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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
Phone Number:
+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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If you are into the military thing, this is a great way to spend a day. It is a very interactive museum so it's great for kids, but there are also plenty of historical attractions... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are into the military thing, this is a great way to spend a day. It is a very interactive museum so it's great for kids, but there are also plenty of historical attractions for the adults. It's a little on the expensive side, but most NYC attractions are. Considering the museum is an actual air craft carrier, much... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We arrived at Intrepid for opening on a week day and there were no queues. We were able to immediately go and visit the Submarine which was defiantly an eye opener. On the Submarine was a lovely gentleman working there who had served onboard and was extremely knowledgeable. This was the same for the whole visit , we must have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My girls absolutely loved this museum, I only wished we had gotten there about two hours earlier. We arrived two hours before closing and that was not enough time to see and do everything that the museum had to offer but we saw a lot. The exploration into the submarine was fantastic but waiting in the line took awhile because... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I came here with my dad and both of us had a great time. You can see from a submarine, an aircraft carrier to all sort of aircrafts, including a space shuttle. If you like these sort of things you should definitely take a visit to the museum and spend a couple of hours.

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Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must see attraction with tons to see, so give yourself a whole morning or afternoon. Highlights for me were the Space Shuttle Enterprise which is in its own hangar on the deck...yes that's how big it is. Concorde and the the Growler submarine. You may have to queue for the Sub but it's worth it. There is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a great experience, and we enjoyed seeing the ship, aircraft and helicopters. It was fascinating to hear some of the stories of some of the people who had been deployed on the Intrepid.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we took the personal tour both of the concord and the space orbiter with Eddy and then with Leo. Eddy was a fast talker but packed everything in. The Concord is amazing but you need to take the personal tour in order to get onboard. Leo was really into the space side Enterprise the orbiter to the capsules he was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visit an aircraft carrier above and below deck. Great for children and dress warm in colder months since the outside deck is exposed and always windy. Great photo opportunities.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent much more time here than we had planned, lots to see and do, interesting from a whole bunch of perspectives, good fun with the company we were.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A nice combination of aerospace and naval aviation history. An interesting collection of aircraft (although weather affected on the flight deck) with views across the river, as well as discussion of the vessel's service. If interested, the Concorde tour is well worth the extra. Marked to 4 stars only because of the Smithsonians being better.

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