrument out of salvaged materials.

12-3pm: Pop-Up Planetarium Show: On the Wings of New York

1pm & 4pm: Live Animal Demonstration by the Beardsley Zoo: Amazing Animal Adventures
Meet animal ambassadors from around the world, find out how zoos save animals from extinction and learn how you can help.

1:30, 2:30, 3:30 & 4:30pm: Workshop by the Bronx Zoo

Wednesday, February 20

All Day Activities 10am-5pm

  • Dazzling Discoveries: Hands-on STEAM-themed activities
  • Wild Encounters: Live animal display by zoologist Jarod Miller, a naturalist who has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O’Brien, along with his amazing animals.
  • Beardsley Zoo Amazing Animal Adventures: Meet animal ambassadors from around the world, find out how zoos save animals from extinction and learn how you can help.
  • Two by Two Zoo Wild World of Animals Exhibit: kangaroo (juvenile), bearded dragon, tortoise, chinchilla, alligators (juvenile), ball python, hissing cockroaches
  • Billion Oyster Project: Learn how to help repopulate the oyster population in New York Harbor through community engagement initiatives and education.
  • Primatologist Natalia Reagan: Natalia Reagan displays realistic primate stuffed animals and books to explain primate morphology and evolution. Kids can also learn a few different primate calls and interact with a miniature replica of a human skeleton and primate skull casts to understand anatomical differences, such as dentition and brain size.
  • Sprout Up NYC: Learn about water conservation by performing a scientific experiment on something you do every day: brushing your teeth!
  • Meet the Scientist Paleontologist, Christine Sosiak: Learn what ants fossilized in amber can teach us about how ants lived during the time of the dinosaurs. Guests learn about what they ate, where they nested and how they responded to the asteroid strike that killed the dinosaurs.

Special Events

11am & 3pm: Live Animal Demonstration by Zoologist Jarod Miller

11:30am & 2pm: Allison & Howard Lutnick Theater Presentation by the Wildlife Theater Group: Polar Bear and the Beat
Why does the largest land-based meat-eating Mammal care about plankton? Learn all about the arctic food web and the rhythm of life and say hello to a penguin character at a puppet meet and greet!

11:30am: Workshop by the Billion Oyster Project
Oysters are a keystone species for 3 main reasons 1) water filtration, 2) habitat for other organisms, and 3) shoreline protection, come and learn how important these ecosystem services are to our estuary!

12n & 4pm: Live Animal Demonstration by the Beardsley Zoo: Amazing Animal Adventures
Meet animal ambassadors from around the world, find out how zoos save animals from extinction and learn how you can help.

12:30pm: Intrepid Education Demonstration: Airheads: How Do Things Fly?
Museum educators explore the science behind aviation in this demonstration about how things fly!

12:30pm: Workshop by SproutUp NYC: Make Some Noise for Recycling!
Environmental consciousness and the fascinating physics behind musical instruments come together in Sprout Up’s maker workshop, where visitors can craft their own musical instrument out of salvaged materials.

12n-3pm: Pop-Up Planetarium Show: On the Wings of New York

1pm: Presentation by Mechanical Engineer and Biologist David Hu: The Mysteries of Animal Movement
Insects walk on water, snakes slither and fish swim. Animals move with astounding grace, speed and versatility, but how do they do it and what can we learn from them? From the incredible efficiency of the wet dog shake to colonies of ants building rafts out of their own bodies, David Hu shows how animals have adapted and evolved to traverse their environments, taking advantage of physical laws with results that are startling and ingenious. Join Dr. Hu for a book signing following the talk.

1:30, 2:30, 3:30 & 4:30pm: Workshop by the Central Park Zoo: What’s for Lunch? Owl Pellet Dissection
Kids learn all about owls what makes them unique birds, and also solve the mystery of what they ate for lunch by reconstructing the food they already digested! Yum!

Thursday, February 21

All Day Activities (10am-5pm)

  • Dazzling Discoveries: Hands-on STEAM-themed activities.
  • Wild Encounters: Live animal display by zoologist Jarod Miller, a naturalist who has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O’Brien, along with his amazing animals.
  • The Climate Museum: Build your own renewable energy electric circuit and draw a climate art tile that will enter the museum's permanent collection!
  • Stamford Museum & Nature Center
  • Two by Two Zoo Wild World of Animals Exhibit: kangaroo (juvenile), bearded dragon, tortoise, chinchilla, alligators (juvenile), ball python, hissing cockroaches.
  • New York City Audobon: Craft a feathered friend out of paper while learning all about birds in NYC and what we can do to help them.
  • Meet the Scientist: Paleontologist Chongyu Yu.

Special Events

11am & 2pm: Presentation by Primatologist and comedian Natalia Reagan

11:30am, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30pm: Workshop by the New York Aquarium: Watercolors Underwater
The New York Aquarium’s Watercolors Underwater workshop introduces kids to artifacts of animals that live under the sea and then invites to create watercolor paintings inspired by them!

12n & 4pm: Presentation by the Wildlife Theater Group: Flutterby and Piggle
Symbiosis is the word scientists use to describe the special relationship between a milkweed and a monarch. See just how special it is in this endearing coming of age tale and say hello to a butterfly character at a puppet meet and greet!

12:3pm: Intrepid Education Demonstration: Airheads: How Do Things Fly?
Museum educators explore the science behind aviation in this demonstration about how things fly!

12n-3pm: Pop-Up Planetarium Show: On the Wings of New York

1pm & 3pm: Live Animal Demonstration by Zoologist Jarod Miller

Friday, February 22

All Day Activities (10am-5pm)

  • Dazzling Discoveries: Hands-on STEAM-themed activities.
  • Jupiter Joe's Sidewalk Astronomy: A hands-on display featuring solar observing, a robotic arm activity and Mars and Apollo interactives.
  • The Museum of Interesting Things: The Space Race, the Cold War and the Atomic Era fueled a time of exploration and invention that still influences products, design and culture to this day! Check out this hands-on display featuring items inspired by the Space Race, Cold War & World War II with actual artifacts and toys from these eras!
  • CUNYSAT-1 Lab: Learn about the basics of rocketry, model building and CubeSat nanosatellites!
  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center: Catch a glimpse of what you can experience at Space Camp by riding the Multi-Axis Trainer as it simulates a tumble spin.
  • Kerbal Space Academy: Check out the flight simulation video game, Kerbal Space Academy, which will be broadcast on Twitch.tv.
  • Curious On Hudson Funk Flyers: Fun with Aerodynamics: Make a funky flyer with Curious-on-Hudson and test how far you can launch it.
  • Meet the Scientist: Planetary Scientists Ellen Crapster-Pregont & Marina Gemma explain what space rocks, or meteorites, tell us about the early solar system and how planets are formed.

Special Events

11:30am: Intrepid Education Demonstration: Intrepid Space Academy
Do you have the right stuff to be the next great space explorer? Find out what it takes in this fun demonstration!

12n: Presentation by Astrophysicist Joel Green of the Space Telescope Science Institute
Learn about the James Webb Space Telescope!

12:30 & 3:30pm: Workshop by Curious On Hudson: Roller Coaster Physics
Learn about the forces of motion that allow roller coasters to move against gravity and then try your hand at creating your own marble roller coaster. Connect with others to see how far you can make a marble travel on its own momentum.

12n-12:30pm, 1-1:30pm & 2-2:30pm: Meet-and-Greet with Snoopy

12n-3pm: Pop-Up Planetarium Show: Giant Leaps
Journey from the edge of the atmosphere to the edge of the observable universe as you follow the story of space exploration. Seating is limited, and most seating is on a carpeted floor. Stools available upon request.

1pm & 4pm: Presentation by Mad Science: Up, Up & Away
You think homework is pressure? Just wait until you learn how the weight of the earth’s atmosphere pushes down on you with the force of two elephants! Explore how Bernoulli’s principle creates enough lift to make a jumbo jet fly or how air pressure can be used to launch a hot air balloon. Watch a vortex generator create giant smoke rings. Want even more pressure? Take a ride on the amazing Mad Science Hovercraft!

2:30pm: Workshop by CUNYSAT-1 Lab: Rocket Modeling and Building
Learn all about the building components of a model rocket and the science behind basic flight and rocketry.

Saturday, February 23

All Day Activities (10am-5pm)

  • Dazzling Discoveries: Hands-on STEAM-themed activities
  • Jupiter Joe's Sidewalk Astronomy: A hands-on display featuring solar observing, a robotic arm activity and Mars and Apollo interactives
  • The Museum of Interesting Things: The Space Race, the Cold War and the Atomic Era fueled a time of exploration and invention that still influences products, design and culture to this day! Check out this hands-on display featuring items inspired by the Space Race, Cold War & World War II with actual artifacts and toys from these eras!
  • American Society of Civil Engineers: Hands-on STEM-themed activities
  • Columbia Space Initiative: Learn all about the principles of aerodynamics while making a paper airplane!
  • Teachers in Space: Assemble classroom cubekits for flight experiments on balloons, gliders and spacecraft!
  • CUNYSAT-1 Lab: Learn about the basics of rocketry, model building and CubeSat nanosatellites!
  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center: Catch a glimpse of what you can experience at Space Camp by riding the Multi-Axis Trainer as it simulates a tumble spin.
  • Kerbal Space Academy: Check out the flight simulation video game, Kerbal Space Academy, which will be broadcast on Twitch.tv.
  • FIRST: Watch the Rover Ruckus Tech Team Challenge, in which FIRST teams go head-to-head with their unique creations.
  • Meet the Scientist: Geologist Steven Jaret
  • Curious On Hudson: Funky Flyers: Fun with Aerodynamics: Make a funky flyer with Curious-on-Hudson and test how far you can launch it.

Special Events

11:30am & 3:30pm: Workshop by Curious On Hudson: Roller Coaster Physics
Learn about the forces of motion that allow roller coasters to move against gravity and then try your hand at creating your own marble roller coaster. Connect with others to see how far you can make a marble travel on its own momentum.

12-12:30pm, 1-1:30pm & 2-2:30pm: Meet-and-Greet with Snoopy

12n-3pm: Pop-Up Planetarium Show: Giant Leaps
Journey from the edge of the atmosphere to the edge of the observable universe as you follow the story of space exploration.

12:30pm: Workshop by Teachers in Space: Get Started With Arduino 1
Work with IDE and sketches to illuminate an LED.

1pm: Intrepid Education Demonstration: Intrepid Space Academy
Do you have the right stuff to be the next great space explorer? Find out what it takes in this fun demonstration!

2pm & 4pm: Presentation by Mad Science: Spin, Pop, Boom
Are you ready for some fun science? Spin, Pop, Boom is all about awesome experiments! Guests can release genies from bottles and spew massive columns of foam with the use of catalysts!

2:30pm: Workshop by CUNYSAT-1 Lab: Rocket Modeling and Building
Learn all about the building components of a model rocket and the science behind basic flight and rocketry.

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