If you’re into looking at giant seafaring craft and airplanes, this is an interesting tour. Being on an aircraft carrier is a unique experience because you can see how people live on what is essentially a giant floating city. There are all different kinds of nooks and compartments to explore. But, most of the tour is below deck, so if you’re claustrophobic, this might be one to sit out.
“A dynamic, interactive and educational journey for all ages”
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is one of America’s leading historic, cultural and educational institutions. Opened in 1982, the Museum has welcomed more than 10 million visitors. The Museum is centered on the aircraft carrier Intrepid (CVS-11), one of the most successful ships in US history, and now a national historic landmark and one of the most unique attractions in New York City. In 1943, Intrepid was commissioned and served proudly in World War II. She went on to serve as one of the primary recovery vessels for NASA, three tours of duty off Vietnam, and submarine surveillance in the North Atlantic during the Cold War. Today she continues her service as a premiere educational center and a monument to all who have served our nation in uniform. The Museum features a range of interactive exhibits and events providing a snapshot of heroism, education, and excitement. Children and adults alike find themselves immersed in and inspired by the Museum’s exhibits, which range from thrilling historical re-creations such as Kamikaze: Day of Darkness, Day of Light, to new interactive displays. Visitors also can ride in the A-6 Cockpit Simulator, visit the Virtual Flight Zone, and tour the inside of the Growler Submarine. More than 50,000 school children participate in the Museum’s unique educational programs every year. These programs cover every age group and include special initiatives such as character and leadership development. The Museum also hosts the annual Fleet Week celebration in honor of our military personnel.
Perfect place to visit for those who love aviation.
My husband was pretty excited to see this is where we were going after telling him we're going to another museum. It was pretty cool to go through the actual ship (not super easy with a toddler). Then there was the Exploreum where the kids can climb and explore. Overall, pretty cool museum!
Super place to visit! We got great pictures, the gift shop was really packed with people but they offered many different things for varying prices!
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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
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