“The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine.
Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery.”
"The Intrepid Museum offers regularly scheduled programs for individuals with disabilities and their families and customized programs for schools and organizations. Specialized programs for school, community and family groups include enhanced sensory opportunities and support social-emotional and academic goals.
Programs relate to history and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math).
Access Programs for individuals and families
- Access Family Programs for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families
- Not-So-Early Morning Openings for children with autism and their families
- Sensory Friendly Evenings for teens and adults with autism and their families and friends
- Stories Within programs for individuals with dementia and their care partners
- Verbal Description Tours for individuals who are blind or have low vision
"Please note the majority of the Museum is wheelchair accessible but there are no wheelchairs available for public use."
"Lightweight stools are available to borrow from the Information Desk at no cost. Visitors may bring the stools around the Museum with them for easier access to seating."Vision Information:
Verbal Description and Tactile Guides
"The Verbal Description and Tactile Guide uses raised images, Braille, large print and a talking pen to support self-guided visitors who are blind or have low vision. Visitors may borrow the guidebook and talking pen from the Information Desk at no cost."Hearing Information:
"American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation can be arranged for any Museum programs at no cost. Please email email@example.com (include “ASL Interpretation Request” in the subject line) as early as possible, ideally two weeks ahead of your program date."
Assistive Listening Devices and Systems
"Induction loops are installed at the Box Office and throughout the Museum for permanent and temporary exhibits. When in-person guided programs and tours resume, assistive listening devices (ALDs) will be available to borrow at no cost. ALDs are available as stereo headphones, single-ear headphones or T-coil compatible induction loops."Intellectual/Social Information:
"The Social Narrative provides an illustrated, step-by-step guide on what to expect during a visit to the Museum. Use the Social Narrative to prepare for your visit and a change in routine. If you reserved a guided program or plan to attend a public event or festival, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a customized version."
"Visual Vocabularies can augment communication or help families and groups focus their visit. Use these Visual Vocabularies to get a sense of what to expect, introduce new vocabulary and plan out what to see at the Museum. Print different ones and cut and paste the squares to plan your own visit. The submarine Growler has special requirements for entry."Autism/Sensory accessibility information:
"The Sensory Guide is an illustrated overview of the different areas of the Museum. For each section of the Museum, it lists highlights, noise level, rules about touching and eating, and wheelchair accessibility. The areas of the Museum match with the maps in the Visitor’s Guide available in the Welcome Center and at the Information Desk."
"Sensory bags are available to borrow from the Information Desk at no cost. Bags include noise-reduction headphones and fidgets to help ease sensory stimulation. Visual vocabularies and checklists, scavenger hunts and activity sheets are also available at the Information Desk. These resources are also available during all public programs."Other accessibility information:
For more thoughts and information, read Havewheelchairwilltravel.net's review of the museum