Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

 
Explore the aircraft carrier Intrepid at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Here, visitors can learn about and hear stories of innovation and the remarkable history of the ship. The Intrepid served in World War II and the Vietnam War, and also as a recovery vessel for space missions. The Museum features 28 restored aircraft; an exhibit hall on water, space, flight, and life at sea; flight simulators; and more. It is also home to the submarine Growler, the only one of its kind open to the public; and the space shuttle Enterprise, which paved the way for the Space Shuttle Program.
 
Contact Info
Address: Pier 86, West 46th Street & 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10036.
Tel: 646-381-5010.
Hrs: Fall/Winter (Nov. 1-Mar. 31) Daily 10AM-5PM. Spring/Summer (Apr. 1-Oct. 31) Mon.-Fri. 10AM-5PM, Sat, Sun. & Holidays 10AM-6PM.
 
Last admission to the submarine Growler is one hour before the Museum closes. Final Entry and Last Ticket sold one hour prior to closing.
 
SCHOOL
Come bring your school for a sleep over at Intrepid! Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did. Report for hours of fun on deck:
 
*Educational activities, flashlight guided tours and exploratory talks 
*Unlimited rides in a flight simulator
*Pop-up planetarium shows
*Meals (dinner, snacks and breakfast)
For dates, please visit www.intrepidmuseum.org/overnight.
Don’t see a date that works for you? If you have a group of 100 or more, we may be able to open up a date for you!
 
Not looking to sleep over? Please ask about day trips for school!
 
Contact Info
Name: Group Sales / Education Coordinator.
Phone: For Overnights and Tour Operators, please call: 646-381-5010 / For schools not looking to do an overnight, please call: 646-381-5169.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. 
Group Size: Varies per program. 
Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes-2 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 10:1, 5:1 for Overnights. 
Registration: Online. 
Food Options: Available for purchase, Indoor seating.
Cost: Fee. 
Title I or Financial Support: Inquire about free STEM programs for New York City and Title I schools. 
Accessible To: PD.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Science, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: aeronautics, engineering, military history, STEM.
 
 
SCOUTS
Scout Days are a one-of-a-kind learning experience onboard the Intrepid. During Scout Days we offer classroom-style merit badge advancement workshops, completion of a full badge, lunch, simulator rides and a special Scout Day patch. For dates and available badges, please visit https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/Groups/Scout/scouts-launching. Don’t see a date that works for you? Ask about Guided Badge Advancement to complete a badge any day at Intrepid!
 
Want your scouts to sleep over instead? Book an overnight trip for a nighttime tour of the flight deck! Sleep amongst the aircraft, educational activities, unlimited rides in a flight simulator pop-up planetarium shows, meals (dinner, snacks and breakfast).
 
For dates, please visit www.intrepidmuseum.org/overnight.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 646-381-5010.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. 
Group Size: Varies per program. 
Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies.
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: 10:1. 
Registration: Phone, Email. 
Food Options: Available for purchase, Indoor seating.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: n/a.
Accessible To: PD.

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