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

Pier 86New York, NY 10036
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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.


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The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum s 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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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
"A must see if you have the time!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 21, 2018 NEW
The first thing to note is that you must have time to come here! There is so much to see and read and explore that it can't be rushed. I am not particularly interested in Air or space technology but had seen just how good the reviews were and well I'm a sucker for a good review! It's a little out of the way to get too as the tube only takes you so far but worth it! So glad we did our research as this place was fab! Great for adults and young kids with interactive parts throughout the whole carrier. It really is incredible to see how they lived in the bunks and even more so in the submarine - wow that is a tight space! One thing to note - not sure if it happened to many others but on arrival we were greeted by a very nice man in a naval uniform (we thought he was part of the museum...) we were wrong. He was a con artist trying to get us to sign up to a charity for fallen heroes etc and we were stood trying to get away for ages! This is one of the many things you can do on the NYC Pass and very worth it! You can also catch one of the boating tours from a few piers down too!
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Wenhan S
Leawood, Kansas
"Fantastic Historical Museum"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 20, 2018 NEW
Spent the entire morning here at the Museum. There is just so much to see! You get a recap of the USS Intrepid's history, a British Concord, the Enterprise Space Shuttle, and the USS Growler. Covering almost the entire 20th century and beyond, you get a fantastic recap of history from the first aircraft carriers to the space explorations. The audio tour is highly recommended. The inside stories from veterans on their experiences in the navigation room or bunks bring the ship alive. The USS Growler tour is a lot faster, just a quick walk through the cramped conditions on a submarine. Highly recommend allotting a decent portion of your day, there is just so much to see!
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"A must see for anyone interested"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 19, 2018 NEW
A great place to visit with kind and interesting guides and a great many planes to see as well as a submarine and a prototype space shuttle. Oh, and the carrier itself. A must visit for anyone interested in naval, air or space technology.
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Jenny B
"See historic craft"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 19, 2018 NEW
It was great to see some of the craft that we'd heard of, notably the Enterprise Space Shuttle, Blackbird, Intrepid. The tour around Growler wouldn't suit anyone with claustrophobia but it's very interesting, .There's an F-16 fighter there too. We took our adult son who was in NYC for business, and we all enjoyed it. Best if all, it's included in the NYC Pass and the queues were not long - but then it was St Patrick's Day and a lot of people were in the parade on the other side of town!
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Stephen R
"Morning visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 18, 2018 NEW
Third time in NYC, we bought the explorer passes so decided to visit the Intrepid, fantastic morning, we really enjoyed it, explored the intrepid, went in to a submarine, saw some of the world's most famous planes and the USS Enterprise. Highly recommend it.
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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.