Intrepid Museum

Intrepid Museum Be curious. Be inspired. Be intrepid. The Intrepid Museum, a private non-profit, holds a special place in New York City’s cultural landscape.
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Founded in 1982 with the acquisition of the storied WWII aircraft carrier Intrepid—a National Historic Landmark and the centerpiece of its collection—the Museum welcomes over one million visitors annually from all around the world. Its mission is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through bold and immersive collections, exhibitions and programming in order t

o honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire future generations. The Intrepid Museum’s dynamic exhibitions exemplify the intersection of history and innovation. Immersive fun, STEM and history are showcased through technological marvels such as Enterprise, the world’s first space shuttle, and Growler, the only nuclear-weapons-carrying submarine open to the public. The Museum’s one-of-a-kind experience also features dozens of military aircraft including fighter jets, a supersonic spy plane, and the Concorde, the world’s fastest commercial airliner, displayed in and around the legendary aircraft carrier, Intrepid, an awe-inspiring setting for an unforgettable adventure. But the true power of the Intrepid Museum extends beyond the mechanical marvels on display to all those whose stories of sacrifice, service and heroism bring history to life. Guided by its core values of integrity, innovation, and inclusivity, the Intrepid Museum’s exhibits and programs are designed to provide a meaningful visitor experience for all. The Museum delivers nationally-recognized accessible programming to its audience with an emphasis on underserved communities, individuals with physical, cognitive, and sensory disabilities, including autism and dementia, and our veterans. Through its after-school, professional development, and STEM programs, the Museum educates and impacts more than 55,000 students each year. The Intrepid Museum is a dynamic adventure for visitors of all ages and offers group packages, member benefits, birthday parties, special event packages and educational programs. Located at 12th Avenue and 46th Street, Intrepid is easy to get to by mass transit, car or water taxi. Learn more: http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/

Is anyone else missing the warm weather?
01/08/2024

Is anyone else missing the warm weather?

1957-1961 vs. 2023
01/07/2024

1957-1961 vs. 2023

Make your child’s birthday celebration a unique adventure filled with fun, wonder and discovery! Party packages include ...
01/06/2024

Make your child’s birthday celebration a unique adventure filled with fun, wonder and discovery! Party packages include a choice of four fun themes, a costumed party host, hands-on activities and much more. 🎉 https://bit.ly/479XBc3

01/04/2024

Fighter Squadron 17 dominated the high seas 🏴‍☠️ and skies with 313 aerial victories. The pirate-themed squadron art was so popular it sailed to our F9F Cougar.

When Intrepid crossed the equator, the crew would hold a Crossing the Line ceremony. Sailors who had not crossed the equ...
01/03/2024

When Intrepid crossed the equator, the crew would hold a Crossing the Line ceremony. Sailors who had not crossed the equator before (polliwogs) faced an initiation ritual run by shipmates who had crossed the equator already (shellbacks).

On this day in 1969, 450 "slimy polliwogs" became "trusty shellbacks," including J.J. Banas, the owner of this Crossing the Line certificate.

A dynamic start to 2024. 📸: omarpal
01/02/2024

A dynamic start to 2024.
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01/01/2024

A deck log is the official record of a Navy ship's location, movements and major events. U.S. Navy sailors have a long tradition of writing the first entry of the new year in verse. Here's one of Intrepid's midnight New Year's poems, written on January 1, 1973.

01/01/2024

As one year ends and another begins, We at the wish you happiness and cheers to new beginnings! May you have a wonderful . 🎆

We made it! 👏 Intrepid Museum is on the list of Google's most searched museums in the US this year! artnet
12/31/2023

We made it! 👏 Intrepid Museum is on the list of Google's most searched museums in the US this year! artnet

The Top Museums in the world and the United States, as defined by Google's 2023 Year in Trends, from teamLab Planets to Ark Encounter.

The sky as vibrant as the city itself. 📸: David Padilla
12/30/2023

The sky as vibrant as the city itself.
📸: David Padilla

12/29/2023

Only a few days left to honor the past and inspire the future! Make a gift today, so we can continue to provide meaningful and immersive experiences for all! And don’t forget, all gifts made by December 31 will be DOUBLED thanks to generous Museum trustees. https://bit.ly/3hDblrv

12/28/2023

Did you know we have one of the first 25 prototypes of the Skyraider? Take to the skies with the Skyraider's 𝙛𝙡𝙮 history and squadron art. 🐦

12/25/2023

"It was the best Christmas that we could all remember." We hope you all are having a joyous holiday season with your loved ones. ❤️

James Smith usually received a significant amount of mail from home. Unfortunately, Smith's family was unable to hear from him in some time, as a kamikaze attack prevented Intrepid from sending or receiving mail. However, they would soon have "The best Christmas that we could all remember."

Tis the season! Different divisions within Intrepid and Growler would decorate their space during the holidays. 🎄
12/24/2023

Tis the season! Different divisions within Intrepid and Growler would decorate their space during the holidays. 🎄

Is it really worth it to visit the Intrepid Museum? Find out what City Guide NY has to say!
12/22/2023

Is it really worth it to visit the Intrepid Museum? Find out what City Guide NY has to say!

The Intrepid Museum, formerly the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, undergoes a rebranding coinciding with its anniversary, boasting an updated logo, website, and immersive experiences, featuring a rich collection of historic aircraft, vessels, and space vehicles while prioritizing inclusivity, maki...

Concorde's return to 🎨 technicolor 🎨The masking is finished and the painting of Concorde's insignia and other stencils i...
12/22/2023

Concorde's return to 🎨 technicolor 🎨

The masking is finished and the painting of Concorde's insignia and other stencils is almost complete! However, if we look a little closer, we can see that there is still some of the yellow masking on the British Airways' plane's logo. This is because the different paint colors are added in stages on more complicated stencils.

Winter is here. ❄️  📸: David Padilla
12/21/2023

Winter is here. ❄️
📸: David Padilla

Join us as we kick off the Inspiration Academy for teachers in January 2024! Learn to connect World War II content to th...
12/19/2023

Join us as we kick off the Inspiration Academy for teachers in January 2024! Learn to connect World War II content to the lived experiences and multiple identities of students in your classroom, including multilingual learners.

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12/18/2023

Did you know that donor support allows the Museum to continue our work in preserving our artifact and air craft collections, provide meaningful educational programs and immersive exhibits? All donations made TODAY will be matched dollar for dollar! https://bit.ly/3hDblrv

12/17/2023

NASA's Human Landing System - Intrepid Museum Astro Live Dec 2023

The Human Landing System (HLS) is the spacecraft that will facilitate the landing of astronauts on the lunar surface as part of the Artemis program. Crews will descend from the Lunar Gateway space station in orbit around the Moon down to the lunar surface and back again after collecting samples, performing science experiments, and observing the lunar environment.

Magestic. 📸
12/16/2023

Magestic. 📸

The bustling Upper West Side 💙📸: mingomatic
12/15/2023

The bustling Upper West Side 💙
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12/13/2023

Want your pilot back? It's going to cost you.

During World War II, destroyers picked up downed pilots and air crew and held them for "ransom." Aircraft carriers liberated the "hostages" by sending over a special treat: ice cream. 🍦

Educational programs at the Museum are made possible thanks to donor support. Your donation will allow the Museum to con...
12/11/2023

Educational programs at the Museum are made possible thanks to donor support. Your donation will allow the Museum to continue to give free Museum tours to public school groups. And don’t forget, ALL gifts made before December 31 will be matched dollar for dollar. https://bit.ly/3hDblrv

Intrepid Museum Space Advisor and former NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut Mike Massimino w...
12/10/2023

Intrepid Museum Space Advisor and former NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut Mike Massimino with baseball legend Joe Torre and TIME Magazine’s Jeffrey Kluger at an exclusive book talk at the Museum. Kluger moderated a discussion with Massimino around his latest book, MOONSHOT: A NASA Astronaut’s Guide to Achieving the Impossible.

Interested in seeing Intrepid Museum after dark? 🌙🎊With Operation Slumber you and your party can enjoy flashlight 🔦 guid...
12/09/2023

Interested in seeing Intrepid Museum after dark? 🌙🎊

With Operation Slumber you and your party can enjoy flashlight 🔦 guided tours of the flight deck, unlimited simulator rides and educational activities!

Slots are available for January 13 and March 8 so reserve your spot now! https://bit.ly/3rXdZ0G

Hello, yellow 💛! The Concorde restoration team utilizes yellow adhesive-backed vinyl stencils as part of the masking pro...
12/08/2023

Hello, yellow 💛!

The Concorde restoration team utilizes yellow adhesive-backed vinyl stencils as part of the masking process. This is vital for getting all of the proper markings and insignia accurate.

Once the masking is done, the painters will paint the insignia! British Airways

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Pier 86, W 46th Street And 12th Avenue
New York, NY
10036

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

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(877) 957-7447

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The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a nonprofit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery. The Intrepid Museum was founded in 1982 with the acquisition of the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, now a National Historic Landmark, which served tours of duty in World War II and the Vietnam War, and was a recovery vessel for the Gemini and Mercury space missions. Welcoming over one million visitors annually, the Museum includes the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home to Enterprise, the world’s first space shuttle that paved the way for America’s successful Space Shuttle Program. On display are more than two dozen authentically restored aircraft, including the Lockheed A-12 Blackbird, the world’s fastest military jet and spy plane, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. The Museum also includes the submarine Growler, the only American diesel-powered strategic missile submarine open to the public; the Exploreum Interactive Hall, a fully interactive exhibit space; an 18,000 sq. ft. education center; and Pier 86, a publicly accessible pier that is part of the Hudson River Park Trust. The mission of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth. The new Intrepid Museum is a unique journey filled with spectacular interactive exhibits and virtual, multi-sensory technology. The Intrepid Museum is a dynamic adventure for visitors of all ages and offers group packages, member benefits, birthday parties, special event packages and educational programs. Located at 12th Avenue and 46th Street, Intrepid is easy to get to by mass transit, car or water taxi. Learn more: http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/