General Information and Reservations
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.
OdySea Aquarium continues to monitor and follow guidelines from the CDC and government authorities. Click here for the most updated details on what we are doing to keep guests safe and what to expect when you visit.
Please call 480-291-8192 if you have any questions.
Can’t go on an in-person Field Trip? Virtual Field Trips Are Also Available! 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 to book your virtual field trip.
Minimum group size is 10. 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.
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: 480-291-8192
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, 2022 – September 30, 2022: Application Submission Period for Fall 2022 Field Trips
- October 31, 2022: Award Status Notification
- November 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022: Application Submission Period for Spring 2022 Field Trips
- February 1, 2023: Award Status Notification
(*Applicants for Spring 2022 Field Trips will be notified of Award Status by February 1, 2022)