This post covers Intrepid Museum tickets and available discounts and provides tips to help you plan your visit here.
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- Ticket Information
- Discounts and Deals
- Plan Your Visit
- Other Manhattan Museums
- Things to do in NYC
Entry to the Intrepid is free with the purchase of several tourist discount passes.
General Admission (includes Space Shuttle Pavilion, Submarine Growler, and all temporary exhibitions)
- Adult (ages 13 - 64) $33
- Senior (age 65+) $31
- Child (ages 5-12) $24
- Under 4 years old FREE
Tickets for add-on experiences at the Museum, including tours and flight simulator rides, can be purchased in the Welcome Center.
Click here to purchase tickets with 24-hour cancellation.
DISCOUNTS AND DEALS
There are several discounts available for the museum. Be sure to read them all to see which is best for you.
We'll also include information about deals that may not be available right now but could become available in the future.
1. Tourist Attraction Discount Passes
Entry to the Intrepid is free or heavily discounted with the purchase of several tourist attraction discount passes.
These passes bundle many popular attractions and tours together into one lower price and can save you up to 55% off the retail ticket prices.
If you're curious about which activities and locations are included at no extra cost, here are a few excellent examples to consider:
- American Museum of Natural History
- Whitney Museum of American Art
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- 9/11 Memorial & Museum
- Museum of Modern Art
- Guggenheim Museum
- Madame Tussauds
- And more!
Anyone planning to visit at least a few of these attractions could potentially save a lot of money using one of these passes.
In addition to the discounts, many allow you to save time by skipping the ticket line at participating attractions.
Is a tourist attraction discount pass right for you?
2. Military Discount
Active and retired U.S. service members receive free admission with proper identification. Spouses receive 20% off.
3. Free Fridays
Entrance to the museum is free on select Fridays every month from April through September from 5:00 pm-9:00 pm.
Check the Intrepid Museum calendar for more information.
Read our post on free museums in NYC as well as our guide for NYC on a budget.
4. Discount Sites
Check out Groupon and Living Social, both of which usually offer some type of deal for up to 50% of the retail price.
5. Senior Discount
Senior citizens over the age of 65 are eligible for $2 off on general admission tickets.
6. Children's Discount
Families can bring their kids along at a much lower price, as children's tickets are $9 off the normal price for general admission tickets.
Kids 4 and under are actually eligible for free tickets!
7. EBT Discount
If you're an EBT cardholder in the city, you and three guests are eligible for free admission to the Intrepid Museum.
8. NYC Residents
NYC residents receive 50% off general museum admission when presenting a valid government-issued photo ID with a printed address.
9. Become a Member
Museum members are eligible for free admission.
If you're living in the area and you plan to visit multiple times per year, this could be a good way to save money on tickets.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
The following section will provide information about how to get to the Intrepid, the best times to visit, how much time to set aside for your visit, and what to expect to see.
How to Get Here
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is located at Pier 86 at West 46th Street & 12th Avenue, near Hell's Kitchen and the Upper West Side.
Click on this link to a Google Map that can give you exact directions from your point of departure to Ripley's via public transport, car, or on foot.
- Take the A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3, and 7 trains to 42nd Street, then walk or take the M42 West Bus to Hudson River (12th Avenue). Walk North to the Intrepid Museum at 46th Street.
- You can also take the 7 train to 34th Street – Hudson Yards station. Exit near 11th Avenue, and then walk west to 12th Avenue and North to the Intrepid Museum at 46th Street.
- Take cross-town buses west. M34 (34th Sts), M42 (42nd St.) or M-50 (49th St.) to 12th Ave. and the Hudson River. The Intrepid is a short walk North from the M34 and M42. The M50 drops off immediately in front of the Intrepid.
- Most hop-on-hop-off bus tours have stops in the Times Square area. From there, you can walk or take the M42 West bus to the Hudson River (12th Avenue). Walk North to the Intrepid Museum at 46th Street. which will leave you within walking distance of the Intrepid.
- Take a look at our post Which New York Bus Tours Are Best? for more information.
Fall/Winter Hours (November 1 - March 31)
- Daily (including Holidays) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Spring/Summer Hours (April 1 - October 31)
- Monday - Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Holiday hours are the same
- Last entry at 4:00 pm
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is the only museum in the world where visitors can experience a legendary aircraft carrier, the first space shuttle, the world's fastest jets, and a guided missile submarine.
The museum’s mission is to promote awareness and understanding of history, science, and service through its collections, exhibitions, and programming to honor American heroes and educate the public.
Aircraft Carrier Intrepid
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 Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
The Space Shuttle Pavilion
This showcases the space shuttle Enterprise, the prototype NASA orbiter that paved the way for America’s successful 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.
Growler first opened at the Intrepid Museum in 1989 and is 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.
British Airways Concorde
The fastest Atlantic Ocean crossing by any Concorde occurred on February 7, 1996, and took only 2 hours, 52 minutes, and 59 seconds.
This record-breaking plane—the Concorde Alpha Delta G-BOAD—is on display at the Intrepid Museum’s Pier 86.