Private Events


Located in the heart of Times Square, our unique state-of-the-art private event space features three rooms of varying sizes, fully integrated audio-visual systems, high speed Wi-Fi, top notch and sustainable catering options and multiple digital branding opportunities, starring a 40’ fully customizable LED wall. All events include admission to Encounter.

With the ability to customize your special occasion to accommodate up to 1000 people, seasoned staff from the Shubert Organization can assist in creating an unforgettable event for you and your guests.

Full buy outs of this one-of-a-kind immersive attraction are available for an exceptional event experience.



“Hosting our holiday dinner at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey provided a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our children and families. Our children and families will treasure the memories they created with their loved ones that night at such a beautiful setting.”
Danna Boshak, Garden of Dreams

“WHAT AN EXPERIENCE! From beginning to end the process of working with the team at Shubert Events was exciting and fun. Searching for yet another unique event space for a client’s annual holiday party was no easy task but the exhibit and event space at National Geographic’s Encounter was a no brainer. The creativity, technology and experience of the Ocean Odyssey is mind blowing yet educational and a must see for all New Yorkers.  Thank you for making our event a great success!”
Mario Rivera, MR Hospitality

“Our guests loved the space.  The video walls for branding and scene setting, step & repeat area, cocktails, food and service were best in class and the ability to walk through the experience itself made the event very unique.  Thanks so much for hosting us.  The music industry has found a new one-of-a-kind space for events in NY!”
Mitch Glazier, President RIAA

Join these ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE hosted incredible events at Encounter


Dive in for some underwater fun and celebrate your birthday with us! From the Encounter experience to aquatic-themed activities, goodie bags, meals and more, your family’s special day will be one you’ll never forget.

Download Birthday Packages PDF here.


See our list of preferred partners here


Our world class A/V Partner. Technical Producers For Live Events. Video l Lighting I Audio

Shackman Associates
Produces over 150 corporate events per year for all group sizes across all industry segments, and is ready to help plan your Encounter event.

Abigail Kirsch
Unparalleled food combined with personal, caring and professional service is the core of what creates the Abigail Kirsch Experience.

Tao Group
Bring TAO, one of the most popular restaurants in New York City to your event.

General Event Inquiry Form

Complete this inquiry form and Erin DePalma, Director of Sales, will contact you. If you have any questions, please call 646-439-2070 or email

Birthday Inquiry Form

Complete this inquiry form and Erin DePalma, Director of Sales, will contact you. If you have any questions, please call 646-439-2070 or email