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

from The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
The year 2018 marks the Intrepid’s 75 years of history and service!

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.

Intrepid Museum’s Summer Movie Series
Watch a movie on the ship’s flight deck, under the stars! Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while you watch some old and new favorites on the big screen. Admission tickets (free of charge) will be distributed on a first-come, first-served before the show.

Friday, June 29th: “Wonder Woman”
Friday July 13th: “Friday the 13th”
Friday, July 27th: “Dunkirk”
Friday August 10th: “Ghostbusters”
Friday August 24th: Community Choice Pick

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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SherazTarar
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
"Superb military museum"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2018 NEW
This military museum is like no other as it literally takes you on board a USS Aircraft carrier that was used in WW2 and the attack on the Pearl Harbour. There are great aircraft on board and you get to see inside the carrier and its various levels. Please do visit the museum on your own and DO NOT take the guided tour. It will ruin your day as they have no sitting or audio visual aids, just a plain lecture while standing for almost 2.5 hours. That was the only worst part of my trip. Otherwise the museum iteslf was great and very knowledgeable place.
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Lesley29
London, United Kingdom
"Great museum for everyone"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 21, 2018 NEW
Fantastic museum for all age groups. I really enjoyed this museum, even if I'm not a great fan of military museums. We spent nearly 3 hours over there. Lots to see including a submarine. I would definitely recommend this museum for everyone. Book your tickets via expedia.
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khangya
Basel, Switzerland
"One of the most exciting things to visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 20, 2018 NEW
I always wanted to go to the Intrepid Museum and when I did it, i was amazed by the amount of stories I could learn here, mostly about the wars - which is also sad sometimes the digest - the evolution of the space technology, helicopters, submarine...I will never forget this day.
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TaleofGenji
New Jersey
"Sea, Air, and Space"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2018 NEW
We started with the tour of the Growler Submarine which was fantastic as we made our way into the sub and experienced first hand the tiny living quarters of the crew. Next we went aboard the aircraft carrier making our way up to navigation. We finally ended on the deck to view the jets and helicopters. We then made a stop in the Space pavilion and were in awe of the size of Enterprise. A great day, bring sunscreen for the outdoor areas in summer months as there isn't much shade.
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Andrea T
Belleair Beach, Florida
"Really cool museum"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2018 NEW
I was surprised to see how awesome this place actually was. If you have boys this is a must! There is a huge LEGO ship when you get in to the museum, lots to look at and you get to to see the shuttle.
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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.