I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Where-To-Go Wednesday - National Geographic Encounter's Ocean Odyssey

We were given free tickets to National Geographic's Ocean Encounter for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: National Geographic Encounter's Ocean Odyssey

Where: 226 W. 44th St.
             New York, NY

Who: All ages
Me  - National  Geographic Encounter's Ocean Odyssey was exciting. I didn't know what to expect, but it was a lot of fun. It was a like a museum sort of but not exactly. They had exhibits about different oceans and different animals that live in the ocean and stuff like that. There were also a lot of pictures of different animals and different plants that live in the ocean. They were very cool! You learn a lot of information about the ocean and ocean life at National Geographic Encounter's Ocean Odyssey. There was a maze and you had to find your way through. The ends were mirrors. You had to put your arms out in front of you so you could guide yourself without banging into a mirror. The maze was supposed to represent some kind of ocean plant, but I don't remember what it was. It was really fun though. I especially liked the maze and also learning interesting facts about sea animals. Most of the exhibits were interactive that made it special and also more entertaining. People who are interested in learning about the ocean would especially like this.
Mom - Truthfully, I was not sure I was going  to enjoy National Geographic Encounter's Ocean Odyssey. I though it was going to be nothing more than a 3D movie experience. However, it is not like that at all. It is liked being completely immersed in the world of the ocean. Even though there is no real ocean, and there are no real sea creatures, it really feel likes there are and you are in the middle of it all. The exhibition does include a 3D movie experience, but there is also so much more to it than that. There are ocean related games to play. There is a kelp maze. There is a replica of a coral reef. There is is so much more too. There are so many fun interactive experiences to participate in that every visitor is sure to find at least one and probably more than one that they will really love. The exhibits are not only fun, they are extremely informative as well. There is no more delightful way to learn about the oceans of the world and the creatures and plants that inhabit them than a visit to this engaging venue.
For more about National Geographic Encounter's Ocean Odyssey, visit natgeoencounter.com.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.