Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, New York City

(4.4/5 based on 6,500+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan your visit to Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our New York City holiday planner.
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  • My partner wanted to visit here,but I wasn't fussed as it's probably of more interest to men.It was really good though and I'm glad we went.You could spend hours here as there is so much to see,great ...  more »
  • Enjoyed visiting the Intrepid. It was great to walk among the aircraft on the flight deck. The Space Shuttle Enterprise was impressive. It was especially impressive to read through the displays and ed...  more »
  • The exhibits and self guided tour option, made the experience great. I have a ten year old and he is definitely into airplanes and history, which the Intrepid has tons of.  more »
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  • The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a fantastic experience for all ages. The carrier is excellent on it's own with about a dozen planes on display on deck. As well as that there is also the USS Growler, a submarine you can board, a Concorde jet AND the Enterprise space shuttle. The place is laid out very well with fantastic exhibits. We did a tour of the shuttle, which doesn't permit you to go inside unfortunately, but the guide was fantastic and really knew her stuff.
  • My wife and I had a great time at the Intrepid. It was an educational experience made fun the ability to actually step back in history. Climbing some of the original ship ladders and viewing the preserved rooms is something you can't do elsewhere. It's great for kids or adults with activities directed at both. I also loved visiting the Enterprise, a real piece of the space program (even if it didn't go to space). If only we could go inside! The dining experience wasn't great - the lines were long and the service disorganized - but it wasn't horrible either.
  • What a great museum! All the exhibits are well preserved and interesting with many that you can touch and interact with. Where else can you see fighter jets up close? There's even a space shuttle here! You can walk through the carrier bridge, sit in the captains seat and there is a whole hands on section in the air conditioned hangar. All in all, well with the money.
  • Very memorable experience for the whole family. It is one of a kind and a must visit for Aerospace and Startrek enthusiasts. The space shuttle prototype was breath taking. All the exhibits have a rich history and a story to tell so it is a nice place for your kids to go get inspired. The aircraft carrier is itself a very unique experience with 2 decks to explore. There is also a submarine which you can go inside and get a sense of how it was for the sailors who spent months in it. There are guides at many strategic spots eager to answer your questions or tell the story attached to that space. There are various packages you can buy which you can explore before buying your tickets. I went on a public holiday weekend and there was some wait time but still was that long for it to be too tiresome.
  • Good variety of aircraft on display. Cool to see the Enterprise shuttle as a Star Trek fan. The walk through the submarine is good. The aircraft carrier itself was disappointing though, as it has been turned into a sheep herding tour vessel compared to other naval museums I have visited. The prices are high and the aircraft on display look dilapidated with flat tires.