Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, New York City

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Manhattan's military and maritime history museum, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum houses a large collection of craft that includes an aircraft carrier, submarine, NASA's prototype space shuttle, and a supersonic reconnaissance plane. Originally opened in 1982, the museum underwent a 22-year renovation of its facilities, reopening in 2008. You can access it by public bus or subway, and spend the day journeying through the evolution of sea, air, and space vessels. The Space Shuttle Pavilion showcases Enterprise, named after the starship from the popular "Star Trek" TV series and built to perform test flights in the atmosphere, along with artifacts, photos, audio, and films covering NASA's space shuttle program. Try your hand at flying a supersonic jet by visiting the virtual flight zone, designed with cutting-edge multi-sensory technology. Put Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and other New York City attractions into our New York City trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The USS Growler Submarine and Museum is awesome; I highly recommend it for everyone- elementary school age and up. Older folks who have mobility issues may not be able to board the sub because, as... 
    The USS Growler Submarine and Museum is awesome; I highly recommend it for everyone- elementary school age and up. Older folks who have mobility issues may not be able to board the sub because, as...  more »
  • I'm an aviation and enthusiast and decided to add this visit to my NY vacations... it was worth every penny. Just to be on the inside of a real aircraft carrier was awesome, they have a lot of... 
    I'm an aviation and enthusiast and decided to add this visit to my NY vacations... it was worth every penny. Just to be on the inside of a real aircraft carrier was awesome, they have a lot of...  more »
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  • The museum spaces are so clean and well kept. Well planned out and managed. Lots of staff available to answer questions. We had a really nice time and the views from the flight deck are amazing. Be sure you ride the aircraft elevator if given the chance. The space shuttle exhibit was amazing. I had no idea it was that big and the way you enter just makes you realize it quickly. Overall a great experience. Parking can be a walk so be ready for that.
  • Fantastic museum. Plenty to see and for kids to do. They've done an amazing job of trying to give a glimpse of the history of the ship, those that served, the conflicts and a variety of aircraft. The staff and volunteers were very knowledgeable and helpful. There is a lot of interactive games for kids and enough to keep you there for hours. I spent 5 hours here and saw just about everything on a quiet day. In fairness, I also took a lot of pictures so it would take most people a but less time. The curators have done a great job. Absolutely loved it.

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