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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Ostap Kirichenko (3 months ago)
Such a treasure! Expansive collection of military planes. You also get a glimpse into what the life of over 3,000 crew and pilots was on this ship during various military conflicts. Such a rich and vivid history! You also learn about various tech that was used to command this floating town. There is even the Space Shuttle prototype on board. And you get an opportunity to visit a submarine “parked” next to Intrepid. Must see to understand the history!
Divya Garg (4 months ago)
Great place to visit with family and kids. Lots of activities designed for kids. You can spend at least 3 hours or more here easily based on how many activities you want to pay for. They have a submarine which was really fun to see but there is a 45 minute line before you can enter. They have a gift shop and food court.
Emmy Meee (4 months ago)
Impressive aircraft carrier if that's your interest. Plenty of aircraft such as black bird & choppers. There is also the enterprise at the back which is REALLY impressive. If you have time, worth a visit. You can spend a lot of time here. Price isn't too expensive considering you can spend all day here.
Aditya Agarwal (4 months ago)
The intrepid museum would be a fun filled experience for the entire family. Located at pier 86, the intrepid tour offers sightseeing to the USS intrepid (a splendid aircraft carrier of its time), a space shuttle, and the submarine. It is also one of the attractions offered via the city pass. Plan to spend around 5-6 hours exploring the aircraft carrier, the spaceship, and the submarine as there could be queues on busy days.
Melissa Stell (4 months ago)
Very interactive! Easy to spend an entire morning/ afternoon here- there is plenty to learn and lots of exhibits/artifacts. Spent a little over 2 hours overall, without reading it all and skipping a few things. There is a cafeteria above the gift shop with plenty of seating if needed. We did not get the guided tour, but there were a few attendants in certain sections that provided information on the history and uses of things you saw around the ship/sub, so I'm sure any tours available are great! Also enjoyed the 3D movie they have telling the story of the ship. The submarine was also really cool to see where/how people spent days underwater. The planes on the top deck were awesome to see as well as the separate tribute to the space shuttle!!
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