Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

12th Avenue & 46th Street, New York City

4.5

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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  • John Flynn

    2
    - 03 June 2018 -

    The Intrepid itself was very interesting, the living quarters for sailors and officers presented as they would have been in the 1940s, which I thought was quite well done. Other areas of interest were the space shuttle and Concorde. The queue for the Growler was too long and barely moved so I abandoned it after 20 minutes. On exit I went to the museum shop. The merchandise was pretty good so I picked up a few items and after being separated from my $75 the cashier wished me....nothing, no thank you, no have a nice day, no comment at all. Personally I hope the young man in question finds his true calling in life, because it is clearly not sales. As for the Intrepid Museum, if they are serious about their mission to educate, might I suggest a refresher in "Common courtesy" for some of their sales staff as a starting point.

  • James De Franco

    5
    - 01 June 2018 -

    By far one of the best sites to visit on the west side. You can easily spend a few hours here exploring the ship and exhibits as well as the deck with the various different aircraft that are kept in pristine condition. You will actually feel as if you are a member of the crew as you make your way through the passages and look out of the observatories (which offer great views of the skyline). Don't forget to check out the Concord too!

  • AJ T

    4
    - 16 May 2018 -

    I enjoyed visiting the Intrepid Museum. It's got a nice collection of aircraft besides the Intrepid aircraft carrier itself and the Growler submarine docked next to it. The space shuttle, Concorde and Blackbird are some highlights. Admission is pricey if you also include the optional items, but I did enjoy the 4D Experience which is a short video clip of the Intrepid with DBOX type moving seats and whooshing air plus the Growler. The Growler submarine was also interesting to see how small a space the crew would need to live in. I only had a few hours, but it was sufficient to see the main highlights. You'll like it if you like mechanical things and/or history.

  • Michael Jargowsky

    3
    - 26 April 2018 -

    Stayed overnight and was a little disappointed. The Good: Kamikaze video thought was very good. The submarine was good and was close to as it was when decommissioned. (Saw it during the day.)The parts of the ship that represented life on the ship during its lifetime. Food was simple but good. The Bad: Submarine was not open during the night. Not much of the ship is open to the public including the superstructure. The ship is highly modified. The Hanger Deck is more like any museum than a aircraft carrier. The planes on the flight deck are not cared for; flat tires, grime, and generally look like they need some TLC. Space Shuttle open for a very short time for those staying overnight. Slept on Hanger Deck but cots placed for those sleeping on the ship blocked many exhibits unless you want to move aside people's personal belongings. Did an overnight on the Battleship New Jersey and you slept in the original bunks and ship is close to as it was when commissioned. Much more of the ship is open to the public. Staff much more organized too. Still enjoyed myself and still worth a visit especially for kids.

  • Dariel Javier

    5
    - 11 April 2018 -

    This is one of the best attractions NYC has. Totally worthy. If you are a fan of aviation or military you'd loved it. I you like space (like my son) you'd loved it. It's something amazing. You get the chance to go inside one of the most decorated battleships of US history and last but not least a submarine, you don't see that usually in your daily routine. F16, B2, Harrier Aircraft just to mention some of the beast up there. Additional there is a nice space for children where they can get into cockpits and drive fantasy ships. My son loved it.

  • Matt Elms

    5
    - 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

    4
    - 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

    5
    - 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

    5
    - 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

    5
    - 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!

  • 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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