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Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

Space Shuttle Enterprise Space Shuttle Enterprise Photo by NY Dist, US Army Corps

When looking for attractions and sightseeing in NYC, there is an endless variety of choices to pick from. New York is a city that is full of many different tourist attractions, historical landmarks, museums, restaurants, libraries, and many other places to visit and things to do. It is very difficult to be without things to do when touring New York City. One of the more prominent attractions in New York City is the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum. The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum is located on the west side of the Hudson River in Manhattan. The museum specializes in military aircraft exhibitions. Within the museum are the Enterprise Space Shuttle, the aircraft carrier, a Growler Submarine, and offers guests a chance to try out a flight simulator. There are many fun and educational things to do within the museum.

The museum first opened in 1982 and up to now has had over ten million visitors, both New York natives and visitors from around the country and world. The main attraction of the museum is the Intrepid, a historic landmark and one of the most successful aircrafts in history. The Intrepid is a famous aircraft that served in World War II. It is now one of the most visited attractions and sightseeing in New York City. It has participated in three tours of duty in Vietnam, and served as submarine surveillance during the Cold War. It was also a primary recovery vessel for NASA. Now the ship serves as an educational monument and represents the many people who served during past wars.

Intrepid Aircraft CarrierThe museum is a great educational destination for children and adults alike. The museum features exhibits such as Kamikaze: Day of Darkness and Day of Light, and other displays that museum visitors can interact with. Kids will have lots of fun riding in the A-6 Cockpit Simulator, touring the National Flight Zone, and the Growler Submarine. The museum has many educational programs that thousands of school children participate in every year. There is also the popular Fleet Week celebration to honor those who have served in the military. The museum has a massive collection of planes, which includes a World War II Avenger torpedo bomber, an F-14 Tomcat, an A-12 Blackbird spy plane, and a plethora of other aircrafts. It also holds a Concord jet, which flew across the Atlantic in as little as three hours.

There are also other things such as uniforms of soldiers of past wars, and their personal items as well. There are numerous interactive exhibits. NASA also decided to send surviving space shuttles to be featured in the museum. The Space Shuttle Enterprise was one of those shuttles. The navigation bridge is another one of the must visit sights in the museum. So when looking for attractions and sightseeing in NYC, the US Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space museum is definitely one of those places you have to visit. Not only will it be educational, but it is also inspirational to see the history of those people who defended our country, and the things they used to defend it.

Information

Hours:
 
Mon-Fri: 
Sat-Sun and *Holidays: 
10am–5pm
10am–6pm
Address/Map: Pier 86 W 46th St and 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 957-7041
Website: Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum

*Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas

Admission

Admission includes access to Intrepid, Growler Submarine, and the film, Story of Intrepid

 General Admission
Adult $24
Seniors (62+) & College Students      $20
Youth (7-17) $19
Veterans $17
Child (3-6) $12
U.S. Active Military
Retired US Military
Children Under 3
Free

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