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.

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 Museum

Fee: Yes - Free admission available with a New York City Explorer Pass

Open Now

Regular Hours:

  • 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

Category: Museums

Address: W 46th St And 12th Ave
Pier 86
New York, NY 10036

Phone: (212) 245-0072

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
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5 Star Rating This is an amazing place to take your family for some weekend fun. I gained entry to this museum by redeeming or retrieving a culture pass reservation.... Read More

Cherishe C. Oct-09-2019

3 Star Rating Pretty cool museum. However, there is no effort in the exhibit descriptions to critically analyze the death and destruction most of the vehicles on display... Read More

Ayla S. Sep-22-2019

5 Star Rating The Intrepid Museum located on Pier 86 on the Hudson River at West 46th Street is quite a colossal vessel of historic exhibitions, and a mammouth icon... Read More

Cam E. Sep-11-2019

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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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