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Tickets for National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey

Get underwater without getting wet at this interactive undersea adventure

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Opening hours
Today:  10:00 - 21:00
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 21:00
Thursday:  Closed
Friday:  10:00 - 22:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 22:00
Sunday:  10:00 - 21:00
Monday:  10:00 - 21:00
About 60 - 90 minutes
  • The walkthrough experience makes you feel like you’re deep in the Pacific Ocean
  • Audience-responsive animation lets you play hide-and-seek with creatures of the deep
  • Part of the experience is made of 8K photo-realistic screens with an omnidirectional soundscape that will immerse you in a marine ecosystem - without even getting wet!

This first of its kind experience uses cutting-edge effects to make you feel like you’re traveling through the Pacific Ocean, from the Solomon Islands to the California coast. As you walk through this innovative attraction you'll step around giant rays, wave in sync with biofluorescent flora, and come face-to-face with animals like great white sharks, sea lions, Humboldt squid, and humpback whales.

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey is a unique mix of adventure, ground-breaking technology, and science. Guests are surrounded by the ocean as stunning visuals (designed by the teams behind Hugo and Game of Thrones) are projected onto an immersive set. The experience culminates with an awe-inspiring 8K photo-realistic grand finale inside a 40-foot dome and soundscape that will fully immerse you in a marine ecosystem - without even getting wet!

Best of all, the adventure is real; National Geographic teamed with marine biologist David Gruber to recreate his voyages through biofluorescent seas. The eerie blue-lit algae, haunting whale songs, and enormous beak-and-toothed monsters all actually exist. The post-experience section connects the visuals you've just experienced with the scientific study by conservationists.

Explore the far reaches of the Pacific - right in the heart of the Big Apple!

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Smartphone tickets accepted
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  • Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance
  • To make sure you have space and time to really enjoy this attraction, only a limited number of people are let in every 15 minutes. You'll be placed in the next available entry slot when you arrive
  • Weekends and holidays may have limited availability upon arrival

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey
226,West 44th Street, 10036, New York
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
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Getting There

Metro to 42nd Street - Times Square

Insider tip

If all that fish-watching leaves you craving sushi, Haru (on 43rd and Broadway) has the area's best lunch specials.

Senior Copywriter
Nov 10, 2018
It was exciting and educational
Jun 19, 2018
This is a fantastic experience and the money raised from sales goes to tackling environmental issues. Great job Nat Geo!!
Nov 21, 2017
The show is spectacular! However, prior to the show - the entrance is confusing. there are different lines - and even having purchased the tickets online, we had to go through the different lines - as if we were first purchasing the tickets - instead, it just needed to be scanned. So what is the purpose of purchasing them online? This could use some improvement. Thanks.
Oct 11, 2017
there was confusion in the beginning.ushers were unsure what time my ticket was for as the time was not on the ticket.once that was sorted out(i was alone,so went in with a group)the experience was overwhelming.this kind of thing is what nat geo does better than anyone else.the photography and the way in which it is presented is stunning and completely faithful to the underwater world.when the spotted eagle rays appear to be swimming toward and then among the onlookers,the screams from the small children in the group were of excitement,not fear.this show should be seen and i will see it again!!!
Jul 3, 2018
ganz interessant, allerdings wohl eher für Kinder
May 5, 2018
Geinige ervaring met veel leuke visuele aspecten. Goed voor tieners om weer even wat anders te doen dan “the usual” in New York.
Apr 14, 2018
Muy buena su atención muchas gracias por todo
Jan 8, 2018
Belle expérience virtuelle!

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