Explore Space and Beyond During Kids Week at the Intrepid

Explore Space and Beyond During Kids Week at the Intrepid

Mad Science! (Courtesy Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum)

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is New York City’s museum dedicated to the history and service of the USS Intrepid, a formerly active aircraft carrier and NASA recovery vessel that’s now a National Historic Landmark. In addition to exploring the USS Intrepid (which houses artifacts, interactive exhibits and aircraft from the U.S. and around the world), guests can visit the museum’s Space Shuttle Pavilion (home to the space shuttle Enterprise and exhibits featuring its history), the Growler (an American guided missile submarine) and see a display of a British Airways Concorde plane.

From Monday, February 20, through Saturday, February 25, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will be hosting Kids Week! This year, the theme is “The Science & Art of Games,” which means games will be front and center. Participants will be able to play cutting-edge digital games, design their own games, as well as take part in activities and see performances and educational demonstrations. 

Special Guests who will appear during Kids Week range from NASA employees to authors to scientists and more. Zoologist Jarod Miller will have live animal demonstrations on Wednesday and Thursday. Several astrophysicists will be hosting “Meet the Scientist” sessions during the week where they will talk about space, our evolving galaxy, stars, black holes and other awesome cosmic entities. Children’s authors appearing at Meet the Author events throughout the week include Deborah Heiligman (“The Bot Who Love Math: The Improbably Life of Paul Erdos”), Linda Liukas (“Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding”), Alexandra Siy (“Footprints on the Moon”) and Karen C. Fox (“Older Than the Stars”).

Former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino and NASA spacewalk flight controller and lead trainer Allison Bolinger will be conducting presentations during Kids Week. Bolinger will also be hosting the workshop “Build Your Own Space Station” several times over the course of the week.

Dozens of different space- and STEM-based activities and events will be available every day of Kids Week. For a full schedule, including locations and times, click here. Access to Kids Week activities is free with purchase of an admission ticket to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

Kids can enjoy interactive exhibits and activities during Kids Week (Courtesy Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum)

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