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National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey Admission

Product ID: 149618
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Dive into an ocean of underwater fun in the heart of Times Square without getting wet! Take a breathtaking, interactive journey across the Pacific with cutting-edge technology transporting you to extraordinary places & rarely witnessed moments in nature.
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Duration: 75 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Journey under the ocean from the South Pacific to the California coast
  • Immerse yourself without getting wet using groundbreaking technology and photo-realistic animation
  • Encounter sea lions, Humboldt squid, a Humpback whale, and more in their natural environments
  • Discover Exploration Hall where you can learn how to be a defender of our oceans in everyday life
Full description
You’re invited to experience Times Square’s greatest new treasure – National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey. Journey with your friends and family on this entertaining and immersive underwater adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California. Let groundbreaking technology and stunning photo-realistic animation transport you to this extraordinary underwater place.

Your Encounter journey begins with a guided tour through rarely-witnessed moments in nature: you’ll experience a battle between two ferocious Humboldt squid, visit a luminous coral reef at night, and more. Once you “swim” through a kelp forest, you’ll continue at your own pace, as you encounter playful sea lions, find yourself in the middle of a magnificent bait ball feeding frenzy, and get up-close with a life-sized 50-foot Humpback whale.

You’ll then dive even deeper on your adventure in the Exploration Hall. Hear breathtaking stories from National Geographic photographers and deep-sea explorers. Take on ocean gaming challenges, learn about the sea’s greatest wonders and mightiest creatures, and discover how you can be a champion for our oceans in everyday life. Developed and produced by a team of Academy, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning artists, Encounter is an unforgettable immersive experience certain to thrill explorers of all ages.
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Meeting point

226 West 44th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, New York, NY 10036

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Food and drinks
  • Flash photography
Know before you go
• Redeem your voucher for an admission ticket upon arrival for the next available reserved entry time, or you may skip the ticket line and reserve your entry time in advance with an Online Check-in feature.
• The recommended age for the experience is 3 years and older. Children two and under do not need a ticket to enter.
• The experience is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Encounter is an immersive, interactive cinematic experience and at times includes loud sound effects and large imagery which may be challenging for some.
• Strollers are not permitted within the Experience. You will be required to check it at our coat check desk.
• Insider tip: Weekends before 4:00 PM and holidays often have limited availability upon arrival. To ensure best availability and avoid sold-out time slots, consider reserving a time in advance with the Online Check-in feature.

From £26.49 per person

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National Geographic Encounter

Product ID: 149618