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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
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+1 212-245-0072
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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We visited this fantastic place not knowing exactly what kind of museum it would. A friend who had been with children recommended it. And he was so right. The place itself is... read more

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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this fantastic place not knowing exactly what kind of museum it would. A friend who had been with children recommended it. And he was so right. The place itself is amazing, the air carrier is vast yet the visiting path is very well planned. The girls (11 & 9 years old, 4 of them) were particularly impressed with... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you love aircraft carriers, planes, space shuttle and concorde this is a must for you. They provide free shuttle buses from downtown as the subway station is not too close. Well worth a visit and you can pick up the water taxi nearby.

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Loved it loads of exhibitions and The amazing SR-71 Blackbird is there too. I could of spend a full day there.

Thank Leigh O
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good museum although preferred USS midway at San Diego. Did concord tour well worth extra money and Kevin the guide was fantastic knew his stuff.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What does the USS Intrepid offer? An aircraft carrier (tick), a Space shuttle (tick), a Concorde (tick), a submarine (tick), and a bucket load of history (tick). What more can any one interested in modern history, space travel and aircraft want from a museum? A top museum by any standard and at $33 for a adult it's pretty good value... More 

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Lima, Ohio
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I'm so glad that we finally toured the Intrepid after many visits to NYC. The extensive collection of aircraft on deck, from the US and other countries, is very impressive! It makes me very proud of our military and their sacrifices and accomplishments! The Enterprise Space Shuttle is not to be missed. You realize how massive the Intrepid is, when... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did this trip because the weather wasn't great, but it was actually informative and more interesting than I expected. We arrived early and stayed a couple of hours. There is plenty to see and staff are on hand to answer questions. It gives you a good insight into the conditions on board the aircraft carrier and the submarine for... More 

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

During our NYC trip, I wanted to run by here and check it out. I'm glad I did. The place is fantastic. The deck of the battleship was impressive enough, with the fighters on display and all, but the museum inside is nothing short of breath-taking. There is too much to put in a review, but I do remember one... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our primary purpose was to visit the aircraft carrier, but we were easily distracted by all of the aircraft on display on the upper deck. When we went below, there were films being shown about the history of the carrier. Also, there was a very well done video presentation about the kama kazi attacks on the carrier. This was difficult... More 

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A great way to indulge your inner big-kid by wandering around an aircraft carrier. There are an interesting selection of planes on the flight deck and hanger including some I've never seen before ranging in time periods from WWII through the Cold War and Vietnam. In the main hanger there are some interesting exhibits about the ship and its crew... More 

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