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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The USS Intrepid is the centerpiece of this museum. Explore four levels of the storied aircraft carrier and learn what it was like to be a crew member in wartime. Artifacts, exhibits, and more bring the experience to life. 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! The new Intrepid Museum is an interactive complex that should not be missed, no matter what your age or affinity for military vessels.. Located at the new Pier 86 park facility, this piping-hot NYC attraction boasts 30 restored aircraft, a submarine, and a British Airways Concorde jet! Billed as “The Most Inspiring Adventure in America”, the Intrepid Museum is an informational, must-see tourist site.

The USS Intrepid is a war hero in its own rite, having served in World War II, The Vietnam War, the Cold War’s anti-submarine patrols, and on NASA recovery missions. After the September 11th tragedy, it served as a temporary headquarters for the FBI’s New York Field Office. With a 3,000 person capacity, the USS Intrepid is worth a visit for its own unique features, as well as for the aircraft it houses.

A visit to the USS Intrepid is like traveling back to the more suspenseful times of the conflict-ridden 20th century. This exhibition features a Harrier jet, capable of vertical takeoffs and landings, a Blackbird spy plane, an F-14 Tomcat, a Phantom, and a MiG 21. It’s worth the trip just to see the infamous Concorde jet, a commercial airliner, famous for its incredibly short trips from both London and Paris to New York. The Concorde first saw flight in 1976, with its transatlantic service coming to a dramatic end in 2003 following a fatal Air France crash.

The USS Growler, which sits across the pier from Intrepid, is the only American strategic missile submarine to ever be made open to the public. Museum visitors can go below deck to check out the once top-secret missile command center, torpedo rooms, attack center, and even the crew’s mess hall!

In addition to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s massive and permanent mainstays, the it also regularly features informational exhibits such as “Inspiration and Industry: American Women on the Home Front”, and various lectures and short-term themed events such as “Girls in Science and Engineering Day”.

Be sure to check out the Intrepid Museum’s Exploreum, a 13,000 foot interactive exhibition space on the deck of the Intrepid. Designed for children of all ages, the Exploreum allows visitors to delve into four zones; focusing on water, air, space, and life at sea aboard the Intrepid.

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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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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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum details

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.
  • Good for families
  • No parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

Directions and transportation

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.

Admission and Offer Information

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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