Scottsdale property is filled with sea creatures both great and small. The OdySea Aquarium brings the wonders of the ocean to the desert landscape. An award winning family entertainment institute, the aquarium boasts quality exhibits, special events and hands on activities. Different in size, shape and color aquatic animals thrive in their Scottsdale home.

The Aqua Lobby greets guests in a big way. Larger than life spherical aquariums suspend down from the ceiling and burst with colorful aquatic life. In the Rivers of the World exhibit all kinds of animals that live in the waters and along the shoreline are showcased. By eating smaller species of fish largemouth bass play a key role in population control. Many are curious to see piranha as their reputation for aggressiveness has reached far and wide. Similar in appearance but of a gentler nature the black pacu sometimes are mistook for piranha. Hands get wet in the Touch Pools. This part of the Phoenix property is meant for delving deep and exploring textures by touch. Kids of all ages can feel the difference between sea stars and whip rays.

Aquatic Animals Call Scottsdale Home

African black-footed penguins delight audiences with their antics at Penguin Point. Flourishing in a warm environment these charismatic little birds encourage laughter as they flop about on land and whisk through the waters in their very own enclosure. Asian small-clawed otters earn their own chuckles nearby and for all the same reasons. These cute critters scamper around on the land and neatly swim within the water in The Otter Banks. As the ocean depths increase so does the mystery surrounding its inhabitants. Sharks of the Deep mesmerize those in its midst. Journey through on the Deep Ocean Escalator surrounded on all sides by the aquarium. Eight impressive species of shark coexist here alongside rays and sea turtles. A favorite place to dwell many spend time marveling at all these wonderful creatures. Sneak a peek at the live shark cam here.

Open every day of the year it’s easy to plan a day trip to the OdySea Museum. Hours vary and can be found online. Plan ahead on what to see first by viewing a map of the grounds beforehand and checking the calendar for shows and Q&A sessions.