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National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey

226 W 44th St, Between 7th and 8th Avenues, New York City, NY 10036-3906
+1 646-308-1337
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National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey Admission
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Only in New York can you escape from the jaws of a 50-foot humpback whale, laugh through a twisting kelp forest maze, play with mischievous sea lions, and much more – all without getting wet! Dive into an ocean of fun at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, an immersive entertainment adventure in the heart of Times Square. Journey with your friends and family through the Pacific Ocean over one incredible night, where you’ll see, hear and feel what it’s like to live under the sea. Groundbreaking technology and stunning photorealistic animation bring you closer than ever to a battle between vicious squid, a luminous coral reef and more of nature’s rarest moments.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good21%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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“kelp forest” (15 reviews)
“sea lions” (9 reviews)
“getting wet” (6 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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226 W 44th St, Between 7th and 8th Avenues, New York City, NY 10036-3906
Midtown
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"kelp forest"
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"sea lions"
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"getting wet"
in 6 reviews
"ocean conservation"
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"humboldt squid"
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"virtual reality"
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"scuba diving"
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"underwater experience"
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"deep ocean"
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"marine life"
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"kelp beds"
in 2 reviews
"undersea world"
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"giant squid"
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"non profit"
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"cool effects"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was shocked at how expensive this place was for the value you got. From the second I walked in my experience was crap. Homeless guy hanging out in the lobby yelling. Walked down stairs and nobody was working the guest desk. Finally found somebody...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went to experience the great encounter and was absolutely disappointed with everything! The tour guide was trying be funny by scaring the children at different points of the trip through. All it really was were 3D pictures of the ocean. What a waste of...More

Thank Jennifer D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited here with my family when we had time before a show. It was a great experience. Learned a lot and had a lot of fun doing it. The 3D movie at the end was my favorite part but my sister loved the Kelp Forest....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was neat to get information on some things but I wasn’t impressed. Something to go see once and that’s all. I think little kids would enjoy it more than tweens+More

1  Thank Crystal R
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Jared S, Guest Relations Manager at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review, Crystal. Although I am happy to hear you enjoyed your experience, I am disappointed we didn't exceed your expectations. I'd love to talk more about your visit. Please feel free to email me at jsutherland@natgeoencounter.com and we can continue the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While I can see how it would prove educational for some audiences, we found the exhibit to be quite disappointing. The guide was not very interactive with the group and because the group they took us through in was so large, it was difficult to...More

Thank Chloe A
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Jared S, Guest Relations Manager at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the feedback, Chole. I am disappointed to hear that your experience with us did not exceed expectations. I'd love to talk more about your visit and see what we can do to possibly make things right. Please feel free to email me...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

First timers need to do all the basics like Empire State Building, Times Square, Statue of Liberty, etc. However if you have time or it's not your first rodeo, check out this new exhibit from National Geographic. If you are a fan of their magazine,...More

Thank Ann H
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Jared S, Guest Relations Manager at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great review, Ann. I am so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We appreciate the support as we spread the word about ocean conservation.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is some useful information at the beginning, some nice underwater footage, and only at the end of the tour, a 3D film is being presented. Most of the time the audience has to stand, which might be tiring for some. At the very end,...More

Thank rowo
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Jared S, Guest Relations Manager at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review and for joining us at Encounter. I am disappointed to hear that your experience with us did not exceed expectations. I'd love to hear more about your visit, please feel free to email me at jsutherland@natgeoencounter.com and we can continue...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't know what to expect from this-since there are no "real" animals. It was very good. We didn't have kids with us-but the kids with our group really enjoyed it. Such a good experience. The only negative is that you had to stay with...More

Thank JANICEJOAN
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Jared S, Guest Relations Manager at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review, Janice. I am so excited to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Encounter. Your support means the world to us as we continue to spread the word about ocean conservation.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Encounter is a different experience, it is all video and sounds but pretty awesome. There is one room where you sit and listen to the sounds of the whales and sharks and all other live creatures deep in the sea. Something that i will...More

1  Thank cdressler2017
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Jared S, Guest Relations Manager at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We appreciate your support as we spread the word about ocean conservation.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best experiences for kids (and adults) in NYC. It is simply amazing, as well as informative for all age levels.

Thank BKz
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Jared S, Guest Relations Manager at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review and for joining us at Encounter. I am so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate your support as we spread the word about ocean conservation.

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520helens1
29 January 2018|
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Response from mamamoose | Reviewed this property |
We did the same, use the pass and got our tickets when we got there. We went early, so there was no wait.
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Sylvia R
7 December 2017|
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Response from Jared S | Property representative |
Great question! The Kelp Maze (along with the other elements of Encounter) have a bypass. Should you want to skip any portions, an Encounter Guide will assist. We hope to see you soon! Jared
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CHOPPITALUV
3 December 2017|
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Response from Jared S | Property representative |
Hi! On average, the entire walkthrough experience lasts approximately 60-90 minutes, particularly if you treat yourself to play with the many interactive options in Exploration Hall. Although, scene to scene we allow guests... More
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