The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a military and maritime museum, specially dedicated to the history of the Intrepid U.S. naval vessel from 1943 to 1974. Located on Pier 86, on the banks of the River Hudson, you’ll be able to visit the Aircraft Carrier Intrepid, the Space Shuttle Pavilion, the Submarine Growler and British Airways Concorde.
This U.S. naval vessel gives its name to the Museum and is the most important visit. Intrepid fought in World War II, during the Cold War and the Vietnam War. It later served as a NASA recovery vessel. And was also used in the rescue of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
During the visit to the boat, you get to see four decks from the bridge to the bedrooms.
There are over a dozen planes and helicopters from various periods on the flight deck. Included in this collection is the spy plane A-12 Blackbird, F-14 Tomcat and the AV-8A Harrier.
The museum is found in the hangar, where you get to see very original objects, mock-ups and multimedia material on the boat and its history.
Built in 1958 and retired in 1964 as it was out-dated, the Submarine Growler is proof of the terrible living conditions of the marines in these types of war ships. During the visit, you’ll see all of the submarine’s rooms, including the torpedo room and the guided missile.
Not recommended for people suffering from claustrophobia.
Who hasn’t heard of one of history’s most revolutionary planes? Visiting the Intrepid Museum, you’ll get to go inside this record breaking plane that crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 2 hours and 52 minutes.
All those that like this subject will enjoy the Intrepid Museum. We can’t think of another city that offers such an impressive variety.
You’ll need a whole morning to visit the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
Pier 86 at 42nd Street.
From April until November: every day from 10 am to 5 pm. (Saturday, Sunday, public holidays till 6 pm).
From November until April: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Children (ages 7 - 17): $19
Children (ages 3 - 6): $12
Students and seniors (over 62): $20
Free entry with the New York Pass.