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Review of Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
12th Avenue & 46th Street, Pier 86, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)
+1 212-245-0072
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Ranked #37 of 633 Attractions in New York City
Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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. 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Spent a very enjoyable morning at this museum.
The first thing is the size, it is hudge!
We visited the growler (submarine) first as it was quite , had a very imformative introduction from an ex navy sailor. Highly impressed at the restoration work conducted.
Then went aborad the Intrepd.
Lots to see/read etc.
One word of warning - wrap up , the flight deck is very cold on a feb morning!
Again was lucky enough to meet the same tour guide from teh growler and recieved a very good tour of the officers quarters and foc'sle area.
Very impressive static displays, and huge lego model which has to be seen.
Highly recommend visit.

Visited February 2013
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“Great overnight experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

So we had an opportunity to spend the night, "Operation Sleepover" if you will, with our Cub Scouts. First of all, my son said it was the best thing he's ever done. He's 7, so I would expect him to feel that way, and am glad he loved it. I could not rate the experience as "excellent" for a few reasons, that you may or may not care about if you decide to visit. First, the Space Shuttle is off limits due to damage suffered from Hurricane Sandy. Not the museum's fault, but I'd even look at a broken shuttle. They did however give us tickets to come back to see the shuttle anytime we'd like. So that's a giant plus. As for the tour of the flight deck and other areas of the ship, I wish our guide had some more knowledge of the ship including some of the battles, and perhaps even some discussion of where some of the kamikaze crashes occurred, etc. The movie with the history of the ship was great, but as an adult, and one who wishes he paid more attention in History class, I would have loved lots more information. Great for the kids though. Lastly, there is no gift shop! This too was damaged by Sandy, but the museum is losing tons of money by not setting something up to sell Intrepid swag. I saved a few bucks, but would have bought some stuff for sure. Overall, don't miss this one, it's worth seeing.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great place to see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

I have been to Nyc many times and had never seen the Intrepid museum but im glad i did.
Staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. place was clean and safe for everyone.
Its not just the ship its self there also is a space shuttle, submarine and one of the old British airways concord!-
The space shuttle Enterprise was not currently on display due to damage from Hurricane Sandy :(
Had a excellent time and recommend it as a place to visit.

Visited March 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Big Toys for Boys”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

I really wanted to see this whilst in NYC. I wanted to get to see the sheer size of an aircraft carrier, view the wide range of planes and helicopters and also see a space shuttle - unfortunately the shuttle wasn't available during our visit which was a little disappointing but it's still definately worth a visit. I loved standing on the flight deck taking pictures with the NYC skyline in the background - just brilliant.

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“Worth the price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

How often do you get the chance to go on the deck of an aircraft carrier, descend into a submarine, and see the space shuttle and other unique aircraft? This museum is completely worth the price of admission. Unfortunately, the space shuttle exhibit was closed when I went in February (due to damage from Hurricane Sandy), but it only gives me reason to return.

Visited February 2013
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