Your kids have an insatiable thirst for adventure, so do them a favor and make a landing at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on your next family day out. Take a moment to gawk as you first enter, as somehow the 872-foot World War II aircraft carrier’s thousands of tons of gray steel stay afloat on the Hudson. Action and education go hand in hand as you explore decks loaded with warplanes and an original Concorde jet. Let the kids take the controls of a helicopter, or learn about gravity by playing “space pinball” inside the Exploreum hanger. Flight simulators will have little guys and gals feeling like Top Guns, while a tour of the USS Growler submarine lets them imagine themselves twenty-thousand leagues under the sea. Save the Enterprise, a real live space shuttle, for last. An actual mission control conversation provides atmosphere, and dramatic views of the spacecraft are hard to top. Adventure is served, by sea, air, and space.