The Intrepid Museum will host its annual Kids Week festival this year from Saturday, February 17–Saturday, February 24. During Kids Week, children of all ages and interests will learn about STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) 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, including planetarium shows and a variety of displays and demonstrations from NASA. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center will highlight NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation (ScaN), and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center will speak about their planetary missions. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will have Mars, Earth and Exoplanet-themed exhibits. Kids can also meet a NASA astronaut and hear a firsthand account of life in space!
Additional programming throughout Kids Week will include a chance for kids to concoct their own slime, build their own toothpick structures, explore a variety of LEGO robots, see a special appearance by Blue Man Group and watch the Gazillion Bubble Show.
Kids Week programming partners include That Planetarium Guy, Space Telescope Science Institute, Future Change Makers Academy, Ballet Hispánico School of Dance, Zack and Zoey Adventures, Wildlife Conservation Society, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, International Ocean Discovery Program, American Society of Civil Engineers, Climate Museum, Columbia University’s Society of Women Engineers, International Ocean Discovery Program, Blue Man Group, ROBOFUN, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Dream, TheaterWorksUSA, New Victory Theater, Magic, Balloons & More with John Reid, Mad Science, Beardsley Zoo, Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Amateur Astronomers Association, 501st Legion’s Empire City Garrison, Two by Two Animal Haven, Space Conceptual Artist Ashley Zelinskie, Meet the Authors: Sharon McDougle, Tami Lewis Brown, Elise Matich and more.
The Intrepid Museum welcomes all visitors, including those with disabilities, their peers and families. For more information about resources available during your visit, please visit intrepidmuseum.org/access. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided on February 18, 21 & 24. All onsite activities are subject to change. For more information and the most up-to-date Kids Week schedule, visit intrepidmuseum.org/kidsweek