New York City's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an educational and cultural non-profit institution located at Pier 86 at 46th St. in Manhattan.
The immense aircraft carrier was built during World War II. Aside from WWII, The Fighting "I", as it's also called, also participated in the Vietnam War. Another notable mission was being the recovery ship for a Mercury and Gemini space mission.
The mission of the museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire youth. On your tour of this ginormous vessel, you'll find the cruise missile submarine USS Growler, a Concorde SST, a Lockheed A-12 supersonic reconnaissance plane, the Space Shuttle Enterprise and a reproduction of a World War I biplane.
Timed tickets should be purchased in advance, and cost $33 for adults, $31 for seniors and $24 for kids 5 through 12. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Don't forget to bring your mask!
Have a great weekend, everyone!
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