Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

3.4/5 (5 Reviews)

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages are taken on an interactive journey to learn about American ingenuity and bravery. Educational? Yes. Fun? Absolutely.

Note: Entrance is for general admission only. It does not include admission to the Space Shuttle Pavilion. You may upgrade to the Space Shuttle Pavilion directly at the Museum if you wish.

  • Adult gate price $24.00
  • Child gate price $19.00
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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!

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 3.4 out of 5 stars (based on 5 customer ratings)
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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

Ticket price misrepresented
By jHat Verified Reviewer from Texas on
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum:

First of all, the actual ticket price is $22/adult, $17/child 7-17 and $10/child 3-6 on the Intrepid website so your savings isn't as much as advertised. You can purchase your tickets on the Intrepid website and skip the lines so unless you are combining this with other attractions, it's not a savings...in fact, you pay more!! The attraction itself is great...especially for boys. My 9 and 6 year old LOVED it. Once inside, there are simulators that cost extra! $9 per rider or $24 for all 3 simulators. Great attraction...not a great price unless combined!

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

Lots of history
By urbanpeach Verified Reviewer from Atlanta, GA on
Pros:
Lots to see
Cons:
Bad On A Rainy Day
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum:

Exhibits were Interesting. We had a pretty good time. Although it poured rain the entire time we were there. A lot the exhibits require going outside to get to them or are outside,including the ticket line so make sure you bring an umbrella or poncho.

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Planes, shuttles & subamarines
By Neenie Verified Reviewer from Melbourne Australia on
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum:

Ok, don't want to sound sexist but this is probably one for the boys although I did enjoy the aeroplane exhibit. Ship & sub; if you've seen inside these things before then I wouldn't bother seeing them again. Shuttle & Concorde were closed which was very very very disappointing...check that these are open to view before buying ticket if you really want to see them.

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

Great exhibit
By Lou Verified Reviewer from Vallejo on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum:

Intrepid Museum and the Circle Line Cruise are next to each other. 3hr Cruise around NYC is great.

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So glad we got to see it!
By Betty Verified Reviewer from Lawrence, KS on
Best Uses:
Great for families
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum:

Definitely a must see for families. The place is huge, you could spend hours here. I think it was one of the highights of our trip.

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Website: The Intrepid Sea

Phone: 212-245-0072

Address

Pier 86 One Intrepid Square
W. 46th Street and 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

Hours

Apr. 1–Oct. 31:
Mon–Fri: 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sat, Sun & holidays: 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Nov. 1–Mar. 31:
Daily: 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Closings

Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • No parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

Address

Pier 86 One Intrepid Square
W. 46th Street and 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

Public Transportation

By Subway: Take the A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, N, Q, R, W, 7 or S train to 42nd Street and walk west to the Hudson River (12th Ave). Walk 4 blocks north to Intrepid. By Bus: Take the cross-town buses west. M42(42nd street) or M50 (49th Street) to 12th Avenue and the Hudson River. Intrepid is a short walk north from the M42 stop. The M50 drops off in front of the Intrepid.

Proceed to the Will Call booth and present your Go Select Pass for admission.

*Be sure to get your Go Select Pass back from the staff as you will need it to access your other attractions.

Please note this Go Select Pass is good for general admission only, admission to Space Shuttle Pavilion is an extra cost.

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