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National Geographic Encounter Tickets and Prices


Join your friends and family in New York City on a breathtaking, interactive underwater journey that uses cutting-edge technology to transport you to extraordinary places and rarely witnessed moments in nature.

Encounter’s immersive technology lets you play with sea lions, get up-close with a majestic, life-sized humpback whale, and discover the incredible stories of national geographic’s ocean explorers.

All this and so much more awaits you on your ocean odyssey!

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National Geographic Encounter is a first-of-its-kind immersive experience using ground-breaking technology to transport you on an incredible underwater journey across the Pacific Ocean, where you walk through, interact, and encounter the ocean’s greatest wonders and mightiest creatures. Come face-to-face with whales, sharks, squid, sea lions, and animals you’ve never seen. All without getting wet!

Can we bring food or drinks with us?

No outside food or drinks are allowed within the experience. Closed water bottles are permitted.

Is the experience appropriate for all ages?

The recommended age for the experience is 3 years and older.

Can we bring our luggage with us?

For security reasons, large bags and luggage are not permitted. Smaller bags are permitted and are subject to search up one 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 or use my cell phone?

Photography and video are allowed - and encouraged! We do ask that you please refrain from flash pictures, and that your turn your phone to silent/airplane mode during the experience.

Will I get wet?

No, you won’t literally get wet! However, you will have an incredible experience in which you feel like you are truly going below the surface of the ocean!

Is the experience in multiple languages?

Language translations are integrated in the Explorer Hall. Subtitles are in Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Japanese and Chinese.

Can I present a digital voucher on a mobile device?

Yes, you can show a voucher on a mobile device in order to gain entry. Printed vouchers are also accepted.