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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
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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this is a excellent museum about the intrepid in the wars it is a must to see it has many war planes on her decks to see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

this is a excellent museum about the intrepid in the wars it is a must to see it has many war planes on her decks to see

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having got the new york pass we were looking at attractions to visit on our trip and this was highlighted. The aircraft carrier Intrepid is very well laid out and is airy and spacious inside the museum making it feel less crowded when busy. Can be very cold on a cool day as set right on the river. Submarine is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They charge you admission to get in, but they have added exhibits that we weren't aware of before hand. IF you want to do everything here, it will cost a bit extra. We only went to the Intrepid and it was fun enough. There was actually some kind of musical being rehearsed while we were there as well, which was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is located mainly within an old plane carrier. There´s plenty of airplanes and other aircrafts to see as well as exhibitions related to US wars. There´s a cafeteria also, somewhat expensive. You can see also a real Concorde and a nuclear submarine. Enterprise suttle can be access for an extra fee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great way to spend a couple of hours to set foot on an aircraft carrier and see a whole history of modern military and space aircraft at the same time. Well worth the walk over to the Hudson River to visit this museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visiting this museum was one of the unexpected highlights of our trip. As a family with a young children we visited on a rainy day. This did not hamper our experience one bit. The opportunity to get up close with some of the aircraft on the flight deck was great. We also had an opportunity to view the new galaxy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have two young boys who just had the time of their life here! they loved this museum, and the flight simulators...a blast!

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The Intrepid is a great choice, especially on crazy busy days when everyone else is at the more traditional museums lined up for hours (like AMNH). You can easily spend 4 hours here exploring the air craft carrier, airplanes and submarine. Their admissions staff was terrific. The volunteers they have staffing the carrier and sub were outstanding. They served on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this museum using our New York Pass. The museum was one of the more well planned museums we visited whilst in NYC. As part of our entrance we got access to the audio tour, which was very informative and narrated partly by someone who had ties to the ship. Throughout the museum there were interactive experiences that assist... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spent an amazing day at the Intrepid musuem. So much to see & well worth reading all the letters/artefacts from real people. Loads of planes to see & the Intrepid itself was huge! Would not be so great with children in buggies! Lots of steps! Would have liked to be able to go inside Concorde without having to book a... More 

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