World War 2 - Intrepid
The Intrepid Museum showcases American history through its military and maritime prowess. Come see video footage, original artifacts, and interactive exhibits, and take a tour on the USS Intrepid to learn more about its role in the Second World War.
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum showcases America's maritime and military history. With an impressive collection of exhibits, including submarines, aircraft carriers, gunships, and space shuttle, this is an experience you just can’t miss! Come, immerse yourself in the science and history of the Enterprise, the prototype NASA space shuttle that paved way for America's successful space shuttle program.
Some of the biggest attractions include the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, the submarine USS Growler, a Lockheed A-12 supersonic reconnaissance plane, and the Space Shuttle Enterprise; along with various exhibits from around the world like an Israeli Kfir and a Polish Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21.
Take the tour and learn about the USS Intrepid and its bravery filled missions in the Second World War. The carrier played a massive role in the Pacific theater of the Second World War and is hailed historically for surviving five kamikaze attacks and a torpedo strike. Before shifting to the San Francisco Bay in early 1946, the war vessel played a distinguished role in the Marshall Islands, Truk, Leyte Gulf and Okinawa. The ship was armed with state-of-the-art planes and had a crew of over 3,000 sailors that won hard-fought victories against Imperial Japan.
Trace its journey from 1943 to present day, and discover its role in the Cold War, and the early days of the space missions. The theme of the tour centers around war and the role the ship played and hence is recommended for ages 12 and up as it may contain strong language and themes.
The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum is not just a museum but an institution of military and space knowledge. This ticket will take you on an educational walk from the World War II, to the space race to the developing technologies now.
You will take a guided 100-minute tour around the aircraft carrier to learn about its role in the Second World War. Discover how the USS Intrepid fared in the Pacific Theater of the war as it was bombarded by 5 Kamikaze attacks and 1 torpedo strike. Like the legend that it is, the ship survived and played a crucial role in the war. Here, you can also engage with exhibits that show the Intrepid’s career in the Navy 1943 onward.
You will also get to visit the Growler, the world's oldest existing nuclear-capable submarine. This tour is your best chance at coming close, exploring and learning the inner workings of a nuclear-powered submarine. Finally, move to the Flight Deck, to access the NASA space shuttle, Enterprise. The shuttle was the first prototype that was developed by NASA. The Deck also contains most of the museum’s collection of restored aircraft.
- General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon that was flown in Operation Desert Storm
- USS Growler (1989), a diesel electric submarine
- Bell AH-1J Sea Cobra gunship
- Aurora 7 Mercury capsule replica
- Space Shuttle Enterprise
- Exploreum, an interactive hall designed to educate young ones about life on an aircraft carrier.
- Access to Intrepid
- Access to Space Shuttle Pavilion
- Access to submarine Growler
- Guided tour of the USS Intrepid
Know Before You Go
Please note that the tour begins at 10:40 AM.
November 1 - March 31
Open daily from 10 AM - 5 PM
April 1 - October 31
Monday to Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM Saturday, Sunday, and holidays: 10 AM - 6 PM
Please note that final entry is one hour prior to closing time.
Subway: Take the A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3, 7 train to 42nd Street, then walk or take the M42 West Bus to Hudson River (12th Avenue). Walk North to the Intrepid Museum at 46th Street.
Take the 7 train to the 34th Street – Hudson Yards station. Exit near 11th Avenue, and then walk west to 12th Avenue and North to the Intrepid Museum at 46th Street.
Bus: M34 (34th Sts), M42 (42nd St.) or M-50 (49th St.) to 12th Ave. and Hudson River. The Museum is a short walk North from the M34 and M42. The M50 can drop you off directly in front of the Intrepid.
Super flexible cancellation policy
You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
You will receive an email with your Intrepid Museum - General Admission & Space Exhibit Tickets within 20 minutes. No need to print. You can enter upon showing the mobile voucher.
- Admission is free for children under 4
- Children under 5 cannot take the World War 2 - Intrepid "The Fighting One" tour.
- Guests under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
- Admission to Pier 86 is free, to avail the same, please enter through the Welcome Center