- See jets, a spy plane, a submarine and more - all onboard a real aircraft carrier
- Bring the kids to learn about history, military service, and science
- Hear lectures from experienced pilots and astronauts
Like jets? Strap in buckaroo! Like ships? Ahoy there matey! Like both? Of course you do, who doesn’t? Welcome aboard the USS Awesome! AKA The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum! Geek out and let your fleet flag fly while aboard this aircraft carrier filled with military, maritime and aerospace history.
This particular museum is housed on the aircraft carrier (and national historic monument) the USS Intrepid. As if that's not awesome enough, the Intrepid actually served in World War II and Vietnam and helped out NASA during space missions.
Now, like a retired old sea dog, the Intrepid sits on the docks telling amazing tales of its many adventures and offering guided tours of some of the very impressive crafts on its deck.
A few of the cool aircrafts you can see here are the Lockheed A12 Blackbird, known as the world’s fastest jet and spy plane (how cool is that?) and the British Airways Concord, the fastest commercial airplane. Also housed on the Intrepid is the famous space shuttle Enterprise... yes, the real Enterprise that actually went into space!
Please note: if you want to include the Enterprise in your visit, make sure to choose the Space Shuttle Pavilion option.
Below decks you can enter the submarine USS Growler and there’s an interactive hall with flight simulators and other activities that are guaranteed to not just be fun, but also educational.
Docked right on the Hudson River next to many arriving and departing cruise ships, you can catch a view of the George Washington Bridge, The Statue of Liberty, the NYC skyline and... New Jersey?
Pier 86, W 46th St & 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036, United States
- Entrance to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
- Space Shuttle Pavilion
How to use your tickets
- Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance and you're in!
- All sales are final
All visitors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Space Shuttle Pavilion
To get into the Space Shuttle Pavilion (and see the space shuttle Enterprise, choose the 'with space shuttle' tickets.
NYC has a freaking Concorde and a freaking Space Shuttle. You thought seeing that Naked Cowboy guy would be cool, but this museum on a freaking aircraft carrier is one of the coolest things about NYC.