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The Museum’s highly trained tour guides offer daily public tours to deepen and enhance your visit. Private group tours are also available. See below for tour descriptions, to purchase tickets or to arrange a group tour.
click here for tour times and to purchase tickets.

Museum members may book tours by calling 646-381-5030, Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. To book on weekends, call the Information Desk at 646-381-5061.

 
Pacific War
 

Tour Description: Hear the story of Intrepid and its crew in World War II. From 1943 to 1945, Intrepid participated in the greatest naval campaign in world history. Armed with state-of-the-art planes and a crew of over 3,000 sailors, the “Fighting I” won hard-fought victories against Imperial Japan in the Pacific War. From the raid at Truk Atoll to the Battle of Leyte Gulf and the invasion of Okinawa, the accomplishments of the ship and its men transformed the names of little-known Pacific islands into symbols of American courage and sacrifice.

Suggested: Visitors ages 12 and up

Tour length: Approximately 100 minutes

Ticket Price: $20 per adult, $15 per senior (62+ w/valid ID), child/youth (3-17), $15 per member adult, $10 per member child/youth (3-17)
(price does not include general admission)

Capacity: Up to 15 guests

This tour requires navigating stairs and ladders and includes long periods of walking and standing.

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Intrepid 101
 

Tour Description: Learn about the history of Intrepid from 1943 to 1974 and beyond in this 60-minute tour.  Explore the hangar deck, where aircraft were maintained and stored, and the flight deck, where thousands of aircraft were launched. Tour guides will share stories from Intrepid's history.

Suggested: Visitors ages 10 and up

Tour length: 60 minutes

Ticket Price: $20 per adult, $15 per senior (62+ w/valid ID), child/youth (3-17), $15 per member adult, $10 per member child/youth (3-17)
(price does not include general admission)

Capacity: Up to 20 guests

This tour requires long periods of walking and standing. The Intrepid Museum offers seating on the hangar and flight decks. Lightweight, portable stools are available upon request. This tour is wheelchair accessible.

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Concorde
 

Tour Description: Take off on a unique exploration of the Concorde G-BOAD, the fastest commercial aircraft to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Learn about the aerodynamic advances responsible for this technological marvel, designed in the 1960s and operational until 2003.

This tour offers guests the rare opportunity to enjoy the comfort of the Concorde’s first-class cabin and get an up-close look inside its sophisticated flight deck. Certain tour times grant early admission into the Intrepid Museum complex.

Suggested: Visitors ages 12 and up

Tour length: 60 minutes

Ticket Price: $20 per adult, $15 per senior (62+ w/valid ID), child/youth (3-17), $15 per member adult, $10 per member child/youth (3-17)
(price does not include general admission)

Capacity: Up to 12 guests

This tour requires navigating stairs. The majority of the tour is seated, though portions of the tour require walking and standing.

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Enterprise
 

Tour Description: For 30 years, NASA’s revolutionary space shuttles were launched as rockets, orbited Earth as versatile spacecraft and glided to landings as airplanes. On this tour of the Intrepid Museum's Space Shuttle Pavilion, get up close and in depth with Enterprise, the first space shuttle and one of only four in existence. Explore the triumphs and tragedies of the space shuttle program, examine a space-flown Russian Soyuz capsule, and learn about present and future ventures in space travel. 

Suggested: Visitors ages 8 and up

Tour length: 60 minutes

Ticket Price: $20 per adult, $15 per senior (62+ w/valid ID), child/youth (3-17), $15 per member adult, $10 per member child/youth (3-17)
(price does not include general admission)

Capacity: Up to 12 guests

This tour is wheelchair accessible.  Lightweight, portable stools are available upon request.
 
Note:  Access to the interior of Enterprise is not permitted.

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Growler
 

Tour Description: Discover the inner workings of the submarine Growler, the world’s oldest existing nuclear missile submarine. Growler patrolled the Pacific coast of the Soviet Union from 1958 to 1964, ready to retaliate if the Soviets attacked the United States. Hear about the evolution of the submarine as a weapon, how its role and design changed between World War II and the Cold War and how Growler was purpose-built for a strategic mission.

Along the way, discover how 95 men lived and worked on Growler for up to three months at a time, never seeing daylight, never communicating with loved ones and often never showering. See the submarine’s features up close, including both periscopes, forward and aft torpedo tubes, the diesel engines that charged Growler’s batteries, the tight living quarters of officers and the crew, and the mess area where the men ate and relaxed.

Suggested: Visitors ages 8 and up

Tour length: 45 minutes

Ticket Price: $20 per adult, $15 per senior (62+ w/valid ID), child/youth (3-17), $15 per member adult, $10 per member child/youth (3-17)
(price does not include general admission)

Capacity: Up to 12 guests

Please note the following requirements to enter Growler:

  • This tour requires navigating several raised hatches, stairs and tight spaces. All guests are required to pass through our replica hatch for entry into the submarine. Persons with claustrophobia or related issues should not take the tour.
  • You must be at least 40 inches tall. 
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Strollers, large bags or backpacks are not permitted. Food or beverages are not allowed.
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Growler
 

Tour Description:In April 1966, Intrepid was the American aircraft carrier that seemed least likely to play an attack role in Vietnam. More than 20 years old and incapable of operating the U.S. Navy’s heavier and more sophisticated aircraft, the ship was technologically and materially unprepared for much of what it would be asked to face. Learn how the crew of Intrepid overcame these challenges during the ship’s three tours of duty in the Vietnam War.

Suggested: Visitors ages 12 and up

Tour length: 90 minutes

Ticket Price: $20 per adult, $15 per senior (62+ w/valid ID), child/youth (3-17), $15 per member adult, $10 per member child/youth (3-17)
(price does not include general admission)

Capacity: Up to 15 guests

Note: This tour will be available starting October 15, 2015, as it is part of programming for the Museum’s upcoming exhibition On the Line: Intrepid and the Vietnam War, which opens on October 16, 2015.

This tour requires long periods of walking and standing. The Intrepid Museum offers seating on the hangar and flight decks. Lightweight, portable stools are available upon request. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

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VIP
 
The Museum’s VIP Tour allows you to customize your Intrepid Museum experience and is the ultimate “choose your own adventure.”

All VIP Tours follow the history of the former USS Intrepid, but from there the possibilities are endless.

Explore the hangar and flight decks. Step behind the stanchions and get an up close look at the Museum's aircraft collection. Submerge yourself in the top-secret history of submarine Growler or take flight with British Airways Concorde.

The Intrepid Museum’s VIP Tour is your very own journey through sea, air and space!

Please contact the Intrepid Museum for pricing and availability:
Telephone: (646) 381-5285 | E-Mail: tourguide@intrepidmuseum.org

It is recommended that a VIP Group be no greater than 14 individuals per tour guide, for groups of 15 and up the museum offers Group Tours.