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National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey

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National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey Admission
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  • Lowest price guaranteed
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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...more
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226 W 44th St, Between 7th and 8th Avenues, New York City, NY 10036-3906
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was a chaperone on a recent trip to this attraction. It's an innovative use of space for sure as you "swim" from an underwater eco-system of Australia to another in North America. There is clever use of screens, projectors, mirrors, and strobe lights. There...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank misterperfect
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While staying in New York, we were looking for something to do inside as it was raining. The National Geographic Encounter shows many films of sealife. The films are well done and give the illusion of being in the sea. There are no live sealife....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank whitew0lf126
Jared_Sutherland, 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 the support as we continue to spread the word about ocean conservatiion.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I really wanted to love this experience of Ocean Odyssey. I have seen other National Geographic Exhibits and they are of very high quality. While this experience shows a lot of thought, I think that the superficial nature of the information that is presented might...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank geologymom
Jared_Sutherland, 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 happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and appreciate the feedback. Your support means the world to us as we continue to spread the word about ocean conservation.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is another must do in NYC... the guided tour, the setup and the 3D movie is awesome... Adults and kids of all ages will definitely enjoy it.... Well done !!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank njgal579
Jared_Sutherland, Guest Relations Manager at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a great review, thank you so much for the kind words. I am so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate the support as we continue to spread the word about ocean conservation.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought the family pass for four of us for $99 - kids loved it! Didn't have to wait in line since we had purchased tickets ahead of time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tanya F
Jared_Sutherland, Guest Relations Manager at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review, Tanya. I am so excited to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate the support as we continue to spread the word about ocean conservation.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My kids love Nat Geo do this was a must for us. It was very clever, engaging and well presented. Being Nat Geo it was educational in a fun way. 100% recommend this attraction.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank CBRAnnie
Jared_Sutherland, Guest Relations Manager at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived early so very small crowd, spent hours looking around could have spent longer. Lots of fun and educational.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Teressa H
Jared_Sutherland, Guest Relations Manager at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review, Teressa. I am so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate the kind words as we continue to spread the word about ocean conservation.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our whole family enjoyed this visit but for sure the experience felt catered to the under 8 crowd. My 4yr old had a great time and it was a perfect activity to do on a cold rainy day, lots of interactive activities specially the sea...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ellielgstl
Jared_Sutherland, Guest Relations Manager at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a shame that management is such a mess. Don’t bother buying your tickets online. They will still force you to make a queue to print them ; and the people in front of you haven’t purchased any at all!! So pointless. Also evidently buying...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Rosalinda M
Jared_Sutherland, Guest Relations Manager at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, Rosalinda. I am disappointed to hear that your experience with us didn't exceed expectations. I'd love to discuss further and find a way to make this right. Please feel free to email me at jsutherland@natgeoencounter.com and we can take things...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibit itself is amazing. Super well done. My husband, myself and (almost) 2 yo were all engaged. The only downside is that it’s a bit pricey, even with a 25% off discount code from Playbill.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DDBeta
Jared_Sutherland, Guest Relations Manager at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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Lita1113
5 December 2018|
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Response from Joan S | Reviewed this property |
Both times I attended I bought my tickets online. After attending, I do not think this is necessary at all. There seems to be plenty of room for attendance. Though I would probably buy online during holiday periods.
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Jess2381
21 November 2018|
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Response from MichaelD1962 | Reviewed this property |
In my review I mentioned it wouldn't suit many children over about 12 i would say. A child of 4 would probably really think this place is great... and because of that you might enjoy it through them. In our case, we took our... More
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AbhishekJ205
7 October 2018|
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Response from judykamber | Reviewed this property |
The $8 discount is posted on the walls so you don't need to do anything special to get it. You can buy online in advance - make sure to check Groupon. But you can easily buy at the door too. They have an automated kiosk and... More
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