Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, New York City

4.5
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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  • This museum is one of my favourite .You can see submarine,plane ,space ship and more and more.You can get more info about history of every each sections.People are really helpfull.We enjoyed our visit...  more »
  • Something we hadn't planned to do whilst in NYC, but was recommended it by a friend. We are so glad we went to have a look! The carrier itself is HUGE and seeing all the aircraft aboard was a site to ...  more »
  • As I find the military and NASA fascinating, this was one of my highlights. Walking around the second world war carrier is really interesting, meeting some veterans who shared their stories of the vie...  more »
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  • My father and i had a great time here. I’m 33 and not a big museum goer, my dad is 70 and loves military and maritime history so... off we went. Arriving was easy and the line was no big deal at all. Just getting onto an aircraft carrier was cool and the inside is so accessible to kids but we loved it too. It was easy to get around and generally very enjoyable. There aren’t a lot of museum employees all over the place which is kind of nice. They’re there when you need them but you can really explore too. The Enterprise exhibit on the “roof” is way cooler than I expected! I left with EVEN more respect for our military and it’s veterans than I had before. Landing a fighter plane on this thing in the days before technology evolved to be what it is today is a heroic feat in and of itself. I wish I’d brought my veteran grandfather here. If you have kids, military enthusiasts or think planes are interesting, don’t miss this!
  • I had amazing experience in here! I wish I spent longer time. So many different types of airplanes to explore. I was amazed with the engineering and technology they had decades ago! Each airplane has a story! The ship itself is so big! The information cards and monitors for each airplane was prepared well so they provide plenty of information. You do not just see the airplanes but even with an unguided tour you learn a lot. They have a parking place for groups which is actually first come first served. There was space when I took my group there. The person at the gate was so helpful and kind to arrange a parking space for my passenger van. He said it was free for student groups. I didn’t have any trouble with finding the place and parking the vehicle. It’s definitely worth for the price.
  • Simply wow...nice experience of ship and submarine..they have display of different helicopters , plane and some historical things related to navy.. Unique experience to see sailor life on ship and inside submarine..They allow you to go inside the submarine and kids love that part really..but you kid should be 40" inch tall then they will allow.They have good eating options. TIP- whole things to do takes 5 hrs so just be on time then you can enjoy.You also have to wait in line At least for 30min to get your ticket and entry.
  • A must-go if you are interested in history, military and technological history in particular. I would highly recommend you to begin your stay at the museum with a 9am guided tour (e.g. the 75 Years of Intrepid Tour, which I found very informative, and which also allowed you to come unusually close to the fighter planes exhibited on the flight deck). As the museum only opens at 10am for the general, non-tour-participating public, it's also very empty and after the tour you have the chance to enjoy some nice minutes in a near-to-empty aircraft carrier with volunteers who are eager to talk with you about the ship and/or their personal navy careers. What's left to say? First, if you are using public transport/the subway: Plan with some extra minutes for getting to and from there. Second, the "Intrepid Marketplace" in the Third Deck gives you opportunity to have a meal where actual ship crew used to dine, meals of decent quality and reasonable pricing (for NYC standards).
  • Our stop at the intrepid museum was good times. It was cool seeing all the planes (birds) and space shuttle Enterprise aboard this legendary air craft carrier. We had fun in the hands on area. Upgraded to audio handsets for a couple of us which gave us some added stories as we went along- good choice. My only problem was the food area. Not worth time or money spent. My advice- order a hot dog or get something out of cold case. Enjoy

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