What is the OdySea Aquarium Foundation?

The OdySea Aquarium Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity whose core focus is supporting education programs that assist low-income and Title 1 School in meeting and enhancing their curriculum.

Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible.

What is a Title 1 School?

Title 1, which is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, is the foundation of the federal commitment to closing the achievement gap between low-income and other students in Arizona. Title 1 Schools are classified by 50% or more of a school's student body relying on a free or reduced lunch program through government assistance.


The OdySea Aquarium Foundation was proud to provide scholarships for5,955 Title I students to attend field trips to Odysea Aquarium at no charge.  We have already provided funding for 6,000 students in our Spring 2020 semester alone, and our hope is to double the number of students we can provide this opportunity to this year with the continued support and generous patronage from you.  Ask us about all the different ways you can donate to the OdySea Aquarium Foundation during your visit to OdySea Aquarium!

Kids at tidal pool
Kid with shark skull
Kids Learning

As the OdySea Aquarium Foundation looks to the future, we hope to continue to provide valuable scholarships to schools in need as well as to begin incorporating internship opportunities for students across the Valley.

For more information, contact the Director of the OdySea Aquarium Foundation at (480) 291-8000, ext. 8193. 

OdySea Aquarium is proud to offer free educational resources to students and teachers. To review and download visit this page.