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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

Weekdays

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

Light This Candle (in Pavilion)

Weekends

Stranger Than Fiction: Outlandish Aircraft Carrier Designs (Hangar)

Trek’n’Tech (Pavilion)

IN HANGAR DECK:

Stranger Than Fiction: Outlandish Aircraft Carrier Designs

Some aircraft carriers were built to fly through the air or go under water, among other unusual designs. Although most of these concepts proved to be evolutionary dead-ends in the development of the modern aircraft carrier, they represent innovative attempts to deal with challenges faced by militaries around the world. Join us as we highlight some of these strange and remarkable aircraft carrier designs.

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:

Light This Candle:
In Memoriam of Fallen Astronauts

(Weekdays 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.

Trek’n’Tech
(Weekends only)

How did science fiction become science fact? From transporter rooms to tablets, what did the iconic series get right and get wrong when it came to technology of the future? Star Trek’s thought-provoking storytelling imagined a better future for humanity while commenting on social issues facing the viewing audience. Not only did the franchise boldly go in terms of plot, Star Trek inspired generations of tinkerers, inventors and explorers to push the boundaries of modern science and make science fiction into fact. Learn what the show got right and what it got wrong in this special talk exploring the relevance and impact of Star Trek’s tech.
 
 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR TOUR GUIDE TALK ARCHIVE