Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

Cultural & Theme Tours in New York City

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from$29.70
4.5 out of 5

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Discover the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets, and a guided missile submarine at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum in New York City. Visitors of all ages can connect them to history through hands-on exploration, stories of heroism, and firsthand accounts of the people who were there. Priority box office access, Space Shuttle Pavilion, submarine Growler and all temporary exhibitions included in your admission.
Visit the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, located at Pier 86, West 46th St and 12th Avenue in New York City. Enjoy Priority Box Office Access by using the entrance marked Will Call/Advanced Sales.See the Intrepid Air Craft Carrier, the Space Shuttle Pavilion, the Growler Submarine, plus watch an 8-minute film entitled 'the Story of Intrepid' and a 15-minute film called 'Kamikaze: Day of Darkness, Day of Light.'Launched in 1943, the former aircraft carrier USS Intrepid fought in World War II, surviving five kamikaze attacks and one torpedo strike. The ship later served in the Cold War and the Vietnam War. Intrepid also served as a NASA recovery vessel in the 1960s. It was decommissioned in 1974, and today is berthed on the Hudson River as the centerpiece of the museum.Intrepid Aircraft CarrierThe hangar deck is a great place to start a visit and the main indoor exhibit space, taking visitors through both the hardware and humanity of Intrepid. On the flight deck, get an up-close look at more than two dozen authentically restored aircrafts, look inside the restoration tent, and take a walk through history on Intrepid's island and bridges. The gallery deck, located between the flight deck and hangar deck, features the combat information center (CIC), squadron ready room, and marine berthing.Check out the mess deck is where Intrepid's enlisted crew members ate their meals. The mess, or dining area, has been restored to its original appearance. The vibrant decor — complete with custom paint colors, colorful textiles and Western-themed props — is unique to Intrepid.The Space Shuttle PavilionThe Space Shuttle Pavilion showcases the space shuttle Enterprise, the prototype NASA orbiter that paved the way for the space shuttle program. Seventeen dynamic exhibit zones feature original artifacts, photographs, audio, and films that immerse visitors in the science and history of Enterprise and the space shuttle era.Submarine Growler The former USS Growler first opened at the Intrepid Museum in 1989 and is the only American guided missile submarine open to the public. Growler offers museum visitors a firsthand look at life aboard a submarine and a close-up inspection of the once 'top-secret' missile command center. Access is available to the various compartments as they were used during operations.

What’s included

  • Priority Box Office Access: Use entrance marked Will Call/Advanced Sales
  • Intrepid Air Craft Carrier
  • Space Shuttle Pavilion
  • Growler Submarine
  • 8-minute film: 'the Story of Intrepid'
  • 15-minute film: 'Kamikaze: Day of Darkness, Day of Light'
  • Simulator Rides (if upgrade selected)

What’s not included

  • Food
  • Tour inside of the Concorde
  • Guided Tours/Audio Guides

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Family friendly
  • Popular choice with kids
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