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The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a fascinating day out for the whole family, with an impressive array of airplanes, plus other exciting vehicles. Learn about the ways in which humans move through sea, air, and space, take a tour with an expert guide or try the awesome simulators and 3D movies to feel like you’re really in the driver’s seat.
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Take an interactive journey through history and innovation as you explore the legendary aircraft carrier "Intrepid", the space shuttle "Enterprise", the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Pre-book tickets for convenient Priority Access.
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New York CityPASS® — Discover New York City's best attractions at one great price and skip most ticket lines. Spend less, experience more.Includes prepaid admission to 6 must-see attractions: • Empire State Building AM/PM Ticket • American Museum of Natural History • The Metropolitan Museum of Art • A choice between Top of the Rock® Observation Deck OR Guggenheim Museum • A choice between Ferry Access to Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island OR Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise (booklets exchanged at Pier 83 only) • A choice btween 9/11 Memorial & Museum OR Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
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Top Tips

1. If you’re trying to avoid the crowds then avoid visiting at weekends, and arrive early in the morning if you can. The museum is a popular place for locals to visit so weekends and afternoons can be extremely busy.
Intrepid Air Sea and Space Museum | Photo: Joao Carlos Medau CC-BY 2.0
2. If you want to combine your trip to the Intrepid Air, Sea & Space Museum with other major attractions in New York, including the Empire State Building and the American Museum of Natural History, then consider buying the New York CityPass to save money!
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3. Consider picking up an audio guide! They contain over 8 hours of extra material, cost $7, and are available in English, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, French, Chinese, and German. They also have an audio tour designed for children and there’s an ASL version for Deaf or hearing impaired visitors.
4. During your visit, you’ll have the chance to discover the interior of the USSGrowler, a decommissioned submarine, plus you’ll be exploring the Aircraft Carrier Intrepid, which will require you to climb through hatches and ascend and descend using ladders. It’s recommended that you wear comfortable shoes and clothes in order to have the best experience while exploring!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the museum called the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum?

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is named after the Aircraft Carrier Intrepid, which was launched in 1943 and survived 5 kamikaze attacks and a torpedo strike, serving in WWII, the Cold War, and the Vietnam war before being used as a NASA recovery vessel in the 1960s. It was decommissioned in 1974 and is the focal point of the museum. Visitors can explore the flight deck, the gallery deck, hangar deck, and the third deck, each of which contains a combination of original features and furnishings and exhibits about life on board the ship and in the navy.

What else will I see on a trip to the museum?

Once you’re done exploring the Intrepid, you’ll discover that you’ve barely scratched the surface of the museum! You’ll be able to see the space shuttle Enterprise in the Space Shuttle Pavilion, and discover a submarine called the USSGrowler, a retired British Airways Concorde, and so much more, including a range of military and navy planes, plus a Soyuz capsule which has docked with the International Space Station. There are also 3D films and flight simulators so you can feel like you’re part of the action!

Should I take a guided tour?

There are some areas which can only be accessed via a guided tour, such as the inside of the Concorde. There are plenty of signs and informative displays, so a guided tour isn’t necessary in order to enjoy the museum, but you might find it adds to your experience, plus you can ask your guide any extra questions you have. There are several different tours of the Intrepid available for a range of age groups, plus a tour of the USS Growler, a tour of Concorde G-BOAD, and a VIP tour which includes several different areas of the museum.

Will my children enjoy a trip to the museum?

Absolutely! The museum is packed with interactive exhibits that children will enjoy exploring. There’s also the chance to visit the Exploreum, a space designed so that families and children of all ages can play together while learning. Visitors can sit inside a helicopter, try out a military bunk, see what it’s like inside a submarine, and more! A special audio guide is available for children, and there’s also the option to book a birthday party or a slumber party in the museum for that extra-special experience.

What’s the deal with the Concorde?

The Intrepid Museum is home to the Concorde Alpha Delta G-BOAD which holds the world record for the fastest trip across the Atlantic by any Concorde, which took just 2 hours, 52 minutes, and 59 seconds. Concorde planes were the result of a collaboration between British Airways and Air France and were the only supersonic commercial transports operating from 1978 to 2003. They were retired from service as passenger numbers were too low following the fatal crash of Air France flight 4590 in 2000 and the knock-on effect of 9/11, and because Airbus decided to stop making replacement parts for the aircraft. You can take a guided tour through the Concorde on display at the museum for an additional fee of $20 for visitors aged 13 and older or $15 for children aged 5 to 12 and seniors aged 65 and over.

What happens during Fleet Week?

Fleet Week is a United States Navy tradition in which ships on active duty dock in a major city for a week, giving the crews a chance to explore and the locals a chance to visit the ship! It’s a celebration, with special events and a festive atmosphere, and most of the ships visiting New York Fleet Week will dock right next to the Intrepid Air, Sea & Space Museum, so there’ll be lots of people in the area and the museum! You can either come and join in to take advantage of the occasion or, if you hate crowds, wait for another week to visit the museum.

How long should I plan for my visit to the Intrepid Museum?

A trip to the museum will take between 2 and 3 hours, depending on your level of interest. Most guided tours take between 45 minutes and an hour and focus on just one area of the museum, so take that into account when planning your time. If you want to watch a 3D film (for an additional fee) or enjoy a meal in the café on the mess deck of the ship, then factor that in as well. There’s no time limit on your visit, so take your time!

General Information

Opening Hours:

The Intrepid Museum is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. In spring and summer (from April 1 to October 31) the museum is open later at weekends, from 10 am to 6 pm. Early morning tours are available at 9 am daily in spring and summer, and only at weekends and on holidays in autumn and winter. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving and December 25.

Address:

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, W 46th Street
New York
NY 10036

Tickets:

Tickets cost $33 for visitors aged 13 to 64, $31 for visitors aged 65 and over, and $24 for children aged 5 to 12. Children aged 4 and under and both serving members of the US Military and veterans can enter free of charge.

How to get there:

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is served by public buses. The M50 stops directly in front of the museum, the M34 and M42 stop a short walk south of the museum. You can also take the 7 train of the New York subway to Hudson River (12th Avenue) and then walk north to the museum. The museum doesn’t have parking available, but there are four private car parks located within walking distance of the museum.
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