Travel to the depths of the Pacific Ocean without getting wet on the National Geographic Encounter  one of the top things to do with kids in New York.

Experience the National Geographic Encounter – Ocean Odyssey with your New York Explorer Pass

  • Pay nothing at the gate – simply scan your digital pass
  • Includes a 45-minute virtual journey into the ocean
  • Experience an above-water experience with exhibits, displays, and holograms
  • Your pass also gives you access to many more attractions in New York, so don't forget to check them out

Measuring 60,000 square feet, this first-of-its-kind interactive cinematic experience was created by a team of Academy, Grammy®, and Emmy® award-winning artists.

Hours of Operation

Sunday-Thursday: 10AM-9PM
Friday and Saturday: 10AM-10PM
Last ticket sold one hour prior to closing

Closings & Holidays

May occasionally be closed for private events or technology installations.

Know before you go

Getting In: Present your pass at the Box Office located at the bottom of the escalator. You will receive a ticket for the next available entry time.

Please Note: All tickets have a reserved entry time. When you arrive, you will receive admission from your pass for the next available entry time.

Getting there

National Geographic Encounter - Ocean Odyssey

US, NY, New York, 10036, 226 W 44th Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues) (Take the escalator down to the box office)


226 W 44th Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues) (Take the escalator down to the box office)
New York, NY 10036
United States

Closest Subway Stop

1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, or S trains to 42nd Street /Times Square station; B, D, F, or M trains to 42nd Street/Bryant Park station; Or A, C, and E trains to 42nd Street / Port Authority station.