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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

12th Avenue & 46th Street, Pier 86, New York City, NY 10036
+1 212-245-0072
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The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a nonprofit, 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. Welcoming over one million visitors annually, the Museum includes the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home to Enterprise, the world's first space shuttle that paved the way for America's successful Space Shuttle Program. On display are more than two dozen authentically restored aircraft, including the Lockheed A-12 Blackbird, the world's fastest military jet and spy plane, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. The Museum also includes the submarine Growler, the only American diesel-powered strategic missile submarine open to the public; the Exploreum Interactive Hall, a fully interactive exhibit space; an 18,000 sq. ft. education center; and Pier 86, a publicly accessible pier that is part of the Hudson River Park Trust. Download our free iPhone app, Mission Intrepid: Explore Enterprise, from the App Store today, and enhance your experience in the Space Shuttle Pavilion! The mission of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth.
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12th Avenue & 46th Street, Pier 86, New York City, NY 10036
+1 212-245-0072
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Covering not just the period of history that Intrepid saw active service, but also Enterprise , and the sub that carried nuclear warheads in the 1950's. we expected to take an hour, perhaps two (to keep Dad happy) and spent over three, and all enjoyed...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Up close and personal to equipment and people's accounts of what actually happened during the ship's active service over 30 years

Thank Suthonative
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth the visit to the now de-commissioned WW2 aircraft carrier - you can visit the bridge and flag bridge, see how the ship was operated and how small and cramped everything is. The deck has a wide range of military aircraft and there is...More

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Are there any other aircraft carriers open to the public? This must be unique.If I am wrong please inform me. What a wonderful day and suitable for all ages.There I was with my son inside a Gemini space module.Our combined ages are over 100.I always...More

Thank RRJ55
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We parked in the parking garage right next to the museum. You could save money by using spot hero app to reserve your spot. Get there early since the line can get pretty long. If you sign up for a tour you don't have to...More

Thank BruinsFanNJ
Reviewed 4 days ago

Third time to NYC and first here. Used explorer pass no problem. Really enjoyed the walk around this and if you like aeroplanes you'll love it. My husband in particular enjoyed it. Quite a queue to do submarine , didn't do Concorde as this was...More

Thank Luvholidaystoomuch
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had New York passes and had a spare 1.5 hours before boarding a cruise nearby, so we decided to pop in. Obviously we didn't have enough time, you need at least 3-4 hours. However, the audio guide was included in the price of our...More

Thank CatherineH94
Reviewed 5 days ago

I really enjoyed the Intrepid. I grew up seeing many of the types of planes that are displayed on the ship. It was fun to see them up close.

Thank JimGD
Reviewed 5 days ago

We threw this in as a wildcard on our New York visit. Printed tickets at home so we skipped the queue. It was very interesting to look around the carrier and the submarine and there is a wide selection of aircraft stored on the deck....More

Thank Terry C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

To visit the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space museum was worthwhile! The exhibits were beautiful ! The flight deck was awesome, the sub was educational, the view of the Hudson River, the view of NYC were awesome! Must visit when in NYC!

Thank peony09
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Lisa M
12 September 2017|
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Response from fergusontribe | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be, but of course it depends on a number of things, like the age and interests of your children.
26 June 2017|
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Response from warren126 | Reviewed this property |
There is ample parking around the area