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Tour Guide Talks
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The Intrepid Museum’s Tour Guide Talks reveal the fascinating stories behind our artifacts and exhibits. Get swept up in tales of human ingenuity and heroic service, and gain greater insight into history during these 15-minute presentations by our highly trained, knowledgeable tour guides.

Tour Guide Talks take place daily at the Museum. All talks are open to the public and free with admission. Ask at the Information Desk for exact times and locations.

We also have a video series of inspiring Tour Guide Talks, which you can watch here.

 

Here's our most recent Tour Guide Talk video, about V-J Day:

Tour Guide Talks in May

IN HANGAR DECK:

One Day in Vietnam: October 9, 1966

The day-to-day operations and stories of the Vietnam War often get lost in the big picture. Delve into one particular day in Intrepid’s service to gain a better understanding of the U.S. Navy’s role in the war and the complexity of operations in North Vietnam. Hear about the events of October 9, 1966, and the people that experienced them, including Lt. Tom Patton, who shot down a jet-powered MiG-17 from his propeller-driven airplane.

YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN: THE POW/MIA EXPERIENCE IN AMERICAN CULTURE

The POW/MIA flag is one of the most important symbols of the Vietnam War in the United States. It was created to recognize the plight of service members taken prisoner or missing in action throughout Indochina. Over time, the flag acquired greater meaning as a call to remember POWs and those still missing from all American conflicts. Learn about the legacy of the POW/MIA flag through the lens of two Intrepid crew members: Wilson Denver Key and Edward J. Broms. These pilots were shot down, one year apart, while flying the same type of plane from the same ship. After more than five years as a prisoner, Key flew home and into the arms of his wife and child. Forty-four years after Broms was shot down, his family laid him to rest with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. Join us as we explore the contemporary meaning of the POW/MIA flag through the extraordinary stories of these two men.

 

 

IN SPACE SHUTTLE PAVILION:

Mars: NASA’s Journey to the Red Planet

In 1965, the NASA spacecraft Mariner 4 took the first close-up photos of Mars on a fly-by mission. Today, NASA is making plans to put astronauts on the planet for the first time. Learn about NASA’s successful missions to the “red planet” over the past 50 years and how astronauts will get there in the future.

Light This Candle:
In Memoriam of Fallen Astronauts

(Weekends only)

“Light this candle!” These three words, uttered by Alan Shepard, began NASA’s tradition of daring space exploration—an endeavor not without risk. Seventeen astronauts in America’s space program lost their lives exploring this new frontier. Learn about the astronauts of the Apollo I, Challenger STS-51L and Columbia STS-107 missions and their legacy for future generations.
 

Coming up...Tour Guide Talks in May

Weekdays
You are Not Forgotten: the POW/MIA Experience in American Culture (Hangar)
Mars (in Pavilion)

Weekends
One Day in Vietnam (Hangar)
Light This Candle (in Pavilion)

 

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