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Address: 700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211-5210
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+1 303-561-4450
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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This new innovative aquarium offers self-guided tours through two separate...

This new innovative aquarium offers self-guided tours through two separate ecosystems, the Colorado River and the Indonesian River.

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A Very Pleasant Wintry Afternoon

After lunch in the adjacent restaurant, we toured the aquarium. The entrance fees were somewhat pricey and varied depending on the options selected (we chose the least expensive... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
JEddleman
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Naples, Florida
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Naples, Florida
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145 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After lunch in the adjacent restaurant, we toured the aquarium. The entrance fees were somewhat pricey and varied depending on the options selected (we chose the least expensive option for a Jackson each). I thought the indoor walking tour was excellent and well worth the price of admission. There were hundreds of different species of both fresh and salt water... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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238 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed early morning snorkeling, before the aquarium opened. All the gear and guidance on the event was provided by A1 Scuba. Excellent instruction and preparation for entering the tank and we were mesmerized by the fish and stingrays swimming below us. The swim portion lasted about 30 minutes, which actually seemed like a long time. The group was overbooked,... More 

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Thank Travelgurl1956
Boynton Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing sites and much fun for kids! This is a very good place to take your child or a group of kids! This Aquarium has many exiting things to offer

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Thank marianiten9876
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I, along with my sister and brother in law enjoyed an afternoon at the aquarium. The large tanks with the sharks, eels, and giant sea turtles are great. The tiger was amazing!

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Thank Jess M
West Palm Beach, Florida
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very very very small aquarium. This is way to pricey for what you get , not a lot to see. It would be more advisable to spend your money on a better day trip than this one.. Excellent gift shop , but when the gift shop is the highlight of the aquarium, well that speaks for its... More 

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Thank D S
Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Denver Aquarium is a small, but great outing on a cold winter day. They have a wide variety of marine animals and wonderful exhibits that let you get up close and personal with the fish. They also have tigers - who knew! But a fun addition at the end of the tour. The food court is small, so if... More 

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Thank SMS S
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The aquarium has a decent number of fish but none of the tanks are very large and some are very poorly labeled. Some things don't seem to belong in an aquarium like the fake slot canyon, the anamatronic ape, and the giant tiger enclosure (seems better suited to a zoo). Imagine what cool new giant fish tanks could fit in... More 

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Thank Robert G
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68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our son loves fish so we thought this would be a good place to take him, It is a pretty small but was a good time, I dont think we would go all the time since it is pretty pricey but when visiting Denver it is a good attaction to see.

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Thank Megs4327
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The aquarium is sort of small, but it takes about an two hours to get through if you really look at the fish. They also have 4 tigers! That's pretty cool. They also have a stingray pool where you can feed and pet the stingrays! They always have presentations going on and their trainers to explain things. It's pretty cool.

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Thank Melissa B
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the aquarium on NYE. Upon entering you get a group photo. Which you will get to purchase at the end..so make sure to look scared when they say look over there it's a shark! The aquarium was beautiful and we so neat. I think my husband and I enjoyed it more than our 3 year old. We found... More 

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