NEW YORK—Parents and children found a warm place to spend President’s Day at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. The museum hosted a variety of activities as part of Kids Week, a 9-day program designed to engage and educate young visitors while they are on their mid-winter break.
Each day of Kids Week features different themed activities. Monday’s theme was Superhero Headquarters, which included performances by beloved superheroes such as Spiderman and Batman.
Spiderman was the first to hit the stage to defeat evil ninjas while showcasing his tumbling techniques. Hundreds of children gathered to watch, many of them dressed up as superheroes.
“My favorite part was when [Spiderman] did a backflip,” said Ryder Jeronimo, a young superhero fan.
Jason Ahn, who came with his mother and his siblings, nodded enthusiastically when asked if he was having a good time.
“Usually superheroes just fight,” said Ahn. “I was surprised that they did stunts.”
Kids Week has been a tradition at the museum for 9 years, but the Superhero theme is new.
“At the Intrepid, we think all of our former crew members are superheroes, as our active military and our veterans, so we think it’s a pretty special theme for us,” said Tracy Sanford, associate vice president of marketing at the Intrepid Museum.
“I haven’t been here since I was probably my daughter’s age, and I didn’t realize they had all this stuff here,” said Sean King, father of three children. “The fact that they’re doing Kids Week here is phenomenal. I think it gets them really interested in what’s going on.”
Each day of Kids Week features different themed activities. Themes for the following days will be Broadway on Intrepid, Safari Adventure, Music Fun, etc.
Kids Week activities are free with general admission. Over 40,000 people are expected to visit the museum during the event.
Yi Yang is a special correspondent in New York.