NAT GEO’S INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT IS LIVE IN NYC’S TIMES SQUARE
THE GREAT DIVE WAY
Divers experience amazing sights that most can only dream about — now everyone has the chance to see various marine habitats and encounter animals like sharks, whales, mantas and even a pair of Humboldt squid, thanks to National Geographic’s Encounter: Ocean Odyssey. Equal parts exhibit, movie and virtual reality, Ocean Odyssey is open to the public in New York City’s Times Square. The exhibit incorporates digital technology, 3D imagery and a slew of special effects to evoke an underwater journey from the South Pacific to the North American West Coast — without getting wet.
While Nat Geo says, “The interactive encounter is in many ways better than the real thing,” the jury is out on whether pseudo-diving really rivals a day underwater. You can see for yourself: Tickets are $39.50 per adult, $32.50 per child.