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“NOT SO EXCITING” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
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Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Ranked #37 of 1,059 things to do in New York City
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

The price isn t cheap,if you have more than 3 people in your family. The guys in the box office aren t sympathetic, I had a discount coupon and I want to buy the entrance, the exposition for the discoveryand the simulators,but he told me that i could onlu buy the entrance with discoun, so I only bought the entrance, what wasn t good for the museum, as even with the discount,I would spent much more money if i had bought the tree together. It was interesting to see the diferent planes, but there were long lines to see the ship inside and the submarine, I don t think they are so interesting to spend so much time in the lines. But if you love planes,go.

Visited July 2012
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great collection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2012 via mobile

Loved the air and space museum, it has a collection that's hard to beat - Concorde, the Space Shuttle, the sub and more planes than you can shake a stick at (including and IAI Kfir and a Falllands Super Etendard).

The shuttle is the highlight of the trip but disappointingly you can't get inside it. Awesome enough from the outside but lacking detail.

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Corona, New York
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75 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great experience; very educational.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2012

My husband and I were here on Independence Day. It was packed and fortunately we bought our tickets online so we didn't have to wait on the incredibly long line. I like going up on the flight deck and looking at all those planes. There is an indoor museum on the first floor. There is also a film but I think it costs extra. There is a a cafe with sandwiches, about 4-5 different kinds of soup, various kinds of rolls/bagels,. and hot/cold beverages.. It is not too expensive. This is a great place to take the kids. It is kind of a long walk from the subway, though, and I don't recall seeing any parking lot.

Visited July 2012
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Worth the trip but tours expensive and not all equally good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2012

Loved the planes, especially Concorde, where a paid tour lets you sit inside and learn
about the interesting history and operation of this plane.

Also took a "space" tour, which was mostly a waste of time. Very long and mostly
just talking, not much space gear onsite. Kids would hate this tour.
Besides Shuttle, they had mockup of a Mercury vehicle. Tour was looking at pictures
on an ipad and a tv, with a lecture. Only use part was having a guide for the shuttle viewing
but overall was not worth it.

Ship tour might be better, didn't have time to do that.

Visited September 2012
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Haifa, Israel
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“Enjoyable, interesting and expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2012

I've always dreamt to be on an aircraft carrier. An enormous piece of metal that floats on the water and keeps the order in the world. When I'd went to USS Midway in San Diego it was too late and the museum was closed. Then I've arrived to New York and was happy to find out about the existance of USS Intrepid. I went there and the first thing that I bumped into was the price. I don't understand why it should it be more expensive than Midway (and they even have sponsor). Moreover, In the museum you have the option to see the space shuttle Pavillion. Of course, it costs money. They've even made special effort to cover it all so that no one on the deck could see the spaceship without paying, god forbid.
The basic admission also includes entrance to Growler submarine. I didn't use it because the line was crazy and I didn't have enough time.
Now to the main atraction - The aircraft carrier. This is an interesting place to explore - seeing how the troops lived, how the ship works and learning about its history in fighting.
Improvement can be achieved by opening more parts of the ship to the public. I felt that the visit there too schematic, without the feeling of exploring by yourself. The mechanical field is almost not discussed at all in the museum. The ship's history in fighting gets a lot of attention in the museum.
A nice thing was to have the option to talk with guys who spent their army service on board.
The museum also explains about flights to space and features a concord aircraft.

Visited August 2012
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