General Information and Reservations
Virtual Field Trips are coming this Fall! Your virtual field trip includes access to exclusive video content, curriculum-based activities customized by grade level, and we’ll broadcast to your class LIVE from our animal habitats. Get behind the scenes, meet the animals, and ask questions in a 45-minute LIVE interactive experience! Click here for more information and look out for more details on the website the first week of August.
For on-site field trips, for a limited time, if you book now you can save up to 60%. You can schedule your exact date for anytime in the next year later, but by booking now you can lock in the low price. Click here for more information.
OdySea Aquarium welcomes Preschool through 12th grade public, private, charter, and homeschool students. School tours are self-guided tours that take 2 hours or more. No outside food or drink is permitted inside the aquarium, and there is not a place to store your lunches. Field trips can be scheduled any day with arrival times between 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Please call 480-291-8192 if you have any questions.
If you are a homeschool group please visit this page.
Minimum group size is 15. Maximum group size is 125 per 15 minute entry time. Groups may have larger numbers but must stagger their entry times by at least 15 minutes.
Discounted price for school tours is $15.25 plus tax ($16.48) per student; chaperones are no charge within the appropriate ratio.
Student ratio is one adult chaperone for every five students (1:5) for preschool thru 2nd grade. For 3rd thru 12th grade, student ratio is one adult chaperone for every ten students (1:10). Chaperones within this ratio are included at no cost. Part of these included chaperones needs to be teachers and aides, the remainder can be parents. Any additional adults are welcome to join at the discounted rate of $25 plus tax ($27.01) each , but must prepay the school to receive the discounted price. Any additional chaperones who do not prepay with the school will be required to pay the regular admission price. Bus Drivers are admitted at no cost.
Admission is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation. Payment methods are school purchase order, credit card, school check, or cash. Purchase order is due two weeks prior to the date of the field trip.
Cancellations, rescheduling, or changes to final head count must be made no later than 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival. No refunds or credits will be issued within 14 days of your scheduled arrival date.
Lead teacher who is checking in must bring the completed check-in sheet and make final payment at the ticket window for all students and chaperones.
If you are looking to book a homeschool field trip please visit this page.
Make A Reservation
Due to the number of requests, please allow 1-2 business days for a representative to get back to you to confirm the date.
Please note that an OdySea Aquarium representative will contact you to coordinate your reservation.
To reserve your field trip, please fill out the Field Trip Reservation Request Form above. Once we receive this form, you will be sent confirmation and payment details. Tours are expected to take 2 hours or more.
If you are a Summer Camp or Scout program, please complete the Group Tour Reservation Form.
Group Sales: 480.291.8246
Email: [email protected]
We look forward to SEA-ing you soon!
With kindest regards,
The OdySea Aquarium Family
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Frequently Asked Questions
Title 1 Scholarship
The OdySea Aquarium Foundation is pleased to provide opportunities for Arizona Title 1 school classrooms to experience a unique and immersive day of education at OdySea Aquarium.
The OdySea Aquarium Foundation receives multiple requests for Title 1 Scholarships every year. There are limited scholarships and application does not guarantee an award. If your class is selected, you will be sent an award letter by email. We use the following criteria and eligibility guidelines in making our award decisions.
Scholarship Criteria & Eligibility
- Title 1 School designation from Arizona Department of Education
- At least 50% of the students eligible for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program
- Scholarship awards are limited to one per school, per semester
When to Apply
- July 1, 2020 –September 30, 2020: Application Submission Period for Fall 2020 Field Trips
- October 31, 2020: Award Status Notification
- November 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020: Application Submission Period for Spring 2021 Field Trips
- January 15, 2021: Award Status Notification