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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
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Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Ranked #37 of 1,098 things to do in New York City
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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. 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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“Exceeded my expectations.”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

Maybe it's a bit of a lads place to visit, but having said that I went with my 2 daughters and they loved it as well. Overall we saw the ship, a submarine from the inside, the space shuttle, and many other very cool place including the sr 71 spy plane. They also have a numb of good simulators which the kids live of course. They make me feel ill, but that's just me. Was funny to see my daughter crashing assimilation over and over and hang upside down laughing. As museums go its. Very digestible, about three hours and you will see it all well. Also got e chance to sit Ina few relics and even a space pod.

No need to go back but very worthwhile

Visited February 2014
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“Really enjoyed this”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

We walked through Hell's Kitchen to get here. We arrived a little late in the day and the girl on the desk told us it would be better to buy the cheaper ticket (that didn't include entry to see the space shuttle) as we could buy it inside if we had time.
In the end we didn't, as there was so much to see. The submarine was interesting but the aircraft carrier was a huge step up. Lots of interesting exhibits with very readable stories - and planes too :-). The flight deck is lined with fighter jets and helicopters. Big kids' heaven!
We spent a couple of hours here and were very impressed.
Unfortunately there wasn't time to see the space shuttle or concord - but next time I'm in NY I'll be going again and staying longer

Visited October 2013
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“see a space shuttle up close”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

The newest addition to the intrepid museum is a space shuttle. while it is a real shuttle, this was a prototype that never flew in space. it was also damaged during the transport to the museum while on a barge navigating the tidal waters around manhattan.

the damage was repaired and you can't see it (I looked for it). you can get up close and personal with the shuttle, walk around it, look and it's awesome to be standing next to a piece of history. you can't actually go inside the shuttle though.

the museum itself is also great with additional attractions like a concorde that you can go inside of, a nuclear sub, and a collection of military jets.

you can also go for a walk around the inside of the aircraft carrier, walk through the bridge and there are displays setup below decks.

all in all a great way to spend an afternoon.

Visited February 2014
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“Great half day out”
Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

Visited SS Intrepid at last, massive aircraft carrier, with lots of decommissioned aircraft on the flight deck. Loads to see and do, inside and out. $7 to go and see the space shuttle Enterprise up close which was fine. Staff dotted around the attractions always ready to tell you a bit more about what you are seeing.

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“Great place to go!”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

My husband and I wandered over to this museum not expecting it to be as wonderful and interesting as it turned out to be. We ended up spending over 3 hours there and can't wait to go back with our kids to show them the amazing displays. I recommend going when it opens; we did and it seemed to be more crowded when we left.

Visited February 2014
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