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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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They have done a really good job with this museum! We could have spent hours here, but went through quickly in about 2 hours. Can't say enough about it. I would love to return... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Skowhegan, Maine
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Kiama, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sadly not impressed with this museum. Over priced and underwhelmed. Considering this is a museum designed as a tribute to the brave men who fought for their country I was disgusted to see it being used to exploit their memory and achievements. The major attractions such as the space shuttle and British Airways Concorde incurred an extra fee on top... More 

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Skowhegan, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They have done a really good job with this museum! We could have spent hours here, but went through quickly in about 2 hours. Can't say enough about it. I would love to return with my grandsons!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited this museum on a very wet day but thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Loved looking over the Submarine and it was brilliant to have Veterans on there that could answer our questions. The indoor attraction was well presented and laid out too and we enjoyed waking around.Loys to see and read. A good display of Aircraft outside on deck but... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An excellent museum with many inter-active displays. For me, this is living-history - for my grandson it is a museum. Many aircraft on display including Concorde and the space shuttle Enterprise. Not a cheap visit - we paid $115 for 2 adults and 1 child - but we had a great afternoon. Allow 2 - 3 hours to cover the... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Never been in the Armed Forces or a sea or air craft enthusiast but found the visit very interesting. An varied display of aircraft on the flight deck with informative plaques for each plane. The aircraft carrier was great being able to go to most areas and again information boards as well as volunteers being present to answer questions. The... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum is located in the aircraft carrier Intrepid, which was deployed during WWII, the Cold War, and Vietnam and used as NASA's recovery vessel in the 1960s. Fascinating collection of over 20 aircrafts (I lost count, so there could be more). I was as interested as my husband. Also on display is the Space Shuttle Enterprise, NASA's prototype orbiter.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Es algo así como un museo interactivo de aviones, naves espaciales y elicópteros, muy buen lugar para ir con niños pues les permite subirse a varios de ellos y jugar experimentando, tiene audio tour en varios idiomas y ascensores que te llevan a casi todos los pisos, es importante señalar que en los meses de invierno en este lugar HACE... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lot of fun exploring this escort class aircraft carrier that served from WWII until the 1990s. Exhibits are well laid out and there are a variety of planes to look at. Just be aware that the submarine is currently closed, and that seeing the shuttle costs extra.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a most interesting place to visit. Just make sure that you have enough time - minimum 2 hours if you see the space shuttle. We didn't see the sub and that would mean that you need even more time - queues to get in we quite extensive. Space exhibit was wonderful, the military planes were most interesting and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I will review this from my perspective and toss in the way my husband saw it, as I often see these type of things through his eyes. It is nice that they Intrepid has an elevator for those who have physical limitations. My husband is on the hip replacement list for next year, and so the stairs were not something... More 

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