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.

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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.

Curator-Led Tour of A View from the Deep
Tuesday, June 28, 4:30pm-8:00pm

Join fellow veterans for an exploration of the exhibition A View from the Deep: The Submarine Growler & the Cold War. Curator Jessica Williams will share stories from the submarine’s former crew members and shed light on this unique vessel’s history and secret mission. Then, continue the conversation over a catered dinner.

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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.

The Military Family Program originally scheduled for June 26 has been canceled. Military and veteran families interested in visiting this weekend can get special access during the Free Friday Movie Night, on June 24.

Learn more and register here

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.

If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home by Tim O’Brien
July 12, 6:00-7:30pm ET - virtual
In Tim O’Brien’s classic Vietnam War memoir If I Die in A Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home,we follow O’Brien from him being drafted and attempting to desert during training to walking through mine fields in Vietnam. Join fellow veterans and their loved ones over Zoom as we discuss this complicated memoir about the extreme ways war can affect one’s views of manhood and morality. Register by June 30 to request a free copy of the book.
"O'Brien brilliantly and quietly evokes the foot soldier's daily life in the paddies and foxholes, evokes a blind, blundering war. . . . Tim O'Brien writes with the care and eloquence of someone for whom communication is still a vital possibility. . . . A personal document of aching clarity. . . . A beautiful, painful book."
—The New York Times Book Review
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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!

Harbor Defense Museum
Wednesday, May 18, 6:00pm – 7:00pm ET

Join the Intrepid Museum and fellow veterans, service members and their loved ones for a virtual staycation! We will be Zooming into Fort Hamilton to visit with the Harbor Defense Museum. Harbor Defense Museum curator Justin Batt will highlight the rich history of Fort Hamilton, from its role in coastal defense to its present as a recruiting station. The Intrepid Museum’s curator of history and collections, Jessica Williams will explore Intrepid’s visits to New York City, which included refits for the ship and recreation for the crew. There will be time to ask questions and share stories.

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Save the date for upcoming programs!

October 26 - Museum of Chinese in America

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.

Check back for more information on future programs.

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