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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steffib_11
Belfast, United Kingdom
"Lots to see here!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2017 NEW
Spent a lovely afternoon here looking around the planes, drones, concord and of course the ship. Touring the ship can be quite claustrophobic as space is quite confined. Not suitable for the less mobile tourist.
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Manuel M
Caracas
"A unique opportunity"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2017 NEW
I am a military history lover, so for me go to the museum was a great experience. However, I think that for everybody this is a unique opportunity because there is not too many places on the world in which you can go into a Carrier and life part of its history, go into a submarine, have the opportunity to see an incredible collection of military aircraft and helicopters, to visit one of the few Condorde Jets that still exist and be in contact with one of the Space Shuttles. I really enjoyed and my 8-year-old son was delighted. I think it is a must to see in the city and more if you have some interest in aviation or military history. It was included in the City Pass we bought.
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Tim O
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
"Something unexpected in NYC."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 16, 2017 NEW
Very interesting for an aviation buff. I have never been on board a carrier before so very impressed.
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brian j
Melbourne, Australia
"Fantastic tour ,well worth the booking"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 16, 2017 NEW
Wife and I did this tour in September 2017 and our guide Jim was informative and friendly. Totally recommend this tour as not only do you get to see everything before the public crowds,but knowing the history about the Intrepid makes it much more enjoyable than just taking photos for the sake of it.
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laurenvill
Winston Salem, North Carolina
"Fantastic "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 16, 2017 NEW
There is so much to see and do. You could spend the day. The price was worth it! Planes, space capsules, space shuttle, drones, history, subs, war information, and more. It is very clean and well presented. We loved this.
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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.