February 04, 2012 through July 08, 2012
February 4 - March 31: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday. April 1 - July 8: 10am-6pm daily.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Museum admission: $24; $20 seniors and students; $19 youth; $12 children 3-6; free children younger than 3
This exhibit, which examines the detailed process of building model ships, consists of dozens of artifacts, including model ships, vintage toy ships, a variety of antique model kit boxes, a mock-up of a modeler's workbench showing the building of a model ship, and illustrations that demonstrate how models are constructed.
Among the highlights of the exhibit are large-scale models of the Battleship New Jersey, which served during WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam and the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned vessel afloat in the world.
A modeler's workbench offers a peek at the tools of the trade, while World War II nautical toys illustrate children's fascination with ships. From wartime cardboard models to ships in bottles, the exhibit highlights the dexterity, ingenuity, and artistry embodied in these popular collectors' items.
Address: 46th Street and 12th Avenue
Clinton, 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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