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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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During our NYC trip, I wanted to run by here and check it out. I'm glad I did. The place is fantastic. The deck of the battleship was impressive enough, with the fighters on... read more

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

During our NYC trip, I wanted to run by here and check it out. I'm glad I did. The place is fantastic. The deck of the battleship was impressive enough, with the fighters on display and all, but the museum inside is nothing short of breath-taking. There is too much to put in a review, but I do remember one... More 

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Lewiston, Maine
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Our primary purpose was to visit the aircraft carrier, but we were easily distracted by all of the aircraft on display on the upper deck. When we went below, there were films being shown about the history of the carrier. Also, there was a very well done video presentation about the kama kazi attacks on the carrier. This was difficult... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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A great way to indulge your inner big-kid by wandering around an aircraft carrier. There are an interesting selection of planes on the flight deck and hanger including some I've never seen before ranging in time periods from WWII through the Cold War and Vietnam. In the main hanger there are some interesting exhibits about the ship and its crew... More 

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New York City, New York
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This is definitely my favorite boat in the Harbor. And do you want to know why? Because my favorite person- Larry Fisher-Co -founder of Fisher Brothers in New York City ,was responsible, with his brothers, for Bringing it into the Harbor-and Restoring it. It is Majestic. Who was Larry Fisher? Besides the fact that he was a totally self made... More 

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Fun and history for the whole family If you're a fan of war planes, this is your place! We enjoyed the whole ship, took pictures, got to a 4D show, etc The shop is good also

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A good inside experience for a wet day. We toured all round the ship and nuclear submarine. The planes on the deck were awesome.The guides were very informative.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Running alongside the West Side Hwy at 12th Ave and 46th St in Manhattan lies the sleeping giant Intrepid. This WW ll aircraft carrier is alot more than "just an aircraft carrier" as if that isn't impressive enough when you're standing on it. This is history that they don't talk about in school much anymore. A museum lies within the... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even my gf who is not that much into planes was really excited when we did Concorde tour and when we saw Enterprise space shuttle. It was also interesting to compare USS Interpid and USS Growler with USS Missouri and USS Bowfin we toured in Pearl Harbor. Definitely the place to recommend when visiting NYC. And do the Concorde tour... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Military memorabilia adorns this the Intrepid and the attendant missile submarine Growler. The exhibits were well spaced, well documented and highly respectful of the personnel that served on both ships. It was interesting for both sexes, especially the simulator. One excited student shouted, "this is best experience ever" as she climbed out of the simulator. I even saw an elderly... More 

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Enjoyed our trip here we did the Concord as well, our guide was very informative and a pleasure to listen to. It was great to get up close to so many iconic planes and spacecraft, didn't realise how big the shuttle was or how small the landing craft are for the space missions. The ship itself is amazing seeing where... More 

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