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This post will help you plan your visit to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Below you’ll find information on hours, ticket prices, and directions to get there.
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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)
Tickets for add-on experiences at the Museum, including tours and flight simulator rides, can be purchased in the Welcome Center.
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There are several discounts available for the museum. Be sure to read them all to see which is best for you.
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.
Many allow you to save time by skipping the ticket line participating attractions.
Active and retired U.S. service members receive free admission with proper identification. Spouses receive 20% off.
Staring in 2019, the Intrepid Museum will offer free entry on select Friday evenings from 5 pm (17:00) – 9 pm (21:00). The dates are below.
Additional Potential Discounts
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.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is located at Pier 86 at West 46th Street & 12th Avenue, in Hells Kitchen.
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 by foot.
Fall/Winter Hours (November 1 – March 31)
Spring/Summer Hours (April 1 – October 31)
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 to promote awareness and understanding of history, science, and service through its collections, exhibitions, and programming to honor American heroes and to 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. Space Shuttle Pavilion
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.