The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, 28 authentically restored aircrafts and a guided missile submarine, the Growler. The Space Shuttle Enterprise and the Concorde are among the Museum’s highlights.  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.

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Whether or not you are visiting the Museum’s many attractions, you are welcome to visit Pier 86 itself. It’s open to the public for free, but you’ll need to go through the Intrepid’s security line before doing so. On the pier, you’ll be able to see the Growler and the British Airways Concorde, plus you’ll get a different vantage point of the Intrepid itself. Relax and stay awhile.


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. Launched in 1943, the former aircraft carrier USS Intrepid fought in World War II, surviving five kamikaze attacks and one torpedo strike. It was decommissioned in 1974.