About the MuseumThe Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum was established back in 1982 as a non-profit institution. The goal of the founders was to bring awareness and understanding to the public in the realms of history, military technology and science. Over one million visitors per year come to New York to see the museum and it is constantly being updated with new items to complement the expansive collection.
the MuseumIn order to visit the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum visitors will have to head to the West Side of Manhattan down by the Hudson River. Out of town visitors are advised to grab a taxi or Uber in order to avoid dealing with Manhattan's difficult parking. There is an on-location lot but it fills quickly. Visitors to the Intrepid Museum should be prepared to spend at least three or four hours on the location to properly take in all the different large exhibits on display. Prior visitors advise to visit on a day where the weather is fair as there are many outdoor exhibits to see. It can also get particularly hot on the warf and the flight deck where these exhibits are on display. Here are some of the primary attractions at the museum: * Enterprise Space Shuttle - The flagship attraction for the Intrepid Museum is the Space Shuttle Enterprise. This shuttle was first launched in 1977 and it was retired after its final flight in 2012. * Growler Submarine - The USS Growler was brought into the Intrepid Museum in 1989. This is the only guided missile submarine available to the public and it will have a line of people trying to get in. Visitors can tour the entire submarine. * Intrepid Aircraft Carrier - The largest ship on display. The Intrepid Aircraft Carrier is a massive vessel that has been in the Intrepid Museum for years. Visitors will want to pursue a guided tour to get a full look at the ship. * British Airways Concorde – Discontinued in 1980, it was bar none the fastest commercial planes ever made, crossing the Atlantic Ocean in just 2 hours and 52 minutes. And the Concorde Alpha Delta G-BOAD is on display at the Intrepid Museum’s Pier 86. Visitors to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum should prepare to spend the majority of their day on location. There are free public guided tours available all day long. There are on-site food options for visitors, though the Museum is conveniently located for finding out of the way food. Guests should also be aware that this is a physical museum with stairs, ladders, and steep ramps. Much of the tour will take place outside and visitors are better served dressing for the elements as well as for comfort while touring the facilities at the museum.
Visiting Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Location: West side of Manhattan on Pier 86, 12th Avenue & 46th Street, New York City, NY
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