A young boy gazes out at the Entreprise in the Museum's Space Shuttle Pavillion.
Permanent Exhibitions

Space Shuttle Pavilion

Our Space Shuttle Pavilion is home to Enterprise, NASA’s prototype orbiter that paved the way for the space shuttle program, with 17 dynamic exhibit zones featuring original artifacts, photographs, audio and films that immerse visitors in this historic era.

Included with ticket

Check out our most spacious exhibition yet, Apollo: When We Went to the Moon through September 2. 

The Space Shuttle Pavilion will be closed Tuesday, September 3 through Friday, September 13.

Space Shuttle Enterprise

Walk directly underneath the orbiter or visit an elevated platform for a dramatic view. Then, see a space-flown Soyuz TMA-6 space capsule up close and explore the contrast between the two incredible spacecraft.

Image of Enterprise inside the Museum's Space Shuttle Pavilion
Enterprise’s Journey to the Intrepid Museum

The successful transport of Enterprise started with a flight from Washington, DC to JFK Airport before a multi-day trip from JFK to New Jersey, and finally, up the Hudson River to the Intrepid Museum, where it opened to the public on July 19, 2012.

A photo demonstrating how the Enterprise was placed onto the Intrepid Museum's flight deck.
Enterprise Final Voyage

Follow along with the space shuttle Enterprise as it makes its way on its final journey to the Intrepid Museum’s Flight Deck!

Go Deeper
Explore Our Collections

Browse records from all four categories of our collections: objects, media, archives and oral histories. Explore thematic and item-specific groupings or uncover personal artifacts like uniforms, souvenirs and images.


An exhibition case that displays a military jacket and several notable patches.
Visitors are seated in a row and wearing goggles for the Virtual Reality experience.
Apollo & Beyond VR

Get up close and personal with early spaceflight pioneers and see how small steps became giant leaps into the future of Mars exploration.

Image of Enterprise inside the Museum's Space Shuttle Pavilion
Aircraft of the Month: Space Shuttle Enterprise

Go behind the scenes with astronaut and Museum Senior Space Adviser Mike Massimino, and explore the thrilling history and design of the space shuttle, Enterprise.

Satellite photo of Earth
Astro Live

Astro Live is a fun-filled and educational experience for the whole family that explores space, astronomy and more. Listen in on talks from leading scientists, and take part in activities and demos by Museum educators.

Virtual Tours

Take a virtual Google Arts & Culture Tour to discover the fascinating collections and artifacts on display at the Museum from wherever you are.

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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