Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

12th Avenue & 46th Street, New York City


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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  • Niharika Thakur

    - 03 September 2018 -

    Simply wow...nice experience of ship and submarine..they have display of different helicopters , plane and some historical things related to navy.. Unique experience to see sailor life on ship and inside submarine..They allow you to go inside the submarine and kids love that part really..but you kid should be 40" inch tall then they will allow.They have good eating options. TIP- whole things to do takes 5 hrs so just be on time then you can enjoy.You also have to wait in line At least for 30min to get your ticket and entry.

  • Jen Fraenkel

    - 16 August 2018 -

    My father and i had a great time here. I’m 33 and not a big museum goer, my dad is 70 and loves military and maritime history so... off we went. Arriving was easy and the line was no big deal at all. Just getting onto an aircraft carrier was cool and the inside is so accessible to kids but we loved it too. It was easy to get around and generally very enjoyable. There aren’t a lot of museum employees all over the place which is kind of nice. They’re there when you need them but you can really explore too. The Enterprise exhibit on the “roof” is way cooler than I expected! I left with EVEN more respect for our military and it’s veterans than I had before. Landing a fighter plane on this thing in the days before technology evolved to be what it is today is a heroic feat in and of itself. I wish I’d brought my veteran grandfather here. If you have kids, military enthusiasts or think planes are interesting, don’t miss this!

  • R Lima

    - 12 August 2018 -

    Great place. You can spend a while day and won't see everything. Every curve of the ship awaits you with a surprise. A real Concord plane just sitting there is a must. Shame not open for visits inside on my visit. The submarine visit was great but the queue to get in wasn't. Once inside you face the same line of visitors walking slowly in line till leaving. Maybe choose a less busy time to truly enjoy its history. The NASA space shuttle is an amazing space. Add all other planes that made America great, parked there is awesome. The restaurant at the ship didn't impress me. Too basic & $$$. As was the gift shop. But forget this, you are seeing history live. Enjoy

  • Peter Schönefeld

    - 10 August 2018 -

    A must-go if you are interested in history, military and technological history in particular. I would highly recommend you to begin your stay at the museum with a 9am guided tour (e.g. the 75 Years of Intrepid Tour, which I found very informative, and which also allowed you to come unusually close to the fighter planes exhibited on the flight deck). As the museum only opens at 10am for the general, non-tour-participating public, it's also very empty and after the tour you have the chance to enjoy some nice minutes in a near-to-empty aircraft carrier with volunteers who are eager to talk with you about the ship and/or their personal navy careers. What's left to say? First, if you are using public transport/the subway: Plan with some extra minutes for getting to and from there. Second, the "Intrepid Marketplace" in the Third Deck gives you opportunity to have a meal where actual ship crew used to dine, meals of decent quality and reasonable pricing (for NYC standards).

  • Murat Demirhan

    - 07 August 2018 -

    I had amazing experience in here! I wish I spent longer time. So many different types of airplanes to explore. I was amazed with the engineering and technology they had decades ago! Each airplane has a story! The ship itself is so big! The information cards and monitors for each airplane was prepared well so they provide plenty of information. You do not just see the airplanes but even with an unguided tour you learn a lot. They have a parking place for groups which is actually first come first served. There was space when I took my group there. The person at the gate was so helpful and kind to arrange a parking space for my passenger van. He said it was free for student groups. I didn’t have any trouble with finding the place and parking the vehicle. It’s definitely worth for the price.

  • Pascal Dubé

    - 30 July 2018 -

    Visited with my 2 sons (5 and 10) and we had an awesome time! From the submarine to the different aircraft and shuttle, there is a lot to see. Aircraft simulator was a lot of fun. Former officers/staff acting as guide brings the visit to another level, they are all eager to interact with visitors and answer any questions. We were quite surprise when some of them could speak French, it was nice! Would definitely recommend!

  • Gena & Matt Seminera

    - 26 July 2018 -

    Our stop at the intrepid museum was good times. It was cool seeing all the planes (birds) and space shuttle Enterprise aboard this legendary air craft carrier. We had fun in the hands on area. Upgraded to audio handsets for a couple of us which gave us some added stories as we went along- good choice. My only problem was the food area. Not worth time or money spent. My advice- order a hot dog or get something out of cold case. Enjoy

  • Mike Snyder

    - 25 July 2018 -

    It is Very nice air museum! I was Amazed that the space shuttle fits inside of that battle ship. Also loved tribute wall to all of the shuttles. The flight deck has some beautiful examples of Historic aircraft. I love the SR-71 Blackbird. It was an all around fun experience.

  • Cherishe Cumma

    - 23 July 2018 -

    This is an amazing place to take your family for some weekend fun. I gained entry to this museum by redeeming or retrieving a culture pass reservation. These reservations are available to anyone who has a library card. All you have to do is go on the culture pass website , select your library branch and then enter your library card is number and your password . Afterward you choose a museum that you want to attend and reserve your tickets . Tickets are accepted either be printed out or in digital form. There is a separate line for culture pass users so keep that in mind as well. Now to explain my experience at this museum I would say that I had a great time . There are 3 virtual reality rides that are about $11.00 a person. I would suggest that you try all three of these VR experiences because they will enhance your experience. As for the museum itself ..... it’s pretty cool. There is a lot of ground to cover so wear comfortable shoes . Also , prepare to get your feet stepped on and get skipped in line by little children who are super excited to explore the museum . The bathrooms are kind of clean, but I blame the people who use the bathroom and don’t clean after themselves , not the workers . People are nasty ! All in all I had fun , but I probably won’t need to return to this museum for a few years.

  • Dave Oehler

    - 21 July 2018 -

    This museum has really changed from when I was young. Today they have interactive exhibits that my kids just ate up. The movies, games and flight concepts games are well worth the price of admission. The planes on the deck are amazing. Be warned, on hot days being water bottles or feel free to purchase drinks for $5.00. Submarine exhibit was interesting.

  • Sharon C

    - 20 April 2018 -

    Talk to the volunteers to hear their war stories

  • Nils Nilsen

    - 06 April 2018 -

    See all the planes and move on a carrier.😜

  • Tilman Benecke

    - 11 February 2018 -

    Great museum. Lots of history (although it lacks some facts, specifically the not so US-glorifying facts). Interesting war machinery, a Concord, a submarine, even a space shuttle...

  • Tiffany Hunt

    - 27 January 2018 -

    Exciting array of aircraft. Talk to the various guides, especially in the wheel room...they love their ship!

  • Janet Kirk Willacker

    - 20 January 2018 -

    Excellent for history buffs. Amazing to see and experience the air craft carrier, submarine, see the space shuttle. Wow! Just loved it and learned a lot.

  • Elodie P.

    - 18 November 2017 -

    Very impressive! Don’t miss Enterprise space shuttle and the submarine.

  • Tomás Pita da Silva

    - 17 October 2017 -

    Best museum so far in NYC. A lot to see from the aircraft carrier, to drone exhibit and walking inside a submarine. Great experience. We squeezed a visit in 1h30m but you might want to take more time.

  • JD

    - 10 September 2017 -

    Great museum. There are several ways to get cheaper admission so check around and see which works best for you.

  • Ken Pierce

    - 09 September 2017 -

    The entire place is a wall though combat history and our progress in technology. Take your time exploring.

  • Rebecca Balnis

    - 09 September 2017 -

    So, about this American naval history learning thing. I'm doing it better than you.

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