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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Address: 12th Avenue & 46th Street, Pier 86, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)
Phone Number: +1 212-245-0072
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Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a nonprofit, educational...
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Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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York, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

My husband is retired military and spent his 29 years working on and around UH-1's and Blackhawks and most of his years in the Marines on a aircraft carrier so this was a wonderful day for him. We took the 101 tour and would suggest that for anyone who wants to learn more about the part the Intrepid played in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Visited the Sea, Air & Space Museum on the USS Intrepid whilst on holiday with my family over the Christmas period. Got there one day at 4.30pm, to find out that it closes at 5pm. Was unable to book a ticket for the following day, which was very annoying. I should have checked the opening times, but did not expect... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Who doesn't like airplanes and big boats?!? This was well worth the price of admission. We only bought the "Intrepid & Growler" ticket, which didn't include the Shuttle Enterprise display (have seen it at NASM in DC many times; it's also just the engineering mock-up and never flew). If you've never seen a space shuttle in person, this is as... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I recommend that you take the time to go into the submarine... so nice. You can get a NYC PASS that will let you into several museums for a discounted rate. Just note that Met, Natural History and Cloisters are pay what you will so don't bother using the Pass on those. Have fun!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This museum is fantastic. The air craft carrier was used during the world war. We also visited the submarine. You see how the 100+ men lived in the cramped space for months! My favorite part was seeing the aircrafts kept on the roof.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Absolutely loved our trip to Intrepid. We came over Christmas time during our visit, the day we visited it was absolutely tipping it down with rain. Staff did their up most to get us through security quickly so we didn't stand getting soaked. The weather didn't seem to dampen their spirits as everyone was really friendly and keen to help,... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is an except from the blog of our eight week trip The USS Intrepid aircraft carrier saw action in the Pacific during World War II and also in the Vietnam War; following its decommissioning it was turned into a floating museum. The museum collection actually extends from the ship out onto the dock and contains an impressive array of... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

A number of years ago, I served more than seven years in the British Royal Navy, almost three of those aboard the British Aircraft Carrier HMS Ark Royal, where we were a part of the same NATO naval task force (in the 70's) that included the USS Intrepid. So it was a special treat to visit this grand old lady... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

When we booked to go to America, the big ticks on the bucket list for me was as many shuttles as I could see! The Enterprise was the first one and there it was and I didn't care if it didn't go to space like the others...it paved the way and it is called Enterprise (Trek Fan) I was like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I loved seeing the Enterprise! It was a great exhibit. I went with my grandfather and it was a beautiful day to see it. It's a little bit of a walk from the nearest subway but worth it.

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