Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

12th Avenue & 46th Street, New York City

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The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an American military and maritime history museum with a collection of museum ships in New York. It is located in Manhattan. The museum showcases the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, the submarine USS Growler, a Concorde SST, a Lockheed A-12 supersonic reconnaissance plane, and the Space Shuttle Enterprise. The museum was founded in 1982. The museum serves as an event space for community and national events. It held many thematic concerts. The museum also serves as a hub for the annual Fleet Week events. Visiting warships dock at the cruise ship terminals to the north, and events are held on the museum grounds and the deck of the Intrepid.

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Open Hours

  • Mon

    10:00 - 17:00

  • Tue

    10:00 - 17:00

  • Wed

    10:00 - 17:00

  • Thu

    10:00 - 17:00

  • Fri

    10:00 - 17:00

  • Sat

    10:00 - 17:00

  • Sun

    10:00 - 17:00

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  • Matt Elms

    - 29 January 2018 -

    A fantastic visit! I was mainly interested in visiting for the Space Shuttle exhibition and it did not disappoint. Its located in a pavilion on the main deck so you can head straight to that first if that's your thing. Shows you the history behind it, it's purpose and use. A sight to be hold! The other exhibits allow you to walk around the main deck and see various aircraft. You can head up to the bridge and flight deck. Inside at the hanger deck are a few more aircraft and various interactive exhibitions and simulators - great for kids (and big kids). There are some hands on stuff that are free to use but the big simulators are charged extra. Outside is the submarine which is not for anyone who is claustrophobic! Very tight spaces but you get to walk the length of it seeing such areas a the torpedo room, crew mess and engine room. A real insight into what life must have been like on board. I didn't read or look at every single exhibit and got round in about 2 hours. It felt like enough time to experience most things. There are a few staff dotted around who are there to advise on certain exhibits. Polite, well informed helped answer any questions I had. I walked away happy and more informed than when I arrived so a successful visit all round.

  • Kyle Booth

    - 27 December 2017 -

    Fascinating museum. Filled with displays and allows you to walk through the gutted insides of the ship. There are multiple gun emplacements you can stand on. The flight deck has over 15 planes and helicopters with plaques explaining their creation, mission and country of origin. There is also a space hall that has a huge space shuttle inside of it. This is filled with interesting tidbits about the shuttle. Overall a wonderful trip if a little pricey.

  • Alexis Bascourt

    - 25 December 2017 -

    Going to this museum was great, I will thank Bank of America for sponsoring my ticket because of my Military status. This museum holds so much, it is great for everyone in the family. Be able to see the Enterprise Space Shuttle was awesome. The museum as bathrooms that are comfortable and has a small restaurant to get something while visiting. Just remember is NYC so everything is a little more pricey. I attached a couple of pictures from my experience. I recommend this museum for your next trip in NYC.

  • Patrick Grogan

    - 17 December 2017 -

    We didn’t intend on doing the guided tour because it was additional money above and beyond the normal admission cost. We are extremely glad we just went with it and got the full tour. Mike was our guide and I don’t know if there is anyone that knows more about the Intrepid, it’s history and the aircraft on it. He truly was awesome. If I had known what the experience was going to be like beforehand we wouldn’t have even questioned the additional cost. Some of the other things the tour included were a ride up onto the aircraft deck from the lower level on the aircraft elevator. We were also allowed to go behind the ropes where the aircraft were and go right up to them. It was more like a VIP tour not just a guided tour. Would highly recommend and go again.

  • Kai Lee

    - 02 December 2017 -

    Very nice place to visit if you are military enthusiasts or anyone who’s interested in how military technology has improved. Very impressed about the technology that was realized more than 60 years ago. Visitors were from all different age range and nationalities. The level of details in the special Drone section was quite limited. I think it was meant for general public so the technology was not described in much detail. But surely a great place to see how drone has developed. Very very impressed and was grateful for such opportunity. I have already recommended this place to dozens of my friends. Thank you guys!

  • Brett Powell

    - 25 September 2017 -

    It's a great museum - and is very 'museumy' - which is no not necessarily bad. It is just a personal preference to see the carrier a little more in its natural state - as is the USS Midway. That said, this is very polished and has some great aircraft on the deck. The Enterprise is impressive, but it is a shame that it was a test orbiter. I will be finding a 'real' shuttle. There is a Soyuz craft however.

  • Kittys Curiosities

    - 24 September 2017 -

    A wonderfully unique museum with stimulating hands on exhibits. The beautiful relaxing views of the Hudson River provide a nice break in a cafe setting with comfortable chairs. This is my 4 the visit and there's always something new to see with their revolving exhibits. The new drones exhibition is informative and very well arranged. I look forward to going again in the future.

  • James Wade

    - 24 September 2017 -

    Such a cool museum. Lots of planes with good signs and quite a bit of history throughout the sections of the ship that are open. They have the test orbiter NASA built for the shuttle program as well as an early cold war submarine and a special exhibit area. There is a pretty good food area and they frequently have veterans there who are happy to tell you all sorts of stories.

  • Ben Hegan

    - 09 September 2017 -

    Fantastic. We got 5 dollars off each as a small part was being used for NYC Fashion Week and thus was closed to the public, which was much appreciated. The staff member who got us sorted with tickets was very pleasant and helpful, which was great and sadly lacking nowadays. Very informative museum, great displays of various aircraft, as well as getting to walk around the ship and see the Concorde. Absolutely great. We spent two hours there! Photography is allowed as well, which is just fantastic! Highly recommended!

  • Tina Simon

    - 15 August 2017 -

    Amazing place. Even though this past March 2017 there was too much ice on deck to truly explore the time spent there was amazing. The Sub was a thing to see. Makes you truly appreciate the sacrifice these seamen made by being on the subs at that time period. It was amazing to see the Space Shuttle up close and to learn and listen to the Vietnam Veterans story in their own words. Made me feel even more proud to be AMERICAN. Loved it.

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum tours

Viator VIP: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial

Experience New York City like an insider on this action-packed VIP tour that includes early access to the Empire State Building, skip-the-line entry to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, a bus transfer, and a hop-on-hop-off cruise. You can upgrade to also include afternoon admission to the 9/11...

New York CityPass

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: Priority Access Tickets

Take an interactive journey through history and innovation as you explore the legendary aircraft carrier "Intrepid", the space shuttle "Enterprise", the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Pre-book tickets for convenient Priority Access.

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