An official Path Through History Site! Explore history, science and service at the Intrepid Museum. The museum`s exhibits tell the story of naval aviation, honor the heroes of the past and feature high-tech hardware of the future. Walk the decks of the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. USS Intrepid is one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. She is the fourth US Navy ship to bear the name. Commissioned in August 1943, Intrepid participated in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. See 28 aircrafts, including the world’s fastest military jet, get an up-close look at the space shuttle Enterprise and British Airways Concorde, and enter Growler, the only guided missile submarine open to the public. The Museum also features the Exploreum, a fully interactive exhibit space where you can climb into a real Bell 47 helicopter and land a space shuttle.