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Tickets for Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience Exhibit

Be a Starfleet Officer in the 26th century

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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Priority entrance
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Opening hours
Sunday–Thursday: 10:00 - 19:00 and Friday–Saturday from 10:00 - 19:00. Last entry will be one hour prior to closing.


  • Enter a rookie, and leave a Starfleet Officer
  • Set your phasers to fun! Sample props, turn yourself into a hologram, and learn about the fictional gadgets being turned into today's reality
  • Take a journey through Starfleet training, just like Spock, Kirk, Picard and all the others would have done. A special wristband charts your progress and gives you a space-themed career choice at the end!


Work it like Kirk as you launch yourself into the Starfleet Academy and undertake the training required to make you a valued member of the Starfleet - just like Kirk, Spock, Picard and the gang. This interactive extravaganza features futuristic gadgets aplenty and takes place on a real-life aircraft carrier. But you'd better get in quick because this is a rare treat for Trekkies in honor of the sci-fi classic's Golden Anniversary. That's 50 whole years of getting beamed up in one place!

Your time on aircraft carrier 'USS Intrepid' will give you the chance to follow in Spock's 26th-century footsteps at Starfleet Academy. You'll enter a cadet, but after experiencing this interactive exploratory exhibit, the Academy will know exactly what future the future holds for you.

Never been into Star Trek? Doesn't matter! Using a tricorder, firing a phaser, and sitting in the captain's chair are all thrilling - even for a non-Trekker. And at the end of your time here you can add 'Graduate of Starfleet Academy' to your CV, then sit back and watch old episodes of The Next Generation as those job offers pour in!

Speaking of jobs, here at the Starfleet Academy you'll try activities in seven different Star Trek fields (including navigation, speaking Klingon, and commanding the bridge). A special wristband charts your progress and at the end you'll get assigned the specialization that best suits your skills.

If this sounds a lot like school, don't worry: it's actually a spacebarrel full of spacefun. From practicing with phasers to diagnosing a Klingon using a tricorder, there's plenty of hands-on activity. Time will fly at warp speed.

Can you even think of a more awesome way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the venerable science-fiction franchise? Of course not. Boldly go. Now, while you still can.


Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, W 46th St & 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036, United States
New York


What's included?

  • Access to the Star Trek: Starfleet Academy Experience Exhibit
  • Access to the Intrepid Museum should be purchased separately

Additional information

Admission Information

  • General admission is by timed entry. Once you've booked your ticket with us, simply show up and you can enter at the next available time slot (every 30 minutes).
  • If you want to enter the Intrepid Museum, tickets should be purchased separately.

Getting There

  • Subway: A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3, 7 train to 42nd Street, then walk or take the M42 West Bus to Hudson River (12th Ave) or 7 to the 34th Street – Hudson Yards station, exit near the 11th ave.
  • Bus: M34 (34th Sts), M42 (42nd St) or M50 (49th St) to 12th Ave and Hudson River;
  • Ferry: A ferry is available from Hoboken and Weehawken, NJ at Port Imperial Ferry Terminal and at Lincoln Harbor located at the Sheraton Suites on Harbor Blvd. (Pier 86, W 46th St. & 12 Ave)


Please note that, starting on September 10th, the Star Trek Exhibit will be closing at 19:00 daily until its closure on October 31st.

Customer reviews

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It was pretty cool. But unfortunately, some of the exhibits were broken which meant lines on a day where the venue was not that crowded. There is no heat, so make sure you dress warmly.

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It was obvious that a lot of work, effort, and research went into the creation of this exhibit. The interactive features like the transporter were fun. The "data collection" wrist band allowed you to "record" much of your experience and have it sent to you via email. All in all it was a great exhibit. The only downsides were an insufficient number of benches (it takes 2-3 hrs to go through the entire exhibit) and the prices in the gift shop (which are about twice what they should have been). The items offered, however, were nice. They should have had more of a variety of T-shirt designs and sizes. All in all, it was well worth the price of admission and thoroughly enjoyable!

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I had a great time. Only one kiosk didn't work but they fixed it right away.

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It was a sometimes interactive but always engaging trek (yes, I know) into the world of this wonderful series and its progeny. I would recommend it to any fan of Roddenberry's universe. Highlight: filming a scene where you are in a transporter tube, and the visual shows you, well, being transported. Great special effect.

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It was very nice.

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I really liked the exhibits but some of them were not working. We were lucky that it was not crowded because if it was, we would have had to wait a long time to use the ones that did work.

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Great! As a fan-I loved it. Live long and Prosper!

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The purchase of the tickets was easy and fast.

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Easy purchase, scanned off the phone. Greta day.