Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum showcases a wide variety of restored aircraft, along with marine and space exhibits on the now decommissioned USS Intrepid aircraft carrier

British Airways Concorde at the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum
British Airways Concorde at the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum cc licensed photo by Daniel Bonatto

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.

Free admission is available for retired and active military personnel.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes.

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • 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 Museum

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating This was such an amazing experience!!!! It was our first time in New York and we knew we had to do this!!!! My boys loved it!!!! They had so many things for the kids! We went during kid week and we did the 4D theater and the g force ride and watched the planitarium show. Definitely an experience we won’t forget! So fun! So much to see. Very clean and staff was very friendly.
Stephanie & Jorge - in the last week

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5 Star Rating Such a treasure! Expansive collection of military planes. You also get a glimpse into what the life of over 3,000 crew and pilots was on this ship during various military conflicts. Such a rich and vivid history! You also learn about various tech that was used to command this floating town. There is even the Space Shuttle prototype on board. And you get an opportunity to visit a submarine “parked” next to Intrepid. Must see to understand the history!
Ostap Kirichenko - a week ago

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5 Star Rating The intrepid museum would be a fun filled experience for the entire family. Located at pier 86, the intrepid tour offers sightseeing to the USS intrepid (a splendid aircraft carrier of its time), a space shuttle, and the submarine. It is also one of the attractions offered via the city pass. Plan to spend around 5-6 hours exploring the aircraft carrier, the spaceship, and the submarine as there could be queues on busy days.
Aditya Agarwal - a month ago

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4 Star Rating We went as a family and it would be easy to fill a day here. We did feel that not all of the ship was as accessible as for example HMS Belfast in London but overall it was an enjoyable experience for all of us. My only disappointment was that Concorde was still not back on display.
Ross Sutherwood - in the last week

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5 Star Rating Great place to visit with family and kids. Lots of activities designed for kids. You can spend at least 3 hours or more here easily based on how many activities you want to pay for. They have a submarine which was really fun to see but there is a 45 minute line before you can enter. They have a gift shop and food court.
Divya Garg - a month ago

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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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