Explore the Museum

Permanent Exhibitions

Explore a WWII-era aircraft carrier, get nose-to-nose with NASA’s original space shuttle orbiter, discover the secrets of a guided nuclear missile submarine and get an up-close look at our collection of historic aircraft.

Red and Yellow FJ-3 Fury Aircraft display at the hangar deck
Our Exhibitions

Our exhibitions illustrate the intersection of history and innovation through the stories of the people who lived it and the technology that made some of the most extraordinary historic accomplishments of the 20th century possible.

Image of the aircraft carrier Intrepid at Pier 86 on a sunny day.
Aircraft Carrier Intrepid

Launched in 1943, Intrepid survived five kamikaze attacks and one torpedo strike during WWII. The ship later served in the Cold War, the Vietnam War and as a NASA recovery vessel. Today, you can explore its decks like never before.

Image of the periscope inside the submarine Growler
Submarine Growler

Get a firsthand look at life aboard the Growler, the only American-guided nuclear missile submarine open to the public. Inspect the once “top secret” missile command center and explore the various components used during operations.

Image of the British Airways Concorde on Pier 86
British Airways Concorde

The fastest Atlantic Ocean crossing by any commercial aircraft took only 2 hours, 52 minutes and 59 seconds. Get a closer look at this record-breaking, supersonic plane—the British Airways Concorde Alpha Delta G-BOAD—on Intrepid Museum’s Pier 86.

Image of Enterprise inside the Museum's Space Shuttle Pavilion
Space Shuttle Pavilion

The Space Shuttle Pavilion is home to Enterprise, the prototype NASA orbiter that paved the way for America’s space shuttle program. The Pavilion also features a Soyuz capsule, rotating artifacts and space-themed virtual and augmented reality experiences.

mage of children climbing into and sitting in a mock cockpit of an Intruder aircraft in the Museum's Exploreum.

The Exploreum is a fully interactive exhibit space thoughtfully designed for families and kids of all ages. Climb into a Bell 47 helicopter, navigate through an interactive submarine, lay in a sailor’s bunk and more—all with unlimited photo ops.

Behind the Scenes

Join curators for a closer look at the designs, artifacts and stories behind the Museum’s most significant historical collections.

Image of a boy, woman and a girl with arm stretch out as they ride the Apollo 11 & Beyond VR Experience
Browse Our Experiences
Get Ready to Take Flight

Put yourself in the pilot’s seat with our exciting flight simulators, 4D theater, virtual and augmented reality experiences and more.


Two children play inside a mock space capsule located in the Museum's Exploreum

Explore an array of unforgettable experiences.

A man and woman read an exhibit panel on Intrepid's flight deck while their child points at the propeller of an aircraft.

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