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National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey

A virtual ocean in Times Square where you travel through the Pacific to see, hear and feel its greatest wonders – all without getting wet. Dive in where high tech meets the deep sea!

The New York Pass FREE ENTRY to National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey Normally $43.01 - Free with New York Pass

A truly one-of-a-kind experience - travel to new depths of the Pacific Ocean and get up close to the greatest wonders of the ocean and the sea's most amazing creatures, including humpback whales, great white sharks, Humboldt squid, sea lions, and more during the Ocean Odyssey—all right in Times Square! 

Journey across the Pacific Ocean over one incredible night, where you’ll see, hear and feel what it’s like to live under the sea. Groundbreaking technology and stunning photorealistic animation transport you to a battle between two vicious squid, a luminous coral reef at night, and more spectacular and extraordinary moments under the waves. Hear breathtaking stories from National Geographic photographers and explorers, take on gaming challenges, and become a true champion for our seas.

New York Pass benefits

  • Show your New York Pass for free entry to National Geographic Encounter
  • New York Pass holders can get 15% off at the official National Geographic shop at Encounter - the only one in NYC
  • Two-part experience: a 45-minute interactive "underwater" experience and "above-water" experience with exhibits, interactive holograms and educational displays.
  • Walk-through experience that lasts approximately 90 minutes
  • All tickets have a reserved entry time. When you arrive, you will receive admission from your pass for the next available entry time.


Sip n' Sea event
Visit Encounter on select Fridays and Sundays after 4pm, and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage in our private event space at the end of the experience, presented by Lillie's Victorian Establishment. For more information, visit the attraction website here.

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Getting to National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey

Getting to National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey

  • National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey 226 W 44th Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues) (Take the escalator down to the box office) New York, NY
  • Closest Subway 42nd Street /Times Square station
  • Closest Bus Stop
  • Big Bus hop on hop off Tour Stops See map

Opening Times

Daily: 10:00am - 8.00pm
Last ticket sold one hour prior to closing.

Operating hours subject to change - visit for updates on visiting hours.

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