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Kids Week at the Intrepid Museum

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 access@intrepidmuseum.org.

Special Events and Appearances – Friday, February 23

Families can check out the live animal show with Two by Two Animal Haven. The show will feature a kangaroo, North American alligator, snakes and more. Kids can try a variety of LEGO robots and coding interfaces, including a remote-controlled catapult, automatic top spinner, robotic dog sled, circuitry station, and video game creation software from ROBOFUN.

Come join in the Interactive Seismic Structural Experience where you will be able to build your own toothpick structures with the American Society of Civil Engineers and see how they behave under seismic loading on our simulated shake table.

Families can enjoy additional hands-on activities, workshops, and displays from Columbia University’s Society of Women Engineers, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, The Climate Museum, American Society of Civil Engineers, Billion Oyster Project 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.

A propeller powered plane on display at the Intrepid Museum on Pier 86 in Hudson River Park

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