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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.

While the Intrepid Museum is physically closed, the Museum continues to offer free online programs for current and former service members and their families. Programs require advance registration. Customized programs for veteran service organizations, vet centers, VA hospitals, military family organizations and other groups are available!
Questions? Please email or call 646-381-5158.


Intrepid After Hours

Intrepid After Hours

As we continue practicing social distancing, Intrepid After Hours will be going virtual! Join fellow veterans and service members via Zoom for a free interactive program and conversation.


Postcard Connections
Wednesday, February 10, 5:00pm-6:00pm ET

As we stay physically apart from friends and families, join other veterans and current service members to reconnect through making and writing postcards! Moki Tantoco, education and programs manager at the National Veteran Art Museum will share artworks by US Air Force Vietnam War veteran, Frankie J. Howery. Howery started drawing on the envelopes of his letters home to amuse himself and pass the time, to illustrate the topics of his letters and to convince his family not to worry about him. We will use inspiration from Howery’s works to make postcards with household materials.

Participants will be sent a list of suggested materials for the workshop, but no particular materials are required.

As we continue practicing social distancing, Intrepid After Hours will be going virtual! Join fellow veterans and service members via Zoom for a free interactive program and conversation. 


This programs are closed to civilians. For more information, please contact


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 an interactive tour of the Museum, experiments, and design challenges intended to engage the whole family. Virtual programs take place over Zoom and include at-home activity packets.

Navigation: Finding Your Way
Saturday, March 20, 1:00pm ET

From ships and planes to submarines and even space shuttles, vessels of all types use navigation to find their way. Families will virtually explore historic spaces and methods that people have used to navigate throughout history as well as make connections to how we find our way today.



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. Currently all guided tours are conducted virtually. These interactive programs can be tailored to the interests of the group. All virtual tours are conducted over Zoom or Google Meet. 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.

Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly Tuesday, February 23, 2021
5:00pm-7:00pm ET
Intrepid Book Club is going out of this world! We will be reading astronaut Scott Kelly’s bestselling memoir, Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery. Follow Scott Kelly from his time as a young Navy pilot through his year living on the International Space Station, as he reflects on the personal and professional challenges he faced along the way.
“[Endurance] is a memoir of the right stuff that will hypnotize any space geek.” —The Wall Street Journal


Veterans Plus

Veterans Plus programs are special daytime or evening events that are relevant to the military community. During this time, all Veteran Plus programs are virtual. Virtual Veterans Plus programs are conducted over Zoom and are open to veterans, current service members and civilians to share in the experience.

On Liberty: Zooming into Museums Across the Country
As we remain socially distant, 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!

National Veterans Art Museum
Friday, February 25, 5:00pm ET.

Join the Intrepid Museum and fellow veterans, service members and their loved ones for a virtual staycation. We will be Zooming into Chicago to visit the National Veterans Art Museum to view artwork created by veterans, highlighting works by Vietnam War veterans, while experiencing the more artful side of Intrepid’s history.


Save the date for future On Liberty programs:

March 26

April 23

May 14

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