Pier 86, 46th St. and 12th Ave., Manhattan.
Open daily, 10am-5pm.
Varies, see museum pricing chart.
The Intrepid is ADA compliant. Elevators bring guests from the Pier to the Hangar Deck and Flight Deck and also elevators within certain areas of the ship. The Fo'c's'le, Gallery Deck exhibits, Island/Bridge, Concorde, Growler Submarine and simulator rides are not ADA compliant.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, 212-245-0072.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
A military museum on the deck of a historic aircraft carrier
Established in 1982, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum gives visitors a rare opportunity to explore a 912-foot-long aircraft carrier in all its glory. Recently chosen as the future home of the retired Enterprise (OV-101), the first Space Shuttle Orbiter, the Intrepid has a rich military history that includes years of successful service in World War II, the Vietnam War and also as a recovery vessel for NASA. The flight deck is filled with a wide variety of military and commercial aircraft, dating from World War II to more modern supersonic jets. The museum's world class collection includes the British Airways Concord and the A-12 Blackbird spy plane -- two of the fastest planes ever built. Also on the deck are fascinating exhibits about aircraft and the rich history of the armed forces, including some of the most important military battles of the 20th century.
In addition to the flight deck, the public can access hidden areas of the ship, such as the fo'c'slce (commonly known as the anchor chain room), the crew's sleeping quarters and the machine shop. Along with aircrafts, the museum also features the USS Growler, a diesel powered submarine dating back to 1958. One of the few publically accessible submarines that has fired a nuclear weapon, the Growler allows visitors to get up close to its once top-secret missile command center and see what life aboard a submarine was like.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is docked on the Hudson River at the restored Pier 86 which offers stunning views of the river and many places for visitors to sit and relax before or after a trip to the museum.
Things to Do
Aviation, military and marine history.