Fodor's Expert Review Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Midtown West Museum/Gallery
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Midtown West, New York City, New York, USA.

Manhattan's only floating museum is a historic, nonprofit, and educational institution like no other. The centerpiece is the Intrepid, a 900-foot-long aircraft carrier that was launched in 1943 and decommissioned in 1974. The carrier's most trying moment of service, the day it was attacked in World War II by kamikaze pilots, is recounted in a stirring multimedia presentation. On the ship’s various indoor and outdoor decks is a collection of 28 aircraft. The space shuttle Enterprise—NASA's original prototype orbiter that paved the way for the space-shuttle program—is housed in a climate-controlled pavilion on the Intrepid’s flight deck. Surrounding exhibits share the shuttle's history and that of NASA's decades-long space-shuttle program.

Docked alongside the Intrepid is the submarine Growler, the only American guided-missile submarine open to the public. Growler offers visitors a firsthand look at life aboard a submarine and a close-up... READ MORE

Manhattan's only floating museum is a historic, nonprofit, and educational institution like no other. The centerpiece is the Intrepid, a 900-foot-long aircraft carrier that was launched in 1943 and decommissioned in 1974. The carrier's most trying moment of service, the day it was attacked in World War II by kamikaze pilots, is recounted in a stirring multimedia presentation. On the ship’s various indoor and outdoor decks is a collection of 28 aircraft. The space shuttle Enterprise—NASA's original prototype orbiter that paved the way for the space-shuttle program—is housed in a climate-controlled pavilion on the Intrepid’s flight deck. Surrounding exhibits share the shuttle's history and that of NASA's decades-long space-shuttle program.

Docked alongside the Intrepid is the submarine Growler, the only American guided-missile submarine open to the public. Growler offers visitors a firsthand look at life aboard a submarine and a close-up inspection of the once top secret missile command center. Also among the museum’s collection is a retired British Airways Concorde, the world’s fastest passenger jet. This record-breaking plane—the Concorde Alpha Delta G-BOAD—holds the record for the fastest Atlantic crossing by any Concorde. The museum provides specialized programs and resources to support those with disabilities and their families.

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Quick Facts

12th Ave. at 46th St.
New York, New York  10036-4103, USA

212-245–0072

www.intrepidmuseum.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $33 (free for U.S. military/veterans)

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