Summer of Sharks kicks off at OdySea Aquarium

Experience AZ | 2 Jun |

Celebrate the majestic shark all summer at OdySea Aquarium’s Summer of Sharks May 28 – July 31. This “shark-tacular” event is “chum-full” of shark-themed activities and educational opportunities for guests of all ages. With over 40 sharks and 14 different species—represented in diverse habitats across the building including Deep Ocean, Voyager, SeaTREK, and even its award-winning bathrooms—there’s no better place to learn about the almighty shark than at OdySea Aquarium!


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“Make OdySea Aquarium your shark destination this summer,” said Greg Charbeneau, President of OdySea Aquarium. “We are proud to have one of the largest and most diverse collections of sharks in the country and a team of experts who are eager to share their knowledge of these often-misunderstood ocean dwellers. We hope this summer-long event will help visitors better understand sharks – with less fear and more appreciation for their importance in the ocean.”

Summer of Sharks activities at OdySea Aquarium include:

Behind the Scenes Shark Tours

Take an exclusive 30-minute guided tour to the top of OdySea Aquarium’s Shark Waters exhibit teeming with five species of large sharks: lemon, nurse, white tip, sandbar, and sand tiger! Peer over the edge and see these incredible beauties from a rare vantage point. These tours are available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Book a tour today.

Touch a Shark

Get up-close and touch zebra sharks and epilate sharks at the Stingray Bay and Stingray Shores touch pool exhibits.

Elasmo-WHAT?

Learn more about the similarities and differences between sharks and rays during this daily program.

Feed a Stingray – also an elasmobranch like a shark!

Feed the stingrays of Stingray Shores and Stingray Bay on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Shark Pup Corner

Kids will love the hands-on activities including shark-themed crafts, scavenger hunts, and collecting Limited Edition Shark Trading Cards

Shark 101

Attend live discussions and Q&A sessions with expert OdySea Aquarium Animal Care Specialists at the Sharks Waters exhibit.

Swim with Sharks

Take an adventure like no-other and swim with a stunning zebra shark during a wildly popular SeaTREK Helmet Underwater Encounter. Book SeaTREK today.

Virtually Swim with Sharks

Dive deep virtually with ‘Shark Dive’, an immersive virtual reality experience at the OdySea’s Virtual Reality Theater, bringing guests eye-to-eye with massive sharks in the open ocean.

OdySea Aquarium’s Summer of Sharks runs May 28 through July 31. To purchase OdySea Aquarium admission tickets, visit OdySeaAquarium.com.

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