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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
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Ranked #37 of 1,116 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.
Reviewed 27 February 2012

My family and I (two adults, a 2yo boy and 5yo girl) had a great time at the Intrepid last week. It's MASSIVE, and filled with all kinds of really interesting exhibits, many of which are very hands on, which is great for kids (and grown-ups who like to pretend like kids!!) - you can climb into a space capsule and pretend to work the controls, fly and army medic copter, fire at the enemy with the "big guns", check out the living quarters of the crew and captain, and of course run around the huge flight deck checking out the neat planes and copters, including the Concord, Blue Angels plane, fighter planes, etc. You can also climb up to the navigation towers, check out the huge chains in the anchor room.... practically the whole ship is open to exploration. There's a submarine there too, but we didn't check that out... next time!!

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Reviewed 25 February 2012

Not as impressive as USS Midway,but still a great afternoon for navel buffs

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Reviewed 25 February 2012

The Intrepid Museum was very interesting. It's worth watching the quick movie at the beginning especially if you have young children who won't want to wait while stopping to read all of the informational plaques along the way. We had to wait in lines a few times but it was New York vacation week. Overall, a great attraction to visit with kids in NYC.

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Reviewed 24 February 2012

Lots of interesting exhibits for aviophiles. Worth paying the extra for a tour of Concorde. You can get up into the cockpit and sit in the seats.

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Reviewed 23 February 2012

Many things to see and learn here. Any child (or child at heart) will love to see the planes and the submarine! I enjoyed the videos that they have running inside the Intrepid.

There were a few upsets to me, one being that the tour of the Concord (the fastest passenger jet ever built) was an additional $20 per person so we opted out. Second there was a private function going on in the Intrepid so they had half of the aircraft carrier shut off from the general public.

Other than that I would highly recommend this to al of my friends and family....and you!

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