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National Geographic Encounter Tickets and Prices


Take an underwater journey in the the heart of New York's Times Square with the National Geographic's Ocean Odyssey. This is a breathtaking, interactive experience that uses technology to take you to extraordinary places and witness moments in nature rarely seen by human beings. 

With 60,000 SF of space, you will feel as if you are walking across the ocean floor as you inspect a variety of ecosystems at NatGeo.  Technology will be bring this world to life in ways that will overwhelm your senses!

The National Geographic Ocean Odyssey uses video mapping, high quality sound, 8K photographic animation, mega-projection screens and real-time tracking to create encounters with an amazing array of sea life. Bring your friends and family with you to share this experience. They won't believe it when they are playing with sea lions and getting up close with a life sized humpback whale.

You ocean odyssey awaits in Manhattan!

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National Geographic Encounter is a first-of-its-kind immersive experience using ground-breaking technology to transport you on an incredible underwater journey across the Pacific Ocean, where you walk through, interact, and encounter the ocean’s greatest wonders and mightiest creatures. Come face-to-face with whales, sharks, squid, sea lions, and animals you’ve never seen. All without getting wet!

Can we bring food or drinks with us?

No outside food or drinks are allowed within the experience. Closed water bottles are permitted.

Is the experience appropriate for all ages?

The recommended age for the experience is 3 years and older.

Can we bring our luggage with us?

For security reasons, large bags and luggage are not permitted. Smaller bags are permitted and are subject to search up one entry. Management reserves the right at its discretion to require guests to check any items or articles considered unsuitable for the experience.

Can I take pictures or use my cell phone?

Photography and video are allowed - and encouraged! We do ask that you please refrain from flash pictures, and that your turn your phone to silent/airplane mode during the experience.

Will I get wet?

No, you won’t literally get wet! However, you will have an incredible experience in which you feel like you are truly going below the surface of the ocean!

Is the experience in multiple languages?

Language translations are integrated in the Explorer Hall. Subtitles are in Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Japanese and Chinese.

Can I present a digital voucher on a mobile device?

Yes, you can show a voucher on a mobile device in order to gain entry. Printed vouchers are also accepted.