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OdySea Aquarium

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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The best part is the revolving theatre.

This aquarium is not the biggest or the best I've seen, but they have one feature that was tops. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beth H
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Rancho Cucamonga, United States
Fun visit

For the sheer square footage, I think this aquarium had fewer species than I expected, but the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Koyangi
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Michigan
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OdySea Aquarium, located in Scottsdale, is America’s newest aquarium and was recently voted Kids Best Indoor Entertainment. This multi-level, state-of-the-art facility holds more than 2 million gallons of water and is the largest aquarium in...more
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9500 E Via de Ventura, Ste A-100, Scottsdale, AZ 85256-2734
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I took my family on my son's birthday. It is among the most amazing thing I have ever seen. There are exhibits all around, and you can even see sharks swim by the restroom. My children were so enchanted with the place that they can't...More

Thank Wagnerad
OAGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at OdySea Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So nice to hear what an amazing birthday your son had at the Aquarium! We look forward to seeing you out here again!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to the aquarium for a day of adventure. My grandson was 9 months old. He enjoyed watching the fish swim. The displays and shows were all enjoyable. He tolerated the visit well. They are very family oriented. My youngest daughter was 18. The...More

Thank Debbi H
OAGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at OdySea Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the Otter-ly wonderful review Debbi! Glad to hear you all had a great time!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Spent 4 hours, went during the week, early morning....lots of Moms with strollers and school groups. Octopus was best. Get tickets on line $10 off

Thank Pd63123
OAGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at OdySea Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Glad you were able to spend a good amount of time when you visited! The Octopus is so incredibly amazing when he is out and about!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Be sure to go to the bathroom in the entrance before going upstairs. There are so many hands on things for the kids, so many things I've never seen at other aquariums before. We all learned so much! Definitely do the combo tickets. Skip the...More

Thank Ashley A
OAGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at OdySea Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for coming to check us out Ashley and taking the time to provide feedback! Glad you found so many new and interesting things to do while you were here!

Reviewed 6 days ago

We have visited several aquariums around the country, and this facility is on a par with the Shed Aquarium in Chicago. It may even be better for younger children. the layout was great and the exhibits well done.

Thank Frank C
OAGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at OdySea Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the FIN-tastic review Frank! Glad you enjoyed your visit to OdySea so much!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have a yearly membership and although we don't live close we go again and again the OdySea Aquarium. Our twin boys are 8 and they always love visiting the aquarium. The surrounding restaurants and attractions are a great place to visit and we just...More

Thank bekkifeil
OAGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at OdySea Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad to hear you make the drive to visit us repeatedly bekkifeil! Eight years old is the perfect age for exploring and learning, so glad the boys love it!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This aquarium is not the biggest or the best I've seen, but they have one feature that was tops. It was a revolving theatre. As you go along inside the aquarium of course they start off with the least exciting and save the best for...More

Thank Beth H
OAGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at OdySea Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Beth, Our OdySea Voyager is quite the fantastic experience! We're glad you decided to check it out as we really do think it's one of our best features! Thanks for taking the time out to leave us a review, and we look forward to future...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the sheer square footage, I think this aquarium had fewer species than I expected, but the habitats for the animals are spacious and look well taken care of. Lots of neat animals to see (not just fish), and they have several different touch pools...More

Thank Koyangi
OAGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at OdySea Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time out to visit us and leave a review! We're glad that you found our staff helpful, as well as enjoyed our aquarium! We look forward to a future visit from you and we definitely recommend both the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many circuits staff don't seem to know how to properly care for also way over priced and dark its nothing special then again it's in the desert so tempered expectations going in. Everything felt like a money grab or forced. Id rather drive to long...More

1  Thank rsenteno
OAGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at OdySea Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Rsenteno, We are a bit confused by your review and what you mean in regards to the care of our animals. If you could please reach out to guestrelations@odyseaaquarium.com with more information, we would love to talk with you further about your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place so many creatures from the sea that I had never seen in my life. For example a fish with feet??? I highly recommend to bring your family members to the aquarium. I even will recommend this place for a first date!...More

Thank Jptravelswithfreedom
OAGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at OdySea Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We're glad to see you decided to take advantage of our after 5 special and we're glad we opened your world up to some creatures you've never seen before! We hope to...More

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Anita E
May 13, 2018|
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Response from SeattleBrooklynBoy | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are elevators all throughout the complex and ramps to be able to see all the exhibits.
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Aida D
May 13, 2018|
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Response from Mari M | Reviewed this property |
Yes!! Very friendly staff and non-scary exhibits. The "Nemo" tanks are fabulous!
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lekha s
May 10, 2018|
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Response from Diana P | Reviewed this property |
The previous answer is correct. However they run a special for $25 if you arrive after 4-5 pm which still gives you time to enjoy the visit. You do miss the special attractions such as tours to interact with the animals at... More
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