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Seven days a week (except Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day)

The experience

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 guided 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.

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For more information, visit the Intrepid Museum here or call 877-957-SHIP (877-957-7447).

November 1 through March 31: Monday– Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
April 1 through October 31: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  Saturday, Sunday & Holidays, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The deal
  • ADMISSION: Discount Museum/Space Shuttle Pavilion admission: adults, $23.50; seniors/disabled/ individuals receiving Medicare, college students (with valid student identification), $21.50; veterans, $19.50; children 7 -17, $18.50; children 3-6. $13.50; children under 3, retired and active duty U.S. Military/Museum members, free.
  • RAIL FARE: Discount round-trip rail fare.  Check for price from your boarding station.

Purchase your rail/admission ticket from any Metro-North ticket office or full-service ticket vending machine (excluding Grand Central) and through WebTicket.

Getting There

Address: Pier 86, One Intrepid Square (West 46th Street and Twelfth Avenue)

Take the Hudson, Harlem or New Haven Line to Grand Central Terminal. From there take the following:

  • Bus: Take the westbound M42 (located on 42nd Street, between Park and Vanderbilt Avenues) to Twelfth Avenue (the last stop) and walk north to 46th Street.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to print an It contains important information about your package.

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