Special Exhibitions

All temporary exhibitions are free with general admission to the Museum.


Kamikaze: Beyond the Fire

Opens November 19

An immersive multimedia experience reveals the history and impact of kamikazes. Through firsthand accounts and artifacts from the United States and Japan, learn about the young men on both sides of the devastating attacks. 


Navy Cakes: A Slice of History

Open though October 2020

Dig in to our new exhibition that showcases these epic sweets and the hard work of the sailors who created them. Explore recipes, photos, artifacts and oral histories that tell the stories of the elaborate confections baked onboard Intrepid and Growler.


Discover Exoplanets

Open though – January 7, 2020

The exhibition features multimedia activities where visitors can build their own solar systems, see the most recent NASA discoveries and learn about whether popular TV shows and movies feature facts or fiction.


International Space Station (ISS) VR Experience

Open though February 24

Take a virtual reality trip out of this world and visit the International Space Station! Experience what it's like to work, learn and live in the microgravity environment.
Temporarily Closed.


ON THE LINE: INTREPID AND THE VIETNAM WAR

Intrepid served three tours of duty in Vietnam from 1966–1969. This exhibition explores the events and impact of the Vietnam War through the lens of Intrepid’s history.


A View from the Deep: The Submarine Growler & 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.


Guided tours can be purchased as an add-on to general admission tickets.