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“First time on a carrier in nearly 40 years”

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Ranked #55 of 1,138 things to do in New York City
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a nonprofit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world's fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery. Welcoming over one million visitors annually, the Museum includes the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home to Enterprise, the world's first space shuttle that paved the way for America's successful Space Shuttle Program. On display are more than two dozen authentically restored aircraft, including the Lockheed A-12 Blackbird, the world's fastest military jet and spy plane, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. The Museum also includes the submarine Growler, the only American diesel-powered strategic missile submarine open to the public; the Exploreum Interactive Hall, a fully interactive exhibit space; an 18,000 sq. ft. education center; and Pier 86, a publicly accessible pier that is part of the Hudson River Park Trust. Download our free iPhone app, Mission Intrepid: Explore Enterprise, from the App Store today, and enhance your experience in the Space Shuttle Pavilion! The mission of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth.
Reviewed 3 May 2018

I'm a U.S. Navy Veteran and this was the first time I stepped foot on a carrier since I flew off the U.S.S. Eisenhower back in 1979. The volunteers and staff onboard the Intrepid were terrific and patient, explaining various portions of the boat to anybody with questions. Some of the displays, including the aircraft could use a little touching up, but these are old aircraft and there were many signs that maintenance is constantly occurring throughout the museum. A carrier can be a very confusing place to navigate below decks, but it was very clear where you could and could not go as you walked around the boat. We spoke with a few volunteers and there is a clear sense of pride in what they do.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank bk3104
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

This is a must see for both locals and tourists. The flight deck is amazing but the museum inside is just as awesome. There is also a space shuttle exhibit.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Russ F
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Visited with 4 kids 8-17yrs - all found the aircraft interesting and loved walking through the Intrepid and Submarine Growler.

Standing next to the Space Shuttle Enterprise gave them a sense of perspective especially when the looked into the Soyuz capsule that is still in use by the Russians today.

Best to do on a non-rainy day. Get there early (10am) to beat the crowds on weekends.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Rexxx
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Very interesting museum with awesome exhibits. A little dissatisfied with the space exhibit because I thought there would be more. But overall it's a really cool thing to do for all walks of life.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank phillygirl703
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We only visited here initially due to bad weather and to get out of the rain, what a great place this really is. As a family we enjoyed seeing absolutely everything particularly the submarine. The Concorde wasn’t open to view which was a shame. The staff here are really helpful and offer some more knowledge on your way round. We enjoyed the 4d experience.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank LauraJayP
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