SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—— The month of July will be chalk full of shark frenzied fun at the OdySea Aquarium with the launch of their first ever “SOS”- Summer of Sharks. With over forty sharks and nine different species living in the Aquarium, guests are invited to marvel at the largest and most diverse collection of sharks in Arizona. To celebrate “Shark Week” and the magnificent and mysterious shark, OdySea Aquarium will be offering a variety of special programs, activities, and educational opportunities for guests that are free with admission from July 1-31st.
Event activities will include:
- Shark fun facts on exhibits throughout the Aquarium
- Shark Feeds scheduled for Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:00 PM at Shark Waters
- Shark Feeds scheduled for Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 3:30 PM at Deep Ocean
- Live Elasmobranch Presentation presented at Deep Ocean Theater about Rays and Sharks at 10:00 AM, 11:15 AM, 1:45 PM, 4:45 PM, 5:45 PM daily
- Shark Month Photos at Kids Cove inside a shark jaw
- Shark Scavenger Hunt starting at the upper level at SeaTREK to collect Shark Trading Cards
- Limited Time Shark Photo from Magic Memories
- Shark themed cupcakes at the Lighthouse Café
- Shark Lectures Wednesdays July 11, July 18, July 25
Sharks4Kids will also returns July 16-20 featuring Educational programs about Shark Tagging at Deep Ocean Theater, Shark Conservation at Shark Window; Norman the Nurse Shark Book Reading at Deep Ocean Theater and Mock Shark Tagging for children. These programs will be offered three times daily.
Shark Lab will also be available July 16th-20th featuring a one hour encounter and information about the conservation and anatomy and onsite shark dissections on precut dogfish activity. This class is limited to 12 people and will be offered for an additional price. Guests will receive a Junior Shark Biologist certificate at the end of class.
Shark Feeds Live! (available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) 45 minute experience limited to 12 people will include shark food prep, a shark feeding process, and information about sharks for an additional price.
Shark Evolution: Teeth through Time presented by Casey Brose on July 25th will include a one hour lecture ending with a tour of Food Preparation and Shark Waters. The program will include cookies, water, and juice for an additional price.
About OdySea Aquarium
OdySea Aquarium, located in Scottsdale, is America’s newest aquarium. Spanning 200,000 square feet, this multi-level, state-of-the-art facility holds more than 2 million gallons of water and is the largest aquarium in the Southwest. 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, 500 species and over 30,000 animals. Additional interactive activities include SeaTREK® underwater ocean walking, a charismatic “Penguin Interaction Program”, “Behind the Scenes” tours, walk-about “Animal Ambassadors”, and over 20 daily activities led by the Animal Care Specialists. It is located at 9500 E. Via de Ventura in Scottsdale, AZ 85256, in the OdySea in the Desert entertainment destination. OdySea Aquarium is open 365 days a year beginning at 9am. Closing time varies. Check the website for up-to-date information. Admission tickets are available online and at the onsite box office, and are sold with a scheduled entry time. The cost is $34.95/adult and $24.95/child. For more information about the OdySea Aquarium, call 480-291-8000 or visit www.odyseaaquarium.com.
About OdySea in the Desert Entertainment Destination
OdySea in the Desert is a 35-acre entertainment destination that features 3 live animal attractions – OdySea Aquarium, Butterfly Wonderland, and Dolphinaris. In addition, over 15 restaurants and retail establishments surround a one-acre courtyard with multiple water features and a center stage offering complimentary entertainment that can be enjoyed by the general public. OdySea in the Desert is located at 9500 E. Via de Ventura Scottsdale, AZ 85256, within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. For more information and a schedule of the stage entertainment call 480-235-2225 or visit www.OdySeaintheDesert.com.