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The health and safety of our employees, volunteers and visitors is our top priority. The Intrepid Museum is following the recommendations and guidelines of health experts as well as the relevant city, state and federal agencies. With the measures put in place, we are providing an engaging experience in a safe environment.

The vast majority of the 350,000 square foot Museum is available and accessible to visitors, including most exhibitions, the entire collection of aircraft on the flight and hangar decks, as well as the Space Shuttle Pavilion, which houses the space shuttle Enterprise.

An inherent risk of exposure to the COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. Those visiting the Intrepid Museum do so at their own risk as to such exposure.

Below are highlights of the new safety procedures, policies and expectations for visitors and staff. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to keep you safe.

 

What We are Doing


 
 
Timed Tickets
Attendance is initially limited to a maximum of 25 percent of Museum capacity to manage physical distancing.
  Face Coverings
Properly worn face masks on every employee and volunteer.
  Disinfected
Enhanced cleaning procedures throughout the Museum, with extra attention given to high-traffic and high-touch areas including handrails, benches, handles, restrooms, garbage bins and more.
Hand sanitizer
Over 200 hand sanitizing stations can be found throughout the Museum complex.
Elevator
Elevators are cleaned and disinfected every hour during Museum operation. Elevator capacity is limited to 2 individuals or a family unit.
safety panel
Acrylic barriers have been placed in the box office, Information Desk and other customer service locations for the safety of visitors and staff.
Not Feeling Well
Intrepid Museum employees experiencing any symptoms will be required to stay home and self-quarantine for 14 days.
  Not Feeling Well
Certain experiences are temporarily closed where social distancing cannot be maintained.
  Not Feeling Well
Signage is present in high-traffic areas to assist with social distancing.


 

Visitor Pledge
We expect all Visitors to do the following:


 
Face covering
Face coverings for visitors over 2 years of age are REQUIRED for the Museum and/or Pier 86.
  Social distance
Maintain at least 6 feet (2 meters) distance from others.
  Timed Tickets
Advance tickets REQUIRED. To purchase tickets, click here.
Hand sanitizer
Wash or sanitize hands often.

If not feeling well, please plan your visit for another day.
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Q When will the Intrepid Museum reopen?
A The Museum is now open.
 
Q What are the hours of operation?
A New Museum Hours through January 3, 2021
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (including Holidays) 10:00am - 5:00pm. The last available timed ticket is at 3:30pm, with all guests entering no later than 4:00pm.

Effective January 4, 2021, the Museum will temporarily close to the public and plans to reopen in late March 2021. Further updates will be provided in advance of that date.

 
Q Will I have to wear a face covering when visiting the Museum?
A All visitors are required to wear an acceptable form of face covering that fits snugly over the mouth and nose at all times. The face covering must be worn upon entering the Welcome Center and throughout the Museum and pier, including all outdoor spaces. If a visitor is in need of a face covering, a disposable face covering is available from our Visitor Services team for a suggested $1 donation.

Gaiters, bandannas, scarves and masks with valves are not currently considered acceptable forms of face coverings and are not permissible under Museum policy as the CDC studies their effectiveness. 

Display of profane, obscene or injurious language, texts or graphics for public view is prohibited. Visitors displaying such language on face coverings will be asked to either change the garment or leave the Museum property.

Visitors who are unable to wear a face covering and fall under our policy exceptions must wear a face shield while on Museum property. A limited number of face shields will be available at the entrance for a suggested $1 donation for those with a medical condition or disability that prevents the safe use of a face mask.

Face covering policy exceptions:

  • Anyone under the age of two
  • Anyone who wishes to eat or drink may remove their face covering to do so, provided the patron observes social distancing guidelines, performs the necessary hand hygiene and replaces the face covering when finished

If you are unable to wear a face covering or face shield, you will not be permitted to visit the Museum at this time. However, we welcome you to explore the Museum virtually or return at a later date when face coverings are no longer required.
 


Q What precautions is the Museum taking to ensure the safety and well-being of visitors, staff and volunteers?
The Museum will be implementing the following safety measures:
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  • Protective equipment: Properly-worn face coverings must be worn by every employee, volunteer and visitor
  • Frequent sanitizing: Enhanced cleaning of all surfaces throughout the day, with an emphasis on high-touch surfaces
  • Social distancing: Strict six-foot social distancing will be enforced for staff and visitors
  • Hand sanitizer stations: Over 200 hand sanitizers are available throughout the Museum
  • Employee health checks: Museum employees will perform daily health self-monitoring before coming to work, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York State and New York City guidelines
  • Employee wellness: Staff members experiencing any symptoms will be required to stay home and self-quarantine for 14 days


Q
I have recently come to New York from out of state. When can I visit the Museum?
A New York State Covid-19 Travel Advisory requires visitors from certain states to quarantine for 14 days. If you are traveling to NYC from any of these states, visitors are required to complete the online Travel Health Form.

Q What will my experience be? Is the whole Museum open?
A While some experiences are temporarily closed, the vast majority of the 350,000 square foot Intrepid Museum is available and accessible to visitors, including most exhibitions, the entire collection of aircraft on the flight and hangar decks, as well as the Space Shuttle Pavilion, which houses the space shuttle Enterprise.
Submarine Growler, food service and retail are now open.

Audio Tours, Simulators and 3D Films are temporarily unavailable. Exploreum interactive experiences are temporarily closed for your safety. These will all reopen at a future date.
 
Q How does admittance work?
A A timed, advance reservation ticketing policy is in place to space out visitation. To reserve tickets, visit IntrepidMuseum.org and select “purchase tickets” from the drop-down menu. Next, select the date and time of your visit along with the size of your party. When your ticket purchase is complete, you will receive an email confirmation with your mobile tickets and information for your upcoming visit, including important health and safety messages and a link to view an interactive digital map of the Museum.
 
Q Is there a reserved time for seniors or other at-risk groups?
A Because of the new measures and protocols implemented by the Museum for the safety of ALL, including limiting visitation to 25 percent of capacity and timed ticketing to better manage physical distancing, it is not deemed necessary to have a specific reserved time for seniors and other at-risk groups.
 
 
Q Other safety measures the Museum has undertaken are
A increased cleaning and sanitization procedures, including extra attention to high-traffic and high-touch areas; hourly cleaning of exhibits and elevators; more than 200 hand sanitizing stations; and protective barriers in customer service areas. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. Those visiting the Intrepid Museum do so at their own risk as to such exposure.
 
Q How many people will be allowed in at one time?
A The Museum is limiting visitation to 25 percent of capacity to manage physical distancing. Our new timed entry ticketing policy will ensure capacity limits are maintained.
 
Q What does timed entry/ticketing mean?
A You will be directed via your web ticket purchase to select a 30-minute time period within which to arrive. Those who arrive before their assigned time are not permitted to stand in line. At your scheduled time, you will pass through our contactless security checkpoint. Please note large bags and luggage are not permitted. Tickets will be scanned by a self-service scanner before entering the Museum. Floor decals will help you stay a safe distance from others in the elevator and queuing areas. As you begin to explore the Museum, an interactive digital map can be accessed on our mobile optimized website, found here. This map will assist you with wayfinding as well as provide additional content and information about the spaces around you, which helps to eliminate crowding around exhibit panels.
 
Q Can I just walk up to the Museum and buy my ticket?
A Those who do not purchase tickets in advance will stand in a separate queue, six feet apart, to purchase tickets at the box office. Protective barriers have been added in our box office for safe transactions. Cashless purchases are encouraged and visitors can buy tickets using Apple Pay and Google Pay. We cannot guarantee that tickets will be available for your preferred time if you do not purchase in advance.

Q What if I miss my time for entry?
A If you miss your entry time, we will attempt to place you in the next available time slot, space permitting. Based on availability, your new entry time may not be immediate.

Q How do I change my entry time?
A While on site, you may change your entry time by visiting the box office. If you need to revise your entry time before your visit, you may contact our Information Desk at (877) 957-7447 and select option five. Based on space permitting, your new desired entry time may not be available.

Q Will the Museum be conducting temperature checks?
A According to the World Health Organization, temperature checks are not a reliable indicator of being infected. Infected individuals in the incubation period may not express apparent symptoms early on in the course of the disease, or may have a lower fever from the use of fever-reducing medication. Therefore, the Museum will not be conducting temperature checks of visitors when entering the complex.

Instead, the Museum has implemented numerous preventative protocols and measures recommended by the WHO and CDC for the safety of all. Our policy was informed and confirmed by independent infectious disease experts, as well as in consultation with other organizations in the NYC Museums Reopening Task Force. The Intrepid Museum may alter this policy as needed depending on future revisions to New York City, New York State or federal guidelines.

 

Q How often is the Museum cleaned and sanitized?
A The Museum has implemented the following cleaning and sanitization protocols:
  • Cleaning procedures are rigorous throughout the Museum with extra attention given to high-traffic and high-touch areas, including handrails, benches, handles, restrooms, garbage bins and more
  • All exhibits are cleaned and disinfected every hour in which the Museum is open to the public, as well as nightly
  • Elevators are cleaned and disinfected every hour during Museum hours
  • More than 200 hand sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the Museum complex
  • Protective barriers have been added to our box office, Information Desk and other customer service locations for the safety of visitors and staff

Q Can I buy food and drinks?
A Food service is open.

Q Are guided tours available?
A Guided tours are not available onsite at this time. The Museum is offering free access to virtual tours on our website where visitors can explore the Museum’s most intriguing spaces. Access our virtual tours here.

Q How are public and educational programs impacted?
A All onsite programming will remain suspended until further notice. The Museum will continue to offer a variety of compelling virtual content including oral histories and resources that serve educators, parents and students. Access to our online programs and digital content can be found here

Q Are on-site group experiences available (birthday parties, overnights)?
A On-site group experiences such as tours, birthday parties and overnights are temporarily unavailable. However, the Museum offers a number of these options virtually. Please go to intrepidmuseum.org/Groups for more information about virtual birthday parties, overnights, trivia, Scout Badge programs and other virtual offerings. Look out for resumption dates for on-site group experiences as we will update this information regularly.

Q Is the Museum available for private events?
A Yes, the Museum will be available for private client events as long as they follow all health and safety guidelines. Events are subject to city and state restrictions, including capacity limitations, to ensure a safe event. For more information or for inquiries please contact eventinfo@intrepidmuseum.org or 646-381-5301.

Q Will I be able to use cash?
A Yes, however, cashless interactions are preferred and strongly encouraged.

Q Is the Museum gift shop open?
A Museum gift shop is open.
 
 
Friday, April 26  |  Highlights:

Visit the Intergalactic Travel Bureau, a live, interactive experience exploring the incredible possibilities of space tourism through personalized space vacation planning. Speak with one of the Bureau's astrophysicist travel agents and plan your ultimate getaway to outer space!
First-come, first-serve. All ages.

Join us in the Space Shuttle Pavilion for Innovators, where you'll hear from entrepreneurs using NASA technology for the betterment of all. Beer and wine are available for purchase with valid ID.
Advanced Registration Required. Ages 21+.

April 26 Innovators is sold out. Click here to sign up for email updates on our next program.

Friday, May 31 | Highlights:

Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while you watch Dunkirk from Intrepid’s flight deck. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting.
First-come, first-served. Stay tuned for more information.

Get ready for some sizzlin' excitement at Mad Science: Fire & Ice. Learn about the properties of fire and combustion in this live, interactive (and safe!) experience on the ship's hangar deck.
First-come, first-served.

Join us for intergalactic yoga—led by Guerilla Science—in the Space Shuttle Pavilion. Stretch like an astronaut and uncover what happens when your mind and body leave the soothing gravity of Earth.
First-come, first-served. All ages.

Friday, June 21 | Highlights:
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Join us on the flight deck for a special screening of the acclaimed new CNN Films and NEON documentary APOLLO 11, by director Todd Douglas Miller and archivist Dan Rooney. Constructed with never-before-seen original 70mm film footage and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings from the 1969 Apollo mission. The resulting portrait of those historic nine days is dazzling! Space is limited; seating is first come, first served.

With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing less than a month away, visit the Museum's Space Shuttle Pavilion for our new installation—Media, the Moon
and Beyond
. Experience the feelings and emotions of that historical moment through archival news media from the era.
First-come, first-served.

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Getting Here


   
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is located on the west side of Manhattan on Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street. It is easily accessible from all points in the New York City Metro area.
 
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Friday, July 19 | Highlights:
Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while screening the film First Man on Pier 86 at the Intrepid Museum. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting. First-come, first-served. All ages.
Movie Nights are
proudly supported by:

Celebrate the Apollo missions with Dr. Noah Petro who will use images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the Museum's Astronomy Night. Following the talk, enjoy stargazing on the flight deck with high-powered telescopes (weather permitting). First-come, first-served. All ages. For the Astronomy Night presentation, please sign up here.

Explore the universe in the Museum's pop-up planetarium, with our educator-led shows that will take you around our galaxy and back again, 5:30pm - 8:30pm (every 20 minutes). First-come, first-served. All ages.
Friday, August 16 | Highlights:
Summer Movie Series community choice pick: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while you watch Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory from Intrepid's flight deck. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting. First-come, first-served.
Movie Nights are
proudly supported by:

Explore the wonder of Concorde and learn about its role as an inspiration for the "new space age" at From Concorde to Mars: Designing the Future. With missions back to the Moon and beyond, hear from designers and a space architect about upcoming new technologies and innovations that cater to the needs of both astronauts and tourists. The event will begin at 7:00pm in the Space Shuttle Pavilion. Free. Space is limited. First come, first served.

To stay up to date for next year's list of summer movies, sign up for our mailing list and follow us on social media.
Friday, September 27 | Highlights:

Learn about the forces of flight and NASA's journey to the red planet at our special Spanish-language education demos and tour guide talks taking place throughout the evening. First-come, first-served. All ages.

Innovators, 7:30pm
Hear from innovators who are leading the transformation of New York State into a booming hub in the new space economy. 21+ Beer and wine available for purchase with valid ID. Advanced Registration Required. Ages 21+.

Hispanic Heritage Month Panel Discussion
In Partnership with the NYC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


6:00pm: Hidden Figures: Hispanics Making Strides in STEM:
Panel discussion featuring Hispanic professionals in the STEM fields.

Calling all college students! Head to the Museum for a night of tours, flight simulator rides and trivia while hanging out with friends or making new ones from other schools. Advanced registration required. College students, ID required. Learn More

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