AQUARIUM AT THE ODYSEA IN THE DESERT | Scottsdale, AZ | 200,000 SF
Part of the 37-acre OdySea in the Desert Entertainment complex, the OdySea Aquarium is a two-level facility that spans over 200,000 SF. Visitors move to each level via acrylic tunnels while viewing some of the most fascinating animals of rivers and oceans in the world! Among some of the unparalleled features are the SeaTREK experience that allow guests to descend deep into the “ocean” where they will be surrounded by sea creatures on all sides. Other features include a state-of-the-art 3D theater, staffed presentations, and a visitor experience that has never been accomplished in any aquarium in the world.
Visitors to the OdySea Aquarium will embark on a journey exploring all areas of marine life—from the bayous and coral reefs to deep abysses of fresh water and salt water. A sampling of the planned exhibits includes Rivers of the World, American Rivers, Amazon Rivers, Shores, Penguins, the Great Barrier Reef, and “the Bizarre & the Beautiful,” including jellyfish, octopus, large king crabs and seahorses. Educational media boards, placed throughout the facility, will provide hands-on experiences, illuminated world maps, and sounds from different regions all over the globe. The OdySea Aquarium includes a Lighthouse Café serving a full menu and light snacks, and an OdySea Treasures Gift Shop. Additionally, the facility can accommodate private events up to several hundred guests.