That's right, zip up that bomber jacket, put on your aviator shades, and start humming "Take My Breath Away," because you're boarding the aircraft carrier known as the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. And oh yeah, they also happen to have a space shuttle, a British Airways Concorde, 27 authentically-restored aircraft and a guided missile submarine (so maybe practice your "Space Oddity" and "Yellow Submarine," too?). Walk in the footsteps of WWII sailors, from the anchor chain room to officers' staterooms. Get up an up-close look at the world's first space shuttle while eavesdropping on an actual conversation between mission control and the Enterprise. See how you'd do in the close quarters of the Growler as you explore the torpedo room and more. From the bottom of the sea to the twinkling lights of outer space, you're in for one heck of a journey.
Aircraft Carrier Intrepid
Launched in 1943, the former aircraft carrier USS Intrepid fought in World War II, surviving five kamikaze attacks and one torpedo strike. The ship later served in the Cold War and the Vietnam War. Intrepid also served as a NASA recovery vessel in the 1960s. It was decommissioned in 1974, and today is berthed on the Hudson River as the centerpiece of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
Space Shuttle Pavilion
The Space Shuttle Pavilion showcases the space shuttle Enterprise, the prototype NASA orbiter that paved the way for America’s successful space shuttle program. Seventeen dynamic exhibit zones feature original artifacts, photographs, audio, and films that immerse visitors in the science and history of Enterprise and the space shuttle era.
Growler first opened at the Intrepid Museum in 1989 and is the only American guided missile submarine open to the public. Growler offers visitors a firsthand look at life aboard a submarine and a close-up inspection of the once "top-secret" missile command center.
British Airways Concorde
The fastest Atlantic Ocean crossing by any Concorde occurred on February 7, 1996 and took only 2 hours, 52 minutes and 59 seconds. This record-breaking plane—the Concorde Alpha Delta G-BOAD—is on display at the Intrepid Museum’s Pier 86.
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October through March: All Days 10AM - 5PM
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All guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
The Intrepid is an aircraft carrier ship used in World War II, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War. It is a designated National Historic Landmark. Most of the museum's exhibits are located on board the Intrepid.
The recommended age for Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is All guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult..
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Tickets for Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum start at $33.
The Intrepid Museum takes, on average, 2 to 3 hours to explore. However, the museum experience is self-guided, so visitors can walk through the exhibits at their own pace and take as long or short as they wish.
The Intrepid Museum is not free; all visits require the purchase of a ticket. The museum does offer free after-hours admission on select days in the summer, but paid admission is in place at all other times.
The Intrepid Museum does not have an on-site parking facility. Those arriving by car must park in a nearby garage, such as Park Right on West 43rd Street and Garage Management Company on West 45th Street.
The Intrepid Museum is an indoor-outdoor experience. Some exhibits are located outside on the outer decks of the Intrepid and other boats, while others are located in various rooms inside the boats.