Since 1982, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum has invited visitors to explore naval aviation and maritime history through a collection of restored military vessels docked in the Hudson River on Manhattan's West Side.
Before being decommissioned in 1974, USS Intrepid served in World War II, as a recovery ship for NASA and in the Vietnam War. The museum opened in 1982, after New York real estate developer, Zachary Fischer saved the aircraft carrier from the scrapheap and now showcases a cruise missile submarine, the USS Growler, a British Airways Concorde supersonic jet, and a Lockheed A-12 CIA reconnaissance plane. In 2011, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum added a NASA prototype of the Space Shuttle Enterprise to its collection which is schedule to be available for public viewing in the near future.
Admission to Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum covers access to the aircraft carrier, the submarine and the Concorde with free guided tours included in the ticket price. On the Flight Deck, visitors can explore a world class collection of 30 restored aircraft and climb to the navigation bridge for a cinematic view of the New York City skyline. The Hangar Deck engages visitors with variety of interactive, hands-on exhibits demonstrating the technology and manpower required to power the 40,000 tonne vessel. The newly restored Gallery and Third Decks, home to the Ready Room and Combat Information Center, offer a unique insight into life aboard the ship for the 3,000 enlisted men. In the newly opened Mess Hall, visitors can enjoy lunch or a snack at Au Bon Pain in recreated sailor's dining room. Well-worth the additional charge is a visit to the Virtual Flight Zone offering a supersonic flight simulators and a 4D Motion Theatre.
If you have a New York Pass you can enjoy free admission. Free admission is also available for retired and active military personnel.
Facts For Your VisitFee: Yes - Free admission with a New York Pass
Open NowHours This Week:
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Address: Pier 86, W 46th St, New York, NY 10036, USA
Phone: (212) 245-0072
Official Website: Intrepid Sea, Air and Space MuseumMap of nearby accommodations:
|Subway Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|A, C, E, N, Q, R, W, S, 1, 2, 3, or 7||Time Square||20 minutes|
How to get to Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum by Subway
Take the A, C, E, N, R, S, 1, 2, 3, or 7 train to 42nd Street, walk or take the M42 Metro Bus west on 42nd Street to Hudson River (12th Avenue), then go right (north) to the museum entrance.
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Ratedout of 5
Lots of amazing historical artifacts. It's Kid's Week and my granddaughter (who is a teen, not a kid) dragged me here. Amazing, we both enjoyed it thoroughly. Lots of planes, of course, but the inside was fascinating. There was a separate building for the Enterprise shuttle that was filled with special exhibits and people to explain. We enjoyed this best of all. This is an expensive visit. Adults and children over $12 pay $34. That would be okay, but if you want to see the Concord or any other specialty, it's an additional $20. Bring snacks. We didn't see the pricey cafe until we were leaving. Wait for better weather. It's no fun toting around heavy winter coats.
Theotis Callender - 2 days ago
The intrepid is a great museum, with a wide enough entrance, with organized lines, the divider are made from a specific fabric, that makes the lines move faster! (They've said that it was used in space) the staff are very welcoming, especially the veterans that know one or two things about organizing lines and mobilizing people. Been there few times but without my sister, I think she'll have to go on her own
yuval finkelstein - 18 days ago
One of my highlights in New York. Visited as one of the optional attractions on my city pass and loved it. So cool to see all of this technology up close. There was a heaps cool holographic story about women in space and walking through a cold war submarine was amazing. I'm not very interested in the military side of things but from a science and engineering perspective it was super interesting. There is a big interactive section for kids and lifts for wheel chair accessibility onto the aircraft carrier (submarine is not when chair friendly)
Latonya Wigginton - 19 days ago
Its extremely expensive and far from the subway but it's interesting. The flight deck is cool and submarine is informative. We enjoyed the flight simulator ($10 extra) and the movie. The gift shop is unique and the cafeteria is historic. Bathrooms are downstairs and clean. Over all we had a good time. Plan accordingly because buying your tickets and food alone is 140 (for 2 people) I spent an additional $80 on 2 gifts. A tour will run you about $40 but you aren't allowed on the British Airliner without one.
Nicky ann - 21 days ago
Great place to visit especially with kids. We were here for the second time, it was still very exciting. The submarine exhibit and the option to actually enter a submarine were very cool. The multiple planes on deck were a great attraction as well. Overall you can easily pass 2.5-3 hours here if not more. Definitely worth a visit.
Roy Mano - 1 month ago