Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience was an in-universe, interactive exhibit and tour at the USS Intrepid Air & Space Museum in New York City in 2016. According to the program's (now-defunct) website:
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek at the Intrepid Museum— the first venue in the United States to host this immersive "Trek Tech" experience, spanning 12,000 square feet on Pier 86. Become a cadet at the Starfleet Academy, and embark on an interactive journey with Leap Motion, projection mapping, holograms and other Star Trek technologies. After student orientation, you'll visit nine zones focusing on the Academy's special training in language, medicine, engineering, navigation, command and science. Complete your training to learn your specialty. In addition to Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience, the Museum will feature special Star Trek–themed programs and tours.
The premise of the show is that visitors are being trained to be crew aboard the USS Intrepid, whose namesake is the aircraft carrier at which the exhibit takes place.
- You’ve just joined the crew of the Federation starship Intrepid in the 24th century. Visit its namesake, the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, and discover how service aboard a starship is like service aboard an aircraft carrier. Gain new appreciation for their shared legacy of exploration, service and sacrifice—a legacy whose next chapter you and your starship will help to write.