OdySea in the Desert is a one-of-a-kind entertainment destination that features 6 major-class attractions including OdySea Aquarium, Butterfly Wonderland, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Pangea Land of the Dinosaurs, Surprise Your Eyes, and Polar Play Ice Bar, in addition to 20 dining, shopping, and amusement venues. The outdoor courtyard regularly hosts a variety of free events and family entertainment throughout the year.
OdySea Aquarium, located in Scottsdale, 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.
Big summer fun starts with Mighty Mike! Mighty Mike, considered the largest alligator in the country on display outside of the state of Florida, weighs 800 pounds and is 14 feet long! He is longer than most cars and can swallow an entire turkey in a single gulp.
Butterfly Wonderland, featuring the largest butterfly conservatory in the country with over 3,000 fluttering butterflies, transports guests of all ages to the rainforest by immersing them in the world of butterflies and other rainforest animals. Live exhibits connect people to nature through a sensory experience that educates, entertains, and provides a refuge from the outside world. Learn about Monarch migration in a captivating 3D movie, observe live chrysalis as they emerge naturally into beautiful butterflies, get up close to unique reptiles that inhabit rainforests across the world, and so much more.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition takes you on a journey back in time to experience the legend of Titanic like never before. The galleries in this fascinating Exhibition feature real artifacts recovered from the ocean floor along with reconstructions of the interior and personal stories of the passengers and crew. Learn the real story of how one of the greatest engineering marvels became the most famous maritime disaster of the 20th century. You’ve never been closer to history than Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. It’s a must-see during its limited time at OdySea in the Desert in Scottsdale.
Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs is an indoor interactive exhibit and educational center located at OdySea in the Desert. Complete with more than 80 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs that roam through exhibits and true-to-life recreations of prehistoric habitats, Pangaea is designed to transport guests back to the age of the dinosaurs.
Surprise Your Eyes is a NEW 3D optical-illusion pop-up art experience at OdySea in the Desert. From fighting with dinosaurs to walking on the moon, the artwork at Surprise Your Eyes comes to life when visitors step into the frame. An Instagrammer’s paradise, guests of all ages will enjoy snapping photos of themselves and friends as they become part of the “trick art” that is deceiving to the eye at this unique attraction!
Ice, Ice Baby! Welcome to the coolest place in the desert. Whether it’s 115 degrees outside or a balmy 75 degrees, it’s always a little below freezing at Polar Play. Grab one of the parkas or extra lux faux fur coats and step inside a frozen wonderland filled with ice games, stunning ice sculptures, and icy lounge areas to kick back and relax. An Instagrammer’s paradise, this is a unique and memorable experience for all ages!
The outdoor courtyard at OdySea in the Desert has rapidly become one of the top locations in The Valley for events and live family entertainment.
The Restaurants at OdySea represent many different international cuisines - Classic American, Greek, and Italian—offering a family-friendly environment and moderate pricing: Johnny Rockets, Pangaea Grill, and Pizza Time.
A variety of sweets & treats include Coffee Cove, Frozen Penguin Ice Cream, Nekter Juice Bar, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Sugar Drop Candy Shop and The Reef Snack bar.
Unique shopping can be found at OdySea in the Desert at Arizona Territory Trading Post, Butterfly Treasures, Four Peaks Mining Company, OdySea Treasures, and Vitality Aqua Massage & Oxygen Bar.
Enjoy several additional family-friendly amusement venues including, Bumper Boats, Laser + Mirror Maze, OdySea Express Train, and Vortex.
There’s no admission fee to OdySea in the Desert and parking is free.