Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, New York City

4.5
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. Put Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and other New York City attractions into our New York City trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Well thought out and playful museography. It's pretty amazing to see this airplane carrier with the Manhattan buildings as a backdrop
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  • Plan to be there for a while, took us approximately 3 to 4 hours to cover the entire area but even then we skipped several things. Some lines are long, definitely requires lots of patience... The expe...  more »
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  • I visited this Air and Space Museum while visiting the New York area in November. It is located along the Hudson River and well worth visiting. They have an impressive group of military equipment including an aircraft carrier and post World War Two submarine. There are also a number of airplanes and helicopters on the deck of the aircraft carrier. If you have never been on an aircraft carrier this is you chance to learn how large this key to winning of World War Two was. It is an impressive city on the water that contains thousands of sailors and was very important during the Cold War and is still very important. The fee to see this museum is reasonable and if you are a veteran, there is no fee. I would recommend that you spend at least three hours during your visit as there is so much to see. This included a visit to the inside of the submarine and also the interior of the aircraft carrier. There are also guides that will explain about each of the areas you visit on the aircraft carrier. Also the submarine has excellent diagrams about the history of this important navy ship and explain how they were able to save it from the scrap yard and bring it from the west coast near Seattle to its final resting place here in New York City. I can not recommend a visit to this museum enough. As an American we have all paid for each of these military items and they are one of the reasons that we are a great country and survive in a world full of challenges for a democracy.
  • American history at it's best. A wonderful variety of planes and history of the intrepid and the submarine. Great place to have a fun outing for adults & kids. Its a little pricey but well worth the experience. The grounds are clean & a lot of security to feel safe. Definitely bring some snacks for the kids.
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