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What is the Intrepid Museum?

The Intrepid Museum is an sea, air, and space museum that is housed in a World War II and Vietnam aircraft carrier. It has a 900 ft flight deck which showcases old and new warplanes, the Air France Concorde, and the Space Shuttle Enterprise. It’s an absolutely astounding sight!

What Will You See?

The Shuttle Enterprise, the prototype NASA orbiter that paved the way for the space shuttle program! How about the only publicly-displayed submarine with guided missiles, the Growler! The secret A-12 Blackbird spy plane! 30 aircraft including 2 of the fastest in the world! The supersonic Concorde plane! A tribute to the 9-11 victims. Well, you'll just have to go and discover the rest of the surprises it has in store for you. Believe me, you won't be disappointed.

The Shuttle Enterprise

The Shuttle Enterprise has chosen the Intrepid to be its semi permanent home! The Enterprise is housed in a pressurized, temperature-controlled bubble! It will stay there for 3-4 years and will then be moved to an undisclosed location. It weights 150,000 pounds and has flown all of its missions in 1977 within the Earth's orbit. Click here to learn more about the Shuttle Enterprise.

Where is the Intrepid Museum?

It is located at Pier 86, which is on 46th Street at 12th Avenue.

I Recommend

1-The three flight-zone simulators! Buy tickets for all 3, if you dare, and receive a discount!

2-Arrive early. The crowds can get large, especially in the summer. Visit the submarine first. They only allow a certain number of people in at a time, so sometimes there is a line. We arrived first thing in the morning and didn't have to wait at all.

3-Rent the audio-tour. You'll learn alot more while you hear the pilots' and crew members' stories in their own words. The audio-tours are available in multiple languages or you can take a guided tour wth a tourguide.

4-Check the Public Events Calendar to see if there is something special planned for your visit date. Or, plan your visit to coincide with a special event.

5-A visit to see The Shuttle Enterprise, of course.

Regular Ticket Prices:

Here are the standard admission fees WITHOUT discounts. Admission includes access to the Intrepid Museum, the Growler Submarine, and the film, "Story of Intrepid." See my discount tips below.

Adult: $24.00
Seniors (62+): $20.00
Veterans: $17.00
College Students (w/valid ID): $20.00
Youth 7-17: $19.00
Children 3-6: $12.00
Children under 2: Free
Retired Military: Free
Active Duty: Free

Here are standard admission prices (without discounts) for access to Intrepid, the Space Shuttle Pavilion, Growler Submarine, and the film, "Story of Intrepid."
Adult: $31.00
Seniors 62+: $27.00
College Students (w/valid ID): $27.00
Youth 7-17: $24.00
Veterans: $24.00
Child 3-6: $17.00
U.S. Active Military, Retired US Military, Children Under 3: FREE

All Access Pass
Includes admission to Intrepid, submarine Growler, Space Shuttle Pavilion, any 1 simulator Ride, and audio tour rental. Can only be purchased on-site.
Adult: $42.00
Seniors 62+: $38.00
College Students (w/valid ID): $38.00
Youth 7-17: $35.00
Veterans: $35.00
Child 3-6: $28.00


1-Present your AAA card and save 20% off of admission for up to 4 tickets.

2-Save $2.00 per ticket when purchased online.

3-If you show your New York Pass, admission is FREE! Save 5% Off Any New York Pass! Just Use Coupon Code: nyp5pc2007Want to read my analysis of the 3 major discount cards? Click here.

4-Become a member of the Intrepid Museum and get free admission all year long, discounts at the museum store and the online store, discount tickets for programs and previews, invitations to special programs, and 10% off membership renewals. 

5-If you are a member of the New York Hall of Science, or another science museum anywhere, which are participants of the Association of Science Technology Centers, you can get in for free.  Log on to to see if your card allows you free entrance, AND and click here for more useful information!

6-Show your Explorer's Pass and admission is free! Take 5% off all non-sale Go City Cards and Explorer Passes with coupon code TAKEFIVE.

7-Show your Cool Culture Card ( admission is FREE.

8-Show your Optimum Rewards Card and save big. If you get your phone, cable, and computer services from Optimum, you are entitled to this card for free.

9-Take the Metro-North and save! Purchase your rail/admission ticket from any Metro-North ticket office, full-service ticket vending machine (excluding Grand Central) or through WebTicket and enjoy a discount.

10-Ride New Jersey Transit and get one ticket free when you purchase one ticket. 

IMPORTANT: Online tickets must be purchased at least one day prior to event. Coupons CANNOT be used when you purchase tickets online! So, buy your tickets in advance at the Intrepid Museum Welcome Center and save big, big, big!

How Do I Get There?

By Subway:

Take the A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, W, 1, 2, 3, 7, or 9 subway to 42nd St. Walk or take the M-42 West Bus to Hudson River (12th Ave). Click here for detailed subway information including maps, Metrocards, and an automated trip planner.

By Bus:

Take the M42 West to 42 Street and the Hudson River (12th Avenue). Click here for detailed bus information including routes, fares, and more!

Local Parking:

Click here for fantastic parking deals and information on street parking, including meters and muni-cards.

By Foot:

Use your street map to determine the best route! Take in the sights as you walk--that’s half the fun!

When Is It Open?

Spring Summer Hours: April 1 through October 31:
Monday through Friday, 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm.

Winter Hours: November 1 through March 31:
Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, including holidays.

The museum is closed on Christmas and Thanksgiving Days. Click here to check intermittent closures.

What To Bring

When you venture out for a day of sightseeing, be sure to pack the essentials. This will help to enhance your day! Be prepared by checking out my tips in the "what to place in your backpack" section of my packing list! You'll be glad you did!

Traveling with Kids?

If you are traveling with children, check out my best tips for keeping crankiness to a minimum! I guarantee that there is AT LEAST one tip that will help you during your holiday. Click here and scroll down to the very bottom of the page.

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