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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Address: 12th Avenue & 46th Street, Pier 86, New York City, NY 10036 (Midtown)
Phone Number: +1 212-245-0072
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Type: Military museums, History museums, Specialty museums, Museums
Owner description: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a nonprofit, educational...
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Type: Military museums, History museums, Specialty museums, Museums
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
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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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I visited here with my husband and 2 boys who found the whole experience fantastic. We went on the Growler submarine and also the space shuttle display and the boys loved it. I can imagine for those interested in these type of things it's an amazing experience. Unfortunately I found the whole thing a little boring and can think of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Superb collection of military aircraft ranging from WW2 to jets still being used today. Access around the aircraft carrier is good and gives it a real authentic feel.

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

We went here finally, after meaning to go for years. It was worth the trip. Admission can be expensive, but with a simple google search I was able to find a two-for-one ticket promo... which worked. We bought the extra ticket for the Space Shuttle pavilion (which you cannot go into the actual spaceship, fyi) The adults found the history... More 

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Isabela, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The carrier The Intrepid, once served in WWII, now a Musseum. Very interesting and the experience is great. The tour is about 3-4 hours. You will see a variety of aircrafts, a space shuttle, & the Concorde. Also a tour inside a submarine The Growler, interesting but not recommended for peaple who suffer from Claustrophobia. The tour also include a... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is a good few hours out, things to see for the whole family, interesting to learn the history of the ships involvement in WW2. Many aspects of the exhibition did not grasp my attention as I was really there to see the Ship and the old Submarine. The planes on the deck illustrate the development of craft, good to... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

... to visitors? Okay, a former space shuttle has now been added ... but ... the rest is a tad boring. The USA has soooo much naval history that surely this former warship could add so much more for public viewing? I would not recommend anyone to head to this particular tourist sight unless a) they have an interest in... More 

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Kolomna, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a military and maritime history museum with a collection of museum ships in New York City. It is located at Pier 86 at 46th Street in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood on the West Side of Manhattan. The museum showcases the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, the submarine USS Growler, a Concorde SST, a... More 

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Abington, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Since our hotel was near the Intrepid, and we had previously seen it while leaving port on a cruise a few years ago, we decided to visit. There was lots to do and see - the submarine Growler, the Hangar and Flight decks (unfortunately the fan tail was closed as well as the movie showing the history - we would... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

What a huge complex, did this really for hubby's interest, but in saying that, I enjoyed this too. We allowed 3 hours, and comfortably saw everything during that time. The walk through the submarine was indeed fun and so interesting. The USS Intrepid, so very big, and you could walk through and up to the various levels throughout the carrier.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Even if I'm not into military stuff I do have a parter that is so a visit to the Intrepid was, of course, a must. We started out with the submarine and then the big ship with the space shuttle. It ended up being quite interesting even in my opinion and we spent a few hours here investigating most of... More 

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