Looking for a great gift for someone eco-conscious on your list? Check out the Bamboo Straw Set found at the National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey at Times Square!
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Bamboo Straw Set
No inks, no dyes, no more throw-away straws! These reusable bamboo straws are beautiful and cut from nature. These durable bamboo straws are a natural alternative to plastic straws that are better for the environment. This set of 6 bamboos comes with a handy cleaning brush. These straws were named the Eco-Choice Award Winner “Most Innovative Product” for 2015.
The set sells for $17.99 and is available at the National Geographic Encounter at Times Square, NYC.
National Geographic Encounter is an entertaining and immersive 60-90 minute walk through adventure across the ocean from the South Pacific to the coast of California. Instead of taking animals out of their homes, Encounter’s groundbreaking technology transports you to theirs, using stunning photo-realistic animation that gives you access to rarely witnessed moments in nature. Encounter’s Ocean Explorer Pass is a great holiday gift for those who wish to dive into an ocean of fun all without getting wet and is available for purchase online, which includes VIP access anytime you want (and as often as you want) during the calendar year of your purchase with priority admission (even when sold out); a souvenir poster; a complimentary drink at the legendary Sardi’s restaurant right next door; and 15% off at the Encounter Retail store. Adult passes are $59.50 and child passes are for $52.50. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchase will go to support the National Geographic Society’s nonprofit work in conservation, exploration, research and education.
In addition to the Ocean Explorer Pass, Encounter’s retail store at at 226 West 44th Street offers great sustainable gift items for children and adults alike. If unable to visit in person, additional great gift items including souvenir cups and apparel can be found in their online store. Encounter and their retail partner SSA, the nation’s largest operator of zoo and aquarium gift shops, remain committed to sustainability. SSA’s core plush animal line, which can be found in the Encounter store and online, began transitioning to a sustainable fill made from 100% recycled water bottles in January of 2019. By September of 2019, all plush animals sold at Encounter will have fully transitioned to the new sustainable fill.