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Intrepid Air and Space Museum

Intrepid Air and Space Museum

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Intrepid Air and Space Museum Location

Intrepid Air and Space Museum is located in Midtown West area of Manhattan. The museum is actually located inside a decommissioned aircraft carrier ship, and is located in the Hudson river!

It is also referred to as USS Intrepid Sea Air Space museum.

Its exact address is:

Pier 86, W 46th St and 12th Ave New York, NY 10036

 

Intrepid Air and Space Museum Contact Details

Phone No: 212-245-0072 or 877-957-SHIP (7447)

 

About Intrepid Air and Space Museum

The Intrepid Air and Space Museum is an armed forces and naval history museum, situated at Pier 86 at 46th Street on the West Side of Manhattan. It has a great collection of museum artifacts related to warships.

Intrepid Air and Space Museum New York City

Intrepid Air and Space Museum New York City

The USS Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum was first founded in 1982.  The museum was closed in 2006 for two years. On November 8, 2008, after an extensive two year renovation, the visitors were again being welcomed at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

After the World Trade Center attacks on 9th September in 2001, USS Intrepid was used as a transitory field headquarters for the FBI while it began its inquiry. It was also used in the film “I Am Legend” in 2007.

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What to see at Intrepid Air and Space Museum

The Intrepid Air and space museum features various interactive shows and events providing a picture of bravery, education, and enthusiasm.

It features two historic American naval vessels. The Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Intrepid is one of the attractions of the museum. The submarine USS Growler – which is the only diesel-powered submarine that fired nuclear missiles – is also open for the public.

The Intrepid has 30 aircrafts that include the super-secret A-12 Blackbird spy plane and the Anglo-French luxury airliner Concorde. These aircraft are some of the best ever in the world.

If you visit this museum, you get a chance to travel around more than 30 restored aircraft, the Intrepid Aircraft carrier, and the Growler submarine, a British Airways Concorde, a Flight Simulator and a wide collection of interactive exhibits. This will help you know the history behind military technology.

 

Intrepid Air and Space Museum – Visiting Hours

 

Intrepid Air and Space Museum - F 16 Bomber and Blackbird Spy Plane

Intrepid Air and Space Museum - F 16 Bomber and Blackbird Spy Plane

Intrepid Air and Space Museum NYC Hours

 

Spring/Summer Hours (April 1st – October 31st)

  • Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 10am – 6pm

 

Fall/Winter Hours (November 1st – March 31st)

  • Tuesday – Sunday (including Holidays): 10am – 5pm
  • Mondays: Closed (open Nov. 14, Dec. 26, Jan. 16, Feb. 20)
  • Thanksgiving Day (November 24): Closed
  • Christmas Day (December 25): Closed

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How to reach Intrepid Air and Space Museum

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is located on the West side of mid-town Manhattan on Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street. It is very easy to reach the museum from any point in New York City.

 

Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum - Blackbird Spy Plane

Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum - Blackbird Spy Plane

By Train / Subway

You can take the A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, W, 1, 2, 3, 7, or 9 trains to the 42nd Street subway station. From there, you can either walk, or take the M42 West bus to Hudson River (12th Ave) bus stop.

 

By Bus

You can take the M42 West bus to Hudson River (12th Ave) stop. Alternatively, you can also go there using the hop-on hop-off buses.

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Intrepid Air and Space Museum – Tickets

Following are the rates for the admission tickets to the bodies exhibit:

  • Adults: $24
  • Children (0 – 3 years): Free
  • Children (3 – 6 years): $12
  • Youth (7 – 17 years): $19
  • Seniors (62+ years): $20
  • Active military, retired military: Free

 

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