National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in New York, NY

226 West 44th StreetNew York, NY 10036
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Dive under the sea right in the heart of Times Square. This 90-minute interactive underwater experience takes guests on an ocean journey where they’ll come face-to-face with sharks, whales, sea lions, squids, and more. But don’t worry; you won’t get wet! This one-of-a-kind engaging attraction is ideal for children above the age of 3. It’s not a museum or virtual reality. It’s an experience!

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from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Takes about 90-minutes to complete the experience.
  • Opens daily at 10:00 am.
  • Ideal for children ages 3 and up.
  • Located in Times Square between 7th and 8th Avenue.
  • Entries are every 15 minutes.


from National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey
Dive into an ocean of fun at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, a new immersive entertainment adventure in the heart of Times Square.

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!

Journey with your friends and family through 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 bring you closer than ever to a battle between vicious squid, a luminous coral reef and more of nature’s rarest moments.

You’ll also hear breathtaking stories from National Geographic photographers and explorers, take on gaming challenges, and become a true champion for our oceans every day.

Take the dive today at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey!

Duration: This is a walk-through experience which lasts approximately 60-90 minutes.

Tickets are "open" tickets, valid for any entry time on a first come, first served basis. Please present your voucher at the box office in exchange for a ticket for the next available entry time. Entries are every 15 minutes, on the quarter hour.

Age Restrictions: It is not recommended for children under the age of 3 years as some of the interactive experience may not be suitable. All children regardless of age must purchase a ticket to enter the experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions about National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey

What are the hours of operation?

  • Sunday–Thursday: 10:00 am–10:30 pm 
  • Friday–Saturday: 10:00 am–12 midnight

Is the experience appropriate for all ages?
No. It is recommended for children ages 6 and up.

Is the experience accessible to guests with disabilities?
Yes. The experience is fully wheelchair accessible and accessible for guests with disabilities.

Are strollers permitted?
No. Strollers may be checked at the coat check desk prior to entering the experience.

Can I bring food and beverages?
No. Outside food and drink is strictly prohibited within the experience with the exception of closed water bottles.

How long does the entire experience take?
Budget 90 minutes for the entire experience.

Can I bring our luggage or large bags with us?
For security reasons, large bags and luggage are not permitted. Smaller bags are permitted and are subject to search upon 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 while inside the experience?
Yes. Photography with smartphones and cameras are allowed. However, flash photography and videography is strictly prohibited.

Will I get wet?
No, you won’t get wet. You may feel like you’re diving beneath the ocean, but you won’t be submerged!

Is the attraction available in different languages?
The first part of the experience is a visual experience with immersive sounds of the ocean. Language translations are integrated into the post-show attraction, the second part of the experience; subtitles in Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Japanese and Chinese will be available during that time.

What happens if I show up late for my time slot?
Tickets are non-refundable and can only be exchanged prior to the date and time appearing on your ticket, and based on availability. If you are late, we will do our best to accommodate you in the next available time slot. Additional fees may apply.