The entire Intrepid Museum family would like to thank all those who have reached out to us following Hurricane Sandy. We hope you and your family are safe and our thoughts and prayers are with all those in the affected areas.
We are extremely grateful to a dedicated team of staff who remained onsite during this incredible storm to keep the Intrepid safe.
The rise in the Hudson River due to Hurricane Sandy caused flooding and damage to our Welcome Center and Intrepid’s power sources. While the pier was designed to withstand the 100-year flood, the unprecedented levels of water flooded the entire pier including the main electrical transformers and our backup generators. As a result, loss of all power caused the Space Shuttle Pavilion to deflate. The space shuttle Enterprise sustained only minor damage. The Intrepid, Growler, Concorde and balance of our aircraft collection were not damaged.
Our team has been working 24/7 on remediation and will return to working on site as soon as power is restored.
We are eager to reopen our doors to the public, but as of now, the Museum is temporarily closed. We will update you periodically on our progress, and you can visit our website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates.
We will update you periodically on our progress here on our website as well as on Facebook or Twitter. And for those who have purchased tickets online, we will contact you shortly regarding the museum’s re-opening and refund policy.
Thank you again for the great outpouring of support!