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New exhibition opens May 11, A View From the Deep: The Submarine Growler and the Cold War
 
 

Nuclear-missile submarines prowl the world’s oceans, their crews standing ready for a launch order that they hope will never come. Today’s formidable vessels have their roots in the tensest years of the Cold War. Explore the history and design of USS Growler, one of America's first nuclear-missile submarines. Historical artifacts, oral histories and immersive experiences offer a behind-the-scenes look at life on board. Then experience the actual submarine Growler!*

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a celebration of Growler’s 60th commissioning anniversary.
 
 
 
 
 

EVENTS


 
TOUR
Silent Service: The Story of USS Growler
Daily, early morning

Enhance your experience of the exhibition with a guided tour of the submarine. See its inner workings up close, and explore the tight quarters where men lived and worked, patrolling the frigid waters off the coast of the Soviet Union. Learn more

 
FILM
Dr. Strangelove
Thursday, June 7

Join us for a screening of this classic satire, followed by a conversation with former New Yorker film critic David Denby and James M. Lindsay of the Council on Foreign Relations. Viewed by many as a joke when it was released in 1964, others considered it remarkably accurate. Denby and Lindsay will discuss the film’s sharp commentary on Cold War policy and its renewed relevance today. Learn more.
 
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Free Chancellor’s Day Professional Development
Thursday, June 7

After World War II, the United States entered into the Cold War, an extended international conflict that influenced foreign and domestic policy for more than 40 years. Join fellow educators for a quick-dive into this topic. Explore the new exhibition and engage in lively discussion focused on the Cold War era. Registration will open in May. Learn more.
 
INTREPID AFTER HOURS
Tuesday, July 10

Join fellow service members and veterans for an after-hours tour of the Museum’s new exhibition A View from the Deep: The Submarine Growler & the Cold War, led by curator Jessica Williams. Afterward, enjoy a catered dinner. Free with advance registration. More info coming soon!

 
ACCESS FAMILY PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS
Submarines: Life Underwater

Sunday, September 16

Learn about the submarine Growler and the life of a submariner. Then experiment with keeping things afloat and other design challenges! Families have the option to explore Growler or immerse themselves in the interactive exhibition Submerged. More info coming soon!
 
MILITARY FAMILY PROGRAM
Submarines: Life Underwater
Sunday, October 7

Learn about the submarine Growler and the life of a submariner. Then experiment with keeping things afloat and other design challenges! Families have the option to explore Growler or immerse themselves in the interactive exhibition Submerged. More info coming soon!

 
PERFORMANCE
Jazz Ambassadors: Cold War Diplomacy
Wednesday, October 17

Hear from a distinguished panel with jazz legends Randy Weston and Wycliffe Gordon, historians Ingrid Monson and Penny von Eschen, and moderator Robert O’Meally, founder of the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University. Afterward, Wycliffe Gordon and his International All Stars will perform, reimagining a concert as it may have taken place behind the Iron Curtain. Learn more.
 
EARLY MORNING OPENING
Submarines: Life Underwater
Saturday, October 27

Children with autism and their families are invited to learn about the submarine Growler and the life of a submariner. Then experiment with keeping things afloat and other design challenges! Families have the option to explore Growler or immerse themselves in the interactive exhibition Submerged. More info coming soon!

  

HIGHLIGHTS


 
Growler patrol flag, 1962–1963
Collection of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
Gift of Duane Heatwole. 00.2011.286
 
Map of the Kamchatka Peninsula, updated 1961
Collection of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. A00.2018.01
 
Atomic Adventure, Joseph Binder, 1956
Collection of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. 2018.10


 

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Institute of Museum and Library Services *Admission to the exhibition on Pier 86 is free. Admission to the submarine Growler requires purchase of Museum ticket. A View from the Deep: The Submarine Growler & the Cold War is supported in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Rehabilitation of Growler was supported in part by National Maritime Heritage Grant funding from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, administered by the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
NEH Summer Institute: The Cold War through the Collections of the Intrepid Museum
July 22–August 3

Teachers from around the country will explore the history and technology of the Cold War. This in-depth institute will strengthen their understanding of this era in history and their ability to teach the subject critically and engagingly.

Educational programming has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.