New York Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an interesting tourist attraction for people of all ages. Tourists have the opportunities to explore the American air and naval history. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum features the largest collection of sea and aircraft in the US Navy. It is the biggest museum in the world. Visitors will be able to learn information about the warfare tactics.

The Intrepid ship is used by the US Navy to fight with the opponents in the Second World War. It is used as a recovery ship for National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  Later, the intrepid was being used in Vietnam. A few years later, the intrepid becomes outdated and not used anymore. It was replaced by modern ships. However, Zachary Fisher manages to save it from the scrap. Zachary had a vision to make a museum that feature the intrepid ship. Eventually, the museum was built inside the intrepid ship. Tourists will be able to explore the different areas of the intrepid. The museum was renovated by the government to give it a new look. The refurbished museum was opened on the fall of 2008.

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The museum offers a large variety of exhibits. You will find photographs that depict the heroism of the U.S. Navy. Children will love to explore the fascinating exhibits in the museum. Some of the recreations found on the Intrepid include Kamikaze: Day of Darkness. The Day or Light interactive display is also exhibited in the museum. Visitors have the opportunities to sit in the A-6 Cockpit Simulator. You will be able to visit the Virtual Flight Zone and explore the engines in the Concorde airplane. The Concorde airplane is the fastest commercial aircraft in the world.

Every year, more than 50,000 children take part in the educational programs hosted on the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The educational programs are suitable for children in all ages. Some educational programs teach the children to have leadership. Children can also take part in programs that help them to develop their character. Every year, the museum will organize the Fleet Week celebration to pay homage to the military personnel.

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The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum has been a national landmark since 1982. Every year, it receives more than 750,000 local and international visitors.

The purpose of the museum is to let people get to know the heroes who risk their lives to save the United States. It also provides inspiration for the young children. It promotes awareness of history to the young generation through a large exhibition of military aircrafts.

Contact Details

Address: W 46th St & 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036, United States

Phone Numbers: (212) 245-0072


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