OdySea Aquarium

OdySea Aquarium, Scottsdale: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, OdySea Aquarium Reviews: 4/5

OdySea Aquarium
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Aquariums • Educational sites
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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 Arizona. OdySea Aquarium offers an educational, interactive and entertaining experience for guests of all ages by combining theme-park style amusement with highly engaging presentations of aquatic life. OdySea Aquarium features more than 65 exhibits, 370 species, the world’s only Russian Sturgeon touch exhibit as well as 2 Stingray touch exhibits and a tide touch pool! OdySea is also home to Voyager, where guests take their seats in a stadium-seating style theatre with 46 ft. viewing windows for the “world’s only revolving aquarium experience.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Art I
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Fish I’d never seen before
Jul 2021 • Family
We’ve been to a lot of aquariums, but this one has an area focused on river fish and so we saw many fish we’d never seen before. A nice surprise. The voyager carousel ride at the end was also new and different. We enjoyed it very much.
Written July 20, 2021
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NancyN9
Cleveland, OH455 contributions
Fabulous and Educational
Jul 2021 • Friends
Fabulous and educational!
What an amazing aquarium.
The carousel ride thru the tanks was super awesome!
The touching tanks of the sturgeon, rays, urchins, and Starfish was fabulous!

We had so much fun!
Don’t forget they have the #1 more amazing bathrooms in the USA!
Highly recommended! A must see for every age.
Written July 16, 2021
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doraniamato
Scottsdale, AZ274 contributions
Great attraction
Jun 2021
A great place to have family time, very educational and lots to learn. Beautiful displays, and will visit again
Written June 29, 2021
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Lori C
Garden Grove, CA16 contributions
Lots included for the price
Jun 2021 • Family
We took our teenagers here on a warm day looking for something fun to do indoors. We all enjoyed our visit, which is not easy to find when your kids get older! Many places make you pay extra for everything, but we were pleased to discover almost everything here is included with admission price! Highly recommend the Touch pool areas - manta rays, sea anemones and starfish, all included for free! The Odyssey guided tour at the end is educational, entertaining and well worth the 20 minutes (and Free!!) We plan to come back in the winter to enjoy the restaurants and outdoor areas too.
Written June 27, 2021
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Randy
Albany, NY565 contributions
A fun time and worth the visit!
Jun 2021 • Couples
Fun destination if you like to see what lies beneath. If you like sea life and or a cool place to escape the heat on a hot day, check this aquarium out.

Great exhibits, lots of fish and aquatic life. Highly recommend taking a seat on some of the provided benches along the way and taking in the intricate lives of the animals on display.
Written June 27, 2021
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Questovia
Mount Dora, FL725 contributions
Beat the Heat
Mar 2021
Great way to spend a hot afternoon in the Phoenix area. They have numerous displays, tanks, etc, and a lot of hands on attractions as well.
Written June 22, 2021
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degrawm
Levittown, PA386 contributions
Nice aquarium in the middle of the dessert
May 2021
I've heard nothing but rave reviews about this aquarium. Also, surrounding the aquarium is a plethora of other things to do with the kids. When you first walk into the aquarium and you look at the ceiling they have numerous hanging round aquariums, which apparently are over 1,000 lbs. and first of their kind. We hit the bathrooms and there were signs stating "rated best bathroom". This certainly caught my eye and made me wonder what makes the best bathroom - sharks of course! The aquarium was nicely done and have plenty to see. The best thing was the Voyager. You sit and the aquarium comes to you. It shows their largest exhibits which were amazing. I love aquariums and this was a really great one. Their gift shop had tons of options as well. Definitely recommend a visit.
Written June 2, 2021
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WaveOfAshes
13 contributions
Wishing we gave our selves enough time to enjoy to the full extent!
May 2021
This place was so fun to visit. we took so many pictures and seen so much, and though our family wasn't able to wait in line for the end ( which was a pretty long line )and had to just go out threw the exit that leads to the gift shop we still had lots of fun. i still highly recommend this vary clean and friendly atmosphere attraction and as a guy in a earlier comment wrote... the bathroom is a MUST SEE !
Written May 6, 2021
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Michael M
Decatur, MI41 contributions
Nice aquarium
Apr 2021
The boys and I (13, 11) spent approximately 2.5 hours here. We've been to many aquariums, this was one of our favorites. They had a lot of good exhibits here, and the Voyager"ride" towards the end where your seats spin around to several different aquariums with the narration was pretty neat. The bathrooms at the entrance were really cool with the aquarium inside of them. COVID guidelines were being met; the floors and everything were clearly labeled. For the most part, visitors were being good about keeping their distance, we didn't have any issues with that. The only issue that we had with our visit was that there were not very many hand sanitizers, and the ones they did have all appeared to be empty.
Written April 20, 2021
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Alexandria R
Phoenix, AZ3 contributions
Amazing for couples or families
Apr 2021
My Husband and I just went here this past weekend and had a blast! We purchased tickets for after 4:30pm for a great deal! We only visited the Aquarium and spent all 2.5 hours just exploring that before they closed! We were saying we could easily spend a whole day here exploring all the exhibits and things this place has to offer! Looking forward to bringing our kids along when they're a bit older!
Written April 19, 2021
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OdySea Aquarium is open:
  • Sun - Wed 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu - Sat 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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