Bring the Kids on an Odyssey at OdySea in the Desert

OdySea Overview

OdySea in the Desert is Scottsdale’s newest entertainment destination that includes 4 world-class attractions including OdySea Aquarium, the newest aquarium in the country, Butterfly Wonderland, with over 3,000 live butterflies, Dolphinaris, and Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs. Visit over 20 dining, shopping, and entertainment activities while you are onsite.

OdySea Aquarium, the newest aquarium in the country, features over 65 exhibits, 6,000 animals, and 400 species. Step aboard OdySea Voyager to embark on a journey to the depths of the ocean and explore an underwater sea station teeming with life. It’s no wonder OdySea Aquarium was voted Best Kids Entertainment Indoors in Arizona.

Butterfly Wonderland, the largest indoor butterfly pavilion in America, entertains visitors of all ages on the wonders of one of Mother Nature’s most beloved creatures. Step inside the largest indoor rainforest conservatory in the United States. More than 3,000 butterflies from around the world flutter among the lush tropical plants and flowers. Visit the new Rainforest Reptile exhibit where visitors can get up close and personal with the reptiles and amphibians that coexist with butterflies in the rainforest. Experience also includes a 3D Theatre, Emergence Gallery, and much more.

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.

Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs is an indoor interactive exhibit and educational center. Complete with more than 50 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. Guests can enjoy family-friendly activities, educational explorations, and thrilling rides.

Stop by Polar Play, Arizona’s only Ice Bar. Polar Play is a fun-filled 23°F environment playground for kids and adults. The indoor ICE PLAYGROUND includes games, sculptures, tasty treats, ice drinks and so much more. Everything in the ICE BAR is made of ICE, including the Bar!

The Restaurants at OdySea represent many different international cuisines – Classic American, Mexican, Greek, and Italian—all offering a family-friendly environment and moderate pricing: Humble Pie, El Encanto, Modern Grove VIEWS, Pangaea Grill, Johnny Rockets, and Docktails Beach Café.

A variety of sweets & treats include The Kakery, Nekter Juice Bar, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, The Reef Snackbar, and Frozen Penguin Ice Cream.

Other interactive experiences found at OdySea in the Desert OdySea Mirror Maze, Bumper Boats, The OdySea Express Train and Vitality Aqua Massage & Oxygen Bar