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“Costly for the limited Display”

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
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Full Day City Tour of New York City From Boston
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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.
Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

You can see most of the aircraft cariier and the submarine. However the space shuttle extra fee of 6$ brings you in a hall just to see a early space shuttle which never reached orbit and cannot at all be entered. Not even any displays from the inside

Even worse, Concorde can be visited inside only on special paid request. 31$ way to much money

3  Thank Andre V
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Management response:Responded March 27, 2014

Thank you for your review. We’re sorry you didn’t enjoy the Space Shuttle Pavilion. While Enterprise never made it all the way to space, it really paved the way for the entire space shuttle program and we try to give you a feel for the science and history that it represents through our exhibition.

As for going inside of Enterprise, the shuttle is now a rare artifact. The interior of Enterprise is going through an extensive preservation process, and once completed, the interior will be sealed so that the vehicle will last for future generations to visit, learn about and be inspired.

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Reviewed March 21, 2014

My partner was more interested in this than I, especially looking around the planes. However when we went into the hangar and on the bridge of the intrepid I found talking to the staff (who all served on the Intrepid) very interesting, It's not often you get the chance to go aboard an aircraft carrier and see a space shuttle too.

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Reviewed March 21, 2014

An aircraft carrier is a small town - so why not show this? The very few paths within the ship give barely an idea of how life was on board. Compared to the HMS BELFAST museum on the Thames river in london, the USS Intrepid is a failed chance. What a pity! At least the view towards NYC's skyline from the navigation bridge looks impressive.
For kiddies, the Exploreum on the hangar deck might be fun.
The Growler submarine at least impressed us much more.
Caution: Access to the Concorde is no longer free of charge - you have to join a separately billed guided tour.

2  Thank Adrian B
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Management response:Responded March 27, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We’re sorry you didn’t get a good feel for life aboard Intrepid – we do try to showcase what life was like, especially down on the mess deck level.

As for the Concorde, the one here at the Intrepid Museum is one of only three on display in the US and the only one that is available for guests to actually sit in the seats and in the cockpit. Because we are offering this unique experience, we have to limit admission to Guided Tour guests only.

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Reviewed March 20, 2014

I brought my husband here for his birthday while on a trip to NYC. We spent 3 hours exploring the three parts of the museum. The layout and structure is well done. We really enjoyed our visit and hope to bring our nephews here soon! We think it's a great educational place to visit with older kids, but would skip it with little ones and save it for when they are older. Also this is not a good place to bring those who may have some physical limitations as they wouldn't be able to navigate a good portion of the exhibits.

1  Thank RussandAmy
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Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Brilliant morning spent, the place is huge took us about 3.5 hours to look round, very informative, the submarine was great, the cafe was nice but a little bit expensive, overall well worth a visit.

1  Thank Elfaleena
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