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New to port Combat Information Center takes visitors back to Operation Desert Storm. And the Battle of Midway Theater (included with admission) opened a year ago. A redevelopment of the waterfront loca- tion, set for 2018, will include a theater, a restaurant and large-group meeting space. Exhibits opening soon include “Sea Monsters” and “The History of Rum.” Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum MIDWAY a famous U.S. Navy aircraft carrier that is the most-visited historical naval ship museum in the world. All aboard The self-guided audio tour, available in six languages, describes nearly 70 locations on board and is narrated by Midway sailors who lived or worked in each stop on the tour. The attraction has more than 30 climb-in helicopters, cock- pits, aircraft, jail cells and crew bunks. All aboard Both domestic and inter- national groups ranging from students to senior citizens visit the museum. The attraction hosts performing groups from around the world and offers an extensive list of educational programming. New to port Open through the end of 2017, “Drones: Is The Sky The Limit?” explores the history of drone technol- ogy from World War I to its current applications. On the horizon In 2018, the museum will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Intrepid’s commissioning, and former crew members will come from all over the U.S. next sum- mer to celebrate the anniversary. (New York City) houses the aircraft car- rier USS Intrepid, the world’s fastest jets, the space shuttle Enterprise and the only American guided-missile submarine open to the public. Signaling demonstration aboard the USS Midway USS Midway Museum (San Diego) is Pacific Battleship Center Pacific Battleship Center (San Pedro, California) houses battleship USS Iowa, which hosted three presidents (Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush) during nearly 70 years of service. All aboard Visitors can walk the wood decks and see the ship’s guns, bridge, mess areas and the captain’s cabin, which holds the only bathtub installed on a bat- tleship for a president. Groups can have an on-board picnic or special event. New to port Guests can now head into the wild blue yonder with “Battleship PLAN YOUR GROUP VISIT TODAY! In the wake of Japan’s attack, American soldiers marched into battle while citizens rallied on the Home Front. In ration lines and victory gardens and factories across the United States, they built an Arsenal of Democracy. Experience how the Home Front supported the front lines and helped win the war—at The Arsenal of Democracy, a new permanent exhibit at The National WWII Museum. #1 Attraction in New Orleans | #4 Museum in the United States – 2016 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 | 877.813.3329 X 222 | NATIONALWW2MUSEUM.ORG 17-0278_GroupSales_AOD_Courier_Ad_7x4.875_NObleed_r3.indd 1 24 August/September 2017 6/30/17 9:48 AM