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The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York is the only museum where visitors can admire a legendary aircraft carrier, the first space shuttle, the fastest airplane and a submarine from the Cold War. The museum is very popular and welcomes a million visitors a year. The Intrepid Museum is in and on the aircraft carrier, the USS Intrepid. The ship was active in the Pacific during the Second World War in the fight against the Japanese. Additionally, the Intrepid had an important role as an aircraft carrier during the Vietnam War.
What can you expect in the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum?
After years of loyal service, the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid became a museum in 1982. The museum is an excellent overview of sea, air and space innovation in recent years. Visitors have a chance to really experience these innovations, as the museum has a Space Shuttle Pavilion where you can see the first spacecraft in the world – the Enterprise.
Airplanes and Submarines
There are 27 old airplanes, including the fastest military airplane and a spy plane. The British Airways Concorde is also on display at the Intrepid, this is the fastest commercial airplane in the world. You can also take a look at the submarine (USS Growler). Note that there is often a queue, so keep that in mind.
Not only can you make use of the audio tour, but guides are ready and willing to tell you more about the history of the USS Intrepid. You can, for example, see the bridge and learn more about how the crew and equipment used to work during wars. The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum is very accessible to children. The map shows you exactly what’s fun for children to do, so it’s great for the whole family!
In addition to all the planes, the Intrepid Museum also has three simulators. All three offer a different experience. There is the 4D film ‘Stories of Intrepid’: unique historic images combined with modern computer graphics allow you to experience the stories of the pilots. In the moving simulator ‘G-Force Encounter’ you man a 2-man cockpit and pilot your own plane. In ‘Transporter FX’ you step in to a capsule to experience a flight with special effects. The capsule moves like a real plane and you feel the wind in your hair.
Sleepover at Intrepid
Stay overnight onboard the Intrepid! When the other visitors have all gone home, it’s time for your sleepover. Bed down amongst the museum’s many aeroplanes. Discover the Flight Deck, flight simulators, a real submarine and lots more. A unique experience that you and your kids will never forget! Take your sleeping bag and a torch and find out what a night onboard the USS Intrepid would have been like. Only available to book on select dates.
- Opening hours:
- 1st April – 31st of October, Mon – Fri 10:00 – 17:00, Sat – Sun 10:00 – 18:00
- 1st of November – 31st of March, daily 10:00 -17:00
- Location: Pier 86 at 46th Street
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