OdySea Aquarium offers an entertaining, interactive, and educational experience for guests of all ages by combining theme-park-style amusement with highly engaging presentations of aquatic life.

OdySea Aquarium, located in Scottsdale, was recently voted 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.

The 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. Additional interactive activities include SeaTREK® underwater walking, a charismatic “Penguin Interaction Program”, “Shark Behind the Scenes” tours, walk-about “Animal Ambassadors”, and Question & Answer sessions with the Animal Care specialists.


We follow the journey of a drop of water as it falls from the sky into the lakes and rivers. The rivers wind their way to the shores and down to the vast ocean. At each stage of the drop’s journey you experience a unique environment teeming with animal and plant life to explore. From fresh water to salt water, bayous to swamps, and coral reefs to the ocean’s deep abyss, your adventure awaits!

OdySea’s unique circular design was custom developed to deliver an engaging and entertaining experience, as well as to foster a sense of community. The project began in March 2015, and was completed 18 months later in September 2016. The scope of this project required close collaboration between architect Deutsch Architecture Group, contractor McCarthy Building Cos., and structural engineer Caruso Turley and Scott. Every part of the building was custom designed to showcase both fresh and salt water animals, as well as to deliver an enhanced experience through interaction.

Address & Contact

Our Address

9500 East Vía de Ventura Scottsdale


33.5556735, -111.8769802