NFL Experience in Times Square, New York City

Football fanatics now have a new playground: The NFL Experience in Times Square, New York City. Opened in November of 2017, it’s four floors of interactive experiences. You’ll forget you’re in the heart of arguably one of the biggest spots in the world when you step into 40,000 square feet that encompass a dozen practice drills, hours of film footage, and thousands of player and team statistics. 

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, New York City

Times Square is known for being one of the most popular destinations in the world. There are Broadway shows, the famous New Year’s Eve ball drop, dozens upon dozens of restaurants and stores, and now, several family friendly experiences. Recently, I was invited to check out the National Geographic Encounter with my family. I had a feeling the “Ocean Odyssey” would involve a lot of water, but was relieved we never actually got wet!

Opened in October 2017 and covering over 60,000 square feet of space in the middle of Times Square, The Encounter: Ocean Odyssey is described as an “immersive entertainment experience” and truly was unlike anything else we have done. Visitors go “underwater” in the south Pacific Ocean, travel past Hawaii, and end back on land in California. You’ll hear authentic sounds from dozens of sea creatures over 200 loudspeakers.


Gulliver’s Gate in New York City

Gulliver’s Gate opened in May 2017 and is quickly becoming one of the top Trip Advisor-rated spots in New York City. It’s located on right in Times Square, but you’ll feel like you’re in another world- a world where everything and everyone is miniature! The space is clean and airy, with plenty of room to move and explore. The exhibit takes up the entire second floor, the size of a full city block. We visited in the morning (the exhibit is open from 10am-8pm) when it was quiet and we had up-close-and-personal viewing spots for each display. By 11am, a crowd had started, and the staff mentioned afternoons are always busier than mornings. Plan on spending about 90 minutes to two hours to explore the entire exhibit.

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