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National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey

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ADMISSION TICKETS (1)
National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey Admission
From US$34.29*
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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 yesterday via mobile

Me and my boyfriend went to the sea odyssey expecting to see real fish - probably us being stupid and not looking into it a lot before going. Once we got there we were extremely disappointed at both the fact there are no real fish...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank margaritamilton
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have been to NYC before but had never heard of this encounter. On a whim we decided to try it out, as it was part of our tour pack we purchased. So glad we did, very infomative and visually stunning. Should be a stop...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank peter b
Jared_Sutherland, Guest Relations Manager at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the great review, Peter. 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 days ago

Although the entire experience is done through computer animation, it is a fascinating encounter. As others have said, it is a tad pricey. The best part, of course, is at the end when you interact with "seals".

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

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

Reviewed 4 days ago

I was so excited to do this experience and was quite honestly, disappointed. This is a National Geographic experience so I thought the content and film/video would be much higher quality. When you are waiting to start the experience there is great high quality/high def...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Andrea F
Jared_Sutherland, Guest Relations Manager at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the review, Andrea. I am disappointed to hear that your experience with us did not exceed expectations. I am sending you a private message so we can discuss your visit further.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to this experience with 4 teenagers. We were all very disappointed. My son described it as “ an aquarium with dead fish !” We expected it to have a lot of virtual reality special effects. In reality, it was a walk through with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank estherkauf
Jared_Sutherland, Guest Relations Manager at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days 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 am sending you a private message so we can discuss your visit further.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A must if your kids like the ocean creatures! Amazing experience! My son and friend were thrilled! The seaweed maze was unreal! Thumbs up to our tour guide!

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

Thank you for the great review, Ana. 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 1 week ago

We had a good time at the national geographic odyssey. We had a guide and overall it takes about 1hr to complete. My 8yo really enjoyed the special effects and peppered the guide with questions. Some of the special effects are very fun - we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank redredwine75
Jared_Sutherland, 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 excited to hear you and your family had a great time with us. We appreciate the support as we continue to spread the word about ocean conservation.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of five went on thanksgiving day. We all enjoyed it. 2 adults, children ages 6, 10, 12. We highly recommend!

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Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Compass49213341286
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 conservation.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While I would definitely say that this experience is perfect for children, it had enough wonder and charm to be memorable for adults alike. Exciting exhibits keep young minds engaged and make the case for ocean conservation. Be careful in the kelp forest: they caution...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Brianimated
Jared_Sutherland, 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 thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate the support as we continue to spread the word about ocean conservation.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Actually interesting only for kids. Not for adult. Only videos e the guide spoke very quickly and Incomprensive. Bad!

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

Thank you for the review, Nicola. I am disappointed to hear that your experience with us did not exceed expectations. I am sending you a private message so we can discuss your visit further.

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Lita1113
December 4, 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
November 20, 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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October 6, 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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