Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
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What you'll do
Step aboard this exceptional American military and maritime museum for a deep dive into the nation's historic innovations in science and technology.
Experience the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum with The New York Pass®
- Explore the museum's interactive exhibits.
- Step out on Intrepid's flight deck.
- Climb inside planes that once served in battle.
- Tour a 1950's submarine.
- Check out the awesome space shuttle Enterprise.
A floating museum - get up close to the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, a British Airways Concorde and submarine Growler, wander through interactive exhibitions, explore historic artifacts and discover the history of American innovation and bravery.
The collection of museum ships and aircraft at Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum is one of America's leading historic, cultural and educational institutions celebrating the innovation of technology and the people who shaped and continue to shape our world.
Explore the Museum’s collection of historical artifacts and exhibitions spanning over 150,000 square feet. Get an up-close look at the space shuttle Enterprise and 28 aircraft, including the world’s fastest military jet. Enter Growler, the only guided missile submarine open to the public. Climb into a real Bell 47 helicopter and land a space shuttle in the Exploreum.
What to do at The Intrepid Museum
The Intrepid Museum in New York City is a must-visit for anyone interested in naval history or space exploration. Located on the Hudson River, this museum is situated on the very aircraft carrier that served in World War II and the Vietnam War. Today, the ship is filled with fascinating exhibits detailing the history of the ship and the brave men and women who served on it.
Visitors can even explore the ship's notorious "jail" and try on actual flight suits worn by the pilots who flew from its deck. But the Intrepid is much more than just a museum about naval history- it is also home to the Space Shuttle Enterprise. This iconic spacecraft, which did not travel to space but was used for test flights in the 1970s, is on display for visitors to see up close.
As you walk around the museum, you will be struck by the massive size of the ship and the exhibits. There is so much to see and learn that one visit may not be enough. Overall, the Intrepid Museum is a truly unique experience that offers a glimpse into the history and the future of space exploration.
Intrepid museum facts
- The USS Intrepid fought in WWII, surviving five kamikaze attacks and one torpedo strike.
- The Space Shuttle Enterprise was the first orbiter built of the Space Shuttle system.
- Concorde had a cruising speed of 1350 mph - more than twice the speed of sound.
Know before you go
Q. Can visitors go aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's aircraft carrier?
A. Yes, visitors to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum can go aboard the museum's historic aircraft carrier, the USS Intrepid.
Q. Is the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum accessible to visitors with disabilities?
A. Yes, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is fully accessible to visitors with disabilities, with wheelchair ramps and elevators throughout the museum.
Q. Can visitors bring food and drinks into the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum?
A. No, outside food and drinks are not permitted inside the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. However, there are several dining options available within the museum.
Tips for Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
- The Aviator Grill is open to the public and museum visitors for breakfast and lunch. Offering burgers, fresh bread, salads, custom pizzas, and more; This family-friendly restaurant is located on the second level of the Museum’s Welcome Center.
- For an additional cost, you can get exclusive overnight access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion. You'll sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did.
For more information visit the Intrepid museum website.
Present your New York Pass at the admissions counter for entry.
Please note: when the museum is at capacity, you'll be offered entry in the next available time slot.
Where you'll be
Pier 86, One Intrepid Square, W 46th Street and 12th Avenue,, New York, US
April 1 - September 30
Monday - Friday: 10AM - 5PM (last entrance 4PM)
Saturday - Sunday: 10AM - 6PM (last entrance 5PM)
October 1 - March 31
Daily: 10AM - 5PM (last entrance 4PM)
Hours are subject to change. For the most up-to-date opening hours and temporary closures, we recommend checking the Intrepid Museum website.
Closings & holidays
Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
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