Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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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/

In 2018 the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum collaborated with animator Dustin Grella of Dusty Studio to present the sto...
03/31/2020

In 2018 the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum collaborated with animator Dustin Grella of Dusty Studio to present the stories of four oral history narrators in a project called Intrepid Animated. Watch these oral histories come to life here: https://bit.ly/2JuIAbW

Experience Intrepid anywhere through a variety of virtual programs offered by our museum educators. Explore space scienc...
03/31/2020

Experience Intrepid anywhere through a variety of virtual programs offered by our museum educators. Explore space science, life aboard Intrepid, star stories and much more. https://bit.ly/3dGasYG

03/31/2020
Behind The Scenes: Repairing Skyraider's Canopy

After several years of hard work, the Intrepid Museum unveiled the restored Skyraider to the public last year. Go behind the scenes with our Manager of Aircraft Restoration Peter Torraca as he takes you through one of the major repairs to the aircraft. https://bit.ly/2JtORF2

Go behind the scenes with our Manager of Aircraft Restoration Peter Torraca as he repairs the Skyraider's canopy. SUBSCRIBE for more information about the In...

An Intrepid welcome and thank you to our new neighbor, the aptly-named #USNSComfort. We are grateful for your arrival an...
03/30/2020

An Intrepid welcome and thank you to our new neighbor, the aptly-named #USNSComfort. We are grateful for your arrival and to all of those serving on board.
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Attention fellow veterans and service members! Join the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum TOMORROW via Zoom for a virtual...
03/30/2020

Attention fellow veterans and service members! Join the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum TOMORROW via Zoom for a virtual Intrepid After Hours program. This event will honor female veterans and highlight women warriors from World War II to the Vietnam War. All current and former service members are welcome. Register in advance here: https://bit.ly/2UJyFVo

Can you guess this aircraft on our flight deck from this photo? Let us know in the comments!
03/30/2020

Can you guess this aircraft on our flight deck from this photo? Let us know in the comments!

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's cover photo
03/30/2020

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's cover photo

03/29/2020
USS Intrepid Floating City | Intrepid Minute

During its years of service, the USS Intrepid was so well-equipped that it was essentially a floating city. Carrying up to about 3,200 men, and providing its crew with everything from a haircut to engagement rings, Intrepid was prepared for everything. Learn more from Intrepid Educator Hans Abbott in this Intrepid Minute.

During its years of service the USS Intrepid was so well-equipped that it was essentially a floating city. Carrying up to about 3,200 men, and providing its ...

From 1966 to 1969 the USS Intrepid took part in three Vietnam War deployments. It was part of the Seventh Fleet in the G...
03/29/2020

From 1966 to 1969 the USS Intrepid took part in three Vietnam War deployments. It was part of the Seventh Fleet in the Gulf of Tonkin and was home and workplace to over 3,000 sailors, aviators, and marines. To our Veterans, we thank you for your service and sacrifice. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum honors you. #VietnamVeteransDay

Thank you to Instagram user richardmmourant for capturing this beautiful nighttime shot of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space...
03/28/2020

Thank you to Instagram user richardmmourant for capturing this beautiful nighttime shot of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum from Pier 84. Share your photos of the Intrepid below for a chance to be our photo of the week.

03/28/2020
Intrepid Women: Susan Marenoff-Zausner

In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, we are celebrating the women of the #IntrepidMuseum and showcasing their unique roles, backgrounds, and perspectives. Today we highlight Intrepid Museum president, Susan Marenoff-Zausner. https://bit.ly/33VbLP0

In honor of Women’s History Month, we are celebrating the women of the Intrepid Museum—staff, members and partners—by highlighting their unique roles, divers...

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's cover photo
03/27/2020

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's cover photo

Intrepid After Hours is going virtual! Join fellow veterans and service members via Zoom for a free interactive program ...
03/27/2020

Intrepid After Hours is going virtual! Join fellow veterans and service members via Zoom for a free interactive program and conversation on Tuesday, March 31. This After Hours event will honor female veterans and highlight women warriors from World War II to the Vietnam War. All current and former service members are welcome. Register in advance here: https://bit.ly/2UJyFVo

This #FlightDeckFriday we're showcasing some of our favorite #Concorde photos from our Google Arts & Culture page. Hungr...
03/27/2020

This #FlightDeckFriday we're showcasing some of our favorite #Concorde photos from our Google Arts & Culture page. Hungry for more facts behind the iconic aircraft? Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2YBBxnn

03/26/2020
Intrepid Women: Lynda Kennedy

In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, we are looking back at our Intrepid Women series. Learn what initiatives VP of Education and Evaluation Lynda Kennedy, and her team, are executing to further female education regarding STEM at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. http://bit.ly/2FlEB1O

In honor of Women’s History Month, we are celebrating the women of the Intrepid Museum—staff, members and partners—by highlighting their unique roles, divers...

Thank you to Intrepid volunteer Tom Fisher for capturing this nighttime shot of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Ha...
03/26/2020

Thank you to Intrepid volunteer Tom Fisher for capturing this nighttime shot of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Have a photo of the Fighting I like this? Share it with us below.

Today is National Medal of Honor Day. The Medal of Honor is awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces who demonstrate ...
03/25/2020

Today is National Medal of Honor Day. The Medal of Honor is awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces who demonstrate extraordinary courage in action against the enemy. To all the heroes who serve our nation, thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Join an Intrepid Museum Virtual Museum Talk TODAY at 1PM. This 30-minute talk celebrates “Rosie the Riveter,” an America...
03/25/2020

Join an Intrepid Museum Virtual Museum Talk TODAY at 1PM. This 30-minute talk celebrates “Rosie the Riveter,” an American icon from World War II that has come to represent the “We Can Do It” spirit of women and girls around the globe. The talk will share the history of “Rosie” with visitors and offer insight into how she helped change the lives of women in the workplace up to the present day. Appropriate for ages 12 and up
Registration is required to participate. Learn more here: https://forms.gle/oBgLmf4dZ7gg1LuP9

Our mission continues. Explore our history, collections, virtual tours and more with our digital resources. Learn more h...
03/24/2020

Our mission continues. Explore our history, collections, virtual tours and more with our digital resources. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2Uj4JAt

View from the bridge. Do you have a photo like this from the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum? Share it with us below.
03/24/2020

View from the bridge. Do you have a photo like this from the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum? Share it with us below.

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is temporarily closed until further notice. All on-site Museum programming and even...
03/23/2020

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is temporarily closed until further notice. All on-site Museum programming and events through May 11 have also been canceled.

The health and safety of our employees, volunteers and visitors is always our number one priority. The Museum is continually monitoring all of the relevant city, state and federal agencies, as well as the CDC and NYC Department of Health, and will continue to follow all mandates and guidelines.

Our website will be updated as more information becomes available.

Join an Intrepid Museum Virtual Museum Talk this Wednesday at 1 PM EST. This 30-minute talk celebrates “Rosie the Rivete...
03/23/2020

Join an Intrepid Museum Virtual Museum Talk this Wednesday at 1 PM EST. This 30-minute talk celebrates “Rosie the Riveter,” an American icon from World War II that has come to represent the “We Can Do It” spirit of women and girls around the globe. The talk will share the history of “Rosie” with visitors and offer insight into how she helped change the lives of women in the workplace up to the present day.
Registration is required to participate and is appropriate for ages 12 and up. Learn more here: https://forms.gle/oBgLmf4dZ7gg1LuP9

The USS Intrepid served as the recovery vessel for Gus Grissom and John Young’s first Gemini mission on March 23, 1965. ...
03/23/2020

The USS Intrepid served as the recovery vessel for Gus Grissom and John Young’s first Gemini mission on March 23, 1965. Once onboard, the ship’s medical staff issued Gus Grissom with this prescription for “spiritus frumenti,” also known as whiskey. After returning from space in a Gemini capsule, you'd probably want a drink too, right?
Learn more in our Google Arts & Culture page here: http://bit.ly/2G4t0QRc

On this date in 1965, Intrepid helicopters recovered Gemini 3 astronauts Virgil “Gus” Grissom and John Young and their s...
03/23/2020

On this date in 1965, Intrepid helicopters recovered Gemini 3 astronauts Virgil “Gus” Grissom and John Young and their space capsule. The Gemini 3 mission was the first manned flight of Project Gemini. Like many of his fellow Intrepid crew members, William Faulhaber watched the capsule recovery. He captured this image of the Gemini capsule being lifted onto the ship. Years later, he donated his slide collection to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

The Intrepid's offensive firepower during the Vietnam War came primarily from its aircraft. During the war, air wings on...
03/22/2020

The Intrepid's offensive firepower during the Vietnam War came primarily from its aircraft. During the war, air wings on the Intrepid were made up of attack, fighter, electronic warfare, and helicopter squadrons. The A-4 Skyhawk (pictured here) was one of the many ships stationed on the Intrepid.

Learn more about the Intrepid during this time on our Google Arts & Culture page here: http://bit.ly/2uHxBHx

03/22/2020
NASA Flight Director Allison Bolinger

Throughout 2020, the #IntrepidMuseum will be highlighting the humanity behind the hardware. This month, hear how @NASA Flight Director Allison Bolinger got started with her NASA career & why it’s crucial to learn about space history and technology. https://youtu.be/GqJImQrcxH4

Throughout 2020, the Intrepid Museum will highlight the personal stories behind the engineering marvels from our collection. This month, we share the story o...

Many thanks to Instagram user mynj_story for capturing this shot of the Intrepid from across the Hudson. Have a picture ...
03/21/2020

Many thanks to Instagram user mynj_story for capturing this shot of the Intrepid from across the Hudson. Have a picture like this? Share it with us below for a chance to be our photo of the week.

03/20/2020
Aircraft of the Month: F6F Hellcat

Designed during WW2, the F6F Hellcat was considered an upgrade from its predecessor the F4F Wildcat. Created with armor plating and self-sealing fuel tanks, the Hellcat was a formidable aircraft in the Pacific theater. Join our Curator of Aviation, Eric Boehm, in this past Aircraft of the Month video.

We head back to the New England Air Museum again for our latest Aircraft of the Month installment. This month we feature the F6F Hellcat. Designed during WW2...

Camouflage schemes on aircraft vary according to mission requirements and the environment. This #FlightDeckFriday, we wa...
03/20/2020

Camouflage schemes on aircraft vary according to mission requirements and the environment. This #FlightDeckFriday, we want to hear from you. Which of these three camouflage schemes at is your favorite? Tell us below.

03/19/2020
Behind the Scenes: Enterprise Cargo Bay

Have you ever wondered what the inside of Enterprise looks like? Enjoy this blast from the past video feat. Curator of Aviation Eric Boehm as he explores the Enterprise cargo bay. https://youtu.be/k52fITl8PkU

Want to know what is inside space shuttle Enterprise? Given that visitors are not able to go inside the space shuttle Enterprise, we want to provide you with...

This #TBT we’re sharing this image of the Intrepid as it set course for a major overhaul in 2006. The first photo captur...
03/19/2020

This #TBT we’re sharing this image of the Intrepid as it set course for a major overhaul in 2006. The first photo captures the Intrepid on its way to being dry-docked, and the second captures its return, courtesy of Scott Koen.
Do you remember this moment? Share your photos with us below.

On this day in 1965, Alexei Leonov made history when he conducted the first-ever human spacewalk for a duration of 12 mi...
03/18/2020

On this day in 1965, Alexei Leonov made history when he conducted the first-ever human spacewalk for a duration of 12 minutes and nine seconds. Today we recognize this man for his bravery and all those who followed in his footsteps.

On this day in 1966, astronauts Neil Armstrong and David Scott splashed down in the Pacific ocean after the Gemini VIII ...
03/17/2020

On this day in 1966, astronauts Neil Armstrong and David Scott splashed down in the Pacific ocean after the Gemini VIII mission. Gemini VIII was the first mission to link two spacecraft together in Earth's orbit, a milestone that would help future missions to the moon and International Space Station. Armstrong and Scott were eventually picked up by their recovery ship, the USS Leonard Mason. Photo courtesy of NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Spring is right around the corner. Are you ready? This photo is a photo of two A-4 Skyhawks from VA-34 near the coast of...
03/17/2020

Spring is right around the corner. Are you ready? This photo is a photo of two A-4 Skyhawks from VA-34 near the coast of the Philippines in 1967. This photo was captured during Intrepid's 2nd Vietnam War deployment and has us longing for warmer spring weather.

From the cockpit of the HH-52A Sea Guardian. Did you know HH-52s are directly credited with saving more than 15,000 peop...
03/16/2020

From the cockpit of the HH-52A Sea Guardian. Did you know HH-52s are directly credited with saving more than 15,000 people from life-threatening circumstances and assisting an additional 25,000 people in dangerous situations? Tell us your favorite helicopter in our collection below.

This propaganda poster in our collections was used during World War 2. In trying times, it is important to remember that...
03/16/2020

This propaganda poster in our collections was used during World War 2. In trying times, it is important to remember that teamwork can and will get us through anything. May this help keep you motivated. #MondayMotivation

In many ports of call, shops catering to visiting sailors would create personalized souvenirs, much like this custom pat...
03/15/2020

In many ports of call, shops catering to visiting sailors would create personalized souvenirs, much like this custom patch. These patches celebrate individual divisions or teams on the aircraft carrier and highlight their contributions to the ship. Learn more about the history behind our collection on our Google Arts & Culture page. http://bit.ly/2YBBxnn

On this day in 1974, the USS Intrepid was decommissioned at Quonset Point, Rhode Island. This article appeared in Naval ...
03/15/2020

On this day in 1974, the USS Intrepid was decommissioned at Quonset Point, Rhode Island. This article appeared in Naval and Aviation News in April 1974. Share your memories of this historic aircraft carrier in the comments below.

A crew member watches an A-4 Skyhawk take off from Intrepid in 1959. The large circular mirror allowed the commanding of...
03/14/2020

A crew member watches an A-4 Skyhawk take off from Intrepid in 1959. The large circular mirror allowed the commanding officer to see the aft part of the flight deck while sitting in his chair on the bridge.
Do you have a photo of your time aboard USS Intrepid? Share it with us below!

Our Intrepid Photo of the Week is this sunset shot of the Hudson and Intrepid, captured by Instagram user jimgslens. Wha...
03/14/2020

Our Intrepid Photo of the Week is this sunset shot of the Hudson and Intrepid, captured by Instagram user jimgslens. What's your best photo of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum? Share it with us below!

03/13/2020
Womens History Month | Intrepid Minute

To celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth we are highlighting our collection of World War II propaganda posters, discussing how they affected wartime opportunities for women, and how these experiences helped fight for equality in the workforce and at home. Learn more from Senior Collections Manager Danielle Swanson in our latest Intrepid Minute. https://youtu.be/baT25e_F7vk

To celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth we are highlighting our collection of World War II propaganda posters. Learn more from Senior Collections Manager Danielle S...

Do you know which aircraft this is? This #FlightDeckFriday let us know in the comments!
03/13/2020

Do you know which aircraft this is? This #FlightDeckFriday let us know in the comments!

03/13/2020

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will close for two weeks beginning tomorrow, March 13, at 5 p.m., through Friday, March 27. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution, and in adherence to state and local officials and CDC and NYC Department of Health recommendations on social distancing as a means to protect the community from the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). There are currently no confirmed cases connected to the Museum.

The health and safety of our employees, volunteers and visitors is always our number one priority. The Museum is continually checking in with all of the relevant city, state and federal agencies, and will continue to follow all CDC and NYC Department of Health mandates and guidelines.

Our website will be updated as more information becomes available.

Happy #NationalGirlScoutDay! Did you know your scout group can enjoy the day at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum whi...
03/12/2020

Happy #NationalGirlScoutDay! Did you know your scout group can enjoy the day at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum while achieving scout requirements? Learn about our offerings here: http://bit.ly/2HeBk55

#TBT to this 🔥 photo of the #Concorde using its afterburner following take off. Do you have a unique photo of the Concor...
03/12/2020

#TBT to this 🔥 photo of the #Concorde using its afterburner following take off. Do you have a unique photo of the Concorde? Share it with us below.

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My father was on the Intrepid when it recovered a Mercury capsule. When was that? I was a young teenager at the time and did not realize the significance. Thank you.
10 years after my visit I buy this model and hey would you know it, my pics from back then show a few niceties :)
I enjoyed the time with Sue and the Twins in NYC this weekend. The highlight for me was visiting the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
In dry dock
News paper clipping
Merry Christmas Shipmates and those who have preserved the legacy of Intrepid !
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My Grandfather was onboard her during WWII. Torpedo Squadron 18. I just finished building her and wanted to share on your page.
Something which i enjoyed watching at the intrepid museum!
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is dedicated to the history, science and service of this legendary aircraft now docked on the Hudson River. Thanks to Intrepid Museum Tour Leader Rachel
My wife, Vicky, reminded me to share this again for 2019. Eighteen years later, it is still so fresh in my mind. I shared this last year and decided to do so again, in remembrance of that dark day 18 years ago. I think about Intrepid, silently bearing witness to all this terrifying chaos. I wrote this the day after 9/11, 2001. I just kept it as a reminder. Vicky found it a couple of years later and thought I should share it: September eleventh, the year two-thousand and one. A day all of America stopped in horror, A day when no one felt safe From the destruction and death They saw on their televisions. An invisible army of evil Had done the unthinkable, The unspeakable . . . Innocent lives taken by the thousands In a flash of flames Or mountains of twisted steel and stone, All in the name of an evil perversion Masquerading as religion. September 11, 2001. All of America . . . and the world Wept. NEVER FORGET.
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