Some city kids spent their day off from school Monday at the Intrepid Museum where they had the kind of fun fit for a hero. NY1's Tara Lynn Wagner filed the following report.
Costumed characters big and small swung by the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Monday as the aircraft carrier turned museum was transformed into Super Hero Headquarters.
"We think every person who served aboard the USS Intrepid is absolutely a super hero in our book so why not celebrate them and invite some other superheroes to join the fun," said Tracy Sandford, Associate Vice President of Marketing at Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
The event is part of Kids Week, nine days of fun held at the museum every year while public schools are on break, giving families an enjoyable and educational outing.
"We love it here. It's a great place for kids which I think some people might not realize that it's a good place for kids," said one parent.
"They absolutely love it. This is perfect for them. They are excited to go on the simulator and they're having a great time with the show," said another parent.
Even if they didn't come dressed in costume kids could spin a wheel and find out their special super power.
"I would want, like, invisibility," said one young superhero.
"I would have X-ray vision," said another.
Other events this week will feature Broadway performances and live animals but themes are only part of the draw. For many, it's the permanent exhibits and science-themed seminars that steal the show.
"They love the boats and the planes and they love learning about space so this is a really nice place to be," said one parent.
"It's about the exhibits and the interactive nature of them and it allows them to really get involved and be a part of the action so they are enjoying themselves," said another parent.
Kids Week runs through Sunday, February 23.
A complete list of themes and events can be found at intrepidmuseum.org.