The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum is one of New York City’s treasures. Located on Pier 86, this museum inside an aircraft carrier is open for business!
The Intrepid Museum, named after the Historical Landmark ship on which it is located, is a museum dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of history, science and service. The Museum contains original artifacts, historic video footage and interactive exhibits related to American History.
The Intrepid Museum was founded in 1982 when the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, which served tours of duty in World War II and the Vietnam War, was retired. On your tour of the museum you can check out not only the flight deck but also the Gallery, Hanger and Third decks all within the ship.
Also interesting are the guided tours which highlight the service of the ship over nearly the last 75 years, the space shuttle pavilion which showcases a NASA prototype and the 4-D simulators which replicate the experience of flying a supersonic jet plane!
This museum experience is not your typical museum but it’s definitely worth seeing at least once. What better way to get a history lesson than by seeing it first hand?
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