5: Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
For those who have a appetite for history and man’s greatest achievements in regards to military defense, the Intrepid is the name of a museum, which is also the name of the actual air craft carrier that it is located in. This massive structure was once used in both WW2 and in Vietnam. Along with the carrier is a submarine that saw action during the Cold War, where Russia and the U.S. played I-Spy and Chicken with each other via submarine surveillance and positioning.
The remain portion of the museum is dedicated to the infamous supersonic jet, the Concorde, and America’s space frontier represented by the space shuttle Enterprise. Now that the manned space program has been put on hold, it’s important to take kids to see what now only appears in the movies, to remind them that we can and will explore space.
Address: Pier 86, W 46th St & 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036