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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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give yourself at least 2-3 hours and go early. even if you have the city pass you stand in line just a bit shorter. great stuff on display. must see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

give yourself at least 2-3 hours and go early. even if you have the city pass you stand in line just a bit shorter. great stuff on display. must see.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited here prior to attending the boat shoe at the Javitz Convention Center. My huband is in the military and recieved free admission. All tours are self guided so you can go at your own pace. My favorite part was going down into the submarine. There are volunteer veterans located throughout the ship who are more than happy to chat,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've visited few aircraft carriers and have to say that Intrepid is not the best experience among these, but worth of visiting anyway. There is also a submarine the through of which the carrier itself is accessed. The usual WWII combat simulator is available for additional 12USD.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with my husband and although he enjoyed it, I thought it could have been a lot better. We paid extra for entry to the space and submarine section. We had to wait 25 minutes (on a Tuesday afternoon) to enter the submarine section, with nothing around you to keep you entertained. When we finally got in, you are pushed... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lot s of stairs and not much for a girl like me but the guys seemed to enjoy it! Wear comfy shoes! Lots of walking and climbing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have been wanting to check this museum out for a long time and finally got the chance to do so. Researched the prices before going, ended up getting the general admission ticket for the Intrepid and Growler submarine, and ticket for the Space Shuttle. Used AAA and got about $20 off total cost of admission for my child and I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a never seen thing! There were real old sailors at the Intrepid, we got to talk to them, it was great. And the exhibits were wonderful! The submarine, the start trek show... it was a great afternoon, very much worth it! (NY pass included) Tip:there's going up and down stairs, it could be hard for some

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We toured this while waiting for the circle line tour to begin so only spent a couple of hours. I had seen the Yorktown in Charleston a couple of years ago and this was fairly similar but more designed for tourists. You need a separate ticket for space shuttle

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum is very interesting - especially considering it is right on the aircraft carrier. We learned a great deal about the ship and all the Intrepid has been through from WW II to Vietnam, etc and beyond. We did not see the space side of the museum since it was additional cost and it was a little late in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been wanting to visit this place forever and finally got there. We were there for the Star Trek Academy Experience as part of the ST 50th Anniversary celebration. The exhibit was impressive, but so was the USS Intrepid. I love ships and go to every historic ship museum. This was very impressive and fun for the entire family.... More 

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