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SeaTrek Experience

Snappers. Breams. Tangs. And you! Walk under water with hundreds of colorful and curious sea creatures.

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Penguin Interaction Program

Get up close and personal with our African Penguins at the aquarium.

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Behind The Scenes Tour

See the inner workings and systems that make our OdySea Aquarium possible.

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Plan your visit

Aquarium hours

Special Hours: 4/28 & 4/29:
9am - 6pm
9 AM - 7 PM Monday - Friday
9 AM - 8 PM Saturday
9 AM - 6 PM Sunday

Last entry time is 90 minutes before closing

OdySea has scheduled entry times. This allows guests to have the best possible experience. Buy your tickets online to reserve your time slot. You may exit and re-enter the Aquarium throughout the day to enjoy the restaurants, shops, and entertainment at OdySea in the Desert.

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Daily Schedule

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9:30 am Tue 25
Otters Enrichment

See our Animal Care Specialists interact with our Asian Small Clawed Otters and highlight their behaviors. Exhibit: Otter Banks

9:45 am Tue 25
Watch SeaTREK in Action

Your chance to see guests walking underwater with  breams, tangs, and unicorn fish! Or sign up for your own SeaTREK Experience! Exhibit: SeaTREK  

10:15 am Tue 25
Watch a Penguin Interaction Program

See guests getting up close and personal with our Penguins! Or sign up for your own Penguin Experience! Exhibit: Window next to Discovery Desk

10:30 am Tue 25
Sharks Q&A Session

Meet an Animal Care Specialist, ask questions about the animals, exhibits and more! Exhibit: Shark Waters (Curved Window)

11:30 am Tue 25
Meet an Animal Care Specialist

Get the “inside scoop” about our Great Barrier Reef Tunnel. Exhibit: Great Barrier Reef Tunnel

11:30 am Tue 25
Penguin Enrichment

See our Animal Care Specialists interact with our African Penguins and highlight their behaviors. Exhibit: Penguin Point

12:15 pm Tue 25
Sharks Q&A Session

Meet an Animal Care Specialist, ask questions about the animals, exhibits and more! Exhibit: Shark Waters (Curved Window)

12:30 pm Tue 25
Piranha Q&A Session

Are Piranha as scary as they are in the movies?  Animal Care Specialists answer your questions about Piranha. Exhibit: Rainforest Rivers

12:45 pm Tue 25
Watch SeaTREK in Action

Your chance to see guests walking underwater with  breams, tangs, and unicorn fish! Or sign up for your own SeaTREK Experience! Exhibit: SeaTREK  

1:15 pm Tue 25
Meet an Animal Care Specialist

Get the “inside scoop” about our Great Barrier Reef Tunnel. Exhibit: Great Barrier Reef Tunnel

1:15 pm Tue 25
Otters Enrichment

See our Animal Care Specialists interact with our Asian Small Clawed Otters and highlight their behaviors. Exhibit: Otter Banks

1:45 pm Tue 25
Watch a Penguin Interaction Program

See guests getting up close and personal with our Penguins! Or sign up for your own Penguin Experience! Exhibit: Window next to Discovery Desk

2:00 pm Tue 25
Penguin Enrichment

See our Animal Care Specialists interact with our African Penguins and highlight their behaviors. Exhibit: Penguin Point

2:15 pm Tue 25
Sharks Q&A Session

Meet an Animal Care Specialist, ask questions about the animals, exhibits and more! Exhibit: Shark Waters (Curved Window)

3:30 pm Tue 25
Meet an Animal Care Specialist

Get the “inside scoop” about our Great Barrier Reef Tunnel. Exhibit: Great Barrier Reef Tunnel

3:45 pm Tue 25
Watch a Penguin Interaction Program

See guests getting up close and personal with our Penguins! Or sign up for your own Penguin Experience! Exhibit: Window next to Discovery Desk

4:00 pm Tue 25
Otters Enrichment

See our Animal Care Specialists interact with our Asian Small Clawed Otters and highlight their behaviors. Exhibit: Otter Banks

4:30 pm Tue 25
Penguin Enrichment

See our Animal Care Specialists interact with our African Penguins and highlight their behaviors. Exhibit: Penguin Point

4:30 pm Tue 25
Watch SeaTREK in Action

Your chance to see guests walking underwater with  breams, tangs, and unicorn fish! Or sign up for your own SeaTREK Experience! Exhibit: SeaTREK  

4:30 pm Tue 25
Sharks Q&A Session

Meet an Animal Care Specialist, ask questions about the animals, exhibits and more! Exhibit: Shark Waters (Curved Window)

5:15 pm Tue 25
Piranha Q&A Session

Are Piranha as scary as they are in the movies?  Animal Care Specialists answer your questions about Piranha. Exhibit: Rainforest Rivers

Aquarium news

KTAR News: Get a look inside Scottsdale’s new OdySea Aquarium

  The new OdySea Aquarium is now open in Scottsdale, so what exactly does it take to keep more than 30,000 sea creatures in the desert? “We have over 40 animal care specialists that work around the clock, 24 hours a day,” said Greg Charbeneau, vice-president and general manager of the OdySea Aquarium. “They care… Read more »

OdySea Aquarium Launches Penguin Interaction Program, An Up-Close Encounter

In March 2017 our Penguin Interaction Program was featured in Biltmore Lifestyles Magazine.

OdySea Aquarium drops $1M to add 16 new exhibits

In February we were featured in the Phoenix Business Journal. You can find the full article here. The OdySea Aquarium seems to be non-stop with its development. In the midst of lead developer Dr. Amram Knishinsky’s plans to turn the 200,000-square-foot aquarium and its fellow attractions into a full-fledged theme park— despite public criticisms —… Read more »