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 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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Darren I
"Fantastic piece of history"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 20, 2017 NEW
I am a place geek anyway and ex-RN so a must visit for me. A slice of history at every turn - well worth the time out to walk down to the Hudson from Times Square.
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
"An aircraft carrier, a Concorde and a Space Shuttle all in one place!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 20, 2017 NEW
We came across this museum when we came to take a site seeing ferry and we decided to give it a go - when else would you get a chance to walk around an aircraft carrier! We're glad we did. Lots to see, both on the ship itself and also in the exhibit spaces around. Lots of aircraft on the carrier to take a look at, and then within the carrier itself, you are able to see many of the decks and areas of the ship. There are audio booths that have reminiscences from servicemen who served on the boat. Hearing their stories was fascinating. Well worth a few hours.
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Phi S
Bangkok, Thailand
"An actual aircraft carrier "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2017 NEW
This is an old aircraft carrier converted to a naval museum. You get to see how a carrier looks like inside and there are also displays from NASA and space exhibits on the top deck. On the side of the carrier, there is a real submarine, which you can enter to explore too. It was an eye opening experience to see a real aircraft carrier and a submarine.
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Cornish, New Hampshire
"Very cool!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2017 NEW
My husband and I came here on a Sunday. Busy place. Lots to see. Was there for at least a couple of hours and still didn't see it all. Got tired walking around though. Neat place.
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
"Huge carrier, lots to see."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2017 NEW
So much to see at this museum (?). I'm not sure how to describe it! If you are interested in navy/military, flight, space exhibits then you must visit this. Even the guy from Hull on the communications deck was fun! Some things cost extra, but the basics were included for free with the New York pass. The space shuttle is extraordinary, Concorde is smaller than you might imagine.

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.