Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum information

New York City , USA
Street Pier 86, Twelfth Ave at 46th St
Extras Midtown West
Getting there
subway A/C/E to 42nd St-Port Authority Bus Terminal
bus M42, M50 bus westbound
More information
Intrepid & Growler submarine adult/child $24/12, incl Space Shuttle Pavilion adult/child $31/17
Opening hours
10am-5pm Mon-Fri, to 6pm Sat & Sun Apr-Oct, 10am-5pm Mon-Sun Nov-Mar
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Lonely Planet review

The USS Intrepid survived both a WWII bomb and kamikaze attacks. Thankfully, this hulking aircraft carrier is now a lot less stressed, playing host to a multimillion dollar interactive military museum that tells its tale through videos, historical artifacts and frozen-in-time living quarters. The flight deck features fighter planes and military helicopters, which might inspire you try the museum's high-tech flight simulators.

The rides include the G Force Encounter, allowing you to experience the virtual thrill of flying a supersonic jet plane, and the Transporter FX, a flight simulator promising six full minutes of a ‘complete sensory overload.’ The museum is also home to the guided-missile submarine Growler, (not for the claustrophobic), a decommissioned Concorde, and the former NASA space shuttle Enterprise .