OdySea Aquarium hosts many special events and programs throughout the year. No need for Groupon. You’ll find all the details here, as well as all the coupons, promo codes, discounts, deals, and sales on tickets that we are currently offering.
Experience over forty sharks and nine different species
The month of July will be chalk full of shark frenzied fun at OdySea Aquarium with the launch of our first ever “Jaw-some July”. With over forty sharks and nine different species living in the Aquarium, guests are invited to marvel at the largest and most diverse collection of sharks in Arizona. To celebrate Jaw-some July and the magnificent and mysterious shark we will be offering a variety of special programs, activities, and educational opportunities for guests that are free with admission from July 7-29th.
Event activities will include:
- Shark fun facts on exhibits throughout the Aquarium
- Shark Feeds scheduled for:
- Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:00 PM at Shark Waters
- Shark Feeds scheduled for
- Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 3:30 PM at Deep Ocean
- Live Elasmobranch Presentation presented at Deep Ocean Theater about Rays and Sharks
- 10:00 AM, 11:15 AM, 1:45 PM, 4:45 PM, 5:45 PM daily
- Shark Month Photos at Kids Cove inside a shark jaw
- Shark Scavenger Hunt starting at the upper level at SeaTREK to collect Shark Trading Cards
- Limited Time Shark Photo from Magic Memories
- Shark themed cupcakes at the Lighthouse Café
Sharks4Kids returns July 16-20 featuring Educational programs about Shark Tagging at Deep Ocean Theater, Shark Conservation at Shark Window; Norman the Nurse Shark Book Reading at Deep Ocean Theater and Mock Shark Tagging for children. These programs will be offered three times daily.
Join the Sharks4Kids Team in a behind the scenes tour of Shark Waters and Shark Lab Dissection. Your tour will take you to the top of Shark Waters, one of our largest exhibits, where you’ll learn about the external anatomy of the magnificent and mysterious shark. Next, you’ll participate in an actual dissection on precut dogfish sharks! At the end of your experience you will receive an official Junior Shark Biologist Certificate.
Experience a live Shark Feed at the top of Shark Waters! Your tour will begin behind the scenes in the kitchen, learning about food prep and what’s on the menu for these apex predators. Next stop is at the top of Shark Waters, one of our largest exhibits, where you’ll learn about the delicate process used for transportation as well as the practices our Animal Care team takes when it comes to feeding these magnificent predators. Next, you’ll witness a LIVE feeding. To wrap up the tour we will go to our “Open Ocean” exhibit to discuss our Blacktip Reef Sharks and feeding practices of that exhibit.
Shark University will bring you behind the scenes for a fun and educational lecture experience presented by the Animal Care Team. We have three exciting topics for Jaw-some July.
- July 11th – Sharks on the Move presented by OdySea Aquarium Curator, Lance Ripley
- Learn the attention to details needed for Shark Transports
- July 18th – Science and Cameras of Shark Week presented by conservationist Jillian Morris and Duncan Brake of Sharks4Kids.
- Behind the Scenes look at what it takes to create and film a Shark Week special
- July 25th – Shark Evolution: Teeth Through Time presented by Animal Care Specialist Casey Brose
- Learn about hundreds of millions of years of shark evolution
In honor of Jaw-some July and our celebration of sharks, $5.00 from each Jaw-some July Encounter ticket will be donated to Shark Conservation and Education. OdySea Aquarium works closely with non-profit organizations such as Sharks4Kids and American Elasmobranch Society.
Slow down and Sloth On with our Limited Time Only Sloth Encounter!
Slow down and Sloth On with our Limited Time Only Sloth Encounter! Meet Squidney, OdySea Aquarium’s beloved two-toed sloth, as she helps teach you all about what it takes to be one of the world’s slowest moving…and cutest…mammals. You’ll learn all about these fascinating animals, what threatens them, and how to protect them through our classroom portion of the encounter. Then it’s on to meet Squidney. See what she feels like, feed her a favorite snack, and get your picture taken with one of OdySea Aquarium’s most adorable ambassadors…and enjoy life in the slow lane!
Host your Birthday at OdySea
Party Like a Penguin!
Ok, we aren't so sure what that means either, but nonetheless we have a great time here at OdySea Aquarium. Our birthday packages are available for up to 12 children and 2 adults. We have three packages to choose from! Each package includes unlimited Bumper Boat rides for children, pizza and juice, scavenger hunts, digital invitations! You enjoy the party and we'll do the clean up!
Book A Party Today!
Summer Evenings At OdySea $25 Tickets after 5PM
Monday-Saturday after 5pm
Visit OdySea Aquarium after 5pm and pay ONLY $25 for a general admission ticket. Plus, receive BONUS $10 OdySea cash when you come Thurs-Sat. This is a limited time summer special. Beat the heat and come to OdySea for adventure and wonder for the whole family. Ticket includes access to all OdySea Aquarium exhibits, galleries, OdySea Voyager and the movie featuring Underwater Giants.
*Aquarium closes at 8pm during this special event. Summer Evenings will not take place on July 18th due to private events. Always check the website for the latest hours and date changes. Offer valid only for general admission tickets starting at 5pm from Monday - Saturday. Not valid on combos or encounters. One OdySea Cash voucher is issued per paid admission ticket Thurs-Sat only. Vouchers are redeemable at OdySea in the Desert restaurants and shops listed on the voucher only on the same day of your visit. Participating venues exclude OdySea Aquarium®, Butterfly Wonderland®, and Dolphinaris® admission tickets and gift shops, including the OdySea Treasures Gift Shop. Vouchers will be given out on-site at the Aquarium. Vouchers are one-time use only and have no cash value. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, or special event, and admission cannot be purchased with gift cards. This special event is subject to end at any time.
Save up to 50% on Annual Passes
Limited Time Offer
For a limited time, we’re slashing Annual Pass prices to make this your go-to place! Summer Special! Buy Now & Save Up to 50% on an Annual Pass. Pays for itself in just 2 visits!
Not valid with Costo Card or any other discount.