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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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Address: 12th Avenue & 46th Street, Pier 86, New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number:
+1 212-245-0072
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a nonprofit, educational...

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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A great museum

I liked it very much, it is big and cool, many plains and hlicopters in great condition, and the ship itself is very impressive.

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Shanir T
Bat Yam, Israel
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Bat Yam, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I liked it very much, it is big and cool, many plains and hlicopters in great condition, and the ship itself is very impressive.

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Somerset, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here with my husband since he is into airplanes and loves museums. I thought I would be bored but there is a lot of stuff to see including submarine and space ship. Gift shop was reasonably priced.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got there 2 hrs before it closed and the ridiculously slow line with security took 40 min. They only had 4-5 people selling tickets to hundreds. We missed the last guided tour so we were on our own. We opted to skip the submarine (unfortunately) due to time constraints (darn line!) and we went onto the aircraft carrier. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although im not a fan of warfare, this museum gives you a picture about the life of soldiers/sailors at sea and you can learn a couple of things bout war itself and why it is uncool! Many planes and the nuc submarine is a nice place to visit too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I liked the tour of the ship. It's interesting to see the inside and the history of such a great ship. I liked the submarine part of the tour but found out I'm definitely not made for confined spaces. Even if you're a little bit claustrophobic make sure it's not a super busy day are you might have some issues... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

give yourself at least 2-3 hours and go early. even if you have the city pass you stand in line just a bit shorter. great stuff on display. must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here prior to attending the boat shoe at the Javitz Convention Center. My huband is in the military and recieved free admission. All tours are self guided so you can go at your own pace. My favorite part was going down into the submarine. There are volunteer veterans located throughout the ship who are more than happy to chat,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've visited few aircraft carriers and have to say that Intrepid is not the best experience among these, but worth of visiting anyway. There is also a submarine the through of which the carrier itself is accessed. The usual WWII combat simulator is available for additional 12USD.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with my husband and although he enjoyed it, I thought it could have been a lot better. We paid extra for entry to the space and submarine section. We had to wait 25 minutes (on a Tuesday afternoon) to enter the submarine section, with nothing around you to keep you entertained. When we finally got in, you are pushed... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lot s of stairs and not much for a girl like me but the guys seemed to enjoy it! Wear comfy shoes! Lots of walking and climbing.

Thank Catherine M

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