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 Pass you can enjoy free admission. Free admission is also available for retired and active military personnel.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes - Free admission with a New York Pass

Open Now

Hours 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 Museum

Directions

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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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Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Star Rating

5 Star Rating This is an awesome museum! Especially if you love military aircraft, or even commercial aircraft with the Concord being there! Overall the experience here was awesome! Going through the submarine Is really cool! And then getting to get up close to the Concord is awesome too! And then Intrepid itself is the best! We went on to one of the simulators which was a blast! And also got to go and see The planetarium show too! One of the biggest highlights for me on the ship is the small historical shows that happened in the middle of the ship. It gets you to feel so involved in what happened! Especially when they go into the details of you being stood in the exact place where certain things happened! Highly recommend this place! But get there early as you will suddenly here the call that they are closing and you realise you've managed to spend the whole day there. But it's definitely worth it!

Michael Coggins - 18 hours ago

5 Star Rating Marvellous museum. It is so large it cannot be put into words. On the flight deck there is an internal museum that has a " Space Shuttle"! Interactive games for the younger ones. The rest of the aircraft carrier is full of high standard memorabilia. The flight deck has a vast selection of fighter planes and helicopters. After a meal in the Mess on the bottom deck take the lift back up and explore the submarine "Growler" What a fantastic afternoon. So much to see to mention it all. If your in New York don't miss the opportunity.

Leigh Sliczny - 2 days ago

5 Star Rating Lots to see and do. I didn't have my kids with me but they would have loved it. Lots of interesting information to read and the staff were very knowledgeable. You could easily spend half a day here leaning and having fun. The exhibits are great and seeing a space shuttle a fabulous bonus. It's also a nice break from the city.

Aidan Thomas - 3 days ago

5 Star Rating Pretty awesome too see real planes, helicopters. It features Concorde plane which is cool. You get to see submarine and walk around huge intrepid. But what's even more cool is when you walk into a giant room and don't even understand at first that a roof is a space shuttle. Amazing.

Igor M - 10 days ago

5 Star Rating First time on an aircraft carrier and it was a great experience! Called USS Intrepid, the aircraft carrier is huge and requires at least 3 hours to see at a comfortable pace (wear good walking shoes). The flight deck (the open-air top) has some neat aircraft on display, plus the Enterprise Space Shuttle as its main attraction. It also offers amazing views of Manhattan’s skyline and the Hudson River. The inside decks are for their exhibitions, events, and family activities. The exhibitions on the Intrepid and its crew during its heyday were very informative. And if that’s not enough, there’s also a submarine next to the Intrepid and a Concorde supersonic aircraft at the ground level. We didn’t have time for the submarine and a guided tour of the Concorde so we only took some photos before leaving. The on-site cafeteria is a bit pricey (as is the admission ticket). Definitely a good idea to bring your own food if you intend to be here for hours.

G Aquino - 2 months ago

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