Starting April 26, the Intrepid Sea, Air, Space Museum will open its doors for free on select nights.
Once a month until October, the museum will open to the public for free allowing people to explore and experience the museum under a different light. During their Free Friday programs, people will be able to enjoy exciting performances, telescope viewings and even movie nights on the flight deck (which boasts stunning views of the Hudson River and city skyline).
Most events are open to all ages, but there are some which are only open to those who are over 21, so be sure to double check! The Free Friday calendar for this year is as follows:
- April 26
- May 31
- June 21
- July 19
- August 16
- September 27
- October 25
The first night of the program (Apr. 26) will offer an interactive experience where you can plan your outer-space travel with an astrophysicist travel agent from their “Intergalactic Travel Bureau”. There will also be an educational aspect for those interested, where you can listen to an Intrepid Aviator talk about the history of a ship’s flight deck. And finally, there will be a talk at the space Shuttle Pavilion for “Innovators” with beer and wine on offer (early registration is required for this part of the program). Other nights include “intergalactic yoga”—which will incorporate how astronauts stretch in space with no gravity—and movies like Dunkirk and Willy Wonka on the flight deck.
Last entries for Free Fridays will be 8:30 p.m., but be sure to head over on the earlier side anyway since people will be allowed in on a first come, first serve basis. While the museum will be open to explore, there will be no access to the Submarine Growler or Concorde on Free Fridays. For more information on the various programs, check out the Intrepid Museum site.
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