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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
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Fun for all the family

We were not sure what to expect from this, but we were very pleasantly surprised. There was loads for all the family to enjoy. Only advice, would be to make sure you allow 3... read more

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Corby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were not sure what to expect from this, but we were very pleasantly surprised. There was loads for all the family to enjoy. Only advice, would be to make sure you allow 3+ hours to be able to see and appreciate it all, it is so much bigger and better than it looks on the outside. It has everything... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went to this attraction with a friend who happened to be 6'10" tall. He had to duck through the entire tour. Her got some relief when we visited the space shuttle on the deck. You tour the boat by yourself, and every once in a while someone is situated in a place where they can explain what you're looking... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Self guided tour of the Interpid, the space shuttle, various military aircraft (including an early Blue Angel). Great way to spend a nice day, especially if the weather is good (to walk around outside).

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was recommended by a friend to visit and was not disappointed. Intrepid is an retired aircraft carrier which you can look around with various fighter jets on the top. There is also a submarine, Concorde and and space shuttle. My 10yr old daughter was blown away by this place. Book and print tickets online prior to visit as it makes... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I like this place. I had another opportunity to see Concorde, SR-71 and other military planes. It was my first visit on the real carrier. My son and me have enjoyed time spent there. We also went for Concorde tour and Space Shuttle Tour. We have learned a lot. I recommend this place. RomanPi

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Chichester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved it, so much to see, being a bit of a space nerd we signed up for the space history tour on arrival which also allowed us to skip the entire line/queue. Loved sitting under the nose cone of a British Airways Concorde, relaxing, taking five (well 25) and watching the Hudson River.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Free entry for Active Duty Military and Retirees. Lots of interesting displays and great river views.

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Selby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loads to do on this decommissioned aircraft carrier including the ship itself, various aeroplanes, helicopters, space shuttle and Concorde. A full day out so give yourself at least 4-5 hours to do this attraction. Very enjoyable.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Queues are crazy long but having already bought my tickets i walked past them all and straight in. Interesting place if you like the type of thing. Plenty to see and read about. Probably done in a couple of hours.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was one of my favorite places as a kid. I always loved all the planes, but now they have some more cool ones including the (I think F-16) from Israel, another plane from Italy, the Concorde which I always wanted to see up close, and the Shuttle which I did not get to see. (extra fee) I took my... More 

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