Learn all about American military and maritime history at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and Space Shuttle, a museum that explores the past through four historic vessels: the Aircraft Carrier Intrepid, Submarine Growler, Space Shuttle Enterprise, and the British Airways Concorde.
Intrepid: walk on board this massive aircraft carrier famous for having survived five kamikaze attacks and a torpedo strike in WWII and later serving in the Cold War, Vietnam War, and as a NASA recovery vessel. You’ll get to see more than two dozen authentically restored aircrafts on the Flight Deck, tour the combat information center (CIC), see the living quarters and what life was like for the more than 50,000 men who served on board, and explore the ship’s history through interactive exhibits featured on the Hangar Deck.
Enterprise: check out the Space Shuttle Pavilion and see Enterprise, the prototype NASA orbiter that pioneered the early United States spaceflight programs, Mercury and Gemini. This interactive exhibit features original artifacts, photographs, audio, and films that explore the triumphs and tragedies of the space shuttle program.
Growler: climb aboard the only American diesel-powered strategic missile submarine for a first-hand look at what life was like on the vessel and its once “top secret” missile command center. You’ll get to see the Crew’s Mess (their dining/recreation room), the control room and attack center, and the torpedo rooms that were intended for use as self-defense.
British Airways Concorde: take a tour inside the fastest commercial aircraft to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean breaking the record by clocking in at just 2 hours, 52 minutes, and 59 seconds. No longer in operation, these fleets were once the only operational supersonic passenger transportation in the world and the transportation of choice of the rich and the famous.
In addition to the museum’s permanent exhibitions, the museum regularly features temporary exhibitions and public programs.
April 1-October 31:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm;
Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 10:00 am-6:00 pm
November 1-March 31:
Daily, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
By Subway: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, N, Q, R, 7 or S trains to 42nd Street. Then walk west to the Hudson River (12th Ave) and walk 4 blocks north to Intrepid.
By Bus: Take the M42 (42nd St) or M50 (50th St) cross-town buses west to 12th Ave and the Hudson River. Intrepid is a short walk north from the M42 bus stop. The M50 bus drops off in front of the Intrepid.