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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.
Coral Gables, Florida
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Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

The intrepid is a massive ship, floating off manhattan. The regular admission covers the intrepid and growler submarine, so we upgrade to include the space shuttle pavilion as well. It could take several hours to fully appreciate everything there is to see here! You can explore the interior of a submarine, examine the inner workings of an aircraft carrier and marvel at the different airplanes displayed on the flight deck. The Enterprise shuttle is truly a sight to see-and the pavilion provides a break from the elements. The guides are well informed and carry iPads to give curious children (and adults) more information.

Visited March 2014
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“boy heaven”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

Wonderful way to spend a day in New York. Amazingly preserved aircraft carrier, space shuttle and jets on the flight deck, simulators and Concord. Knowledgeable staff. Interactive engaging displays. Healthy food available in the cafeteria too!

Visited March 2014
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“Very Interesting”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

Learning the history of the Intrepid and how it was used for plucking astronauts from the Gemini missions to base for the FBI after the Trade Towers bombing. We enjoyed seeing the Shuttle Enterprise but since we both work at Johnson Space Center in Houston we did feel a little sad that we didn't get the Shuttle...

Visited March 2014
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“Costly for the limited Display”
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

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Intrepidmuseum, at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, responded to this review, 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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“Worth a visit”
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.

Visited March 2014
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