February 01, 2012 through February 29, 2012
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
Tours are $20 for adults; $15 for children
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum introduces the new guided tour With Bravery and Distinction: The African American Journey in Sea, Air and Space.
The tour celebrates the accomplishments of African-Americans who were pioneers in the areas of sea, air, and space. Among the historical accounts that the tour shares with visitors are that of USS Intrepid's Gun Tub-10, the brave ship stewards who fought to save the Intrepid from a kamikaze attack; Jesse Brown, the Navy's first African-American combat pilot who lost his life during the Korean war; Navy officer Dick Turpin, an African-American Navy Diver who is credited with inventing the underwater cutting torch used at Pearl Harbor; Robert Lawrence, America's first African-American astronaut who in 1967 was part of the Gemini MOL(Mannned Orbital Laboratory) program; and many more.
Address: Pier 86, W. 46th Street and Twelfth Avenue
Manhattan, NY 10036
About Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Standard hours: April 1-Oct. 31: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm. Nov. 1-March 31, Daily, 10am-5pm
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Stroller parking: No
Stroller check: No
Bring food: Yes
Buy food: Yes
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
Family bathroom: Yes
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of history, science, and service as related to its home aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. As you explore the Museum you will be able to examine original artifacts, view historic video footage, and explore interactive exhibits.
Launched in 1943, the former aircraft carrier USS Intrepid fought in World War II, surviving five kamikaze attacks and one torpedo strike. The ship later served in the Cold War and the Vietnam War. Intrepid also served as a NASA recovery vessel in the 1960s. It was decommissioned in 1974, and today is berthed on the Hudson River as the centerpiece of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
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