Intrepid Museum Tickets

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The Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum in NYC

Explore the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York, where history unfolds aboard the iconic aircraft carrier Intrepid. Marvel at the world’s first space shuttle, a nuclear-armed submarine, military aircraft, a supersonic spy plane, and the fastest commercial airliner. This unique museum promises an unforgettable adventure, showcasing the incredible innovations that have shaped our world. Keep reading to find out about your Intrepid Museum ticket options, what to see, how to get there, & other useful information for a seamless visit.

Why visit the Intrepid Museum?

Intrepid Museum tickets
  • Relive history: Step aboard the iconic aircraft carrier Intrepid, a survivor of WWII, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War, and even a NASA recovery vessel.
  • Step into a secret submarine: Dive into the depths of the Growler, the only American-guided nuclear missile submarine open to the public, and uncover its once “top secret” missile command center.
  • Marvel at a supersonic aircraft: Marvel at the British Airways Concorde, the record-breaking, supersonic plane that set the fastest Atlantic Ocean crossing time.
  • Go on a space odyssey: Visit the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home to the prototype NASA orbiter Enterprise, and explore a world of rotating artifacts and space-themed virtual experiences.
  • Explore exhibits for all ages: Engage in interactive exhibits at the Exploreum designed for families and kids, including a Bell 47 helicopter, a submarine adventure, and more with unlimited photo opportunities.

Things to know before booking your Intrepid Museum tickets

  1. The general admission ticket includes access to the Intrepid, the Space Shuttle Pavilion, the Growler, the British Airways Concorde, & all exhibits. 
  2. Please note that the British Airways Concorde will reopen on 4 April 2024.
  3. The Space Shuttle Pavillion is closed until 25 March for the installation of a new exhibit called "When We Went to the Moon." This new exhibit will be on display until 2 September.
  4. The line to the submarine Growler and exhibition sometimes closes early, so make sure you get there well in time. Additionally, visitors must be at least 40” tall to enter the attraction.
  5. The Cold War exhibition is free to explore.
  6. You may have to wait a while to enter the exhibition and the submarine due to its limited capacity, so plan accordingly.
  7. Please note that strollers, large bags, and luggage are prohibited from being taken inside the submarine or the Concorde. Locker facilities are unavailable, and you must keep all belongings, including bags, strollers, and luggage, with them at all times during your visit.
  8. Most parts of the museum are wheelchair accessible except for the Submarine, the Gun Tub, the Anchor Chain Room, the Captain's Bridge, and the Concorde. Additionally, wheelchairs are not available for rent/public use.
  9. Service animals are allowed inside the museum.
  10. Active-duty US military personnel and veterans are granted complimentary admission to the museum upon presenting valid identification, courtesy of the generous sponsorship from Bank of America. Additionally, spouses of active-duty service members are eligible for a 20% discount on admission fees.

Plan your visit

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intrepid museum hours

Fall & winter opening hours:

1 Oct 2023 - 31 Mar 2024: 10am to 5 pm
Last entry: 4pm

Spring & summer timings:

1 Apr - 30 Sep

  • Monday to Friday: 10am to 5pm
  • Last entry: 4pm
  • Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays: 10am to 6pm

Last entry: 5pm

Best time to visit: The best time to visit the Intrepid Museum is in the afternoon on a weekday.

Address: Pier 86, W 46th St, New York, NY 10036, United States | Find on Maps

  • By bus: Take cross-town buses west. M34 (34th Sts), M42 (42nd St.), or M-50 (49th St.) to 12th Ave. and Hudson River.
    Nearest stop: M34, M42, M50 
  • By metro: Take the A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3, 7 train to 42nd Street.
    Nearest stop: 42nd Street
  • By NJ Transit: From Penn Station, New York, take the A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 to 42nd Street, then walk or take the M-42 West Bus to Hudson River (12th Ave.). 
    Nearest stop: 42nd street, 12th Ave
  • By Metro-North Railroad: From Grand Central Terminal take the westbound M42 (Pier) to Twelfth Avenue (the last stop) and walk north to 46th Street. 
    Nearest stop: 12th Ave
  • By car: The Intrepid Museum is 18 miles from John F Kennedy Airport.
    Parking: There are hourly paid parking slots nearby.
Intrepid Museum accessibility
  • Lightweight stools: Grab a free stool at the Info Desk for comfy seating while you explore. Please note that wheelchair access is fairly limited.
  • Sensory bags: Need a break? Borrow a free Sensory Bag—complete with noise-reduction headphones and tools.
  • Verbal Description Guide: Dive into the Verbal Description Guide! It's got raised images, Braille, and even a talking pen for our blind or low-vision friends.
  • Assistive Listening: Don't miss a beat! Avail devices like headphones or loops for clear sound during your tour or program.
  • Service animals: Fur buddies welcome! Just make sure they're trained and bring booties for their paws on the hot flight deck.
  • Programs for guests with disabilities: Intrepid Museum offers special programs like interactive tours and creative activities tailored for folks with special needs.
Intrepid Museum restaurants

Intrepid Museum offers a few great options for you:

  • Aviator Grill: Relish classic cuisine with a family-friendly vibe at Pier 86. Burgers, wraps, salads, and more for dine-in or takeout.
  • Intrepid Marketplace: Exclusive to Museum guests, find flatbread pizzas, melts, and fresh baked goods on the ship’s third deck.
  • Pier Side Café: Seasonal al fresco dining on Pier 86 with the iconic aircraft carrier Intrepid as your backdrop.
Inptrepid Museum shop

The gift shop at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum offers a wide array of souvenirs, memorabilia, and unique items related to aviation, maritime history, and space exploration. You can find model aircraft, spacecraft replicas, clothing, accessories, books, DVDs, toys, and other educational and entertaining items inspired by the museum's exhibits and themes.

You can also visit the online store if you prefer.

Intrepid Museum rules
  • Bag inspection is required: All bags and camera cases will be inspected before entry.
  • Exhibit care: Guests are prohibited from touching exhibits and must be cautious with close-up photography.
  • Photography guidelines: Personal photography is allowed, but certain equipment requires prior approval from the Museum.
  • Conduct standards: Offensive language, disruptive behavior, and possession of weapons or drugs are strictly prohibited.
  • No wheeled items: Bicycles, scooters, tricycles, skateboards, roller/in-line skates, or wheeled shoes are not allowed on Museum property.
  • Weapons are prohibited: Firearms or any weapons are strictly forbidden anywhere on Museum premises.
  • Pet policy: Pets are not allowed, but service animals are welcome when properly leashed and under the control of their owners. 
Intrepid Museum visitor tips
  • Beat the crowds by arriving at the museum early in the day. This gives you ample time to explore the exhibits at your own pace without feeling rushed.
  • The museum's exhibits cover a large area, including outdoor spaces and multiple decks. Comfortable shoes are your best bet for navigating the extensive collection of aircraft, vessels, and artifacts.
  • Be sure to check the museum's schedule for special events, demonstrations, or guided tours that may enhance your visit.
  • Gender-neutral restrooms are available and located in Hangar 3 on the Hangar deck.
  • Take the time to explore all levels of the museum, including lower-deck areas such as the aircraft carrier's hangar deck and the submarine's interior. You'll discover hidden gems and gain a deeper understanding of the museum's history and significance.

Frequently asked questions about Intrepid Museum tickets

How much is a ticket to the Intrepid Museum?

Intrepid Museum tickets start from $32.40.

How do I book tickets to the Intrepid Museum?

You can book Intrepid Museum tickets online here.

Why should I book Intrepid Museum tickets online?

Online bookings are convenient and help you plan ahead. Additionally, online tickets sometimes include discounts and cashback offers!

What do the Intrepid Museum tickets include?

Your Intrepid Museum tickets provide access to the Intrepid, the Space Shuttle Pavilion, the Growler, & all other exhibits in the museum.

How long does it take to complete an Intrepid Museum visit?

A thorough exploration of the Intrepid Museum typically takes around 3 hours.

Can I bring my own food?

Yes, you can. However, dining is only allowed in specific area designated at the museum. There are also various dining options available within the Intrepid Museum.

Can I carry cameras?

Yes, cameras for personal use are allowed. However, professional photography equipment requires special permission.

Is the Intrepid Museum wheelchair-friendly?

Yes, most sections of the Intrepid Museum are wheelchair-friendly, with accessible pathways and services for visitors with mobility needs.

When is the last entry to the Intrepid Museum?

The last entry to the museum is one hour before closing time. The museum is open on weekdays between 10am and 5pm. On weekends, it is open from 10am to 6pm.

Is access to the Growler and Concorde included with my admission ticket?

Yes, the general admission ticket includes entry to the aircraft carrier Intrepid, the Space Shuttle Pavilion, the Growler and Concorde.

Does the Museum provide bag and coat check facilities?

Lockers and coat check facilities are not available. Avoid carrying large bags.