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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
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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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The Intrepid was on our "must do" list for New York. We enjoyed our day out on Intrepid and there is lots to do and see. Its a shame that they charge extra to see each of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Intrepid was on our "must do" list for New York. We enjoyed our day out on Intrepid and there is lots to do and see. Its a shame that they charge extra to see each of the other exhibits - Growler submarine; Concorde; and the Space Shuttle! Very interesting to walk around the planes on the flight deck and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is a fascinating half day's experience. From touring a submarine to going on Concorde to being at the place in 1943 on the Intrepid when it was attacked by Kamikazee planes and listening to tapes of the attack to seeing the first capsule that the Americans sent into space and the best standing by one of the space shuttles.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Overall great. Shame you have to pay extra always to really see and appreciate Concorde and space shuttle etc. Good view of city from flight deck when walking around the fantastic display of planes on display.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Went to the Intrepid with my 13 year old son - I enjoyed it more than he did. Did the 1 hour Intrepid 101 which was good, and the 1 hour Concorde tour which was a waste of time. Only thing the latter has is the opportunity to sit in the Concorde if you never flew in one - not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We arrived late in the day - big mistake, so we missed out on a lot of things like going through the submarine and space shuttle - which you have to pay extra for. We managed a quick look at the various aircraft on the carrier and a look inside some parts of it. Would have loved more time even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

One of the best NYC attractions that isn't about the city itself. Plan on a couple of hours to walk around and enjoy. If you've never seen a submarine, the add on is worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

As someone who has been fascinated by space exploration since I was a child I had to visit to see Endeavour - one of the original test Space Shuttles. Standing close by you realise that it's actually quite small and just how vulnerable those astronauts were. Even for those visitors who aren't as interested in space there is loads to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Kids would love it. The understanding of the working of an aircraft carrier. Rides, photo opportunities - good fun and learning

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

great museum for the boys, yo get to go into a submarine, see the Concorde, fighter planes and helicopters galore, even get then opportunity to see the spaceship which seemed very unreal. Also get to explore all decks of the intrepid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This incredible collection of authentic aircraft from WWII to the Concorde and Enterprise Space shuttle is not to be missed if you have any interest in aviation. I recommend spending the extra money in group Guided tours because each of the leaders have a wealth of knowledge, interact well with the group (of 15 or less) and are patient. Unless... More 

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Thank you so much for your review of the Intrepid Museum! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and we love to hear how people enjoy the Guided Tours! We do offer a lot of resources and programs for people with disabilities. Because of Intrepid’s status as a historic landmark, most, although not all, of the Museum is fully accessible by... More 

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