Disclosure: We received museum tickets for the Intrepid in order to visit during Kids Week. This post represents my unbiased opinion.
We visited the Intrepid Museum a couple of days ago and had an amazing time walking through the old battleship. Fortunately for us it was Kids Week which added a whole new dimension of fun with a whole hangar full of different booths filled with fun activities and events. Check out below for a quick video highlighting some of the things we saw:
Be sure to check go soon! Kids Week ends on Saturday February 23. For more details check out the press release below.
INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
ANNOUNCES 2019 KIDS WEEK SCHEDULE
Over 30 Partners Participating in Themed Week of Fun, Educational Programming During NYC Public School Winter Break
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum<http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/> will host its annual Kids Week<http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/KidsWeek> festival from Sunday, February 17–Saturday, February 23. During Kids Week, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in dozens of fun-filled activities, live animal shows, hands-on workshops, musical performances, special guests and interactive demonstrations that the whole family will enjoy.
This year, the Kids Week theme is Full STEAM Ahead where science, technology, engineering, arts, math and fun take center stage. Through themed daily activities, kids can explore space and science, engage with the arts and music and learn all about animals.
Sunday, February 17 and Monday, February 18, Kids Week will explore arts and music fun. Kids can make their own musical instrument and puppet, learn origami and solve some out-of-the-box problems with Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends. Tuffy Tiger will also be performing and families can blow some unbelievable bubbles with the Gazillion Bubble Show.
Tuesday, February 19 through Thursday, February 21, families can discover a safari and nature adventure. Kids will have the opportunity to meet animal ambassadors from around the world including a kangaroo, bearded dragon, tortoise, and more. Families can learn all about primates, fossilized ants, polar bears and the oyster population in New York Harbor.
Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23, kids will explore space and science. Families can catch a glimpse of the Space Camp experience. There will be Mad Science shows and a flight simulation video game. Kids can also learn about the building components of a model rocket and the science behind basic flight and rocketry.
Special guests include NASA astronaut, Doug Wheelock, 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 flight director Allison Bollinger, Sesame Street and Paw Patrol activities, a performance from the Broadway musical King Kong, former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino and meet and greet with Snoopy!
Kids Week programming partners include Dazzling Discoveries, Puppetry Arts Theater, OrigamiUSA, Show-Score, El Museo, New York Road Runners, Story Pirates Workshop and Theater Show, Rube Goldberg, Theaterworks USA, Tuffy Tiger, Gazillion Bubble Show, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Two by Two Zoo, Billion Oyster Project, Sprout Up NYC, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, Wildlife Theater Group, The Climate Museum, Animal Embassy, the Bronx Zoo, Wild Encounters, the Central Park Zoo, Brooklyn Music School, The New Victory Theater, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Queens Zoo, Primatologist Natalia Reagan, U.S. Navy Submarine Forces, Curious-on-Hudson, Sci-Tech Kids, 3 Dux Design, New York City Audobon, the New York Aquarium, The Museum of Interesting Things, CUNYSAT-1 Lab, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Kerbal Space Academy, the Space Telescope Science Institute, Mad Science, American Society of Civil Engineers, Columbia Space Initiative, Teachers in Space, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Society for Women Engineers and more!
In addition, Intrepid Museum educators will lead live demonstrations, planetarium presentations and performances throughout each day.
All Kids Week activities are free with Museum admission.
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.