Learn and explore during Kids Week at the Intrepid Museum, February 17–24 at Pier 86.
During Kids Week, children of all ages and interests will learn about STEAM through fun-filled activities, NASA displays & exhibits, live animal shows, hands-on workshops, performances, special guests and interactive demonstrations designed to educate and inspire.
This year, Kids Week will feature three days of space-themed programming, featuring planetarium shows and a range of displays and demonstrations from NASA. Explore life in space and get your burning questions answered during an exciting talk and Q&A session with former NASA Astronaut Joan Higginbotham. Former NASA Astronaut and Intrepid Museum Space Advisor Mike Massimino will lead the discussion.
Visit the Intrepid Museum’s website for more information about Kids Week.
2024 Kids Week Programming Schedule
All week, Intrepid Museum educators and a wide variety of exciting partners will lead live demonstrations, planetarium presentations and performances throughout each day. All Kids Week programming is free with Museum admission.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided on February 18, 21 & 24. Visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families can register for free tickets for days with ASL interpretation with this form. To learn more about accessibility during Kids Week, please email [email protected].
Special Events and Appearances – Saturday, February 17
Through a number of interactive presentations and demonstrations, kids will be able to learn about space from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Marshall Flight Center. Kids will have the opportunity to learn more about planetary missions, explore the science of the Webb, Hubble and Nancy Grace Roman Telescopes, and create their very own mini fabric heat shields, like those used to protect space shuttles.
The Museum will also offer an in-depth talk with former space shuttle escape equipment crew chief/suit tech and modern-day hidden figure Sharon McDougle as she tells you all about the orange spacesuit in her adorable children’s book, Suit Up for Launch with Shay! Families can enjoy additional hands-on activities, workshops, and displays from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Space Telescope Science Institute, That Planetarium Guy, Future Change Makers Academy and more.
Performers and schedule are subject to change. For the complete Kids Week activity and performance schedules, please visit intrepidmuseum.org/kids-week.
About the Intrepid Museum
Located on Hudson River Park’s Pier 86, the Intrepid Museum was founded in 1982 with the acquisition of the USS Intrepid, a World War II aircraft carrier and a National Historic Landmark. Its mission is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through bold and immersive collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire future generations.
The Museum welcomes over one million visitors annually from all around the world, and through its after-school, professional development and STEM programs, the Museum educates and impacts more than 55,000 students each year.