The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York, NY

Pier 86New York, NY 10036
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Overview

Climb aboard the iconic Intrepid aircraft carrier and learn all about the history of sea, air, and space ventures. View historic artifacts, interact with engaging exhibits, watch intriguing videos, and marvel at the numerous exhibits. While at the museum, guests can explore Aircraft Carrier Intrepid, the Space Shuttle Pavilion, Submarine Growler, and British Airways Concorde.

Description

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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 was founded in 1982 with the acquisition of the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, now a National Historic Landmark, which served tours of duty in World War II and the Vietnam War, and was a recovery vessel for the Gemini and Mercury space missions.

Permanent exhibits include:
Aircraft Carrier Intrepid
Launched in 1943, the former aircraft carrier USS Intrepid fought in World War II, surviving five kamikaze attacks and one torpedo strike. The ship later served in the Cold War and the Vietnam War. Intrepid also served as a NASA recovery vessel in the 1960s. It was decommissioned in 1974, and today is berthed on the Hudson River as the centerpiece of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

Space Shuttle Pavilion
The Space Shuttle Pavilion showcases the space shuttle Enterprise, the prototype NASA orbiter that paved the way for America’s successful space shuttle program. Seventeen dynamic exhibit zones feature original artifacts, photographs, audio, and films that immerse visitors in the science and history of Enterprise and the space shuttle era.

Submarine Growler
The former USS Growler first opened at the Intrepid Museum in 1989 and is the only American guided missile submarine open to the public. Growler offers museum visitors a firsthand look at life aboard a submarine and a close-up inspection of the once "top-secret" missile command center. Access is available to the various compartments as they were used during operations.

British Airways Concorde
The fastest Atlantic crossing by any Concorde occurred on February 7, 1996, and took only 2 hours, 52 minutes, and 59 seconds. This record-breaking plane — the Concorde Alpha Delta G-BOAD — is yours to explore at Intrepid Museum complex on Pier 86.

AVIATOR GRILL is open to the general public and Museum visitors for breakfast and Lunch. It offers a full, chef-prepared menu of hearty fare, including burgers, fresh bread, custom pizzas and more. This family-friendly restaurant is located on the second level of the Museum’s Welcome Center, overlooking the pier.

Please note you will need to PRINT YOUR VOUCHER and bring the hard copy to the Will Call Desk at the box office in exchange for a ticket. Please note the last admission to the submarine Growler is one hour before the Museum closes.

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Elliston72
Mount Coolum, Australia
"Truely amazing"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 17, 2019 NEW
Wow. This may seem like an odd choice to visit when visiting New York as there is so much to do however I would definatley recommend this museum. This was was one of our stand out attractions that we visted. The sheer size of the war ship The Intredpid is mindblowing. You get to tour the ship, view the helicopters and planes that form part of America's military.You also can clamber throught a submarine (Growler) and stand under the first space shuttle The Enterpirse. Allow a good couple of hours to see it all. The photo pack was also great.
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robrowlinson
London, United Kingdom
"Day two"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2019 NEW
Really nice helpful staff greeted me just after opening, I paid $10 for the audio tour which was fascinating to hear the story’s. When I went up to the hanger deck there was a a really nice veterinarian who served on the intrepid. I stood there for 10 mins talking to him before making my way round. So much history in a small area. The space shuttle and submarines was just amazing. The only down side was the $20 extra charge to go see the Concorde. But great if you love history
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sammieking
Cambridge, United Kingdom
"Highly recommended!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2019 NEW
My husband and I visited here during our stay in New York! Brilliant place, full of history, interactive section, really helpful and informative staff, well worth a visit! Onsite facilities are great, and although didn’t eat here food/drinks all reasonably priced - there isn’t huge amount locally that we could find so best to plan ahead if your wanting food outside of the museum! We arrived early and practically had our own tour guide on the submarine! Well worth the money!
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pimlicolion
Margate, United Kingdom
"Fantastic"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2019 NEW
Loved every minute of it really had a great time saw some great planes and then a space shuttle really really impressed. Then went in the submarine which was pretty good, Concorde was closed but didn’t matter as the visit was perfect.
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lak420
Dunedin, New Zealand
"Visit the Concorde"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2019 NEW
Amazing experience to board the Concorde and see the cabin and cockpit. Lots of aircraft to see including a spy plane.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Can I take photos or film while at the museum?
Personal cameras and video are allowed, however, selfie-sticks (or any other camera-extension devices) and professional equipment including the use of tripods are not.

How much time will it take me to view all of the exhibits in the Museum?
For the full Intrepid experience, expect to spend 2-3 hours at the museum.

Is the museum wheelchair accessible?
Since the Intrepid is a National Historic Landmark, most, although not all, of the museum is accessible by wheelchair. Areas not accessible by wheelchair include the Fo’c’s’le, Combat Information Center, Growler submarine, and Concorde. All restrooms and dining areas are accessible, as well the flight deck, hangar deck, and mess deck.

Are there shopping and dining areas at the museum?
Yes. A retail shop is available in the Space Shuttle Pavilion. Food trucks are available on the pier and vending machines are both on the pier and the flight deck.