Accommodating Everyone


The Intrepid Museum provides free specialized programs and resources to enhance the experience of all visitors, including those with disabilities, their peers and families. Personal care assistants in support of a visitor with disabilities receive free admission at all times.

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Onsite Resources
Lightweight Stools

Lightweight stools are available to borrow from the Information Desk at no cost. Visitors may bring the stools around the Museum with them for easier access to seating because while most of the Museum is wheelchair accessible, there are no wheelchairs available for public use. For more information about physical accessibility, please email us at

Sensory Bags

Sensory bags are available to borrow from the Information Desk at no cost. These include noise-reduction headphones, fidgets and visual vocabularies to help ease sensory stimulation. Use the online resources: accessibility tools to help plan and prepare for your visit with us.

Verbal Description and Tactile Guides

The Verbal Description and Tactile Guide uses raised images, Braille, large print, and a talking pen to support self-guided visitors who are blind or have low vision. Visitors may borrow the guidebook and talking pen from the Information Desk at no cost. Learn more about this resource on our YouTube video demonstration.

Assistive Listening Devices and Systems

Induction loops are installed at the Box Office and throughout the Museum for permanent and temporary exhibits. During tours and programs, assistive listening devices (ALDs) including stereo headphones, single-ear headphones or T-coil compatible induction loops are available to borrow at no cost.

Service Animals Welcome

Service animals trained to perform a task directly related to a person’s disability are always welcome at the Museum. No special arrangements are necessary. Service animals must be housebroken and under control of the visitor at all times. Please note that the steel flight deck can get extremely hot during the summer, so visitors are advised to bring booties to protect their dog's paws.

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Programs for Visitors with Disabilities

We offer a variety of programs for individuals with disabilities and their families. From guided interactive tours to art and building activities, the fun is endless.


Students and Groups with Disabilities

Specialized programs are available for schools and organizations serving those with disabilities, including enhanced sensory opportunities and support for social-emotional and academic goals.


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