Arizona June 19, 2019
Play With Penguins At This Arizona Aquarium For An Absolutely Adorable Adventure
When you visit a zoo, all the animals are typically housed in enclosures that visitors can’t enter under any circumstances. However, OdySea Aquarium in Scottsdale is breaking down that barrier with its Penguin Encounter, a unique activity that brings you face-to-face with everyone’s favorite arctic critters.
OdySea is the Southwest's single largest aquarium, spanning over 200,000 square feet and holding more than 2 million gallons of water.
Over 30,000 animals across 500 different species call this incredible space home.
Out of all 50 exhibits, the penguins are by far the most popular.
While you can typically only view them through a glass screen, this special exhibit lets visitors come face-to-face with these silly seabirds.
Get up-close-and-personal with African black-footed penguins to learn all about their behaviors, eating habits, and even how they raise offspring.
You're also invited to participate in an enrichment program, which includes interactive playtime with the adorable critters!
You'll want to set aside about 45 minutes for this animal encounter.
A maximum of eight people can participate at one time, and guests must be eight years or older (children have to be accompanied by a paying adult).
Please wear close-toed shoes and leave hanging jewelry such as necklaces, earrings, watches, and bracelets at home.
As you can see, penguins are playful creatures - and they just so happen to have a particularly strong affinity for shiny things!
Tickets cost $49.95 per person, not including the cost of general admission; however, OdySea members receive a 10% discount!
Address: 9500 East Via De Ventura Suite A-100, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Wednesday, Friday, & Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information, visit the OdySea aquarium’s
website or Facebook page.
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