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National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey

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National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey Admission
from $34.29*
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  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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“kelp forest”(16 reviews)
“sea lions”(10 reviews)
“getting wet”(6 reviews)
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful concept and execution gives you a real sense of what's going on with the world's oceans. You are literally immersed in it with really cool technologies employed throughout. The message is also very clear - we must do something (many things) to save the...More

4  Thank Jerome B
Jared S, Guest Relations Manager at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 16, 2017

This is a tourist trap, plain and simple. There are 4 or 5 "rooms" with short (~5 minute) videos that are computer animations and not educational nor do they look realistic. I was expecting actual video and commentary on undersea creatures, but instead got a...More

9  Thank hoteltraveller82
Jared S, Guest Relations Manager at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2017

Thank you for leaving a review and for joining us at Encounter. My name is Jared Sutherland and I am the Chief Experience Officer for National Geographic Encounter. I was going through some older reviews and wanted to take the opportunity to follow up with...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a great time this museum is kids had a good time checking and learning things about the ocean and animals that live in the Pacifoc Ocean. Deft recommend for anyone any age to check it out. We bought a group tickets in advance and...More

1  Thank ewakub
Jared S, Guest Relations Manager at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 6 days ago

Went today for my second visit. First one was way better because today there were too many little kids whose parents didn't attempt to keep them in line. When the tour was supposed to be quiet or dramatic, these families ignored others and made lots...More

Thank judykamber
Jared S, Guest Relations Manager at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the reviews, Judy. We very much appreciate the feedback and support as we continue to spread the word about ocean conservation.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Our family group ranged from six years to seventy-two years of age and everyone completely enjoyed the adventure and would go back without hesitation.......

1  Thank Earli B
Jared S, Guest Relations Manager at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun experience, really neat technology with all the projections, lighting and sound. The 3D part at the end is outrageous and I felt like the whole thing should have been done this way. Ultimately it's too short for the money and I wouldn't tell anyone...More

1  Thank RobertEY
Jared S, Guest Relations Manager at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a guided tour through the attraction. There is even a cool 3-d part. The guide was very informative and really lectures the group a lot about pollution and plastic. Overall this is a fun attraction, there was a lot of kids there. There is...More

1  Thank 519jullianp
Jared S, Guest Relations Manager at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my 5 year old grandson and my daughter to see this exhibit. He was purely fascinated and delighted as was I. There were so many different ways that they caught and held our attention: the photography was exceptional, the information was clear and...More

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

Thank you for the great review, Ellen. I am so thrilled to hear that you and your family had an amazing time with us. We appreciate the support as we continue to spread the word about ocean conservation.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I would give this 3.5 stars, 4 if you have kids with you. For its price ($40/adult), I was expecting more. The concept is neat, however, its application was a little less than I expected in a day in age of 4K, etc. The overall...More

1  Thank Julder
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 excited to hear you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate the support as we continue to spread the word about ocean conservation.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with a seven year old - she was engaged for the full “tour” (one hour). The tech is truly amazing - you feel like you are underwater - and we learned a ton (smidge preachy, but not too bad). Worth a visit.

1  Thank jadepanda
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. Your support means the world to us as we continue to spread the word about ocean conservation.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful concept and execution gives you a real sense of what's going on with the world's oceans. You are literally immersed in it with really cool technologies employed throughout. The message is also very clear - we must do something (many things) to save the...More

4  Thank Jerome B
Jared S, Guest Relations Manager at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is great attraction for everyone. Very informative and interactive. You are taken around the journey as a group by a tour guide. This is very different but very well thought out.

1  Thank Jusvinder
Jared S, 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 visit. Your support means the world to us as we continue to spread the word about ocean conservation.

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AbhishekJ205
October 6, 2018|
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Response from Paresh-Lon | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if you will get a better deal or not this way. However keep your eyes open for brochures, leaflets carrying any promotional discounts. You will come across plenty of those starting right at the railway... More
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January 28, 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
December 7, 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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