Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum

The aircraft carrier USS Intrepid is a battle-scarred veteran of 37 years of naval service. Started six days before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, construction of the Intrepid was completed in 18 months. Today’s renovated Intrepid is docked peacefully at Pier 86 on the Hudson River and houses permanent and short-term exhibits on undersea exploration, satellite communication and technology, ship and aircraft design. Sixteen of the 30 historic aircraft on board were refurbished in 2008.

The Space Shuttle Pavilion, housing the Enterprise shuttle, opens July 19, 2012.

Programs for Seniors
“Community Connections” provides programs to senior centers, among other settings and populations. Intrepid staff provide free science and cultural programs for New Yorkers who may be unable to otherwise visit.

Visits to the Intrepid Museum include guided tours of the USS Growler submarine and the USS Edson destroyer, allowing visitors to walk the decks. In Kids’ Corner, children test their imagination and creativity with the Discoveries on Deck series. These free activities help curious explorers investigate and interact with history and technology. Seafest, a summer-long pier program, includes such events as a tugboat race, a Fire Department Weekend, a Friendship Festival, and Ghost Ships and Other Stories. Seaworthy Saturdays offer explorations of airplanes, ships, space travel, navigation, maps, codes and the shipboard life of a sailor. Birthday parties aboard the aircraft carrier can be arranged for children.

The Intrepid, New York’s largest floating classroom, offers an exciting variety of hands-on interdisciplinary programs and workshops for students and their teachers. How Do Boats Float? allows 2nd and 3rd graders to design their own boats. Microgravity: Toys in Space, for children in grades 5 through 7, examines life support systems used in space flight. Fifth and 6th graders can study aeronautics, from simple aircraft design to the Apollo Lunar Landing Module. Older students may take a self-guided tour of the Intrepid, one of the largest artifacts of World War II, to study exhibits as well as original documents and film footage of that war. A free Teacher Familiarization Tour is offered in which teachers are shown how to use the museum as a science resource.


  • ADA Compliant Restrooms
  • Disability Access
  • Most of the museum is fully accessible by wheelchair. Areas not accessible include the Fo’c’s’le, Combat Information Center, Growler Submarine and Concorde. All restrooms and dining areas are fully accessible, as well the flight deck, hangar deck, and mess deck.

  • Disability Assistance
  • Contact or (646) 381-5163.Hearing: American Sign Language tours bimonthly. Assistive listening devices with neckloops available. American Sign Language video guide available to rent for $6. Vision: Braille panels, large-print labels; free touch tours twice a month.

  • Gift Shops
  • Books and videos on navy, maritime, aviation and armed forces; ship models and souvenirs

  • On-Site Food
  • Year-round in on-board cafeteria; Portside Grill Café open outside during summer

  • Reference Center
  • Research library and photo archive open by appointment

  • Tours
  • Audio tour ($6) includes children's content. Available in English, Spanish, Italian, French, Chinese, Japanese and German.

Special Offers

  • General Discount
  • This pass includes general admission plus one simulator ride and one audio guide. Web: Web: –
    Promo code: REALDEAL
    Pass must be presented at purchase. Web: – Print pass here.
    Valid January 4 – February 28, 2010.
    This is part of the NYCGO Real Deal special offer.

    Offer(s) Availability:
    Starts: 01/04/2010 12:00 pm - Ends: 02/28/2010 12:00 pm

Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum

Pier 86, Twelfth Avenue

(at 46th Street)

New York, NY 10036

(212) 245-0072

Visit website


Subway: Closest subway station is 42nd Street - Port Authority. From any subway station at 42nd Street, take the M42 bus west to Hudson River (12th Avenue). Walk north to the Intrepid.


Mon10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Nov-March, open Tues-Sun 10 am-5 pm


  • Adults $24
  • Children $12
  • Seniors $20
  • Students $19
  • Active and retired U.S. military, children under 3 free. Children's price is for ages 3-6. General admission is for Intrepid, Growler Submarine and film. Additional cost for Space Shuttle Pavilion.