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.

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

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Kim B
Winston Salem, North Carolina
"Impressive"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 26, 2017 NEW
We toured this on our last day as 'something to do' before we had to get to the airport for an evening flight. Walking up to it is amazing. The enormity of the ship is incredible. They also have a Drone display, and a submarine to tour. You could spend all day here. We spent about 1 1/2 hours. They have some retired Navy volunteers that explain the control room and some other areas. They were amazing, and eager explain and to answer questions.
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joeyeatsout
Beaufort, Slo Country
"Helps if you’re intrepid"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 26, 2017 NEW
We visited the Intrepid with our pre-teenage grandson. The aircraft carrier has lots of space to cover. Many warplanes on the Flight deck. And an exhibit of the space shuttle Endeavor…it’s there but you can’t go inside. There were quite a few “interactive” exhibits for kids. And two flight simulators suitable for adults and kids. All the interesting historical stuff, including live interviews with sailors on the otherwise disorganized audio guide, would probably be boring for kids. We spent three hours and I was tired after two.
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wendyrasmussen
Copenhagen, Denmark
"Very interesting."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 25, 2017 NEW
Even if you aren't interested in submarines, fleet carriers and space shuttles as I'm not. (Went there for my husband's sake) but found it all very interesting. I would recommend a visit also in a nice area on the water.
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Gelflingwife
Glasgow, United Kingdom
"Impressive, informative and well organised"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 24, 2017 NEW
We spent 5 hours here and left only because it closed! Full of interesting exhibits and plenty of hotdogs and ice-cream to keep you going. Something for all the family - however fit. Much is accessible and all fascinating. Some of the exhibits are very moving and all is awesome
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ADS1129
Pooler, Georgia
"A great way to spend the day"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 24, 2017 NEW
This was our first visit to The Intrepid with our grandchildren. There is so much to see and do while you're there. We purchased the audio tour so we could check in at certain sights to hear more about what we were seeing. The size of the ship both inside and out was breathtaking. The history of the ship came to life at each exhibit. It is pretty much impossible to see it all in one day. The exhibits will hold the interest of adults and children both. The Intrepid is a fantastic value. We will definitely go back. We almost had a disaster when, after leaving the ship just about closing time, we were part way back to our hotel when we realized that our granddaughter didn't have her cell phone. We headed back to the museum and spoke to the security person at the exit, and she contacted someone for us. They allowed my husband and our granddaughter back in to go to the reception desk, where luckily they had her phone. They were gracious and kind and understanding, and we thank them for that!

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.