OdySea Aquarium, Scottsdale

#3 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Phoenix & Central Arizona
Aquarium · Hidden Gem · Educational Site
OdySea Aquarium in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a marine aquarium, and the largest aquarium in the Southwest United States. It holds more than 2,000,000 US gallons (7,600,000 l; 1,700,000 imp gal) of water and spans over 200,000 square feet (19,000 m2). There are over 6,000 animals and 370 different species in over 65 exhibits. The aquarium offers an educational, interactive and entertaining experiences for guests of all ages.
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  • We took our two teenage daughters to Odysea Aquarium and took advantage of the discount that starts at 4:30 PM each day. Odysea does a wonderful job with limiting the number of guests and also with...  more »
  • We were taken back by our visit here in a good way. The place is very well kept, we felt safe the whole time. Where there was interaction with the animals they had people there making sure people...  more »
  • Great place to take the kiddos. You can easily spend 2-4 hours inside going through all the exhibits and attractions. There's even a cafe inside if you need to get some food while in there. We have the annual membership and it's totally worth it get the kids out of the house and be in a climate controlled room while it's in the hundreds outside. We've seen new exhibits and attractions every once in a while which is kinda nice when you go frequently. My kids love the tide pools, sharks and penguins.
  • A great place to visit in Scottsdale. The aquarium is cool-much like most others. But the real neat stuff is when you take advantage of the extra excursions. Plan your trip ahead to make the most of it. My daughter and I had so much fun interacting with penguins during the penguin encounter. My husband and son had a blast during the sea trek in the big tank. We also took the behind the scenes shark tour-which was interesting. It was a great way to celebrate our family’s summer birthdays.

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