Things to Do at the Museum
A visit to this museum begins naturally with the Intrepid itself, a massive ship that offers visitors an authentic view of military aviation at its best. The hangar deck of the Intrepid houses an original TBM Avenger Bomber Torpedo that flew during WWII, while the Navy Hall houses other planes that flew from this ship.
The flight deck of the Intrepid is home to a fascinating collection of US and international flight craft, from an F-16 Fighting Falcon to an A-12 Blackbird Spy Plane and a British F-1 Scimitar. There is also a huge helicopter collection that includes a Sea Cobra and a Cobra Gunship.
Vulture’s Row offers visitors the opportunity to appreciate the length of the Intrepid (as well as an awesome view of Manhattan’s skyline!), while the Navigation Bridge is where all the essential decisions were made about the ship’s route. On hand to answer questions are volunteers who used to serve on this very ship!
The Mass Rec and Marine Berthing section will give visitors an idea of how the 3000 men who called this ship a home lived in cramped quarters, eating and sleeping in unique ship conditions.
The Growler is a strategic diesel powered submarine that once fired nuclear missiles and offers visitors a close up view of the inside of what was once considered a top secret craft. Entering the Growler is by guided tour only, and provides one of the most interesting elements of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
The fastest flying airliner in existence in the form of the Concord AD can be viewed up front at the museum, providing insight into this amazing carrier that crossed the Atlantic in only 2 hours and 52 minutes. Visitors can view the inside of this aircraft, including the cockpit and passenger area.