Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

New York, United States

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an American military and maritime history museum in New York. The museum showcases the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, the cruise missile submarine USS Growler, a Concorde SST, a Lockheed A-12 supersonic reconnaissance plane, and the Space Shuttle Enterprise. On the lower deck there is also a reproduction of a World War I biplane.

The museum opened in 1982 at Pier 86 after prominent New York real estate developers Zachary and Larry Fisher, and philanthropist and journalist Michael Stern saved USS Intrepid from scrapping in 1978.

In 1988, the museum was awarded USS Growler, a Grayback-class submarine, which carried nuclear Regulus missiles, by the United States Congress from the United States Navy. The submarine is on display after extensive renovations were performed in 2009.

In 2011, ownership of the Space Shuttle Enterprise was transferred to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. To make room for the Enterprise display, three aircraft were transferred to the Empire State Aerosciences Museum near Schenectady, New York.



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Founded: 1982
Category: Museums in United States


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User Reviews

Brian Kuchmak (13 months ago)
The museum spaces are so clean and well kept. Well planned out and managed. Lots of staff available to answer questions. We had a really nice time and the views from the flight deck are amazing. Be sure you ride the aircraft elevator if given the chance. The space shuttle exhibit was amazing. I had no idea it was that big and the way you enter just makes you realize it quickly. Overall a great experience. Parking can be a walk so be ready for that.
Bekir Hadziomerović (13 months ago)
This is a place you must visit. It is absolutely amazing and should be a priority for your visit to NYC. The staff is incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about what they do. They are incredibly polite and helpful. They can offer all kinds of tips, hints, answers, and stories. The exhibits as well as the ship itself is well maintained and the volunteer restoration staff deserves all the praise they can get for maintaining the exhibits. On thing that should not be ignored nor forgotten is the history and legacy that is carried on, especially of those who have served abroad. I definitely plan on coming again to visit and enjoy this wonderful museum. Hopefully the Concorde and Submarine will be open by then
Shaun Morris (14 months ago)
Great experience. I am ex Royal Air Force and still love anything aviation.... the staff are brilliant here and very well informed with the subject matter of the exhibits. I could stay for hours if my family allowed it just listening to the tales they have of the active service fay's of the carrier and its crew. The exhibits on the hangar and the flight deck are very well preserved and a must see. I particularly enjoyed seeing a Blackbird and Space Shuttle up close and personal.
Gigi B (2 years ago)
I love this place. It's a piece of history. My dad is retired from the Navy so it's nice to see how the old ships look and operate. We came for Iron strength workout which is done here once in a blue moon. Always a fun experience to be able to exercise on the deck of the intrepid
Jeffrey Hsi (2 years ago)
It's been a long time since I've come to this museum ... and has seriously been updated to be much nicer than it used to be. Very comfortable inside even on a super hot sunny day. My kids loved seeing the space shuttle on the deck above. I personally loved seeing the SR-71. Interactive exhibits inside the ship are perfect for my kids. Don't forget to visit the submarine next door! It's included in your admission! It's small but definitely worth the look.
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