Virtual reality meets Atlantis in this 60,000 square foot interactive ocean life exhibit coming to Times Square. Explore all the world’s oceans without getting wet, we have all the info.
For those of you who are regular readers, you may remember back in November when we told you about “Ocean Experience” coming to Times Square. Well, it’s here in less than a month and it looks epic.
In its entirety, the full installation will provide around 60,000-square-feet for budding Jacques Cousteaus to explore. You’ll be able to interact virtually with Humboldt squids, sea lions, rays, dolphins and see virtual humpback whales and great white sharks. Interact virtually? Yes. The experience employs cutting-edge interactive technology, huge projection screens, immersive sound and photo real animations to put you in the middle of an aquatic world.
The venue is even open to hosting outside events in the space. There are multiple event rooms open for rent. Imagine a product launch surrounded by great white sharks!
In a statement, Declan Moore, National Geographic Partners CEO said:
“National Geographic ENCOUNTER: Ocean Odyssey brings National Geographic’s long-standing belief in the power of storytelling to life in a deeply experiential way […] Audiences will come away entertained and inspired with a greater understanding of the mysteries of the world’s oceans and marvel at the creatures that inhabit them.”
According to the website, it is a walk-through experience and lasts around 90 minutes and a portion of the proceeds from your ticket purchase supports the National Geographic Society’s nonprofit work in conservation, exploration, research, and education. Tickets for Ocean Odyssey go on sale on July 11, then opens to the experience opens to the public in October.
Featured image source [National Geographic Encounter]