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 City Explorer Pass you can enjoy free admission. Free admission is also available for retired and active military personnel.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Intrepid Sea, Air and Space MuseumFee: Yes - Free admission available with a New York City Explorer Pass
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.
- 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
W 46th St And 12th Ave
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 245-0072
Cristina G. Oct-16-2020
I've been to this museum quite a few times in the past - with family, with a coworker, and for a private event. The museum itself is massive,... Read More
Mariam K. May-06-2021
Such an amazing experience, WOW. Decided to visit during covid, not an issue. I liked how calm the crowds were and it allowed everything to be all the more... Read More
Robert C. Jul-12-2020
Just heard that the USS Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault carrier is burning in San Diego harbor. The old USS Bonhomme Richard was one of 23 full... Read More
Accommodations near Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum:
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|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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