Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Highlights / General details
Intrepid is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of history, science and service as related to its home aboard the USS Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. As you explore the Museum you will be able to examine original artifacts, view historic video footage, and explore interactive exhibits. Visitors can also ride in the A-6 Cockpit Simulator, visit the Virtual Flight Zone, and tour the inside of the world’s fastest commercial airplane, Concorde.
The museum is also thrilled to be the new home of the space shuttle Enterprise, and we look forward to opening the Space Shuttle Pavilion, where Enterprise will be housed, on Intrepid’s flight deck this summer.
Hangar Deck: Intrepid’s Hangar Deck exhibition space is unique among historic ships. Visitors can follow the deck’s two separate paths: explore Intrepid’s technology on the port (left) side and celebrate the people who lived and worked on the ship on the starboard (right) side. The Museum’s permanent exhibition brings to life the powerful history of the aircraft carrier. Examine original artifacts, view historic video footage, and explore interactive exhibits that trace Intrepid’s Navy career from 1943 to the present. The Special Exhibition Gallery, also located on the Hangar Deck, features temporary exhibitions.
Flight Deck: From here, Intrepid launched the propeller-driven planes that helped defeat Japan during World War II, the jets that supported U.S. ground forces in Vietnam, and the helicopters that recovered NASA astronauts in the 1960s. It was also here that Japanese kamikaze suicide planes hit, exacting their terrible toll upon Intrepid’s crew. Today, the Flight Deck holds most of Intrepid’s collection of authentically restored aircraft, and the new home of the space shuttle Enterprise. Opening on July 19, 2012, the Space Shuttle Pavilion will provide guests with a look back at NASA’s space program and inspire tomorrow’s scientists, engineers, and mathematicians to keep dreaming.
Gallery and Third Deck: Newly restored spaces on the Third Deck reveal daily life for the ship’s enlisted sailors. On the Gallery Deck, visitors can view a ready room where pilots received their last instructions before taking off. In the nearby Combat Information Center (CIC), crew members tracked nearby ships and aircraft — friend and foe.
Growler Submarine: The former USS Growler first opened at the Intrepid Museum in 1989 and is the only American diesel-powered strategic missile submarine open to the public. The Growler offers museum visitors a firsthand look at life aboard a submarine and a close-up inspection of the once “top-secret” missile command center. Access is available to the various compartments as they were used during operations.
Concorde: The fastest Atlantic crossing by any Concorde occurred on February 7, 1996 and took only 2 hours, 52 minutes, and 59 seconds. This record-breaking plane — the Concorde Alpha Delta G-BOAD — is yours to explore at Intrepid Museum complex on our brand-new Pier 86.
General Admission grants access to Intrepid, Space Shuttle Pavilion, submarine Growler and the film Story of Intrepid.
Transportation; Food and beverage.
Hours of operation
Open: Daily, 10:00am-5:00pm; April-October extended hours on Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 10:00am-6:00pm. Closed: Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is located on the West side of Manhattan on Pier 86, 12th Avenue & 46th.
Guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
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