July 20, 1969: the world paused to watch American astronauts walk on the moon. To mark the 50th anniversary of this achievement the Intrepid has installed an imaginative installation of archived news media, displayed through vintage televisions. The installation will also bridge the decades to the dreams of tomorrow, and the next great achievements of the 21st century.
Apollo Tour Guide Talk, Daily, 3:30pm. Learn about the technologies and the men and women who enabled Apollo 11— the mission that took us to the moon! This 20-minute presentation is free with Museum admission.
Here are the special events for July.
FRIDAY, JULY 19
Attend an outdoor screening of the film First Man or take in educator-led pop-up planetarium shows that run throughout the evening. Celebrate the Apollo missions with Dr. Noah Petro who will share images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the Museum’s Astronomy Night. Astronomy Night registration opens June 10. Space for the film screening and planetarium shows are limited; seating is first come, first served.
FRIDAY, JULY 19 AND SATURDAY, JULY 20
Earthrise: A 50 Year Contemplation
Meet members of the Space Enabled research group from MIT’s Media Lab and experience Earthrise: A 50 Year Contemplation, their celebration of the original Earthrise photo taken during the Apollo 8 mission in December 1968. Free with Museum admission.
Friday, July 19: 1:00pm to 3:00pm and 5:00pm to 7:15pm
Saturday, July 20: 11:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 3:00pm
SATURDAY, JULY 20
Intrepid Presents: To the Moon with the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company featuring Lauren Adams
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing beneath the space shuttle Enterprise with a night of comedy, history and science with the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Co. featuring Lauren Adams, former astronaut Mike Massimino, and NASA’s Noah Petro, deputy project scientist for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
General admission: $15 | Museum members: $10
SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1:15PM AND 3:00PM
Giant Leaps Planetarium Show
This planetarium show will enable visitors to journey through the small steps that resulted in humanity’s giant leap to the moon. Audiences will travel alongside astronauts on the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions to discover the techniques and technology that NASA had to invent and perfect before attempting a trip to the moon. Free with Museum admission. Space is limited; seating is first come, first served.
SATURDAY, JULY 20
Early Morning Opening
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing s with an early morning opening for children with autism and their families. Commemorate this historic event with a tour and hands-on activities.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24
Intrepid After Hours
Intrepid After Hours invites military veterans and service members to experience the Museum at night. Enjoy the Museum without the crowds, then join peers for conversation, exploration, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and a catered dinner.
SUNDAY, JULY 28
Military Family Program
The Intrepid Museum invites current and former service members and their children to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing Commemorate this historic event with a tour and hands-on activities.