WOW! Located on the west side’s Pier 86, this piping-hot NYC museum includes the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home to Enterprise, the world’s first space shuttle that paved the way for America’s successful Space Shuttle Program. Also on display are 27 authentically restored aircraft, including the Lockheed A-12 Blackbird, the world’s fasted military jet and spy plane, and the British Airways Concorde, the fasted commercial aircraft ever to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Rounding out the Museum are the submarine Growler, the only American diesel-power strategic missile submarine open to the public, an 18,000 square foot education center, Pier 86, a publicly accessible pier that is part of the Hudson River Park Trust, and the Exploreum, a family friendly interactive hall focused on themes of water, space, air and life at sea.
In addition to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s massive and permanent mainstays, it also regularly features inspiring temporary exhibits such as “Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouglage” (through Feb 24, 2015) and HUBBLE@25 (Oct 23, 2014-Sept 13, 2015), and various lectures and short-term themed events such as “Fleet Week” and “Space & Science Festival”.
Guided tours are available at the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, as are audio tours in seven languages. Don’t leave without checking out one of Intrepid’s awesome simulators…just adding another dimension of fun to your museum experience!