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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  • We chose to see this museum because it was included in the citypass. Despite the many positive reviews that bodes well, I never imagined that I would find it so interesting even though I was not a fan of aircraft or war equipment or anything. But I was pleasantly surprised! A fairly superficial visit, for those like me who do not want to stop to see every detail, fills smoothly and pleasantly two abundant hours. We arrived in the morning before opening time and did not queue at the entrance, and above all we were able to get right in, without waiting, into the submarine... beautiful experience, really interesting to move around those cramped spaces and see how people on board lived and worked. The display of helicopters and aircraft on the deck of the aircraft carrier is also very beautiful. Obviously impressive the visit to the hangar of the space shuttle, and to finish very pleasant also the visit of the ship, where alternate areas used for exhibitions and zones instead left to the original state. Overall, I would recommend it to everyone, possibly not on a rainy day because the visit is partially outdoors.
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  • My husband wanted to go hear and we had a pass included in the city pass. I’m so glad we went. The aircraft carrier is massive!! Lots to see, read and do!! It also has a space shuttle on which you can...  more »
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  • I have visited this museum again after 18 years and it is still awesome. Was even more special now with my kids and they loved all the different equipments and ships. We spent a total of 4 hours in this visit, as there is so much to see. There is a small place to have hot lunch at the lower level of the carrier. There are also volunteers who are war veterans who had served in the carrier.   I strongly recommend a visit, especially if you have kids.
  • How often do you get to walk around an aircraft carrier? Or a submarine? This museum was awesome for someone like me who is interested in military history and modelling. But it was not just about the exhibits. Veterans who are volunteers are happy to share their knowledge and experiences with you and gave the place that personal touch. There are highlights to visiting New York and it usually involves a place, but these people are just as interesting and unique. Just wonderful. 👏 👌
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