OdySea Aquarium

Written by K. Hart at www.casago.com
OdySea Aquarium
underwater walkway
OdySea Aquarium lobby area


Arizona is renowned for its arid climate, vast desert, and being miles from the ocean. But a Scottsdale attraction defies such laws of nature and is Arizona's premiere aquarium. Welcome to OdySea Aquarium! 

OdySea Aquarium offers an entertaining, interactive, and educational experience for guests of all ages. Dive into the depths of wonder as 6,000 animals call OdySea home, showcasing 300 species across 70 exhibits in a vast 200 square feet area.

From mesmerizing sea creatures to captivating exhibits, every visit unveils a tapestry of marine life, making OdySea Aquarium an extraordinary adventure.

The magic begins as you explore diverse exhibits, each providing insight into the wonders of the underwater world. Whether you're fascinated by the graceful movements of sharks, the vibrant colors of coral reefs, or the playful antics of otters, OdySea's exhibits bring the marine realm to life.

OdySea Aquarium invites you to embark on a journey celebrating the ocean's wonders. It's an aquarium that is truly a gateway to the mysteries of the deep, waiting to be explored in the heart of the Arizona desert.

Fun Facts & Cool Features

A standout and enchanting feature of OdySea Aquarium is its unique revolving theater. Here, marine aquarium shows gracefully unfold, creating a truly mesmerizing and immersive experience. 

For an additional cost, the Seatrek Underwater Helmet Diving is not to be missed! Guests at least 8 years old will don an OdySea Aquarium wetsuit and SeaTREK helmet and walk underwater! The immersive adventure offers a unique view of sting rays, tropical fish, and maybe a shark!

Immerse yourself in the tactile wonders of marine life with interactive touch pools, providing a hands-on experience with textures ranging from the velvety touch of rays to the resilient feel of starfish. 

For a whimsical experience, check out Otter Banks and Penguin Point. Who doesn't enjoy the playfulness of otters or the tuxedo-like penguins waddling about? But when these mammals hit the water, they become as graceful as ballerinas and fast as torpedoes.

The unique experience extends even to the facilities at OdySea Aquarium. Step into the Shark Bathrooms, where, in a whimsical twist, sharks gracefully swim past the bathroom window, turning a routine restroom visit into a memorable underwater encounter. 

Additionally, as you enter the main lobby, don't forget to look upward and discover the aquarium ceiling lights, seamlessly transforming mundane fixtures into captivating mini aquatic wonders.

Visiting OdySea Aquarium on a Phoenix getaway promises memory-making experiences you won't soon forget!

Getting There

To reach OdySea Aquarium from Scottsdale, Arizona, follow these simple steps:

  • Head east on Scottsdale Road toward Shea Boulevard.
  • Turn left onto Loop 101 Freeway.
  • Continue straight onto North Pima Road.
  • Turn right onto East Vía de Ventura.
  • Address: 9500 East Vía de Ventura Suite A-100, Scottsdale, AZ 85256


As per the latest information, here are the ticket prices:

  • Adults (13 and up): $41.95
  • Children (ages 2 to 12): $31.95
  • After 4:30 pm: $27 for all ages
  • Military Discount: Available with ID
  • Audio Tour: Additional $5

Prices are subject to change; check their website for updates.

Local Tips

  • Consider purchasing tickets online ahead of time to save time and money.
  • A professional photographer is available, but you may also take pictures yourself. 
  • Don't miss the unique revolving theater for a captivating marine show.
  • Do you have a big event or special occasion looming? Consider a private event at OdySea Aquarium.
  • Check their website for events like their 5k run. 


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