To keep kids entertained and educated all throughout Spring Break, OdySea Aquarium is launching Kids’ Fest - a 15-day program including special events, character meet-and-greets, and new interactive play and discovery opportunities in the Kids’ Fest Cove daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Activities include:

  • Mission Voyager Scavenger Hunt
  • Spin Art table
  • LEGO free play station
  • Touchable artifacts — skulls, feathers and eggs
  • Robotics with Bricks for Kids
  • Sketch the Sea creative art station
  • Interactive Light Brite wall
  • Animal Ambassador visits with “hidden treasures” from isopods to sea cucumbers
  • Interactive floor games

Other special activities include:

  • Sloth Encounter — Daily between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., guests can get up close and personal with Squidney, OdySea Aquarium’s beloved two-toed sloth. Visitors will learn all about sloths — and how to protect these precious animals — as well as get to touch Squidney, feed her a favorite snack and get some photos to commemorate the experience! Each encounter is 30 to 40 minutes and costs $59.95, plus cost of aquarium admission.
  • Under the Sea Slime — March 12 - 19, budding chemical engineers can make and play with their own “Under the Sea Slime” creating one-of-a-kind colors and textures with STEM Camp, Engineering for Kids.
  • Penguin Paintings — Each weekend during Kids’ Fest, children will marvel as OdySea’s African Black-footed Penguins get artistic, creating masterpieces before guests’ very eyes!
  • Character Meet and Greets — Daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., kids can visit with their favorite character icons from movies like Frozen, Moana, Zootopia, Big Hero Six and Minions.
  • Behind the Scenes Sneak Peeks — Daily, guests will enjoy a video journey to rarely seen aquarium happening like sea lion demonstrations, shark feeds, diet preparation, and animals visiting the veterinarian.
9500 E. Via de Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
FREE with Aquarium admission (excluding the Sloth Encounter).
Recurring daily
From: 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM