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National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey: Tours & Tickets

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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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226 W 44th St, Between 7th and 8th Avenues, New York City, NY 10036-3906
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Went here one evening as staying in nearby hotel. We had the New York pass which was great as if I had of paid in I would be absolutely fuming it’s definitely not worth the price and I’d only recommend going if you have the...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Connienixn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This experience was fun, educational, and very creative! I have not seen anything like this before. However, this seems to appeal to a younger crowd, fun for a family with children. Being that I went with my boyfriend only it was interesting, but there were...More

Thank shamillie2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a rainy day in NewYork and I’ll be honest, if it had been a sunny one we may never have visited the National Geographic Encounter but they do say things happen for a reason ..... Anyway, in we went and wow, it was...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to Ocean Odyssey is a beautiful and amazing and educational experience for all ages and it's In a great location.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Isaacjustman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the experience as part of our city pass. My daughter really enjoyed it too. In a crazy non-stop city it felt nice to step inside an enjoy the ocean. I noticed the target audience felt off balance all adults (no fault for national...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Derick M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Something we didnt expect when we visited this place but well worth it. Gave you the the experience of being underwater but not.

Thank 317wendym
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this event expecting a worthwhile experience because of some reviews I read on its website. Groups of people are gathered in a room for an intro of what’s ahead, and then the group was lead into different areas for about 10 minutes...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank LoveTravel790927
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not sure this is worth the 40 dollars they list as the admission price. But, if you have a "Tourist Pass" it is worth a stop there if you have the time. The attraction is mostly videos. You move from room to room...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Randalsan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing time there and it was the #2 agreed spot on our trip to NYC. We werent sure what to expect but if ya think ya will be in or around real water ya will be wrong. If your a kid of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ClaphamAdventures
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an interesting exhibit but way overpriced for what the time spent. One hour was barely an 1/2 visit. Very hard to understand the guide speak and explain.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Rcoz128
20 February 2019|
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Response from WhatStruckMe | Reviewed this property |
I am copying my post on this attraction here, but first: You can purchase tickets in advance if you really want to see the exhibit. I know if you cruise the internet a while you will find discount offers, or check... More
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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 LoveTravel790927 | Reviewed this property |
No, most children would be bored because it is a slow-paced experience
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