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.

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.

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.

Thursday, November 18, 4:30pm–8:00pm

We are honoring the stories of veterans and current service members at Intrepid After Hours. Jessica Williams, curator of history and collections, and Dave Dzendzel, senior coordinator of the oral history project, will talk about Intrepid Museum's Oral History Project. Maryhelen Rosales, director of program development at NYC Department of Veterans’ Services, will also share information about their Veteran Voices Project. Participating veterans will then get a chance to interview each other and practice their oral histories. Learn about how you can share your stories and what you can learn from others' stories.

Boxed dinners will be served at the end of the guided program. Both indoor and outdoor seating options will be available.

Advance registration is required and limited to current and former service members ONLY. Space is limited.



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.

Sunday, December 19, 1:00–3:00pm

Explore Intrepid’s historic spaces and find out how crew members celebrated special occasions with their fellow sailors.


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.

World War Z by Max Brooks
Tuesday, October 5, 5:00pm ET

Intrepid Book Club will be getting into the Halloween spirit by reading the novel World War Z by Max Brooks. World War Z is a collection of interviews from survivors of the Zombie War. Each interview highlights a different perspective of war from soldiers and politicians to scientist and refugees. Through this read, we will reflect on the widespread effects of war and pandemic.


On Liberty

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!

New-York Historical Society
Friday, August 20, 5:00pm ET

Join the Intrepid Museum and fellow veterans, service members and their loved ones for a virtual staycation. This month we are staying local and will be Zooming into the Upper West Side to visit with the New-York Historical Society (N-YHS). N-YHS docent Kyle Einhorn will lead us through the temporary exhibit So Ready for Laughter: Bob Hope & WWII. The legendary USO shows by Bob Hope and fellow entertainers boosted morale across the military, including onboard Intrepid. Danielle Swanson, the Intrepid Museum’s collection manager, will present pictures and archives from performances that took place on Intrepid.


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.

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