OdySea in the Desert is a 35-acre, multimillion-dollar entertainment destination that is reminiscent of popular tourist boardwalks throughout the country with approximately 20 restaurants, retail and amusement establishments that encircle a one-acre bustling courtyard with multiple water features and a lively center stage with complimentary entertainment that can be enjoyed by the general public. It also features three major attractions:
OdySea Aquarium, the newest aquarium in the country, features 50 exhibits, over 30,000 animals and 500 species, with highly engaging presentations of aquatic life like no other in the industry, including the SeaTREK® underwater ocean walking and a one-of-a-kind voyage through the “Living Sea Carousel.”
Butterfly Wonderland, the largest indoor butterfly pavilion in America, entertains and enchants as it educates visitors of all ages on the wonders of one of Mother Nature’s most beloved creatures. It also includes educational laboratories, interactive exhibits, and a 3D movie theater.
Dolphinaris Arizona allows visitors to interact with dolphins, learn about this amazing species, and support ocean conservation efforts. A swim with the dolphin experience, Dolphinaris hopes to amaze, educate, and empower guests, encouraging them to become stewards of the oceans and its inhabitants.
The Restaurants at OdySea represent many different international cuisines - Classic American, Mexican, Greek, Asian and Italian—all offering a family-friendly environment and moderate pricing: Humble Pie, El Encanto, Modern Grove VIEWS, Opa Life Creek Café, Johnny Rockets, and Docktails Beach Café.
A variety of sweets & treats include The Kakery, Nekter Juice Bar, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, It’s Sugar, and Frozen Penguin Ice Cream.
Other interactive experiences found at OdySea in the Desert include Polar Play, the OdySea Mirror Maze, the Aqua Massage & Oxygen Bar, and the vibrant Carousel Arcade.
A variety of shops, that showcase the local flavor of the region, include Arizona Territory Trading Post, and the Four Peaks Mining Co.
OdySea in the Desert is located on the eastern boundary of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) in Scottsdale. The SRPMIC community has been closely involved in the construction of OdySea. Native American design features have been incorporated into the building’s structure.