Amram Knishinsky, PhD., CEO and founder of OdySea Aquarium says building an aquarium in the desert is a way for millions of people to experience the ocean if they can’t travel to it. Also, the Phoenix metropolitan area is the only large metropolitan area in the United States that does not have a large aquarium. The OdySea Aquarium is another component to the OdySea Entertainment District that started three years ago with Butterfly Wonderland, followed a year later with OdySea Mirror Maze. In addition to the aquarium restaurants and retail shops are being built.
Knishinsky describes the attractions and entertainment as an engineering marvel. Encasing escalators in acrylic tunnels is one of the wonders. Another example is the SeaTREK technology allowing children and adults to enter the quarter of a million gallon habitat, accompanied by divers, and have the experience of scuba diving.
A tour of the OdySea Aquarium will take about 3 hours. Visitors will see many aquariums and many species. They will leave the aquarium with a better understanding of the ocean and the important role it plays in the life of the planet, the importance of the species on the ecosystem and the role the sea plays in the products used for daily life.
OdySea Aquarium is entertainment with tremendous educational value. It is something visitors will want to do again and again.
For more information, visit odyseaaquarium.com