This week is a look at the recent past where I’ll show what it took to get the OdySea Aquarium ready in advance of last weekend’s public opening. Located on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, OdySea is the largest aquarium in the Southwest, spanning 200,000 square feet. The two-level, state-of-the-art facility holds more than… Read more »
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – For the last several months, construction crews have been building what appears to be an amusement park of sorts, off the Loop 101 at Via de Ventura. It’s called Odysea in the Desert, a 35-acre entertainment and shopping destination. It includes Odysea Aquarium, Butterfly Wonderland, Odysea Mirror Maze, and eventually over a dozen… Read more »
Most people wouldn’t expect to go scuba diving in Scottsdale, AZ, but the OdySea Aquarium defies that logic with its SeaTREK exhibit. The largest aquarium in the Southwest, OdySea Aquarium offers plenty of unique exhibits, from the globe-shaped aquariums fourteen feet in the air in the Aqua Lobby to the Penguin Interaction Program, where guests can… Read more »
AZ Central – July 21st. Penguins, otters, sea lions and more than 500 other species of marine life will soon find a home in the Arizona desert as the OdySea Aquarium prepares to open in September along Loop 101 near Scottsdale.The 2 million-gallon aquarium, which will cost more than $100 million, will be among the largest in the nation, surpassing major aquariums… Read more »
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (KSAZ) – Two million gallons of water and 200 tons of salt is all for over 10,000 sea animals that will be living in Odysea’s 200,000-square feet of space. For more than a year, construction workers have been building the aquarium’s bones, while Dave Peranteau focuses on all of the creatures he’s about to… Read more »
By Marissa Johnson, Reporter at the Scottsdale Chronicle. April 23, 2016 OdySea opens this summer and its design has more than meets the eye The OdySea Aquarium has been the talk of the Valley for almost a year now. Doors should be ready to open this July and the aquarium is on the fast track… Read more »
Original story posted February 29 by the FOX 10 Staff at KSAZ There’s a lot of buzz in the valley about a new Aquarium that is under construction near the 101 and Via de Ventura. The general manager of the OdySea aquarium is part of a whole 30-acre development. It’s about 200,000 square feet with more… Read more »
Designing and constructing the OdySea in the Desert aquarium—a circular structure formed by cast-in-place concrete and tilt-up panels—spurred the project team to elevate its use of construction technology.