Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, New York City
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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Massive waiting time caused by low staff numbers at the ticket counter .Exhibits are tired and the cost of the ticket is high for what you get
So much to see and experience! Not inexpensive but worth it. Where can you walk inside a Cold War middle submarine, see one of the Concorde jetliners, a genuine used Gemini space capsule, and one of t... read more »
We went at 9AM on a Sunday - did the Shuttle tour with guide JIM. JIM WAS A ROCKSTAR GUIIDE : 10/10 -- awesome hour. we then did a self-guided tour before the next guided tour, Intrepid 101: this tour... read more »
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.
I'd recommend this place to anyone travelling to New York. This museum has so much to offer, especially while the Star Trek exhibit is there. A little pricey for the whole package but if you have any interest in seeing anything on an aircraft carrier, old planes, submarines, or Star Trek, then I'm sure you won't mind the price. On the aircraft carrier deck you get to see lots of planes that were used back during WWII. Inside the carrier you'll get to learn about communications and operations during war times as well. The Intrepid was actually in service. The Star Trek exhibit was actually much better than I expected as an experience. The stations were interactive and you get to keep moments of it (videos, certificates) at no extra charge. They email it to you.
I went to the museum about 10 years ago and it was an amazing experience. My son is finally old enough to go and appreciate this sort of stuff so we went back. We were very disappointed. The once educational experience has turned into profit first business. Your barely allowed to see the inside of the ship anymore, the cost is absurd, and now the history of the United States and the history of our freedom has to compete with some far away galaxy that was popular to a small niche of the population 30 years ago. Give me a break. All about the money now. Don't go to this museum if you've ever been to a war ship museum before, your expectations will not be met and you will leave very very disappointed as i did.
This museum is a treat. The installation of the Enterprise shuttle is awesome for those into space. We're a family that enjoys Star Wars, Star Trek, and we're fans of space travel so it was a lot of fun for us. The Intrepid itself is also amazing.
I got tickets for their general admission, Enterprise shuttle exhibit, and Star Trek exhibit as part of a group. The Star Trek exhibit was awesome with props, costumes, and interactive features that allowed you to test out your comparability for Starfleet Academy tracks in all the departments. You could even take the Kobayashi Maru, sit in the captain's chair, navigate the ship, and take the teleporter. The general exhibit showed life on the ship the museum is inside. The shuttle exhibit was great with lots of info on the specs, history, and how innovations for the shuttle came to impact everyday life
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