Special Exhibitions

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

Postcards from Earth: Holograms on an Interstellar Journey

Now Open

Postcards from Earth: Holograms on an Interstellar Journey is opening to the public on Thursday, February 16. This new temporary exhibit showcases an inspiring collaboration between science and art as a means to reach other star systems at speeds never thought to be achievable.  Learn more

On the Mend: Restoring Intrepid’s Sick Bay

Now Open

The temporary exhibition On the Mend: Restoring Intrepid’s Sick Bay examines the history of medical care on the ship while also illuminating the Museum’s current efforts to open sick bay to visitors. Objects, photographs, archives and oral histories reveal the complexities of medical care on board an aircraft carrier at sea. Visitors can also explore an interactive 3D model of sick bay. Learn more

Kamikaze: Beyond the Fire

Now Open

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. 


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.