Spend a day exploring a real aircraft carrier!
Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, New York
This newly renovated complex includes the 900-foot-long aircraft carrier ‘Intrepid’ with seven full decks and four theme halls; the guided missile submarine Growler; and an extensive collection of more than 30 aircraft including the A-12 Blackbird, the fastest plane in the world, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft in the world.
Visitors young and old will enjoy newly opened areas of the ship including the fo’c’sle, or the anchor chain room, new multimedia presentations and exhibit collections, interactive educational stations and a brand new state-of-the-art public pier.
If you have young ones in your family, don’t miss the 12,240-square-foot interactive Exploreum, which contains 18 different hands-on exhibits that teach guests about the various properties of the sea, air, space and living at sea, as each relates to the ship Intrepid. In the Exploreum, guests can experience a flight simulator, climb a cargo net, transmit messages using Morse code, crawl through living quarters of crewmembers, learn how the Intrepid turned salt water into fresh water and perform various tasks while wearing space gloves.
Name: Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum
Address: Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), New York, New York
Phone: 877.957.SHIP (7447)
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6p.m.
Online: Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum – intrepidmuseum.org
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