Giant Pacific Octopus

Explore the depths of the ocean while keeping your feet dry!

Explore the depths of the ocean while keeping your feet dry! Stare into the eyes of one of the most intelligent animals not just in the oceans, but on the planet. The Giant Pacific Octopus is the largest species of octopus in the entire world, reaching lengths of over 9 feet! Yet, it is well known for its gentle nature. You’ll connect with this animal, while you touch it, play with it, and provide it puzzles and toys to interact with. Encounters last approximately 45 minutes, and non-flash photography is encouraged!
Schedule Your Octopus Encounter

Enjoy our Octopus Close Encounters for only $39.95 per person for non-members, $29.95 for members.

Non-member reservations can be made below.

Members, please call 512-222-5586 to get your discounted reservation.


This unique experience is available every hour daily. Be the next person in line to connect with one of the most unique animals on this planet! Customers have raved about this experience: “Wow, I didn’t know octopus were this friendly.” “Its suction cups are so much stronger than I anticipated.” “My husband and I took our 7 year old for the octopus encounter yesterday and it was AMAZING!!! I think I enjoyed it as much as if not more than my son. The staff were very knowledgeable about “Scarlet” so we learned lots of interesting facts about her and her species. I never imagined that an octopus could be so strong, but they are! All around great experience for our whole family and I would definitely recommend it for your curious little scientist like ours :-)”

Note: We make every effort to ensure that your experience is a good one. However, due to the nature of animals, it cannot be guaranteed that the octopus will cooperate at the specified time. Your understanding is appreciated.

Participants must be 8 and up. Ages 18 and under need to be accompanied by a paying adult aged 21 and up.


Coming up soon!  – March 9, 7-9pm

Octo Encounter with Sideserf Cake Studio.  Save money, and enjoy more!  This Octo Encounter has limited space, so book soon.  $19.95 plus tax.

Book Your Octo Encounter with Sideserf Cake Studio


Sun–Thurs 10am–7pm
Friday-Sat 10am-8pm
We will be closing at 4pm on Monday, July 31st for a private event.

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