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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 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: 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 huge museum for a fair price

Even with the basic (general admission) ticket, the exposition is big enough to keep you busy for hours. Don't forget to go into the submarine!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Newcastle, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Even with the basic (general admission) ticket, the exposition is big enough to keep you busy for hours. Don't forget to go into the submarine!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We did a party for my grandson and the staff managed 20 kids and kept them interested and engaged throughtout the event There are so many points of interest that it kept adults and children entertained They did a nice little refreshment set up and cake in the mess hall that everyone enjoyed

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Expensive and most things like space shuttle attract an add on fee. Concorde was being cleaned so not available I must confess was disappointed

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

A great place to go especially with kids lots of interactive exhibits and great staff who explain the history. The space shuttle was my highlight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I picked this museum to visit because I thought it was something my husband would like, and it turned out that I enjoyed it too. The Intrepid has had a long and interesting history. Commissioned in 1943, it participated in offensives against the Japanese during WWII. She also saw duty during the Cold War, and in 1962, served as the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit if your in NYC! Plenty of things to see if your into those sort of things. It's also worth doing the Concorde tour if you have time 👍🏻

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Fancy taking the kids out for the day this is the place submarines, Concorde, battleships and fighter jets every boys dream lots of interaction too.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We had lunch on-board which was basic but it's not an everyday experience to eat on an aircraft carrier, this museum was a bit of a let down, we had a NY pass which didn't allow us entrance in to see the Space Shuttle and when we were turned away they didn't even tell us how much the entrance would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Mixed ages can enjoy different things. There will be queues so get there early (Growler sub will be another additional queue). Bored teenagers plus 5 year old all got a lot out of it. We grown ups were blown away by things like the Blackbird spy plane on the flight deck! Did the shuttle tour, very well done. Can buy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I am from the Caribbean so the weather in New York was freezing for me, but I had my trip booked to visit the intrepid sea air and space museum and it was a marvel see all those war planes, ,the submarine, and the highlight was getting to see a real space shuttle that was used ,I must say those... More 

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