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Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), New York

Apr 08 2024

Intrepid Museum Celebrates Solar Eclipse With Special Viewing Event

Monday, April 8, 2024

Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, W 46th St, New York (Just off the Hudson River by the West Side Highway)

Museum Visitors to Receive Complimentary Commemorative Solar Eclipse Glasses

The Intrepid Museum will host a special celebration offering visitors the chance to watch the solar eclipse from the dramatic setting of the flight deck of the legendary aircraft carrier, USS Intrepid on Monday, April 8. While onboard, they can learn more about this cosmic phenomenon from knowledgeable Museum educators as they explore the science of eclipses against the stunning backdrop of the New York City skyline and the Hudson River. 

The eclipse will begin around 2:00pm ET, with 89% totality for New York City set to occur at 3:25pm ET. Commemorative eclipse glasses will be provided to Museum guests at no additional cost during their visit, with 6,000 glasses available for distribution. Due to capacity constraints, access to the flight deck for viewing will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests should arrive early to secure their spot.

While at the Museum, visitors can also explore the new temporary exhibition, Apollo: When We Went to the Moon, which opens March 26 and highlights the remarkable history of humanity’s voyage beyond our home planet, and the extraordinary individuals who made it happen. The exhibition, along with the space shuttle Enterprise, is located in the Museum’s Space Shuttle Pavilion. Discover the historical journey of the Apollo missions through a unique blend of education and immersive experiences at the Intrepid Museum while marveling at the wonders of the space exploration.

On April 7, the day before the eclipse, from 11:00am-Noon ET, take part in an online inclusive family program where participants of all abilities will receive tips about safely watching the celestial event, and learn how to make simple eclipse viewers. Visit https://intrepidmuseum.org/inclusive-eclipse to register for this inclusive virtual program.

About the Intrepid Museum

The Intrepid Museum, a private non-profit, holds a special place in New York City’s cultural landscape. Founded in 1982 with the acquisition of the storied WWII aircraft carrier Intrepid—a National Historic Landmark and the centerpiece of its collection—the Museum welcomes over one million visitors annually from all around the world. Its mission is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through bold and immersive collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire future generations.

The Intrepid Museum’s dynamic exhibitions exemplify the intersection of history and innovation. Immersive fun, STEM and history are showcased through technological marvels such as Enterprise, the world’s first space shuttle, and Growler, the only nuclear-weapons-carrying submarine open to the public. The Museum’s one-of-a-kind experience also features dozens of military aircraft including fighter jets, a supersonic spy plane, and the Concorde, the world’s fastest commercial airliner, displayed in and around the legendary aircraft carrier, Intrepid, an awe-inspiring setting for an unforgettable adventure. But the true power of the Intrepid Museum extends beyond the mechanical marvels on display to all those whose stories of sacrifice, service and heroism bring history to life.

Guided by its core values of integrity, innovation, and inclusivity, the Intrepid Museum’s exhibits and programs are designed to provide a meaningful visitor experience for all. The Museum delivers nationally-recognized accessible programming to its audience with an emphasis on underserved communities, individuals with physical, cognitive, and sensory disabilities, including autism and dementia, and our veterans. Through its after-school, professional development, and STEM programs, the Museum educates and impacts more than 55,000 students each year.

Visit IntrepidMuseum.org for more information. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok, and tour the Museum virtually on Google Arts & Culture and Bloomberg Connects.


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