Intrepid Museum Programs and Exhibitions
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U.S. military and veterans receive free admission to the Museum, thanks to the generous support of

Bank of America

Valid ID is required. Tickets may be reserved online but must be held at the Box Office and picked up at Will Call.

Click here to reserve tickets.


Veterans also receive a 20% discount on Individual, Dual and Family Memberships. Click here for information on the benefits of membership, and view our calendar to learn about special events, including the Museum’s annual ceremonies for Veterans Day, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and Memorial Day.

Programs at the Museum and online for current and former service members and their loved ones are free with advance registration. Customized programs for veteran service organizations, vet centers, VA hospitals, military family organizations and other groups are also available!
Questions? Please email or call 646-381-5158.

Intrepid After Hours

Intrepid After Hours

Join fellow veterans and service members at the Intrepid Museum to explore the Museum without the crowds. Then join peers for conversation, a behind-the-scenes experience and a catered dinner.

Military Family Programs (for children ages 3-18)

Military Family Programs

Created for current and former military service members and their families, these programs include exploration of the Museum and related activities intended to engage the whole family. Programs take place at the Intrepid Museum and include take-home activity packets.

Fun and Games
Sunday, February 13, 1:00pm - 3:00pm ET

Life on the aircraft carrier Intrepid was hard work, but sailors still found ways to have fun! Explore historic spaces, and stories from the crew about sports, entertainment and recreation on board Intrepid and submarine Growler.


Vet Video Chats

veterans video chat

For veterans who are unable to visit the Museum, video chats build social connections and provide stimulating conversations. This online program highlights objects and spaces within the Museum and invites individuals to ask questions, make comments and share stories. It will especially enrich the lives of individuals who require intensive healthcare services at home or in a hospital setting.

Guided Group Tours for NYC Veterans

Guided Group Tours for NYC Veterans

The Intrepid Museum offers free guided tours for organizations that serve veterans and military families. These interactive programs can be tailored to the interests of the group. Virtual tours (using Zoom, Google Meet or other platform) are also available. For more information, please email or call 646-381-5158.

Intrepid Book Club

Join fellow veterans, service members and military family members online for a lively book discussion! The Intrepid Book Club meets quarterly for a two-hour facilitated discussion with an introduction related to the Museum's collection and crew. Books are a mix of fiction and nonfiction, all related to military or military family experiences. Copies of the books are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis and advanced registration is required.

The Intrepid Book Club is free for all current and former service members and their families, spouses and partners.

The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
Tuesday, March 29, 6:00pm ET
At the Intrepid Museum

Intrepid Book Club is going back in time to the early days of the Space Race by reading Tom Wolfe’s classic The Right Stuff. Since its publication in 1979, this account of early test pilots and the Mercury 7 has been an inspiration for generations of astronauts. Come join fellow veterans and their loved ones to discuss these men’s daring journeys into space. This is an in-person program at the Intrepid Museum. There will be a brief tour of the Museum focused on Intrepid’s historic connection to the book. Refreshments will be served.

“One of the most romantic and thrilling books ever written about men who put themselves in peril.”
The Boston Globe

“An exhilarating flight into fear, love, beauty, and fiery death . . . Magnificent.” —People


On Liberty

On Liberty: Zooming into Museums Across the Country
Virtually visit museums all across the country with the Intrepid Museum. Join fellow veterans, current service members and their loved ones to explore museums from near and far with connections to the Intrepid Museum’s history and collection. Each program will be guided by museum curators and educators, with plenty of opportunities to share and ask questions. No travel is needed for these interactive virtual visits!

Pima Air & Space Museum
Wednesday, January 26, 6:00pm ET

On Liberty is back! Join the Intrepid Museum and fellow veterans, service members and their loved ones for a virtual staycation. We will be Zooming into Tucson, Arizona to visit with Pima Air & Space Museum! Andrew Boehly, Director of Collections at Pima Museum, will speak about this unique museum and its massive aircraft collection. This will be followed by a conversation between Mr. Boehly and Eric Boehm, Curator of Aviation and Aircraft Restoration at Intrepid Museum and an Air Force veteran, about the triumphs and challenges of collecting and conserving historic aircraft.


Save the date for upcoming programs!

February 13 - National Air & Space Museum

March 30 - National WASP Museum

April 27 - Charles Schulz Museum

May 18 - National Harbor Defense Museum

Your Brain on the Military

The Intrepid Museum and NewYork-Presbyterian Military Family Wellness Center welcome current and former military service members and their families for a series exploring the links between military service and the brain. Hear from researchers and veterans as they unravel myths and realities about the military and mental health.

If You Can Ever Get Back
Screening with Q&A
Wednesday, March 16, 6:30pm

The Intrepid Museum invites current and former service members and the public to a screening of the documentary If You Can Ever Get Back. This captivating documentary tells the story of three US Army combat medics who served in Iraq’s “triangle of death.” Ten years later, they struggle to find their place in the civilian world and to lay to rest their wartime ghosts.

Following the screening there will be a panel discussion moderated by Matthew Ryba, Director of Community Outreach and Education at New York-Presbyterian Military Family Wellness Center and Marine Corps Veteran.

Free with advance registration. Learn more here.

Former Crew Members
If you are an Intrepid or Growler former crew member or relative of one, we would love to hear from you!
Visit the Former Crew Member page to find out how to be in touch.
If you would like to make a contribution to support these programs, click here.  



Call: 646-381-5020