Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
The large collection of exhibits, including submarines, aircraft carriers, gunships, and space shuttle, makes it the best place to explore the prowess of American military history. What makes this place really special is its well preserved exhibits like the USS Intrepid, the NASA space shuttle Enterprise, Bell AH-1J Sea Cobra gunship, the submarine USS Growler, a Lockheed A-12 supersonic reconnaissance plane and Aurora 7 Mercury capsule replica, to name a few. It also features various exhibits from around the world like an Israeli Kfir and a Polish Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-17.
Hop on and Hop off Tour
Embrace the city that never sleeps on this 24 hour tour that is bound to give you an experience worth bragging about. With an audio guide and stops like Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, the Guggenheim Museum, and more, exploring the city has never been this easy. Depending on your preferences, you can select the Downtown experience which offers unlimited Hop-on Hop-off through the downtown area or pick the 24 hour pass which allows unlimited access across multiple routes
As you prepare yourself to take in the prowess of American military history, start at the Hangar Deck, and see the Intrepid’s technology on the left side, and discover the life of those that worked on the ship on the right. You will learn how the USS Intrepid fared in the Pacific Theater of the war as it was bombarded by 5 Kamikaze attacks and 1 torpedo strike. Like the legend that it is, the ship survived and played a crucial role in the war. Here, you can also engage with exhibits that show the Intrepid’s career in the Navy 1943 onward. You can also discover how daily life looked like for enlisted sailors aboard the Intrepid, and head on to the Gallery Deck to see the Ready Room, where pilots got instructions before take off, and the Combat Information Center. Next, prepare to take in the world's oldest existing nuclear-capable submarine. This tour is your best chance at coming close, exploring and learning the inner workings of a nuclear-powered submarine. You can explore certain sections that are open to the public, and learn about life aboard a submarine. Finally, move to the Flight Deck, where your admission pass will cover access to the NASA space shuttle, Enterprise. The shuttle was the first prototype that was developed by NASA, and having served its missions, it is now docked in the Hudson for us to explore and marvel at. The Deck also contains most of the museum’s collection of restored aircraft.
Hop on and Hop off Tour
Once you receive the Headout voucher for this tour, be sure to redeem at any of the visitor center locations listed on the voucher. At the visitor center, simply show your voucher on your mobile phone or bring a printed copy. After redeeming your voucher, you may use your ticket(s) to board a bus and start your tour at any of the hop-on, hop-off stops. Get off and on at your convenience for the next 24 hours from the time you board.