8. National Geographic Brings ‘Encounter: Ocean Odyssey’ to Times Square
National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey will be opening in Times Square on Friday, October 6. The installation is an immersive entertainment experience that will transport audiences to a “breathtaking undersea journey from the South Pacific across the ocean to the west coast of North America.” Viewers will go “on a digital ‘underwater’ dive, and come face-to-face with life-size photo-real versions of some of the largest and most interesting creatures of the sea,” including sharks up to 20-feet long, a 50-foot Humpback whale, playful sea lions, and a pair of battling Humboldt squids, which could have as many as 40,000 teeth each!
A world-class team of creators and producers have been collaborated for this project, including the design firm and visual effects team (Falcon’s Creative Group) behind the Game of Thrones. National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey will be on view at 226 West 44th Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, Times Square. Follow it on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.