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 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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cupcakeprincess1
"Amazing "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 22, 2018 NEW
We loved visiting this museum, so much to see and do here, could spend the whole day here. There is the ship, the nasa shuttle & the submarine. My boys loved it all.
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PushExplore
Guangzhou, China
"Hit with the kids"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 21, 2018 NEW
If you like fighter jets, stealth aircraft etc. then this is a place you must check out. It was a hit with the kids and they really enjoyed checking out all the cool modern day fighter planes.
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Paul K
"Loads todo "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 21, 2018 NEW
Went there expecting to be there for a few hours and spent all day looking round ! An aircraft carrier full of displays, the space Center with a shuttle , uss Growler submarine and if you pay a bit extra there’s Concorde to look round , the staff and guides are super helpful and enthusiastic 👌
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salchow88
Queens, New York
"A Piece of History Floating on the Hudson"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 21, 2018 NEW
I have been wanting to go here for many years. My uncle served on the Intrepid, so it was a must-see for me. Went on a nice Saturday in November, which didn't deter the crowds. It takes a while to get in, due to security, but we didn't mind since safety is of the utmost importance. I am so happy that we finally made it. To tour a ship that my uncle served on for three years, was very moving. Seeing the British Concorde was cool, but seeing the Enterprise space shuttle was something else! So close to something so massive was really impressive. It overwhelmed me. I look forward to going back again, someday soon.
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DMSCAD
London, United Kingdom
"Highly recommended"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2018 NEW
Prebooked tickets for the Intrepid museum for a Saturday which meant when I turned up just before opening at 10am I was one of the first to enter. The submarine was interesting as was looking around the aircraft carrier which had lots of different aircraft and the Endeavour space shuttle. It was disappointing that inside Concorde could only be seen by paying extra and doing a tour. I didn’t do this as I had seen inside another BA one elsewhere. An interesting way to spend a couple of hours. Highly recommended.
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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.