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. 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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  • We were here with relatives. This museum is great. I especially enjoyed the submarine, but everything was great. Saw a lot of vintage planes on deck, and inside.  more »
  • Be sure to bring sun screen. The sun bounces off the top of the boat and makes it extremely hot. Other than that, cool ship and great views!  more »
  • You cannot beat this attraction and our recommendation is to go at 1000am before the queues start. Everything is steeped in history from the ship to the space shuttle, the war planes, helos and of cou...  more »
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  • I love this place so much. It's a bit pricey for my student's family's and they should offer more discounts to students who come from title one schools, but we make it work. I love bringing my class here because they are amazed. They can touch the exhibits because just about everything is hands on. We never get a chance to finish the whole museum because of the time we gotta be back at the bus. But my student's thoroughly enjoy this trip and I'll continue bringing them
  • This museum is great. You get to see an old aircraft carries, submarine, shuttle and a bunch of air planes. The only draw back to the aircraft carrier is the availability of different tour routes. As a marine engineer, I wished they had an engine room open for a tour and the spaces below the main deck. Definitely try their flight simulator, it is a great way to have fun.
  • It's expensive to get in, but totally worth the money if you have enough time to do everything. Much of the ship is preserved as it would have appeared during service and the whole place is packed with interesting historical posters and collections of trinkets, such as souvenirs the crew collected from ports the carrier called at. The presence of the Enterprise pavilion and the submarine Growler are added and excellent bonuses. Great day out!
  • My brother, father, and grandfather are all Navy men, so the opportunity to tour a nuclear submarine and an aircraft carrier was not to be missed. The museum guides are knowledgeable veterans, happy to answer any questions. They also have a British Airways Concorde, and the space shuttle endeavor. I have been to space camp and shuttle launches at Kennedy Space Center, but this was the closest I've ever been to the shuttle. Finally, they offer reciprocity with other science and technology museums, so the money I would have spent on admission, I was able to spend on gifts for my parents.
  • This museum is a must see. It tells the history of WWII , Vietnam, and the space race, and they have a submarine. Both decommissioned Navy vessels have permanently stored in the harbor, and made so you can your. The intrepid ship is easy to board via gangways with elevators. You can also ride the plane elevator between floors of the ship at certain times of day. An awesome three minutes lead by retired former service men. My guys name was Allen, and he served in Vietnam. Be sure to ask tons of questions to the volunteers, they are all super nice and can tell you interesting facts about both the ship and what service life was like for them. They also have an interactive exhibition for the children, and adults where you get to try you hands at some hands on learning. I was totally unsuccessful in landing the space shuttle, but I was great at doing tasks with space gloves! Definitely check out this museum, it's about 30 bucks a person, I think kids under 5 or 6 are free. But if in NYC the Intrepid is always a great stop, for an amazing day.