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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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Interesting, Interactive, Up Close View of Space Shuttle, Aircraft Carrier, Submarine etc!!!

Museum exceeded our already high expectations. Seeing the Space Shuttle, Aircraft Carrier Intrepid and Concorde up close truly amazing..... walking through the Submarine Growler... read more

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Museum exceeded our already high expectations. Seeing the Space Shuttle, Aircraft Carrier Intrepid and Concorde up close truly amazing..... walking through the Submarine Growler and seeing how sailors lived onboard and what their technology looked like etc was really eye opening....... the historic videos and interactive displays throughout the museum are captivating... a very enjoyable and worthwhile visit!!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The intrepid was the surprise museum highlight of our trip- we enjoyed it a lot more than the museum of natural history. We are not particularly interested in war, boats or submarines but this museum is well curated and interactive and it made for a really entertaining and informative visit, particularly with so many veterans working at the museum and... More 

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Unfortunately we went on a rainy day, it wasn't that busy but we were still made to stand in an unnecessary line getting soaked when there was a huge canopy we could have been standing under. Rude staff in the cafeteria. Quite interesting , particularly the Space section and had the weather been better we probably would have stayed longer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently visited the Intrepid sea Air& space Museum and can confirm it is Excellent value for Money .The Growler Submarine exhibit was especially interesting providing a realistic experience of what Life on a Submarine would be like.The Intrepid itself was somewhat more Museum Like with many Displays cordoned of behind Glass screens or in none accessible areas.However since you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are no words to describe how cool it is to walk under a jet. The engines, wheels, and overall body of the jet gives you a glimpse of this powerful object. Things I don't realize when seen these amazing flying objects zooming through the skies. This museum is very nice and gives you a lot of hands on opportunities... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent close to 5 hours here one Sunday. We were in New York on holiday and decided that Sunday's activity would be Intrepid and Circle Line. Get to Intrepid when it opens and you can spend enough time there seeing everything this brilliant museum has to offer, then follow this up with the Circle Line cruise from the next pier.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am an AVGeek but that makes it even harder to judge and this place I consider a heaven for all AVGeeks :) This enormous Aircraft carrier is stationed at Pier 86 46th street in Hells Kitchen neighborhood ... This beast has everything, it was like visiting Disney Land of Aviation :) We came across F-16 Fighting Falcon from US... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've visited several aviation museums. And several aircraft carriers as well. The Intrepid is very good but not the best of the lot. The museum actually has a few different areas. The first is the aircraft carrier itself. It's interesting to see the history of the carrier and how it was to live aboard. However, it lacks demos of the... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited and spent a few hours looking around the flight deck and the converted hanger. A must see is the Space Shuttle pavilion, its an extra charge on the entry ticket but well worth it. Don't expect to stay more than a couple of hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A bit different from most of the tourist "stuff", but an enjoyable, and interesting experience. Good way to while away a couple of hours

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