Re: New Acoustiguide @ Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum
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In a message dated 10/2/00 10:10:19 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< Acoustiguide News Release
Veterans' Voices Speak at Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum
Acoustiguide Brings Personal Stories to Thousands of Visitors; Programs in
English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean,
(New York, NY) - In a new Acoustiguide audio tour, visitors to the Intrepid
Sea Air Space Museum, one of the most popular tourist attractions in New
York, will hear for the first time the personal stories of veterans who
served aboard the aircraft carrier during World War II. Acoustiguide's
programming in English, and available soon in eight foreign languages,
complements the exciting exhibitions aboard the USS Intrepid, including an
interactive Navy Flight Simulator and the world's only guided missile
submarine open to the public.
During the two-hour audio tour just written and produced by Acoustiguide,
veterans tell of surviving kamikaze attacks, launching Navy fighters and
living aboard a ship with 3,500 officers and men. Among the celebrity
narrators is Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter, who remembers being scooped
up by the Intrepid crew upon his return to Earth. Other narrators include
Walter Cronkite, Mike Wallace, Tom Brokaw and museum director Lt. Gen.
Martin Steele, USMC Ret.
The voices, sound effects and music all come across clearly on
Acoustiguide's Inform wand players, which are lightweight and ideal for both
outdoor and indoor use. The audio tour is included with admission ($12 for
adults; $9 for veterans, seniors, students; additional discounts available
for children under 12). This Acoustiguide program is one of the most widely
heard in North America with 600,000 visitors to the Intrepid each year.
"The most comprehensive audio program is one that is offered to every
visitor," said Barbara Roberts, President and CEO of Acoustiguide. "We are
pleased to partner with the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum to offer an audio
tour that allows visitors to connect with the experiences of veterans whose
service shaped our world."
The Acoustiguide program covers the history of the Intrepid and the many
permanent exhibits on board, including the impressive military aircraft
displayed on the flight deck. The tour also includes an overview of
Intrepid's sister ships - the guided missile submarine USS Growler and the
USS Edson, a Forrest Sherman Class destroyer.
"The Acoustiguide audio tour takes the Intrepid experience to a higher
level," Gen. Steele said. "The program brings to life the selfless
sacrifices of those who served and continue to serve in order to preserve
The Intrepid audio tour will be offered in English, Spanish, German, French,
Italian, Chinese and Japanese. Portuguese and Korean-language versions are
also planned. The Intrepid is one of several historic naval sites that offer
Acoustiguide programs. Other Acoustiguide productions are heard at the USS
Arizona and USS Missouri (beginning in 2001) in Honolulu, USS Constellation
in Boston and the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in the United Kingdom.
More than 40 years ago, Acoustiguide invented the audio tour, and the
company has remained at the leading edge of creativity and technology ever
since. Acoustiguide provides audio programs for museums, heritage and
historic sites, tourism attractions, zoos, aquariums and corporate clients
in 22 countries around the world. Acoustiguide offers complete creative and
production services, the most advanced audio technology and comprehensive
on-site management. For more information, visit www.acoustiguide.com.
To receive a sampler of the Intrepid audio tour in script form or on CD,
e-mail your request to jyamamoto@....