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Event 

Title:
ODYSEA AQUARIUM CELEBRATES AFRICAN PENGUIN AWARENESS
When:
10.14.2017 11.30AM
Where:
OdySea Aquarium - Scottsdale
Category:
Family Events

Description

ODYSEA AQUARIUM CELEBRATES AFRICAN PENGUIN AWARENESS

With Week Long Festivities Dedicated to these Friendly Animals

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—September 20, 2017 — In celebration of International African Penguin Awareness Day on October 14th, OdySea Aquarium will be celebrating October 7th-October 15th with specialty programs, offerings, and penguin-themed fun all week long!

Staff will be dressed to impress with black tuxedos in celebration of these feathered creatures while festive Penguin themed backdrops will be positioned for professional photo opportunities.  Guests will get the chance to see a real life Penguin Parade on the upper level of the Aquarium at 11:30am on weekdays and 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekends.  There will be special educational and interactive talks about Penguins every hour by the Animal Care Team.  The OdySea Treasures gift shop will be Penguin themed with extra-large penguin plush stuffed animals being offered for the price of $15.00 rather than $50.00.  There will also be opportunities to purchase and decorate a “Penguin Foot” for $1.00 in support of rescue organization, SANCCOB.

 

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 50 exhibits, 500 species and over 30,000 animals.  Additional interactive activities include SeaTREK® underwater walking, a charismatic “Penguin Interaction Program”, “Behind the Scenes” tours, walk-about “Animal Ambassadors”, and Question & Answer sessions with 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 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 – as well as 18 dining, shopping, and amusement venues.  It all surrounds a one-acre courtyard with multiple water features and a center stage that offers 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 events visitwww.odyseainthedesert.com.