The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York, NY

Pier 86New York, NY 10036
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Climb aboard the iconic Intrepid aircraft carrier and learn all about the history of sea, air, and space ventures. View historic artifacts, interact with engaging exhibits, watch intriguing videos, and marvel at the numerous exhibits. While at the museum, guests can explore Aircraft Carrier Intrepid, the Space Shuttle Pavilion, Submarine Growler, and British Airways Concorde.


from The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, 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.

The Intrepid Museum was founded in 1982 with the acquisition of the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, now a National Historic Landmark, which served tours of duty in World War II and the Vietnam War, and was a recovery vessel for the Gemini and Mercury space missions.

Permanent exhibits include:
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.

Submarine Growler
The former USS Growler first opened at the Intrepid Museum in 1989 and is the only American guided missile submarine open to the public. Growler offers museum visitors a firsthand look at life aboard a submarine and a close-up inspection of the once "top-secret" missile command center. Access is available to the various compartments as they were used during operations.

British Airways Concorde
The fastest Atlantic 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 yours to explore at Intrepid Museum complex on Pier 86.

AVIATOR GRILL is open to the general public and Museum visitors for breakfast and Lunch. It offers a full, chef-prepared menu of hearty fare, including burgers, fresh bread, custom pizzas and more. This family-friendly restaurant is located on the second level of the Museum’s Welcome Center, overlooking the pier.

Please note you will need to PRINT YOUR VOUCHER and bring the hard copy to the Will Call Desk at the box office in exchange for a ticket. Please note the last admission to the submarine Growler is one hour before the Museum closes.

Tripster Customer Reviews

William Kelly
Fort Myers, FL
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"The Intrepid"
November 2019
Went with my two boys and my girlfriends son and daughter. We had an amazing time. So much to see and do. The highlight was the Growler sub. Amazing to experience the living conditions on a submarine. I highly recommend a visit to this amazing Museum. You won't be disappointed.
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Tip: Lots of climbing stairs.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Saint James, New York
"Great experience, highly recommended"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 22, 2020 NEW
This was totally worth the price of admission and the 3-4 hours we spent touring the Intrepid aircraft carrier, it’s planes, the Enterprise Space Shuttle, the Concord and the USS Growler submarine! There’s a lot to do and see, and it’s exciting for all ages.
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Coleraine, United Kingdom
"Interesting to see"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 21, 2020 NEW
A lot to see on this tour and it was very interesting. Its probably not something i would do again but was good all the same.
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
"Loads to see. Recommended!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2020 NEW
My 12 year old son and I had a great time. There is loads to see from the aircraft carrier, planes, a nasa enterprise and a submarine. What is not to like!!
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Waltham, Massachusetts
"Print your tickets at home!"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed February 16, 2020 NEW
PRINT your tickets at home or bring a PDF! Any other option and you’ll wait in a long line in the cold. Do NOT do will call. They do not possess the ability to check your online purchase.
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Perth, Australia
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 11, 2020 NEW
Well worth the time getting around the different areas. Even though it rained, there are plenty of inside exhibits to walk through...not surprising as a full side aircraft carrier is huge! The volunteer guides have 1st hand experience with the exhibits which brings everything to life, and offers a personal insight into life at that time. Also, being an Aussie, great to finally see the Space Shuttle in person, although it would have been even better to see inside. Can highly recommend.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Can I take photos or film while at the museum?
Personal cameras and video are allowed, however, selfie-sticks (or any other camera-extension devices) and professional equipment including the use of tripods are not.

How much time will it take me to view all of the exhibits in the Museum?
For the full Intrepid experience, expect to spend 2-3 hours at the museum.

Is the museum wheelchair accessible?
Since the Intrepid is a National Historic Landmark, most, although not all, of the museum is accessible by wheelchair. Areas not accessible by wheelchair include the Fo’c’s’le, Combat Information Center, Growler submarine, and Concorde. All restrooms and dining areas are accessible, as well the flight deck, hangar deck, and mess deck.

Are there shopping and dining areas at the museum?
Yes. A retail shop is available in the Space Shuttle Pavilion. Food trucks are available on the pier and vending machines are both on the pier and the flight deck.