We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Midtown
As featured in NYC with the family. and 1 other guide
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: 12th Avenue & 46th Street, Pier 86, New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: +1 212-245-0072
Website
Improve this listing
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 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.

read more
Book ahead on Viator
Recommended
More Info
$114*
and up
New York CityPass
More Info
$109*
and up
Viator VIP: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial
More Info
$49*
and up
New York City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 4,261 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2426
    Excellent
  • 1410
    Very good
  • 343
    Average
  • 55
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Great display

Wonderful and informative. Could spend hours and still have more to see. Definitely will return. Great for families or alone.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sharry B
,
Ashburn, Virginia
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in New York City

Add Photo Write a Review

4,261 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Ashburn, Virginia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful and informative. Could spend hours and still have more to see. Definitely will return. Great for families or alone.

Helpful?
Thank Sharry B
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting to visit. Displays are very good the ones of the sleeping quarters and kitchens and the mess with the sound of actual area giving a feel of what it was like to be there interesting listening to the interviews of people who served on there Get to see Concorde $7 extra to see spac shuttle my husband thought... More 

Helpful?
Thank jcat2015
Shelby Township, Michigan
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I were in New York City for his birthday. It was my first time there. My husband served on the Intrepid for three years during the Viet Nam War so I was excited to see it, especially with my own tour guide! I think it is great that the veterans and a guest can come aboard for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Susan R
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit if you want to get up and close with submarine , planes, carrier & space shuttle. Some good exhibits so you can interact and get some good pictures. Bring a full Wallet of cash, photo ops at every part.

Helpful?
Thank Tony W
Bridgewater
Level Contributor
64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to see. The Intrepid is very nice to see. Disappointed that you could not go in the engine room area. The submarine was great to walk through. Although there was shuttle on site. You could not go inside of it which I would have liked to do. It is a massive piece of equipment though. The flight simulator... More 

Helpful?
Thank NSSBridgewater
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
573 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 559 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a pretty cool place and as many times as I have been to NYC and even when I lived here in the 90's, I never did a full tour of the place. This has everything from the Space Shuttle tour of the Enterprise which is housed here permanently to all sorts of aircraft from WWII, Vietnam and even... More 

Helpful?
Thank lip89
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's so fortunate that we still have this significant piece of history available for the public to see and appreciate. The museum tours cost a little extra, but they are so informative and provide a personalized insight into the history of those who served on this during WW2. Our tour guides name was Jim, and he was fantastic, and provided... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jared D
Feldkirch, Austria
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really interesting visit. The number of planes is great, but what i really liked was, that there has been veterans all over the ship willing to talk to visitors and let them participate on the stories they have endured during their military service. Overall ... i would go again any time.

Helpful?
Thank JimiStiff
Sacramento, CA
Level Contributor
40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Awesome place to get some military history in NYC. They offer many daily tours and they were really well run with tons of info. Lots to see and do here. Don't recommend the Space Station stop. It is an extra cost and really not too much to see there.

Helpful?
Thank NBere
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a real fun museum, especially for families with kids. There are plenty of places on deck for great photos, lots of interaction activities for the kids. Very educational for both children and adults!

Helpful?
Thank sklowder

Travelers who viewed Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum also viewed

 

Been to Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and other visitors
32 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (32)

Questions? Get answers from Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Midtown

Neighborhood Profile
Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
Explore this neighborhood