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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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I recommend at least 3 or 4 hours to give this place justice. Plenty to see for everyone, especially the exhibits of the carrier as well as the Submarine and the shuttle. If you... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recommend at least 3 or 4 hours to give this place justice. Plenty to see for everyone, especially the exhibits of the carrier as well as the Submarine and the shuttle. If you are not an ardent trekkie I would give the Starfleet exhibition a miss, good for kids who know the movies or the series.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If your interested from things of the past then you will enjoy this ship. I think it's great for kids and families. A lot of stairs (they do have elevators just not on the Sub!) so expect to walk a bit. Amazing to see the navigation they used back then compared to today. Take advantage of seeing the space shuttle... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to do this museum after we realized our boys were a little overwhelmed by the big city. We did the submarine, Intrepid, and the space shuttle. The submarine and aircraft carrier had retired veterans (not necessarily from the Intrepid) who were there to answer any questions you have. The more interaction you have the better your experience will... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Intrepid as part of a NYC day tour. We had just over a hour stop there, but I would recommend longer, we felt we had to rush and didn't get through all the exhibits. This museum divided my family, my 14 year old son loved it and would have given it 5 stars, he was interested in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In a city full of great museums, this one was particularly memorable as the entire structure is the museum! It's definitely worth a visit if you've never been on an aircraft carrier before. It was fun just to wander about the carrier. A pleasant extra was meeting a Vietnam veteran who talked a bit about his experience on the Intrepid.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The intrepid space museum is worth a visit. It's a bit expensive, and unless you're 16 & love playing video games don't pay the extra for the Star Trek exhibit. It's a waste of money if you just want to have a look. The rest of the museum is good, especially the space shuttle on the flight deck of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Intrepid has an history built on top of history beginning with the World War II era up to present day. The walking of the different decks of the aircraft carrier and viewing the movie offers context to the service the ship has seen in its history. The different planes from different eras and countries along with space shuttle display... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Intrepid is a living door into the past, from its build and service during World War 2, through the Cold War and in Vietnam. Filled with a variety of permanent and changing exhibits, many hands on, there is something here for everyone. In addition to the carrier, the many planes and related items, you can also see a Space... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Being a veteran is free admission.Had an earlier visit without the A12 and space shuttle,and star wars theme so it was a big change.Lots to see so allow about 2 and a half hours to view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This gets my vote for the best Museum in NYC. We took a tour - Pacific War - live what it was like for these everyday guys who found themselves serving in a war!! I am from the Pacific area so know the region and just loved the strategies of war and how it all turned out. This brings history... More 

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