Special Exhibitions

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


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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

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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.

Defying Gravity: Women in Space A Mixed Reality Experience Powered by Microsoft

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Defying Gravity: Women in Space shares the stories of previously unsung women in the U.S. space program brought to life through Microsoft HoloLens and hosted by a holographic Dr. Mae Jemison.

Personal Space

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What do a guitar pick, a copy of Pride and Prejudice and a stuffed Snoopy doll have in common? They’ve all been to space—and are now on view in the Space Shuttle Pavilion. This new exhibition offers a glimpse into the lives of 11 astronauts through special objects they brought with them on missions: you can listen to Charles Bolden’s favorite tunes, see Nicole Stott’s watercolor waves and get sentimental over Ellen Baker’s family keepsakes, to name a few.

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